Amsterdam Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Amsterdam in a way like no other. 
From the gorgeous canals and ancient architecture to the priceless art collections and laidback café culture, Amsterdam is simply dreamy. Our Amsterdam trips will dive into the city's treasures and show you all the best things to do in Amsterdam like exploring the iconic museums filled with Rembrandt and Van Gogh, and admiring the Golden Age gabled buildings of the largest historical center in Europe. We’ll even do it like the locals and get on two wheels, cycling by tranquil parks, tree-lined canals, tulip stalls and buzzing bars - and be sure to stop at a cozy bruin café, where the Dutch virtue of gezelligheid flows, along with the city’s famous beer. From the traditional crafts of clogs and windmills, to the visionary dining, brewing and festival scenes, Amsterdam is sure to become your new favorite city in Europe.
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"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.
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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.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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