Amsterdam Guides

Guide to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most popular city destinations, Amsterdam is truly a wonder for all five senses. There’s a surprise around every corner and you never know what you might discover.

Situated in the province of North Holland, this city is not only the political  capital of the country, but also the cultural one too. It truly lives up to this reputation! Take a ride around the canals by bike, have your mind blown by the fascinating history museums, and sample a pint of Heineken in the brewery where it was first created.

Facts About Amsterdam

Top Attractions

Anne Frank Museum

Brush up on your history knowledge with a trip to the Anne Frank Museum. You’ll visit the real-life hideout spot of the famous diary-keeper, but get there early as the queues really build up!

Red Light District

Perhaps one of the most famous attractions of Amsterdam – the Red Light District is sure to give you something to talk about on the way home! It’s one of the world’s most infamous districts, but beyond that there are plenty of awesome nighlife spots to be discovered. Don’t forget to put your cameras away though, photography isn’t allowed here.

Sex Museum

Not for the faint-hearted, the Sex Museum is sure to satisfy your curiosity and give you a good laugh! Definitely recommended if you’re travelling as a couple or group of friends. Maybe not so much if you’re travelling with your family…

Heineken Experience

The smell of hops fills the air and you’ll be whisked away – following the adventure of a bottle of beer through the factory. One of the gastronomic institutions of the city, it’s a truly unmissable experience for anyone, not just beer lovers!

Main Districts

Culture Hotspots

De School

Possibly the most famous club in Amsterdam, if you want to make the most of the city's awesome nightlife and world-class DJs then De School is the place to go. It's got a 24-hour licence and you'll find it on the West side of the city.

Vondelpark

This is a great part of the city to get your culture fix. Wile the hours away in its galleries - the Van Gogh museum is a highlight.

FreeDam Tours

The tour starts from the Old Church in the heart of the Red Light District - meeting every day at 11am, 1pm, and 2pm for a 2.5 hour walk.

Getting There

Trips to Amsterdam