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Amsterdam Travel Guide

About Amsterdam

As the capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a treasure trove of art, diversity and history – the perfect place for travelers looking to spend a weekend exploring its canals. With a mix of old-world architecture and new-world bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, Amsterdam appeals to truly everyone, young and old. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, sustainability practices, and health-conscious dining options, it’s one of the most progressive cities in the world. Whether you’re gazing at paintings by Van Gogh, strolling through the tulip-filled gardens of the Vondelpark, or indulging in a wine and cheese-tasting boat ride along the canals, you’ll no doubt succumb to the charms of Amsterdam.

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Best Time To visit

There is no wrong time to visit Amsterdam – it has something to offer year round. However, we recommend a visit during the spring or fall. Amsterdam comes to life in April with its famed tulips in full bloom and coming at this time means you will avoid the peak tourist season of summer. September is also a great time to visit because the weather will be mild and the crowds from summer will have died down. 


What to expect

While Amsterdam has a rich history and cultural legacy, it attracts a lot of young people and forward-thinkers, which has made it a place of great innovation. Robust sustainability practices are followed throughout every industry in the city, from food to finance. As a result, Amsterdam was rated as the number one city on the Schroders European Sustainable Cities Index 2021 and the second-best green city in Europe according to Time Out. To earn these accolades, Amsterdam boasts excellent recycling programs, lots of organic restaurants serving locally-sourced ingredients, and of course – bicycles! 

Almost everyone in Amsterdam rides a bike, which is why it’s known as the “Bike Capital of the World.” This is mainly out of necessity because the roads around the canals aren’t equipped to handle a lot of traffic, but also because it is a fun way to travel that doesn’t pollute the environment. Riding bikes also means that you’ll stay active on your trip here, so there’s no need to spend time in your hotel gym.
For those looking to unwind on vacation, Amsterdam has plenty of high-end health spas and wellness experiences. Book a bespoke massage at The Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria, or let your worries float away in the Koan Float Pods. If the weather is nice, you might be able to join a yoga class in Vondelpark as many studios host sessions outside. 

When it comes to sightseeing, be sure to put the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Royal Palace Amsterdam on your must-see list. Other than upscale hotel bars, the nightlife scene is dominated by music venues, so keep that in mind when you are planning as you might need to book tickets in advance. 


Things to know

Ready to start planning your trip to Amsterdam? Here are some important considerations that you should keep in mind.

Language: The official language of Amsterdam is Dutch, but English is widely spoken. Around 90-93% of the Dutch population is proficient in English.

Time Zone: Amsterdam is on Central European Time (CET), which is six hours ahead of New York (EST) and one hour ahead of London (GMT).

Currency: The official currency in Amsterdam is the Euro (EUR). Many hotels, bars, and restaurants in Amsterdam are now cashless, so you don’t need to carry a lot of cash around.

Credit Cards: Credit cards are widely accepted and the preferred method of payment for most places throughout Amsterdam. 

Plugs + Voltage: Amsterdam electrical outlets use plug types C and F. They operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Airports: There is just one airport in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can also reach Amsterdam by taking the Eurostar train from London.

Common Sayings:

  • Hoi / Hallo – Hello 
  • Dank u wel – Thank you
  • Goedemorgen – Good morning 
  • Goedenavond – Good evening
  • Tot ziens – Goodbye 

Organic Groceries: Amsterdam is renowned for its commitment to sustainability and organic food is no exception. You can find a variety of organic grocery stores in Amsterdam, with some of the larger ones being Marqt, EkoPlaza, and Estafette. Amsterdam also has lots of small shops and co-ops between organic farmers.

Vegetarian/Vegan: Vegetarian and vegan food in Amsterdam is easy to come by with many places serving fresh organic produce. There are also fully sustainable restaurants like Café de Ceuvel, who are known for their vegetarian and vegan flatbreads. They not only have on-site recycling facilities to ensure they produce no waste, but they even have composting toilets.

Safety: Amsterdam is ranked as the sixth safest city in the world. Still, like any big city, there are pickpockets and it’s best to avoid walking around poorly lit areas at night.

Opening hours: Regular store hours in Amsterdam are from around 9am-6pm. Many stores are closed on Sundays as well as Monday mornings until around noon.

Sites: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Royal Palace, Vondelpark, ARTIS, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NEMO Science Museum


how to get around

Amsterdam is a pedestrian-friendly city, making it easy to explore on foot. However, there are several options for getting around if you don’t feel like walking.

Bikes: Many hotels will have bikes that you can borrow, or you can rent one from numerous bike shops throughout the city for around €10 per day. There are bike shops near the Central Station, the Leidseplein and Dam Square – look for the word “fiet” (bike).


Tram: There are many trams that run throughout the city, and they offer quick and easy transportation. Keep in mind that Amsterdam’s public transport network is cashless, so you’ll need to buy a ticket using your credit card or PIN payment card.

Bus: The bus system in Amsterdam is another reliable and easy to use method of transport.

Taxis/Ubers: You can find taxis throughout Amsterdam, but they are known for being expensive. Uber is typically cheaper, though you might have to wait for awhile to find a ride.

