Amsterdam is the most visited places in Netherlands. There are many things that you can do when you are on a holiday in Amsterdam.
How to go to Amsterdam?
here if you can get a shared ride.
for me it was always comfortable and cheap.
The url of the site is here Eurolines bus
is not very comfortable, but you get what you pay. If you book in advance you might
get some Promotional offers.
also book your tickets in advance to get lower fare. In this site you have means
of transport option. ICE means fast/bullet train, local transport is slow and that
includes the Regional Express (RE), S bahn, U bahn, bus, tram ,etc. Travelling in
local is cheaper and slower than ICE.
flight is RyanAir. Check out the website
and similarly there are discounts for children and small groups. With Eurail you
can travel in all transport means like ICE, RE, etc. Check the Eurail site for details.
Where to stay in Amsterdam?
Its nearby to Dam square and Central Station. You get 100% value for money here.
Free breakfast is included in the booking and it is worth it. The hostel is in the
Amsterdam’s infamous red light district. It has separate dorms for men and women.
If you need a cheap or budget accommodation, then check the site www.hostelworld.com.
Here most of the hostels have only dorms and may have free breakfast If you are
ready to sp end in a little more, then check out www.h otels.com
Before booking any hotel or hostel I advice that you read the reviews for
it first. You can read the reviews from tripadvisor.com o r any other sites which
What to do in Amsterdam?
Kuekenhof (Tulip Gardens)
The enterance cost for the park is € 15,00 per person. It is open from March 21st
to May 20th. Please check the official website before you plan to visit it(http://www.keukenhof.nl).
Best time to visit this park would be when the tulip are blooming. It is a very
beautiful sight and the images will linger in your mind for years.
How to go to Kukenhof(Tulip Gardens)?
You can ask for Connexxion’s all-in Combiticket which costs around € 23, which will include
the bus fare and the park enterance cost. This is the cheapest way to visit the
park. Using this combi ticket, the route you will follow to reach the park is given
below Take Bus 197 or 370 from Amsterdam Leidseplein to Schiphol. Then take bus
no.58 at Schiphol to kuekenhof.
It is said that the Dam was the heart of Amsterdam once upon a time.It was
built around the Amstel river. There is a royal palace called Koninklijk
Paleis in this square . So opulent was the town hall on the Dam, royalty took it
over for the (Royal Palace). It’s a famous square where many people hang out. Its
wonderful to see the busy Amsterdam life from this square. When I was in Dam square,
there was a street show going on, and lot of people were watching it. I easily spent
around an hour in the Dam square.
How to go to Dam square?
Line 4 Dam
It costs around 22Euros . There a re family and group tickets. Please check the
madame tussad website before buying tickets. It ha s a lot of wax status
, you can take fancy pictures with famous people . It is at a 10 minute walking
distance from Amsterdam central Station or you could take a tram.
Marie Tussad was born in Strasburg France.
Her mother worked a s a house keeper for a ph ysician in Bern, Switzerland. The
ph ysician taught Marie how to make wax masks of dead people. Later
she married a French man and moved to Paris. In Paris, during the French re volution,
she made masks of many prominent people who died. Later she moved to London and
opened her wax museum. Now the museum has branches all over the world.
How to go to Madam Tussad museum?
Line 4 Dam
Red Light District
It is more prominent in the Nuiewiekmar kt stop. I t is safe to walk around here.
But there were too many people swarming around. The women who were trading were
clad in a flimsy two piece cloth and were standing behin d a glass showcase. Amsterdam
is famous for the RLD , but there are much beautiful things to see in Ams besides
How to go to Red Light District?
This park is amid of all the small ponds and canals. It is a nice spot to have a
How to go to VondelPark?
It is undergoing some major renovation. Please check the official website
before planning to visit it. From 18 March to 12 April 2012, the museum is closed.
But, all the major paintings are still on display under the name “The Masterpieces”
in the Philips Wing. It is a huge museum with lot of Dutch art from the Dutch Golden
Age. Vermeer, Rembrandt,Frans Hals and other Dutch artists.
How to go to Rijksmuseum?
Line 2 or 5 (Hobbemastraat tram stop)
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh was a Dutch artist who died poor but now each of his paintings are worth
millions. He lived a sad and poor life ,then shot himself and
died. But now, Van gogh has millions of admirers and followers all over the
world. He is one of the most popular artists, so th ere are
a lot of visitors for this museum. Its better to go there early to avoid long queue.Its
open from 10AM-6PM (till 10PM on Fri). Entry is €14 for adults .
How to go to Van Gogh Museum?
Gassan Diamond Factory
This is one of the most famous diamond factories in the world. Here you can get
a free tour of the factory and its worth visiting. You gain a lot of insight into
how diamonds are made and based on what qualities a diamond is considered precious.
I understood what I should look for when I buy a diamond.
How to go to Gassan Diamond Factory?
Tram 9 or 14, waterlooplein stop
This is not just a beer factory. Previously it was a beer brewery. Now it is turned
into an amusement center (may be you can call that). But it is really a must visit
place. They give free beer (0.75l). There is a DJ room where you can become the
DJ. The best part is, there is a place where you can dance with background music.
The video will be shot and will be sent to you thru mail. In the end you get a free
gift also. M-Su 11:00-19:00, last entry 17:30. Do not expect a beer museum, but
rather to be flooded with Heineken advertisements
How to go to Heineken Experience?
16, 24, 25
Anne Frank House
This is the place where Anne Frank hid herself from the Nazis for 2 years.She maintained
a diary in which she wrote about her life, and it became a famous novel later on.
How to go to Anne Frank House?
Tram 13, 14 or 17