Amsterdam has been also known as Venice of the north. This imperial city of the north is well planned with canals all around it. Although new plannings and modern architecture are changing the surroundings of the Dutch city, but those colorful houses around canals are very attractive.
Getting In & Around
Visiting Amsterdam? The city has one of the busiest airports in Europe. connected by trains also in the very center of the city. and by European Buses
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
15 km SW, Train (24hrs) single ticket to Centraal 4.60€, 9.20€ for return ticket in 2nd class and 7.59€, 15.18 for return ticket in 1st class. Tickets to Sloterdijk: 3.80€, 7.60€ return in 2nd class and 6.27€, 12.54€ return in 1st class book online here. Airport Express Bus by Connexxion ( bus 397) 6.50€ one way and 11.25€ return, doesn’t need to be on same day. it takes 30 mins to reach Amsterdam center (to Leidseplein), Taxi: 45-55€.
Central railway station, Connected by metro line 51, 53, 54 (underground) buses and tram stops just outside of the station. Shopping and public facilities including bag deposit are available here.
Tickets: single ticket €3.20 (valid for 1 hr),
One day pass €8.50/€4 (child) (valid for 24 hrs),
2-day pass €13.50 (valid for 48 hrs).
3-day pass €19 (valid for 72 hrs).
4-day pass €24.50 (valid for 96 hrs).
5-day pass €29.50 (valid for 120 hrs).
6-day pass €34 (valid for 144 hrs).
7-day pass €37 (valid for 168 hrs).
Find more about Cycle and night bus tariff and more here..
visit GVB website here
Amsterdam landscape is not very friendly to have a major transportation network but still, the city has dealt with it awesomely. Although local people don’t use it. but, City is always full with tourists. Transportation is operated by GVB, it consists of metro, trams, buses, and ferries.
I Amsterdam city card gives unlimited access to Amsterdam’s public transport and visit dozens of museums, canal cruise and attractions for free or at a discount. you can travel day and night all throughout Amsterdam on all GVB trams, buses, ferries and metros. It is available for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days
Prices: Order here
1 Day – €65
2 Days – €85
3 Days – €105
4 Days – €120
5 Days – €130
See & Do
observation deck | opening hours: 11am to 7pm, tickets: from €14.50 (€2 discount on online booking) visit website. address: Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam
public square | open area, iconic city square and city centre with many attractions around.
brewery | tour: €21-55, discount available online. book here
Royal Palace Amsterdam:
palace | tickets: adults:€10, child:Free
The Amsterdam Dungeon:
dungeon | tickets: €24, save on online ticket €21, book here
Anne Frank House
Museums and Galleries
Anne Frank House:
museum | opening hours: nov-mar 9 am to 7 pm daily, to 10 pm (sat), apr-oct 9 am to 10 pm, tickets: adults: €14, children (10-17): €7, children under 9: €1, Tickets are available online only and 0.50 is the booking charge. visit website, phone: +31 20 556 71 05, address:Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum:
museum | opening hours: Time varies* mid jan-mid mar & sep, mid nov-mid dec 9 am to 5 pm daily, to 9 pm on fridays, mid mar- jun & oct – mid nov 9 am to 6 pm daily, to 9 pm on fridays, jul-aug 9 am to 9 pm daily, mid dec-mid jan 9 am to 7 pm daily, to 9 pm on fridays, saturdays, tickets: adults: €19, Free for under 18, visit website, phone: +31 020 570 5200, address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
museum | tickets: adults:€20, child ages 0-17: Free, Students:€15
Amsterdam Cheese Museum:
museum | tickets: free entry
Eye Film Museum:
museum | opening hours: sun-thu: 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 10am to 11pm, tickets: Adults:€11, Child under 11:€7.50. visit website
museum | tickets: adults:€18 – €27.50, child:free, free with I amsterdam City Card
National Maritime Museum:
museum | tickets: adults:€16.50, child ages 4-17 and students:€8
museum | tickets: adults:€19.50, child ages 13-17 and students: €16.50, free for under 13. online tickets adult tickets €15.50, child ages 13-17 and students: €12.50
NEMO Science Museum:
museum | tickets: €17.50, child under 4: free, students: €8.75
Red Light Secrets:
museum | tickets: adult:€13. entry only for ages over 16 years only.
Rembrandt House Museum:
museum | tickets: adults:€15, 6-17yrs:€6, free for under 6, students: €10
museum | opening hours: everyday from 11am to 7pm. tickets: €9. minimum age is 16
museum | tickets: adults:€20, students: €10, child:free
museum | opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, tickets: adults:€16, 4-18yrs:€8, students:€10
Van Gogh Museum
Parks and Outdoor
zoo | tickets: adults:€25, child under 9:€20, students:€12.50
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam:
botanical garden | tickets: €11.50, reduced:€6,50 (for students, child and CJP)
The Hague – 60km :
On the edge of the north sea, Dutch parliament is here. and much more to explore
Gouda – 65km:
A small historical town, perfect for a day out to other Netherlands. As the name shows, the town is famous for its cheese.
Utrecht – 45km:
Old Dutch town with medieval architecture and history.