Water Taxi: Amsterdam’s yellow water taxis are a fun and scenic way to get around the city by way of the canals. They can be found at major attractions, such as Central Station and Dam Square, or they can be booked online.

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Where to stay

Paulus Potterstraat 50, 1071 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Conservatorium Hotel is a luxurious five-star hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. The hotel is housed in a stunning historic building that was formerly a music conservatory, which has  . . . .

been meticulously restored and updated with modern amenities.

The hotel features 129 rooms and suites elegantly decorated with traditional and contemporary furnishings. 

The hotel also has a world-class spa, which features a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and a wide range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.

Other amenities at the Conservatorium Hotel include a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and meeting and event space. The hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s museum and fashion district, with many of the city’s top attractions just a short walk away.

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is a five-star luxury eco-certified hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. The hotel is housed in a historic building that dates back to the 15th century  . . . .

and was formerly a monastery, a city hall, and a royal palace. It has been meticulously restored and updated with modern amenities while retaining its historical charm.

The hotel features 177 rooms and suites elegantly furnished with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. 

The hotel also has a beautiful spa, which features a sauna, steam room, and a wide range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body scrubs.

Other amenities at the Sofitel Legend, The Grand Amsterdam, include a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and meeting and event space. In addition, the hotel is conveniently located near many of Amsterdam’s top attractions, including Dam Square, the Red Light District, and the Amsterdam Museum.

The Sofitel Legend, The Grand Amsterdam, is a luxurious and elegant destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable stay in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pulitzer Amsterdam is a luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam. The hotel is housed in a collection of 25 beautifully restored 17th and 18th-century canal houses that  . . . . 

offer guests a glimpse into Amsterdam’s historical past.

The hotel features 225 unique rooms and suites elegantly decorated with modern and vintage furnishings. The hotel also has a beautiful inner garden courtyard, which offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Other amenities at Pulitzer Amsterdam include:

  • A 24-hour fitness center.
  • A bicycle rental service.
  • A concierge desk that can help guests plan their stay in Amsterdam.

The hotel’s location is perfect for exploring Amsterdam. It is situated in the historic canal district, steps away from some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum.

Pulitzer Amsterdam is a luxurious and unique destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable stay in Amsterdam.


De Pijp

Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rembrandt House Museum is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of work of the renowned Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn. The museum is situated in the house where  . . . . 

Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1658 and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the artist’s studio, living quarters, and collection of paintings, prints, and personal possessions. Through interactive exhibits and engaging displays, the museum offers an immersive experience that provides a glimpse into the daily life and artistic process of one of the most excellent painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

De Wallen

Oudezijds Kolk to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

De Wallen, also known as the Red Light District, is a neighborhood located in the heart of Amsterdam. It is famous for its narrow streets, picturesque canals, and the infamous red-lit windows displaying  . . . .

call workers. Despite its reputation, De Wallen is also home to many historic landmarks, including the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest church, and the Royal Palace on Dam Square. The neighborhood is also a hub for nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants offering diverse experiences. De Wallen is a unique and vibrant neighborhood that attracts visitors from all over the world.


The Jordaan

Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands | District in the centre of Amsterdam 

The Jordaan is widely regarded as one of the best neighborhoods in the Netherlands. The area is home to various shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries, making it a popular destination for  . . . .

locals and tourists. With its rich cultural heritage, lively atmosphere, and stunning architecture, the Jordaan is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Amsterdam.



Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Kas is renowned for its farm-to-table concept, which uses fresh, organic ingredients in its greenhouse and gardens. The menu changes daily, depending on what produce is available. 

The dishes are prepared using traditional cooking techniques to create contemporary Mediterranean-inspired cuisine from lunch to dinner, paired with wines, juices, and beers. The restaurant’s rustic setting, surrounded by greenery and in a former greenhouse, provides an intimate and stylish dining experience. De Kas has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Michelin Star for its outstanding cuisine, and is considered one of Amsterdam’s best restaurants.

Taksteeg 7 1012 PB Amsterdam

The charming and cozy cafe-restaurant is known for its exceptional breakfast and lunch dishes using locally-sourced organic ingredients. Gartine’s slow food menu boasts a range of innovative and  . . . 

mouth-watering dishes, from breakfast to lunch, expertly crafted to appeal to all palates. With its warm and inviting ambiance, exceptional service, and delectable food, Gartine is a perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Open Wednesday through Sunday; the restaurant serves late breakfast, brunch, lunch, and high tea prepared with love.

Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam Netherlands

Vuurtoreneiland is located on Lighthouse Island, a unique and historic island in Ijsselmeer Bay to the East of Amsterdam city centre. The island boasts a restored lighthouse, cultural events venue, and  . . . .

restaurant. The summer restaurant is open from May through September, and diners will enjoy an exceptional meal in a glass greenhouse. It offers a unique dining and cultural experience with regional products and artisanal techniques. The island is accessible only by boat during the summer months. The winter restaurant is open from October through December, and meals are served in an underground bunker warmed by a fire and blankets. Vuurtoreneiland provides an idyllic setting for those looking to escape the city and enjoy Dutch history and culture.


