Amsterdam is the city of canals, freedom and love of life.

Amsterdam is the city of canals, freedom and love of life. Besides tulips and cannabis, Amsterdam even has a Buddhist temple. The Dutch capital city inspires. We have put together the best sights in Amsterdam - in our video and on this page.

Arrival

The Airport Amsterdam is only 10 minutes by train from the city centre. The most important train stations are Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Zuid.

You can easily reach Amsterdam by train from Germany. You can reach main railway station of Cologne in less than three hours.

Hotel

Amsterdam is a rather expensive destination. There are a limited number of accommodation possibilities in the city centre. From the suburbs you can get to the city centre quickly and comfortably by public transport. We recommend the Motel One Amsterdam *.

Places of interest

Around the main station start the canal tours. We highly recommend them. The tours offer you the best city tour, the trip takes about one hour. You will see on your tour: Thousands of people live in Amsterdam on houseboats. In the past because of cheap rentals, today it is luxury.

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam ("Paleis op de Dam") is constructed on 13,659 tree trunks. The National Monument on the main square Dam is a popular meeting place.

The brick houses with different gables are typical for Amsterdam. One of them is Anne Frank House. Anne Frank emigrated to the Netherlands during World War II to escape persecution by the Nazis. She recorded her experiences and thoughts in a diary that was published after the war. If you want to visit her house, you have to expect a long queue. It is original and one of the most visited sights.

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The homo monument nearby is a reminder of the discrimination and persecution of gays and lesbians both in the past and the present.

At the flower market you can find all kinds of plants - from the traditional tulip to the cannabis plant. The market is open all year round. Here you can also buy other typical Dutch products.

A piece of Asia in the middle of Amsterdam: In Chinatown you can even visit a Buddhist temple.

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Show the world that you are in Amsterdam.

What would Amsterdam be without the red light district? In a huge district hundreds of women stand behind glass doors and wait for customers - day and night. The prostitution rooms are right next to cafés and bars. Nearby you will find the sex museum. On more than three floors the museum is all about passion and sex.

For those interested in culture we recommend the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk museum. Here you will find modern works of art from the 20th century.

The Eye Film museum. Vom Hauptbahnhof aus kommst du mit der kostenlosen Fähre hierhin. Sehr modern gestaltet gibt es eine kostenlose, interaktive Dauerausstellung, aber auch sehenswerte Wechselausstellungen. Auf dem Green Screen wirst du sogar zum echten Weltstar 😉

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Getting around in Amsterdam

Important to know: When you're strolling through Amsterdam, you must always remember that bikes have priority.

Everything you need to see in Amsterdam is within walking distance. If your hotel is located in a suburb, it is best to buy a 1-hour ticket. A day ticket can also be profitable if you want to be out late. A one-way trip with the night bus is more expensive than during the day.

Rental car

With a rental car you can easily explore the surroundings of Amsterdam individually. Utrecht for example is another great canal city and less than one hour from Amsterdam. Book your car now via the following link:

Amsterdam ist nicht nur schön wegen der Coffeeshops 😉 Ein Rotlichtviertel mitten in der Stadt, das ist einfach einmalig.
theTravellers Thomas und Cengiz
Cengiz & Thomas
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