With world-class museums, quirky culture and laid-back bars, Amsterdam has something for everyone.
With more candle-lit cafes, quirky museums, whirring bicycles and free-spirited partying than you could ever need, it’s hard to know where to start in the Dutch capital.
Explore the miles of canals lined with narrow gabled houses, or while away the hours in a local “brown café.” Whatever you do, make sure you look before you cross the road, in the city of bikes, the locals are relentless.
With more to see and do in Amsterdam than any one human could fit into a week, it can be hard recommending EXACTLY what the number 1 must do activity is. So why not gain access to unlimited use of the public transport so you can get around to do a bit of everything. The I AMsterdam card also comes with a canal cruise, discounts on dozens of amazing restaurants and attractions, including 44 museums!
We think late Spring and early fall provide the best window to arrive in Amsterdam. As the weather is not at it's windy worst, but the crowds and volume of tourists are much more manageable.
Cannabis is not technically legal in Amsterdam but it is decriminalised. In the Red Light district, prostitution is legal and well regulated by the government.
Absolutely not. The home of Van Gough is an artistic dream with buildings that are as ornate as they are tall. The winding canals, chirpy chorus of bike bells and laid back, creative Dutch spirit make Amsterdam a must visit for culture vultures every bit as much as part goers.