Ferdinand Bolstraat 10, 1072 LJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kaasbar Amsterdam offers a distinctive culinary experience focused on exclusive Dutch cheeses. The menu features four different categories; White flora cheeses, red flora cheeses, hard Gouda  . . . .

cheese, and, to finish, spicy blue cheese sourced from small local producers paired with carefully selected wines and craft beers. The cozy and intimate atmosphere of Kaasbar provides the perfect setting for cheese lovers to indulge in creative cheese dishes while enjoying the charming ambiance of Amsterdam’s historic city center. With a commitment to using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Kaasbar offers a truly authentic Dutch dining experience.

Overtoom 409, 1054 JP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alchemist Garden Community is a welcoming, health-oriented cafe that offers an array of delicious raw, vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free organic dishes, smoothies, and sweet treats. They are committed 

to supporting a self-sufficient existence for their customers and the environment through their self-creating facility. Alchemist Garden Community believes in promoting healthy and sustainable living, and the menu reflects this belief with a focus on using only the best organic and locally-sourced ingredients. At the Alchemist Garden Community, customers experience a unique dining experience that nourishes the body and supports a healthy environment.

Westerstraat 266, 1015 MT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cafe de Parel is a unique and sustainably-minded restaurant serving weekly menus crafted from locally harvested products. Additionally, the beverage program features an exceptional  . . . .

selection of biodynamic and natural wines. With a commitment to responsible sourcing and a focus on quality, Cafe de Parel offers a truly elevated dining experience for guests who appreciate healthy foods and fine wine.

Amstelveenseweg 7, 1054 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cafe Moer is a trendy and sustainable cafe committed to using only 100% organic ingredients. Cafe Moer offers a vegan and organic menu using locally sourced ingredients. Customers can  . . . .

enjoy a wide selection of freshly-made dishes, from hearty breakfasts to lunches and dinners. The restaurant is open every day except Sunday and Monday.

Camperstraat 26H, 1091 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hearth is a modern and inviting restaurant with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers a delicious and diverse menu highlighting the best Dutch cuisine  . . . .

enjoy a wide selection of freshly-made dishes, from hearty breakfasts to lunches and dinners. The restaurant is open every day except Sunday and Monday.

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 277, 1012 RL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Het Stadspaleis is an organic coffee shop and lunch house serving fresh, healthy, and organic foods and drinks that are always prepared with love. The menu is designed on the spot and served promptly. 

Customers can also order by phone for takeaway, and the restaurant provides catering for meetings and special occasions. Het Stadspaleis is open seven days from 9 am to 6 pm.

Eerste Tuindwarsstraat 2A, 1015 RV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Margot’s is a plant-based (vegan) bakery offering a wide range of delicious and freshly made baked goods, including American-style cookies, soft sandwiches, and crisp and flaky croissants. 

Using primarily organic ingredients and always prioritizing fair-trade and sustainable sourcing, Margot’s is committed to providing high-quality baked goods that are both delicious and ethical. The bakery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but is open from Wednesday to Sunday, providing customers with a perfect mid-week treat or weekend indulgence.


Pianeta Terra

Beulingstraat 7, 1017 BA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pieneta Terra is a renowned Italian restaurant focusing on slow-food Italian cuisine. Pianeta Terra offers an authentic dining experience with a modern twist. The restaurant boasts a warm  . . . .

and welcoming atmosphere, with an open kitchen and an extensive wine list that compliments the menu perfectly. So regardless of whether you’re in the mood for pasta, pizza, or wine, Pieneta Terra has something for everyone.


Utrechtsestraat 10 H, 1017 VN Amsterdam, Netherlands

SLA is an organic salad bar using only the best raw ingredients in the dishes. All the produce is grown without pesticides or other harmful chemicals and is sustainably sourced. SLA’s menu of salads is  . . . .

accessible to everyone, and the kitchen focuses on using fresh, organic products without added sugar or artificial additives. So whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch or a quick snack on the go, SLA’s salads are the perfect choice for those who value sustainability.

Van Baerlestraat 81, 1071 AS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Soup en Zo is a soup and salad bar that established itself using locally sourced, fresh ingredients in creating its homemade soups and salads, which are offered in a daily-changing menu with diverse  . . . .

vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. With its attentive staff and comfortable atmosphere, Soup en Zo is a highly regarded destination for locals and visitors seeking a satisfying and wholesome lunch experience.

Willemsparkweg 8 1071 HD Amsterdam, Netherlands | Herengracht 245 1016 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands | Nieuwe Passeerdersstraat 12 1016 HP Amsterdam, Netherlands | Prinsengracht 154 1016 HA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Cold Pressed Juicery is a well-established health-focused establishment with four locations in various neighborhoods. Each shop offers a wide variety of nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices, 

smoothies, and wellness shots that are carefully crafted using organic, non-GMO, and locally-sourced produce. The menu also includes vegan and gluten-free options, making it a destination for health-conscious individuals with dietary restrictions.

Twijnstraat 67, 3511 ZJ Utrecht, Netherlands

Kajeriz Stalenhoef is a reputable organic cheese shop specializing in crafting and selling premium quality artisanal organic cheese products. With years of experience in the industry, Kazerif Stalenhoef  . . . .

has established a strong reputation for producing cheeses of exceptional texture and quality. The shop is committed to using only the finest ingredients and traditional methods to create unique cheeses. Kajeriz Stalenhoef is a trusted name in the cheese industry and closes every Sunday.

