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Amsterdam – the city of bicycles and tolerance is so much more than just a romantic idyll of canals and tulips.

The city belongs to the people who stroll around it or whose bicycles are such a familiar feature on the streets of this energy-charged metropolis. You can inhale and experience the pure openness of the city in the street cafes along the canals or on boats that gently cruise up and down them. Amsterdam also has an unsurpassable culinary offer, fabulous museums and galleries, and an exceptional architecture.

The beautiful Vondelpark is perfect for exploring by bike – or you can start the day with a delicious breakfast in the Westerpark. There are numerous secret courtyards to explore, and night owls will find they are simply spoilt for choice. Explore the «Noord» creative district with its unique architecture, vibrant cultural scene and tranquil feel, or visit the Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam has plenty to offer visitors.

City Facts

  • Location

    Northwest Holland

  • Population

    Just under 790,000

  • Size

    219 km²

  • Public transport

    Metro, bus and tram.

  • Climate

    Mild North Sea climate Winters usually no colder than -5°. Summers usually no warmer than 28°C.

  • Best time to visit

    Any time of the year. However, the weather is notoriously changeable, so layers are recommended.

  • Good to know

    The De Goyer windmill, which was built in 1725, is one of the city’s six surviving windmills.

  • Nice to know

    Every day there are 881,000 bicycles on the city’s streets.

  • Airport

    Schipol Amsterdam Airport, approx. 15 km from the city centre.

  • Bus

    There are several bus lines to the city centre. The central bus stop “Schipol Plaza” is just outside the Departures and Arrivals Hall.

  • Railway

    There are regular direct trains to the centre of Amsterdam (Centraal Station), and the railway is right under the airport.

  • Taxi

    The taxi rank is right outside the “Schipol Plaza”. It’s about a 15-minute ride to the centre.

  • Shuttle service

    Connexxion goes to over 100 hotels in Amsterdam. Departs every 10 minutes between 06.00 and 21.00 from stop A7 next to Arrivals Hall 2.The bus from the city to the airport must be booked at the hotel at least 2 hours before pick-up.