A city dedicated to its eccentric restaurants, beautiful surroundings, and wealth of world-class museums, a trip to Amsterdam is a must if you haven’t been before. There is plenty for visitors to enjoy with activities for families, couples, groups and solo travellers. If this is your first time visiting our wonderful city, do not worry, we compiled the perfect travel guide for you before your trip. Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam today to explore the city like a local.
Transportation from Airport to City
Air transportation is the most practical way for international visitors to come to Amsterdam. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a railway station underneath the complex. There are six platforms here and the station operates 24 hours a day, connecting the airport to the city lines, such as Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Deventer, and eleven others. There is also a train which operates to Amsterdam Central every other hour. With 25 scheduled routes, you can also access a bus station outside the airport which runs day and night.
Once you arrive you will be able to navigate the city is a selection of public transportation. Known as a bicycle-friendly city, Amsterdam locals and tourists tend to use bicycles as their primary choice of transport. There are plenty of options around the city for you to rent a bike. There are also 16 tram routes, 10 train stations, 5 metro routes and regional buses. If you are feeling fancy, you can also travel to the city via boat. Amsterdam has a very large network of canals spread within the city. You will never be stuck for transportation here.
Realistically you can visit Amsterdam any time of year, both summers and winters are very mild, although occasionally it can get very cold during the winter months. A great time to visit the city would be Spring time, around April the colourful and vibrant tulips start to blossom and it is such a pretty sight to see.
What to Eat?
There are so many local delicacies and cuisine here for you to try and taste if you are feeling adventurous. Deep-fried meatballs served with mustard, the Bitterballen is the perfect pub snack and is a must try along with Dutch fries which are also served with onions, satay sauce and mayonnaise. Why not try a raw herring sandwich from one of the street stalls, or if you fancy something a bit sweeter, pick up a Stroopwafel from a bakery along with some delicious coffee.
Amsterdam is home to some world-famous museums and art galleries and has a total of 75 museums in the city. Art and history fans must ensure a trip to the Rijksmuseum is top of their list when visiting the city. The museum has over 80 galleries with over 8,000 objects which tells the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. The Anne Frank Museum is for people to witness the atmosphere the family had to endure during their period of hiding. It contains an exhibition filled with Anne’s diary quotes (as well as some excerpts of Anne’s handwriting from the diary), original objects from people of that time as well as film and imagery of the events that took place during that time. The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited museums in Amsterdam, visited by over 2 million people a year. Ideal for those who have a passion for art or/and are a fan of the Dutch artist Van Gogh, you will experience a 1.5 exhibition filled with the artists’ iconic 500 paintings and over 200 letters.
If you are looking for a unique and vintage souvenir, jewellery, clothes and much more, you can take a stroll down the nine narrow streets called Negen Sraatjes. There are also cosy cafes so you can relax, have a coffee and watch the hustle and bustle of the city for yourself. For those who love luxury shopping, you can head to the Museum Districts which has brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and many more. For the art lovers on the trip, Spiegelkwartier is the place for you. There are more than 70 shops including art galleries and cafes.
Where to Stay?
Before you plan a culture-filled trip to the capital city of the Netherlands, book your ideal family, groups, couple, or solo accommodation in PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam. We offer more space, facilities, and better value than traditional hotels and are a short distance from the centre of the city. Our suites offer a true home-from-home experience so you can explore Amsterdam like a local. Contact us or browse our website to enjoy our best available rates and special offers, which are exclusively available to guests who book direct.
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