Oudegracht 362, 3511 PN Utrecht, Netherlands

KEEK is a trendy restaurant focusing on fresh and locally sourced ingredients. KEEK offers a diverse menu featuring vegan sandwiches, homemade soups, and freshly gluten-free baked pastries. The cafe’s  . . . .

sleek and contemporary design creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for customers to enjoy meals or catch up with friends over a cup of coffee. So whether you are looking for a quick breakfast on the go or a leisurely lunch, KEEK is the perfect destination.

Schalkwijkstraat 28, 3512 KS Utrecht, Netherlands, Organic Green Michelin Star  | 37 mins from Amsterdam

Heron Petit is a charming, cozy restaurant focusing on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers refined and contemporary French cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine list. 

The intimate ambiance, attentive service, and exquisite dishes make Heron Petit an ideal destination for a romantic dinner, special occasion, or casual evening out.

Schalkwijkstraat 28, 3512 KS Utrecht, Netherlands, Organic Green Michelin Star  | 37 mins from Amsterdam

Kaatje bij de Sluis is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Blokzijl, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Rooms at Kaatje bij de Sluis offer air  . . . .

conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience. When you’re hungry, check out Tapas Barca, a Spanish restaurant popular with locals and out-of-towners alike, and the hotel is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Post 76, 1794 GN Oosterend, Netherlands 

Kook Atelier is a professional culinary studio providing an exclusive and personalized environment for individuals and groups to discover, cook and dine together, all led by skilled chefs. The studio  . . . .

prioritizes using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, focusing on Nordic and botanical cuisine, emphasizing the importance of nature, breeding, foraging, and conservation. In addition, the studio takes pride in utilizing wild harvesting and various fermentation techniques in preparing its dishes and features a range of salty herbs and vegetables grown by local farmers.

Post 76, 1794 GN Oosterend, Netherlands 

A luxurious restaurant surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes, this beautiful retreat offers a peaceful and tranquil setting for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. With its elegant  . . . .

accommodations, award-winning restaurant, and extensive spa facilities, Landgoed de Wilmersberg is perfect for leisure and business travelers looking for a sophisticated and upscale experience.

Krommestraat 49, 3811 CB Amersfoort, Netherlands, 38 mins from Amsterdam

MEI is an acclaimed fine dining restaurant awarded a coveted Michelin Star for its exceptional cuisine. The restaurant prides itself on offering sustainable, organic, and vegetarian Dutch dishes expertly paired with a  . . . .

selection of organic and biodynamic wines. MEI is committed to providing a dining experience where guests can feel at home while enjoying the elegant ambiance and impeccable service. The restaurant is open from Wednesday through Saturday, with dinner reservations available from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Gebroeders van Limburgplein 7, 6511 BW Nijmegen

Restaurant De Nieuwe Winkel is a top-rated restaurant known for its exceptional dining experience in the heart of the Netherlands, located only 18 mins away from Amsterdam. With a focus on  . . . .

locally-sourced and sustainably grown ingredients, the menu offers a range of creative dinner dishes available from Tuesday to Saturday. In addition, it provides an assortment of fermented juices and natural wines. The elegant and modern interior creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere that complements the exceptional cuisine, making De Nieuwe Winkel the perfect destination for any occasion.

Koningstraat 50, 6811 DH Arnhem, Netherlands an hour 8 mins from amsterdam | Organic Michelin Star

Restaurant The Green Rose is a premier restaurant offering a Dutch vegetarian menu that perfectly pairs with bio-dynamic & natural wines. Diners can choose from a four-course or six-course menu, with an a   . . . .

 la carte menu available from Tuesday to Thursday. The elegant and modern dining room is the perfect setting for a special night out, lunch, or a casual meal with friends and family.

Rodetorenplein 16, 8011 MJ Zwolle, Netherlands Michelin Star, an hour and 11 mins from Amsterdam 

Sukeriejie is a highly regarded restaurant located a little over an hour outside of Amsterdam that offers a unique and immersive dining experience. The restaurant specializes in modern Dutch cuisine . . . .

with a creative twist, utilizing only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to craft each dish. The restaurant’s intimate and inviting atmosphere and exceptional service ensure that every guest feels welcomed and comfortable. In addition, Sukeriejie offers an extensive wine list, including various natural and biodynamic options, to complement the diverse and flavorful menu perfectly.

Gebroeders van Limburgplein 7, 6511 BW Nijmegen

‘t Klooster is a distinguished culinary restaurant that offers lunch on Saturdays and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, with Sundays open upon special requests. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh, locally  . . . .

sourced ingredients from nearby farms and gardens to create a diverse and flavorful menu. Every dish is expertly paired with organic wine, carefully selected to complement the meal’s flavors perfectly. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive service, and extensive wine list, ‘t Klooster offers a memorable culinary journey for all its guests.

