Amsterdam City Guide

Amsterdam is friendly, charming, cool & relaxed. If the city was a person — you would want to be best friends forever. It’s leafy cobbled streets border serene canals and are filled with quirky shops and excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. Not to mention, the city’s residents are exceptionally nice. We just love visiting and we know that you will to.

Below are Love & Adventure’s picks for our favorite restaurants, hotels, things to do and places to see in and around Amsterdam.

Getting Around Amsterdam

Biking in Amsterdam in Fall Amsterdam has one of the best public transportation systems in the world. We tell you how to get from point A to point B via foot, ferry, train, tram and of course, bicycle. We also untangle the mysteries of Schipol's train ticket machines.

Things to Do in Amsterdam

I Amsterdam Museumplein Here is a list of the best things to do in Amsterdam. We've personally visited each and every attraction to find the most engaging places for you to visit. From world-class museums to beautiful parks, Amsterdam has a lot to offer every visitor.

Restaurants & Cafes in Amsterdam

Fresh Stroopwafels at Albert Cuypmarket Our favorite places to eat in Amsterdam run the gamut from traditional Dutch cafes to cosmopolitan slow food restaurants. We've sussed out the best bitterballen, stroopwafels, pankoeken and more at these hand-picked eateries. (Don't worry, we've also got some great Italian options too.)

Places to Stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal Houses We've personally stayed at these hotels in Amsterdam, and recommend them without reservation. Although we do recommend you make reservations - they fill up fast!

Day Trips from Amsterdam

texel brewery Here are our hand picked day trips to Dutch cities that will help you explore the rich cultural, recreational and tasty attractions of the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Photo Gallery

Amsterdam in Fall at Dusk Don't have time for a vacation? Live vicariously through our photos of this lovely city.

Reading List for Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Library Prepare for your trip to Amsterdam with a reading list filled with the best guide books and literature about the city.