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The 12 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam
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Most delicious restaurants in Amsterdam
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Top ten hotels in Amsterdam
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Plan your visit to Amsterdam

11 best museums in Amsterdam
Things to do 11 best museums in Amsterdam

The Dutch have a long track record when it comes to paintings—see: van Gogh and van Rijn.

Must-see Amsterdam attractions
Things to do Must-see Amsterdam attractions

Many of these are in and around the compact city centre, so it’s easy to hop on a bike to explore them.

11 great markets in Amsterdam
Things to do 11 great markets in Amsterdam

A rich history as a trading nation means the Dutch are all about good value, and know how to bargain. 

The best day trips from Amsterdam
Things to do The best day trips from Amsterdam

From the riot of colourful flowers at Keukenhof in the south west to the quaint splendor of Zaanse Schans.

10 awesome beaches in Amsterdam
Things to do 10 awesome beaches in Amsterdam

World-class beach clubs abound, while the North Sea swell ensures ideal conditions for water sports.

The best parks in Amsterdam
Things to do The best parks in Amsterdam

Expect sculptures by famous artists and grand windmills looming by green spaces

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Where to eat and drink in Amsterdam

The 13 best restaurants in Amsterdam
Restaurants The 13 best restaurants in Amsterdam

Traditionally influenced by the countryside and centred around meat, Dutch cuisine has absorbed an influx of foreign ideas and ingredients.

The most awesome bars in Amsterdam
Bars and pubs The most awesome bars in Amsterdam

For the local experience, try a jenever, the juniper-based Dutch spirit that evolved into gin. 

12 must-visit coffeeshops in Amsterdam
Restaurants 12 must-visit coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Since the official local legalisation of coffeeshops back in 1980, the European city has slowly grown into the capital of cannabis culture all around the world. 

The 11 greatest cafés in Amsterdam
Restaurants The 11 greatest cafés in Amsterdam

Including cozy hideaways that embody the untranslatable Dutch concept of gezelligheid (a kind of cosiness).

Where to eat the best brunch in Amsterdam
Restaurants Where to eat the best brunch in Amsterdam

As development in the city has spread east, so have the restaurants: many of the best brunch spots are to be found in De Pijp and trendy Oost.

The best cheap eats in Amsterdam
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Amsterdam

The best takeaways, fast food joints and snackeries to send those hunger pangs (read: munchies) packing.

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Where to stay in Amsterdam

The 10 best hotels in Amsterdam
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Amsterdam

Expect old printing factories converted into boutique hotspots and more.

Where to stay in Amsterdam
Hotels Where to stay in Amsterdam

Although small and compact, the city boasts several distinct neighbourhoods. 

The best boutique hotels in Amsterdam
Hotels The best boutique hotels in Amsterdam

Including Vondel, where you’ll rest your head on designer blankets, and a luxuriously reworked prison.

The best luxury hotels in Amsterdam
Hotels The best luxury hotels in Amsterdam

Including the Grand Hotel Amrāth, oozing tales of Dutch maritime history in old shipping headquarters.

Awesome Airbnbs to rent out in Amsterdam
Hotels Awesome Airbnbs to rent out in Amsterdam

Spoiler alert: some of these float.

Great budget hotels in Amsterdam
Hotels Great budget hotels in Amsterdam

If you’re staying in the Museum Quarter, Centrum or anywhere else, we’ve got you covered.

The best mid-range hotels in Amsterdam
Hotels The best mid-range hotels in Amsterdam

From the beautiful design at The Hoxton to the awesomely located Mövenpick Hotel.

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Going out in Amsterdam

The 11 best clubs in Amsterdam
Things to do The 11 best clubs in Amsterdam

The Dutch government introduced the first nachtburgemeester (night mayor) in 2016.

Amsterdam Red Light District: 12 things to see
Things to do Amsterdam Red Light District: 12 things to see

Locally known as de Wallen, it is the oldest part of the city and still features dozens of historic sites reflecting and commemorating its long history. 

A guide to Amsterdam’s nightlife scene
Nightlife A guide to Amsterdam’s nightlife scene

The ear-to-the-ground clubber can enjoy everything from minimalist grooves to maximum noise, as the annual Amsterdam Dance Event attests. 

LGBT Amsterdam: the best gay bars and clubs
LGBT LGBT Amsterdam: the best gay bars and clubs

Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1811, the first gay bar opened in 1927 and one of the first local gay rights organisations was founded in 1946.

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