Gebroeders van Limburgplein 7, 6511 BW Nijmegen

De Kleischuur Gouda is a charming and cozy restaurant in the historic town of Gouda, Netherlands. The restaurant is housed in a beautifully renovated old brick building formerly used as a ceramics studio. 

De Kleischuur Gouda offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a rustic interior design. The restaurant serves a varied menu of traditional Dutch cuisine, focusing on locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. So whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, a family meal, or a casual lunch with friends, De Kleischuur Gouda is an excellent choice for a memorable dining experience.

Agnietenstraat 21, 2801 GZ Gouda, Netherlands

The Gouda Cheese Experience is an interactive museum that takes you on a delicious journey through the history and production of one of Gouda’s most famous cheeses. First, immerse yourself in the  . . . .

world of cheese-making and learn about the traditional methods passed down through generations of Dutch cheesemakers. Then, sample some of the finest Gouda cheeses and discover the unique flavors and textures that make them so beloved. With its charming setting in a historic cheese warehouse, the Gouda Cheese Experience is a must-visit destination for cheese lovers and anyone who wants to experience the authentic taste of Dutch culture.

Organic Markets

Bosboom Toussaintstraat 45-H, 1054 AN Amsterdam, Netherlands

Little Plant Pantry is the first plastic-free shop in Amsterdam, specializing in organic food ingredients with minimal packaging. The store collaborates with local artisan food producers and offers a range  . . . .

of handcrafted products, including natural cosmetics, hygiene products, and plastic-free cleaning supplies. The lunch and dinner menus feature hot dishes and desserts made with plant-based ingredients, perfect for those who value sustainability and health. Come to Little Plant Pantry for a unique shopping experience that is kind to the environment and supports local businesses.

Ceintuurbaan 228H, 1072 GE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wild Sage Foods is an organic food store with minimal waste shopping and inspires cooks to create meaningful table moments. Wild Sage Foods’ focus on healthy, locally sourced ingredients  . . . .

and sustainable shopping practices sets it apart as a leader in the industry. With an emphasis on reducing plastic waste, customers can easily buy in bulk or for single meals without complicated weighing. Wild Sage Foods also values transparency and educates customers on the process and provenance of each product through direct communication with local producers.

Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 10, 1072 BE Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Aanzet pioneered organic supermarkets and has grown into a trusted establishment in the city and beyond. The supermarket offers a wide range of locally-sourced and certified organic products,  . . . . 

including organic vegetables, derivatives, natural care, wines, unique beers, and more. De Aanzet is committed to promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, and the supermarket is open from Monday to Saturday and closed every Sunday.


Rozengracht 91, 1016 LT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Henny’s Homemade Bio Store sells gluten-free and vegan groceries and makes various products, including vegan croissants, brownies, soups, salads, and samosas paired with plant milk or tea-to-go.

Henny’s Homemade Bio Store operates from Monday to Sunday.

Rozengracht 91, 1016 LT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Noordermarkt is an organic farmers’ market situated at the foot of the Noorderkerk (Northern Church), which dates back to 1987 and is one of the first modern farmers’ markets in The Netherlands. 

The market started with only eight stalls in 1987, and now Noordermarkt is a bustling market with many stalls providing delicious fresh, organic, local, and regional food and products. Visitors can expect fresh vegetables, beautiful aromatic cheeses, herbs, mushrooms, and crisp fresh bread. The market is held on Saturdays.


Albert Cuypstraat, 1073 BD Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Albert Cuyp Markt is one of the largest markets in Europe, with 260 market stalls offering a vast array of fresh produce, accessories, clothing, flowers, and fabrics. Immerse yourself in the . . . .

authentic Amsterdam atmosphere and indulge in traditional Dutch delights such as fresh herring or hot stroopwafel. The market is open six days a week. So whether you are a local or visiting, the Albert Cuyp Market promises a memorable experience with excellent products.

Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands

This historical museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who hid with her family and others during World War II and ultimately perished in a Nazi concentration . . . . 

camp. The museum is housed in the building where Anne and her family hid, and it contains exhibits and artifacts that provide insight into the daily lives of those who lived in hiding during the war. In addition, through its educational programs and exhibitions, the Anne Frank House aims to promote tolerance, respect, and understanding and to inspire visitors to work towards a world free from prejudice and discrimination.

Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Canal boat tour with champagne and charcuterie board is a unique and delightful experience that combines the beauty of Amsterdam’s famous canals with the pleasures of a delicious selection of  . . . .

cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments. As you leisurely cruise along the waterways, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the city’s Maritime Museum, Golden Bend, and the Anne Frank House while indulging in a selection of premium-quality beverages. With a knowledgeable guide to provide insights into Amsterdam’s history and culture, a canal boat tour with a charcuterie board is the perfect way to explore the city in comfort and style.


Dam Square

Dam, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam Square’s name derives from its original function as a dam on the Amstel River, built in the 13th century. Over time, Dam Square has become a central hub for social, cultural, and political  . . . .

events in Amsterdam and is surrounded by some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Royal Palace, the National Monument, and the Nieuwe Kerk. Today, Dam Square is a popular destination for tourists and locals, offering a vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of shops, cafes, and entertainment options.

Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Negen Straatjes is a premier shopping destination boasting an eclectic mix of crafts shops, entertainment venues, and creative spaces. With an impressive range of offerings that span  . . . .

specialty shops, art galleries, vintage and modern design stores, museums, and cafes, visitors can enjoy a diverse and enriching experience. On Sundays, the shops, restaurants, lunchrooms, museums, and galleries are open, making it a perfect day to explore this vibrant area. De Negen Straatjes is conveniently located and easily accessible by foot, streetcars, or bus.

Keizersgracht 470, 1017 EG Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of the most iconic canals in Amsterdam is Emperor’s Canal, also known as Keizersgracht in Dutch. Constructed in the early 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age., the Canal was  . . . .

named in honor of Emperor Maximilian of Austria. Emperor’s Canal is the middle of the three main canals that form Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canal Belt and is flanked by beautiful historic buildings, picturesque bridges, and charming houseboats. Today, the Canal is one of the popular tourist attractions and a vibrant hub of the city’s cultural, artistic, and commercial activities.

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands

The museum is situated in Amsterdam’s Museumplein and near the historic canal belt and Vondelpark, offering visitors the opportunity to combine the vibrant city atmosphere with  . . . .

moments of relaxation in the museum. With diverse activities available, including workshops, tours, and theater programs, there is something to engage and entertain everyone who visits, and visitors can bike through the museum’s first floor!

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is a grand 17th-century building with a rich history and stunning architecture. Originally built as a city hall, it was later transformed into a royal palace in the  . . . .

19th century and has since been used for various state occasions and royal events. Today, visitors can explore the palace’s opulent interiors and learn about its fascinating past through guided tours and exhibitions. With its impressive facade and elegant decor, the Royal Palace is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Amsterdam.

The Floating Flower Market

Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s Flower Market is a world-famous icon on the Singel Canal at the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Visitors from around the globe browse the market’s impressive selection of flowers,  . . . .

including tulips, narcissus, snowdrops, carnations, violets, peonies or orchids, and many others, regardless of the season. In addition to the wide variety of flowers, the market also offers house plants, herbs, seeds, and bulbs. The Flower Market is open every day of the week.

The Floating Flower Market

Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s Flower Market is a world-famous icon on the Singel Canal at the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Visitors from around the globe browse the market’s impressive selection of flowers,  . . . .

including tulips, narcissus, snowdrops, carnations, violets, peonies or orchids, and many others, regardless of the season. In addition to the wide variety of flowers, the market also offers house plants, herbs, seeds, and bulbs. The Flower Market is open every day of the week.

The Latin Quarter

Albert Cuypstraat 228, 1073 BN Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Latin Quarter, also known as De Pijp, was established in the 19th century and has maintained its vibrant spirit. As one of the liveliest areas in the city, it boasts a mix of traditional businesses  . . . .

and innovative entrepreneurs, specialty shops, inviting cafes, and an abundance of dining options. From delectable food bites to lively drinking spots, the district is a hub of activity that offers something for everyone. So if you are searching for authentic Amsterdam culture or a fun night out, the Latin Quarter is a must-visit destination.

Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Van Gogh Museum is a world-renowned art museum dedicated to the life and works of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh; the museum boasts the most extensive collection of his paintings and  . . . . 

drawings worldwide. Visitors can explore the artist’s remarkable career through various exhibitions and displays, from his early work to his famous post-Impressionist pieces. The museum also features works by Van Gogh’s contemporaries and those who influenced his art, a comprehensive look at the vibrant artistic culture of the late 19th century.

Vondelpark, 1017 AA Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Vondelpark is a public urban park located in the Netherlands. Spanning over 47 hectares, it is one of the city’s largest and most popular parks, attracting locals and tourists. The Park features diverse . . . .

landscapes, including lush green lawns, picturesque ponds, winding paths, dense forests, and various recreational facilities such as playgrounds, sports fields, and outdoor theaters. Known for its natural beauty and cultural significance, Vondelpark is a cherished destination for relaxation, exercise, and entertainment.

Central Station

Vondelpark, 1017 AA Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Central Station is a modern transportation hub in Amsterdam and the primary gateway for millions of visitors annually. The iconic landmark offers easy access to local and international trains, buses,  . . . . 

trams, and ferry services, connecting Amsterdam with destinations throughout the Netherlands and Europe. With its impressive architecture and bustling atmosphere, Central Station is a must-visit destination for travelers and locals.

Insulindeweg 1002, 1095 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flevoparkbad is a premier outdoor swimming pool that caters to visitors of all ages. The heated pool ensures a comfortable and enjoyable swimming experience for all and offers early morning  . . . .

and evening swimming options every day of the week. In addition, Flevoparkbad features extensive meadows perfect for sunbathing or lounging under the shade of trees and a cozy cafeteria. The resort offers a variety of admission options, including a yearly membership for a nominal fee of €10, single tickets for €4.60, and free entrance for children aged 0-2. Experience the perfect combination of relaxation and fun.

Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

A’dam Lookout is a premier attraction that offers breathtaking views of the city from its 22nd-floor observation deck. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Amsterdam’s skyline, including its  . . . . 

historic canals and landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House. The attraction also features a thrilling swing that allows visitors to swing over the edge of the building at the height of 100 meters. A’dam Lookout is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and excitement of Amsterdam from a unique perspective.

