AMSTERDAM DESTINATION GUIDE

"Amsterdam is filled with iconic sights, but one of the city's greatest joys is simply wandering along the pretty canals, bridges and leafy streets. You never know what you'll discover, from charming bars to traditional cheese shops - and don't forget to look up at those gorgeous gabled facades."

Travel Director
Amsterdam at a glance
With gorgeous canals, Golden Age architecture, priceless art collections and laidback café culture, Amsterdam is simply dreamy. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the old and new of one of the most bike-friendly and best-preserved historic cities in Europe, from traditional carved clogs, to a visionary brewing scene.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
3°C
Summer avg temp
16°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Language
Dutch
Good Morning
Goedemorgen
Good Evening
Goedenavond

What to pack for Amsterdam

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Comfortable walking shoes

Whether you’re strolling around the canals or cycling through the streets, you’ll need to bring a comfortable pair of shoes for your Amsterdam trip.

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Waterproof coat

Amsterdam gets around 133 rainy days a year, so it’s best to come prepared with a warm and waterproof raincoat. A small umbrella will also come in handy!

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Day bag

A day pack is perfect for holding your raincoat and umbrella, plus all those special souvenirs you pick up on your Amsterdam adventures.

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Digital maps

With so many amazing things to do in Amsterdam, it’s a great idea to download the city map to your phone, so you can access it even when your phone is offline.

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Camera & extra SD cards

Amsterdam might just be one of the most gorgeous cities you’ll ever visit, so be sure to bring a camera and extra SD cards to capture all that beauty.

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