Amsterdam Tourism

One of the top tourist destinations in the Netherlands, Amsterdam (Capital of Netherlands) is a city of charming and sometimes quirky variety. The city is easy to navigate both on foot, by public transport, or on the traditionally preferred bicycle. The city has everything that you need to make your trip a shining success from picturesque locations to great ambience the destination never sees a dull day.

Known for its artistic heritage, extravagant canal system and narrow houses the destination sees a lot of tourists all year round. Amsterdam tourism is more than just magnificent architecture, the destination has the perfect recipe for fun. There are many pubs and discos in the region that you can enjoy with your loved ones and have the time of your life. The music, the ambience and the friendly people is what makes the city of Amsterdam the great tourist destination it is today. The city is famed for its neat, clean and organized cycle paths as it is one of the best ways to travel round the city. The city has about 400km of cycle paths that are a great way to actually explore Amsterdam in depth.

There are many amazing tourist attractions in Amsterdam right from historical building, to famous museums, and from fascinating market places to unique boutiques and department stores. It also offers variety of parks and green space where you can unwind. Amsterdam tourism can provide you with top things to do in Amsterdam city. The destination is also known and known well for its savory food and scintillating drinks pallet that is a must try here.

Essential travel information and Amsterdam tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- Central European Time Zone UTC+01:00 and Central European Summer Time UTC+02:00
  • Currency- Euro
  • Electricity and Internet- 230 volts and internet is present in most places
  • Languages- Dutch, majority of Amsterdam's residents speak English well
  • Security- police, fire brigade and ambulance services 112
  • Off-beaten Path- NA
  • Tipping- you can leave a tip (10%) in addition to the price on the bill but normally it is added to the bill
  • Tourist Traps- NA
  • Customs- NA


The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Amsterdam

  • Know the pollution level of Amsterdam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.46 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.74 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.09 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.32 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.84 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.96 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.78 (Low)
  • How safe is Amsterdam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Amsterdam.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.44 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.15 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.62 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.03 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 24.07 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.46 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.99 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.69 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.74 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.04 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.18 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Amsterdam is 167.49 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.13 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 31.99 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.39 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.61 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.08 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.65 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.7 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Amsterdam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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