Reguliersbreestraat 24, 1017 CN Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3 min walk from Bloemenmarkt (the flower market)  

Indulge in a delightful Dutch cheese-tasting experience a 3-min walk from the flower market where you can sample a variety of high-quality cheeses from the best local producers. 

With an expert guide to lead the way, you’ll discover the unique flavors and characteristics of classic Dutch cheeses, such as Gouda, Edam, and Maasdam, and some lesser-known varieties accompanied by organic wine or beer and other nibbles. Along the way, you’ll also learn about the history and traditions behind Dutch cheese-making, making this s truly enriching culinary experience.

Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Foodhallen is a trendy indoor food market offering a wide range of delicious and diverse cuisine worldwide. The market features over 20 food stands, each with its unique menu and style,  . . . .

including sushi, burgers, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and much more. Visitors can enjoy their food at communal tables or grab a drink at one of the bars, creating a lively and social atmosphere. In addition to its culinary offerings, Foodhallen also hosts regular events such as live music performances and food festivals. Whether you’re a foodie or simply looking for a fun and casual dining experience, Foodhallen is a must-visit destination in Amsterdam.

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

A unique institution dedicated to exploring the history, science, and culture of cannabis. The museum features diverse exhibits and artifacts,  . . . .

including rare botanical specimens, vintage smoking paraphernalia, and thought-provoking artworks. Through engaging multimedia displays and interactive exhibits, visitors can learn about hemp’s medicinal and industrial uses, the history of cannabis prohibition, and the evolution of cannabis culture worldwide. The museum is committed to promoting education, awareness, and responsible use of cannabis and welcomes visitors from all backgrounds and perspectives.

Hortus Botanicus Plantation Middenlaan 2A 1018DD Amsterdam

The Hortus Botanical Garden is a historic botanical garden founded in 1638. The Garden houses an impressive collection of rare and exotic plants – mainly medicinal plants but also unique  . . . .

ornamental plants from around the world, including the famous Victoria amazonica, one of the world’s giant water lilies. With its tranquil atmosphere, educational exhibits, and diverse plant species, Hortus Botanical Garden is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts, plant lovers, and anyone seeking a peaceful escape from the bustling city.2

Prinsengracht 296K, 1016 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Houseboat Museum is a unique cultural attraction housed in a converted 1914 Dutch freighter boat; the museum provides visitors with a glimpse into the daily life and history of  . . . .

houseboat living in Amsterdam. With informative exhibits and interactive displays, the Houseboat Museum offers a fascinating insight into the city’s long-standing tradition of living on the water. Visitors can explore the different rooms of the boat, including the cozy living quarters, kitchen, and engine room, and learn about the challenges and rewards of living on a houseboat in Amsterdam.

40 mins by car from Amsterdam / Open Season March 23 to May 14

Keukenhof Spring Gardens is a world-renowned horticultural attraction in Lisse, Netherlands, which features over 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, among other stunning floral displays. 

With a picturesque landscape and vibrant colors, Keukenhof is a popular destination for tourists and locals during the spring season from March 23 to May 14. The Garden also offers guided tours, exhibitions, and events, making it an entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.

Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Museum of the Canals in Amsterdam offers visitors a unique and fascinating look at the city’s history and architecture. Located in a beautifully restored 17th-century canal house, the  . . . .

museum showcases the construction and evolution of Amsterdam’s iconic canal system through interactive exhibits and multimedia displays. Visitors can explore the intricate waterways and learn about their vital role in shaping the city’s growth and prosperity. With its engaging presentations and stunning setting, the Museum of the Canals provides a captivating experience for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

Jan Luijkenstraat 44, 1071 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Museum Square is a vibrant cultural hub surrounded by some of the city’s most famous museums. The square is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the  . . . .

Concertgebouw, making it a popular destination for art and music enthusiasts. In addition to its museums, the square also features beautiful green spaces, fountains, and cafes, creating a lively atmosphere that attracts tourists and locals. Whether you’re interested in exploring Amsterdam’s rich artistic heritage or want to enjoy the city’s beautiful surroundings, Museum Square is a must-visit destination.

De Dam, 1012 NL Amsterdam, Netherlands

The New Church is a historically significant religious institution built in the 15th century as a Catholic church. It was later converted to Protestantism during the Reformation. 

Today, the New Church serves as a multi-purpose venue for various events, including concerts, exhibitions, and official state ceremonies. With its stunning Gothic architecture and rich cultural heritage, the New Church is a must-see destination for visitors to Amsterdam.

Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Old Church, located in the heart of Amsterdam, is a historic landmark and one of the oldest buildings in the city. Initially constructed in the 13th century as a Catholic church, it became a  . . . . 

Protestant church during the Reformation. With its striking Gothic architecture and notable features such as the large stained-glass windows and a historic organ, the Old Church is a must-see attraction for Amsterdam visitors interested in history, architecture, and religious heritage. The church also hosts various cultural events throughout the year, including concerts and art exhibitions.

Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rembrandt House Museum is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of work of the renowned Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn. The museum is situated in the house where  . . . . 

Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1658 and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the artist’s studio, living quarters, and collection of paintings, prints, and personal possessions. Through interactive exhibits and engaging displays, the museum offers an immersive experience that provides a glimpse into the daily life and artistic process of one of the most excellent painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

27 mins by car to Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans is a charming and picturesque open-air museum in the Dutch countryside, just a short drive from Amsterdam. It offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Dutch life in the 18th and 19th  . . . .

centuries, with authentic windmills, houses, and shops that have been carefully preserved and restored. Visitors can watch skilled artisans at work, sample traditional Dutch foods, and learn about the history of the region’s famous windmills. With its beautiful scenery and fascinating cultural heritage, Zaanse Schans is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the unique charm of the Netherlands.



Amsterdam to Gouda is a scenic 50-minute car ride through the Dutch countryside. Amsterdam is the bustling capital city of the Netherlands, known for its charming canals, rich cultural history, and 

vibrant nightlife. On the other hand, Gouda is a smaller city in the southern part of the country, famous for its cheese and historic town center. The drive between these two cities allows travelers to see the picturesque Dutch landscape dotted with windmills, farms, and fields of colorful tulips. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the drive from Amsterdam to Gouda is a delightful way to experience the Netherlands’ natural beauty and cultural richness.


Amsterdam to Rotterdam is a convenient 53-minute car ride that takes you through the heart of the Netherlands. Conversely, Rotterdam is a modern and cosmopolitan city famous for its  . . . .

innovative architecture, bustling city center, and lively nightlife. The drive between these two cities takes you past charming Dutch towns, idyllic farmland, and windmill-dotted landscapes. If you are traveling for business or leisure, the journey from Amsterdam to Rotterdam is an ideal way to explore the Netherlands and experience its unique blend of history, culture, and innovation.


The trip from Amsterdam to Utrecht is a short 39-minute drive by car. The route takes you through the scenic Dutch countryside, passing small towns and picturesque windmills. Utrecht is a  . . . .

charming city with a rich history and many cultural attractions, including the Dom Tower, the Rietveld Schröder House, and the Museum Catharijneconvent. So whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a more extended stay, Utrecht is an excellent destination for travelers seeking authentic Dutch culture.


Giethoorn, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, Netherlands 

When it comes to beautiful places in the Netherlands, Giethoorn village, also known as the Venice of the Netherlands, must be among the top sites to visit. Giethoorn has canals instead of  . . . .

streets. Visitors can only get in by boat. The loudest sound you can typically hear is the quacking of a duck or the noise made by another bird. So naturally, the best way to discover this beautiful village is by a whisper boat. Tourists will also have a great time checking out other places on the way to the village. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a day trip, Giethoorn is the perfect place.

Kasteellaan 1, 3455 RR Utrecht, Netherlands

Kasteel de Haar is a stunning and historic castle in the picturesque countryside of Utrecht, Netherlands. Initially built in the 14th century, the castle has been lovingly restored and  . . . .

expanded over the centuries and now boasts an impressive collection of art, furniture, and other treasures. In addition, visitors can explore the castle’s opulent interior and beautiful grounds, including its expansive gardens, moat, and drawbridge. With its rich history and magnificent architecture, Kasteel de Haar is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the Netherlands.


Ruyge Weyde Gouda Farm - Biologische Kaasboerderij, De Ruyge Weyde

Ruige Weide 43, 3421 TH Oudewater, Netherlands 47 mins by car from Amsterdam Tours by appointment only. All organic and raw milk gouda

Ruyge Weyde Gouda Farm, also known as Biologische Kaasboerderij De Ruyge Weyde, is a family-owned and operated organic dairy farm in the Dutch countryside. The farm has been  . . . .

producing high-quality Gouda cheese using traditional methods since 2005, and they are committed to sustainability and animal welfare. The farm’s skilled cheesemakers use the raw milk from these cows to create a variety of delicious Gouda cheeses, ranging from mild to aged and flavored with herbs and spices. Ruyge Weyde Gouda Farm is not just a place to buy cheese but also an opportunity to learn about traditional farming methods and the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands | Amusement Park – Hour in a Half by Car

Discover Holland’s hidden gem only one hour and fifty minutes from Amsterdam. Efteling is known for its enchanting fairy-tale atmosphere and thrilling attractions. The Park features a variety of rides  . . . .

and attractions, from roller coasters and water rides to dark rides and interactive experiences. Efteling also boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, charming restaurants, and live entertainment, making it a top destination for families and thrill-seekers. To visit Efteling, you need a valid entrance ticket and a reservation. In addition, annual pass holders and overnight guests can skip a reservation.

Dagelijkse Groenmarkt 1, 2513 AL Den Haag, Netherlands

Old Hague, also known as Oude Centrum or Binnenstad, is the historic heart of The Hague, a city on the western coast of the Netherlands. With its cobblestone streets, charming squares, and  . . . . 

historic buildings, Old Hague offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. In addition, the area is home to several important landmarks, such as the Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament), the Mauritshuis Museum, and the Grote Kerk (Great Church), as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Whether interested in history or culture or want to stroll around and enjoy the scenery, Old Hague is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to The Hague.

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