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Travel Guide Amsterdam

Travel Guide

Our trip to Amsterdam was in 2009, our first trip together, and we loved it. We stayed 4 days in the city and we went to see the villages of Marken, Volendam, Edam and Broek in Waterland. In this guide we will explain what for us is what you have to know yes or yes of this city.

To start planning your trip to Amsterdam

Flight: We have considered flying to Amsterdam with Transavia, the low-cost KLM company. Compared to how the prices are now we have considered flying quite expensive, about € 120 round trip. You can search for flights to Amsterdam to Skyscanner and, as always, if you are flexible on dates you can find good deals.

Accommodation: In Amsterdam we decided to stay in an apartment a little away from the center because of the prices. But you could still get there by tram in 5 or 10 minutes to the center of the city. The apartment is says European Apartments Reservations, but it seems that it can no longer be booked. You can see what other accommodations there are in Amsterdam.

Currency: The currency in Holland is the euro.

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How to go from the airport to Amsterdam

Schiphol train in Amsterdam
Schiphol train in Amsterdam
Train: We have examined taking the train that takes you from Schiphol Airport to the Centraal Station stop, in the center of the city. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to Amsterdam, and you can see more information here.

Bus: You can also arrive by bus from Schiphol Plaza, just in front of the terminal. You can find all the bus information in this link.

Our day to day in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam we spent five days and we examined four to visit the city and one to go to the nearby towns. During the 4 days we were in Amsterdam we saw the Anne Frank House, Vondelpark, the Red Light District, Dam Square and many more places. In the following entries you can see our day to day.

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Transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam tram
Amsterdam tram
When we arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing we did was to buy the I Amsterdam Card. This card offers free transport in addition to discounts and free tickets to tourist attractions. Despite having the free transport we have not considered taking many trams.

If you want to discover the charm of Amsterdam, we recommend that you divide the city by areas you wish to visit. Until there go by tram, if you are too far from the accommodation, and then walk the streets.

What to see in Amsterdam

Views of Amsterdam from the cruise
Views of Amsterdam from the cruise
Amsterdam is not a city like Barcelona, ​​Rome or other cities where there are many monuments to see. The appeal and the charm of Amsterdam, at least for us, is the whole.

Still we have our essentials, places that we think should be seen if you go.

Excursions from Amsterdam

Excursion from Amsterdam: Marken
Excursion from Amsterdam: Marken
If you plan to escape a few days in Amsterdam, you can consider the option of spending a day visiting nearby towns such as Volendam, Marken or Edam.

If you are interested in this post, we tell you what to take to visit these towns.

Tips for visiting Amsterdam

Houses and canals of Amsterdam
Houses and canals of Amsterdam
– Buy the tickets in the machines. We have examined paying the “hazing” when buying them at the box office and they charged 50 cents more than if we had bought them in the machines. They are only 50 cents, but travel just as well and that saves you!

– Take the internet tickets of the Anne Frank House. If not, you will have to arrive half an hour before they open to avoid queues or make the minimum possible.

– When you go to the red light district do not take pictures of the windows where the girls are. It can be a problem

– If you decide to go to the surrounding villages, get up early

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