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Very first time visiting Amsterdam? We want you to make the most of your car hire Amsterdam experience. For this reason, we have enlisted the help of a local travel expert to help get you on the road. Stick to these important travel tips and enjoy the finest that Amsterdam provides...
See: Amsterdam is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Start by exploring the city’s famous canals either by means of a leisurely stroll or a boat tour. Canal boat tours leave from different points in the city, the most popular being the Central Station. You can also hire a boat and follow your own canal route. I recommend doing a boat tour first as it provides you with a unique perspective of the city, then a stroll which allows you to stop and discover the many nooks and corners at your own pace. Don’t forget your camera as you’ll need it at Amsterdam’s most photogenic spots.
You could also hire a bicycle or follow a Segway tour. For a wacky tour, try the Beer Bike which combines beer, cycling and some of Amsterdam’s most famous sights!
Amsterdam plays host to a multitude of festivals and events every year. The biggest events are the Holland Festival (a showcase of the country’s best performing arts), Queen’s Day (the city becomes a huge flea market/party zone) and Gay Pride (the Canal Parade every first Saturday of August is a must-see). For more information, visit Iamsterdam.
One experience I highly recommend to everyone is to catch a movie at the Tuschinski Theatre (in the Central Hall). Its Art Deco interior is simply breathtaking. Indulge yourself by buying tickets for the luxurious “Love Seats” and wine package. Very classy and very romantic.
Shop: The Kalverstraat is Amsterdam’s main shopping artery. For a more unique shopping experience, walk around the Nine Streets neighbourhood, with its quirky and fun shops. If you’re looking for high-end designer shops, head for the P.C. Hooftstraat. There is also a great choice of outdoor markets such as the Albert Cuyp, the Noordermarkt and the Waterlooplein flea market.
Drink: There are a gazillion places to have a drink in Amsterdam all spread out around the city. The most popular areas are the Nieuwmarkt/Red Light District, Rembrandtsquare and the Leidsesquare. From sophisticated lounges and clubs like Jimmy Woo to typical Amsterdam bars like the Het Elfde Gebod (Zeedijk), micro breweries like Bekeerde Suster (Nieuwmarkt) and gay bars like Ludwig I (Reguliersdwarsstraat) and Bump (Kerkstraat), there’s something for everyone.
Stay: Being one of the most visited cities in Europe means that there’s a broad variety of accommodation options. Five star favourites include the Amstel Hotel and The Grand. There are also luxury boutique hotels like The Dylan, 717 and the new Notting Hill. If you prefer to experience Amsterdam like a local, opt for a vacation rental (an apartment with a canal view or a houseboat).
Walk: Amsterdam’s compact size makes it perfect for walking – it’s simply the best way to see the city. I recommend dividing the city into a few sections and taking a day to explore each section. You could for instance combine the Nieuwmarkt and Dam Square areas with the Brouwersgracht and Jordaan. The following day, cover the Groenburgwal, Rembrandtplein, Utrechtsetraat and the Albert Cuyp market. You can also combine the Nine Streets and Leidsestraat with the southern part of the centre that includes the Museum District (Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh) and the Vondel Park.
Get Out: There are many attractions located in Amsterdam’s periphery. One of my favourite castles is a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam: the De Haar Castle in the village of Haarzuilens. I also recommend a drive along the picturesque Vecht River from the town of Weesp down to Vreeland and further south to Loenen and Maarssen. There are also the historic towns north of Amsterdam such as Monnickendam, Marken (a gorgeous village on an island), Edam and Hoorn. You can also combine these historic towns with the coastal villages of Schoorl and Bergen – in my book, this region simply is Holland at its best. In the spring, head for the impressive tulip fields southwest of Amsterdam near the town of Lisse. You can also visit the Keukenhof, Europe’s largest flower garden. Nearby cities which are definitely worth a visit include Utrecht (one of Holland’s oldest cities), Haarlem and Leiden. These cities are all within a 40-minute drive of Amsterdam.
Listen: Amsterdam has a vibrant music scene across a wide range of genres. Look up the programme at the beautiful Muziekgebouw Aan ’t Ij (the harbour-front music hall) or the world famous Concertgebouw. For live bands, head to the Melkweg or the iconic Paradiso. For a fun, relaxing place with live bands, where the locals mingle with tourists and expats, visit Molly Malone’s, one of the city’s most popular Irish pubs.
Avoid: Parking in the city centre. If you’re arriving by car, leave your car in one of the P&R (Park & Travel) areas in the city’s periphery and use public transportation to get into the centre. At EUR 5/hour (along the canals), parking is expensive in the city centre. Amsterdam truly is a city of bicycles and it’s a great way to explore the city. However, I do not recommend it if you’re not accustomed to cycling in an urban area. Amsterdammers are notorious on their bikes. Add traffic, trams and pedestrians to that and you’ll soon find yourself being very vigilant (and rightfully so) instead of actually enjoying the city’s beauty. Amsterdam is a small city and you can easily cover all the sights on foot.