Amsterdam tourism tips: discover the main places to see and visit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Certainly amsterdam is one of the most charming cities in the Europe. The city that doesn't stop, has room for everyone: incredible museums, intense nightlife, enchanting scenarios formed by charming streets and more than a hundred channels. The most curious have the opportunity to legally experience some restricted freedoms in most countries. So many qualities make amsterdam, the tourist destination for a wide range of audiences, which oscillate between conservatism and the exciting relaxation of youth.

amsterdam it has the complete structure of a big city in terms of transport and organization, but still has the charm of a typical European small town.

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The historic and at the same time contemporary city has varied destinations such as museums that rescue elements of modern art, including the work of van Gogh and Anne Frank.

In gastronomy, amsterdam also surprises, pleasing all palates. This is because it offers the diversity of world cuisine, being possible to taste from traditional dishes from France and Thailand to quick snacks.

What to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam tourism tips

Amsterdam tourism tips. Photo: Joel de Vriend / Unsplash

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most important in Amsterdam and houses the world's largest collection of the artist's paintings as well as influential works and a temporary exhibition area.

Anne Frank Huis

You've probably heard of Anne Frank's diary by now. In short, at the age of 13 Anne received a diary for her father's birthday. Soon after, the Nazis invaded Holland and began to send Jews to concentration camps. When Anne's father received the subpoena, he decided to hide in an annex behind the company itself.

For two years Anne's family stayed in this annex without even leaving the place, or even making a noise. When they were discovered they were arrested and sent to the camps. Anne Frank's father was the only survivor and when the war was over he discovered that his daughter kept this diary with the entire experience. The story was published and became a best seller. Today the old family home has been turned into a museum.

Vondelpark

Vondelpark is the largest and most popular park in Amsterdam. Next to the museum block, the place is always crowded with people who meet to rollerblade, walk the dog, or simply relax lying on the grass.

Boat trip through the canals

Looking at the city from another perspective is one of the most wanted tours in the region, there are several companies that offer abrcos tours through the canals. Along the way, tourists will discover historical sites and tourist attractions in the city.

Museum of Sex and Red Quarter

As the Netherlands regulated prostitution, the entire universe that involves it started to be treated naturally. In the center of the city, there is a neighborhood dedicated, since the 16th century, only to the world of purchased sex. In windows that function as storefronts, women show off wearing only lingerie and waiting for their customers.

Stedelijk Museum 

This vast collection space houses one of the largest and richest collections of works of art in the world. In it, works related to the artistic movements Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism and the like stand out. The place also honors great European masters such as Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, in addition to the Americans Warhol and Newman.

Heineken Experience

The most consumed beer factory in the Netherlands is a kind of museum with an interactive exhibition, dedicated to the history and process of how the beer is made.

During the tour, visitors will be able to check out the formula to obtain a perfect beer, from the choice of ingredients to the bottling process.

Bloemenmarkt

In operation for over 140 years, the Amsterdam Flower Market displays thousands of plants and flowers for sale in the heart of Amsterdam.

Local producers from different regions of the country display the famous tulip bulbs. plant seeds and different gardening related items.

NEMO

If you're going to Amsterdam with your family, this is a must-see! The huge building designed by the architect Renzo Piano, has 5 floors with interactive exhibits with different scientific experiences.

The Science Museum also has a rooftop with a huge viewpoint with one of the most beautiful views of the city.

Other must-see attractions in Amsterdam

  • Dam square
  • Amsterdam's Royal Palace
  • Jordan
  • Listen Kerk
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • Natura Artis Magistra

How to get to Amsterdam

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Sights in Amsterdam. Photo: Daniil Vnoutchkov / Wikimedia Commons

By airplane

Direct flights to Europe leave from Brazil from São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Recife to Amsterdam. Landing takes place at Schiphol airport, 20 kilometers away from the city centre.

For those who want to visit the city from Brazil, the KLM is an airline from the Netherlands based in the city of Amstelveen, and offers flights from some Brazilian capitals. Another alternative is the companies lufthansa and Air France.

By train

Amsterdam is very well connected with the rest of Europe through its rail system. THE national company NS has very convenient services to reach Belgium, western Germany and the interior of the Netherlands, and even to more distant destinations such as Paris, Switzerland and London.

By bus

Despite being the cheapest option, traveling by bus can be a little tiring depending on the city you are traveling from. THE Eurolines and the Flixbus they connect several European cities and offer great prices.

Best time to visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam tourism tips

Amsterdam tourism tips. Photo: Adrien Olichon / Wikimedia Commons

In March and April, Holland gains as an extra attraction the colors of the flowering season of the tulips. As in practically all of Europe, the seasons are well defined.

In summer, from July to September, average temperatures are around 20ºC. In July and August everything gets busier and more crowded in Amsterdam, due to the holidays in Europe.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam tourism tips

Amsterdam tourism tips. Photo: Ferenc Horvath / Unsplash

Joordan is undoubtedly one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Amsterdam, as in addition to being surrounded by interesting attractions, this is the neighborhood that concentrates great options for hotels and restaurants.

some options in this region are the Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel, The B&B Jordaan Center and the stylish Studio Bloemgracht.

The Amsterdam Center is the busiest and most intense side of the city. This region is ideal for those looking to enjoy the nightlife, bars and coffee shops. the hostels Stayokay Amsterdam it's the Hans Brinker are highly rated. The is already a great option for a more cozy hotel.

The Grachtengordel is surrounded by canals, attractive little streets and some of the city's attractions. The neighborhood is just a few minutes' walk from the center and has hundreds of accommodation options.

Booking offers more than 1000 options for accommodation in amsterdamSee all available hotels on Booking.com here.

Amsterdam has great Airbnb accommodation options. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.

Useful links for your Amsterdam trip

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

Check out a selection of articles with Amsterdam tourism tips to help you plan your trip:

book your hotel

In addition to having several promotions, the Booking.com has the possibility of free cancellation.

If you prefer AirBnb, has several amazing apartments and rooms in Amsterdam. In this link you Get discounts on your first AirBnB stay.

Car rental

THE rent cars is the leading car rental site in Latin America and offers up to 60% discount on reservations. In addition, those who use the platform do not have to worry about IOF fees and have advantages with easier payment methods and free service cancellation.

Tickets to Amsterdam

THE MaxMiles is one of the references for those looking for cheap travel. The site sells airline tickets with up to 50% off. They get these attractive values because they buy airline tickets with miles from people who want to sell points. Everything is done with total security and has become the favorite site for frequent travelers who always buy tickets, simulate the value of your flight with MaxMilhas.

Travel insurance

find your Travel insurance with the best prices at Seguros Promo.

tours

Dica extra para reservar hotéis

Para encontrar inúmeras opções de acomodação e reservar hotéis e pousadas com os melhores preços, utilizamos o Booking.com - disponível em milhares de destinos.

Passagens aéreas mais baratas

Para economizar com voos, consultamos primeiro as passagens aéreas na MaxMilhas, - quase sempre encontramos os melhores preços tanto no Brasil quanto no exterior. As passagens podem ser emitidas mesmo para quem não tem milhas aéreas.

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