Amsterdam, Netherlands Travel Guide

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Easily one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Amsterdam also used to have a reputation for a famous red-light district and coffeeshops, but those are being phased out for tourists so it’s back to basics. No trip to this part of Europe is complete without a few days in Amsterdam, and you’ll probably find it hard to leave.

Why Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam Facts

Population 750,000
Area 2,200,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Things To Do In Amsterdam

Amsterdam Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar30.43 - 54.35
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 173.91
starstarstarstarstar54.35 - 140.22
starstarstarstarstar77.17 - 208.70
starstarstarstarstar143.48 - 402.17

Amsterdam Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed19.57 - 43.48

Where to eat and drink in Amsterdam

Budget breakfastAlmost all hotels include breakfast so very few restaurants serve in the morning. Some cheap options are available if you look around.$5.43 - $9.78
Budget lunchFalafels or other fast food can be found for under €5, and sit-down options start at €5 and up.$6.52 - $11.96
Budget dinnerPersonal pizzas start around €5 and plenty of other options for just a bit more. $10.87 - $18.48
.5 liter beerLocals always order in .25L size and those are half the price. Happy hour deals can be found for less if you look around. $4.35 - $7.61
Coffee (cup)Coffee, espresso, cappucino in a "coffee shop" or a cafe$2.17 - $4.35
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Best tours in Amsterdam

When to visit Amsterdam

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January41343.1
February42321.7
March48373.5
April53401.5
May61462
June66522.4
July69552.9
August70552.4
September64513.2
October57464.1
November48393
December44362.8

Amsterdam Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:41am6:55pm
21 Jun5:18am10:06pm
21 Sep7:24am7:42pm
21 Dec8:48am4:29pm

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Hotel Seasons

Amsterdam Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar30.43 - 54.35
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 173.91
starstarstarstarstar54.35 - 140.22
starstarstarstarstar77.17 - 208.70
starstarstarstarstar143.48 - 402.17
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Amsterdam Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed19.57 - 43.48

Getting to Amsterdam

Getting around Amsterdam

Amsterdam Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Train from airport to city center4.35
Taxi from airport to city center44.57 - 50.00
One-hour canal cruise15.22
3km taxi ride in Amsterdam10.87
1-hour tram, bus, metro ride2.17
24-hour tram/bus pass7.61
48-hour tram/bus pass13.04
72-hour tram/bus pass18.48
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Where to go before and after