Treat yourself to Amsterdam’s colorful lifestyle… and all within either walking distance or accessible via water taxi, tram or even bicycle (available for rent). The Canal Bus is another pleasurable option which provides transport along their vast array of canals (also referred to as ‘Venice of the North’).

Enjoy Amsterdam’s many unique cafés, coffeehouses, bars, eateries, restaurants, canals, and museums. Wander the Leidseplein (adjacent to the Melkweg), a hotspot square ranked highly for not only its fine restaurants and nightlife, but where during the summer, performers take their talents to the streets; everything from accomplished musicians to jugglers and clowns. In addition, browse through several of their famous daymarkets, one of which is located on Albert Cuyp St. which boasts of old charm and features a “bustling multicultural street filled with the famous Amsterdam humor”. Another focal point and physical center of the city is Dam square, known throughout the 60’s flowerpower for its Damslapers (‘hippies camping out on Dam square’).

A visit to the Anne Frank House, Rembrandtplein, Beginjnhof (‘an oasis of peace’), Artis Zoo, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (the oldest medical gardens in the world), Magere Brug (the city’s most famous and oldest pedestrian, hand-operated drawbridges) or the Heineken Brewery, are only samplings of Amsterdam’s offerings.

Link for maps of downtown Amsterdam

• Trams
• Bicycles
• Taxis
• Cars to Hire
• Trains
• Walking
• Canal Bus

• Van Gogh Museum
• Rijksmusem Museum
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
 Amsterdam’s Historisch Museum
• Royal Palace
Anne Frank House
 Artis Zoo
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
 Heineken Brewery
 Albert Cuyp Market
• Vondelpark
• Waterlooplein

Trips outside the city:
• Keukenhof (vast tulip gardens)
• Marken (island / harbour –where local costume fare is the norm)
• Castricum (woodlands, meadows, dunes – access to the beach)
• Hoge Veluwe (national park)
Zaanse Schans (see group of working windmills along the river)


• European Travel MESSAGE BOARD
(currency converter)

Our favorite Amsterdam sites:
• Amsterdam Channels