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There are not many cities that are as successful at combining the past and the future as Amsterdam, the largest and most popular city in the Netherlands. Due to its countless canals with reflections of the picturesque houses, Amsterdam is also known as the “Venice of the North”. The city, which is best explored by bike, boasts more than 50 museums with some of the world's most famous works of art.

Weather averages in September

  • Day 19°C
  • Night 11°C
  • Rain 10

There are not many cities that are as successful at combining the past and the future as Amsterdam, the largest and most popular city in the Netherlands. Due to its countless canals with reflections of the picturesque houses, Amsterdam is also known as the “Venice of the North”. The city, which is best explored by bike, boasts more than 50 museums with some of the world's most famous works of art.

Weather averages in September

  • Day 19°C
  • Night 11°C
  • Rain 10

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Among the greatest of small cities

Visit the fragrant floating Flower Market for a handful of colourful tulips first thing in the morning. Take a look at the majestic Royal Palace in Dam Square, the heart of Amsterdam. Rest and relax for a while on a sunny day in the city’s largest park, Vondelpark. Buy authentic Dutch clogs, world-famous cheeses or flowering tulips at one of the city’s many markets. And by no means miss a boat ride on the countless canals to see the city from a frog’s perspective.

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Amsterdam has been famed for diamonds for centuries. Take a look at how these precious stones are cut in one of the many traditional factories and perhaps even buy one. End the day with a dinner in the lively Leidseplein Square and, after dusk, take a gander through the famous Red Quarter and raise a toast with local beer in one of the many pubs.

Amsterdam is one of the most cyclist-friendly cities and its wide cycle paths carry almost half a million colourful bicycles every day.

Amsterdam is a paradise for art lovers. Stop by in the Museum Quarter and feast your eyes on the works by the greatest Dutch masters. Visit the Van Gogh Museum for a close-up view of the works of this master of post-impressionism. Just a few streets away, the famous Rijksmuseum showcases Vermeer and Rembrandt’s masterpieces. Modern art? Drop by the impressive and art-rich Stedelijk Museum. For a more sombre reminder of World War II, go to the Anne Frank House and relieve the sad memories of a Jewish girl who wrote her famous diary while hiding with her family.

Sights in Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum

The largest collection of works of art by the world's most famous painter.

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Anne Frank House

The home of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who wrote a WWII diary that became famous throughout the world.

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The City of Bicycles

Amsterdam has no shortage of wide cycle lanes, which makes is one of the most bike-friendly cities.

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King's Day (formerly Queen's Day)

On 27 April, locals and visitors alike get together for the biggest and most colourful street party.

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Dam Square

Amsterdam's central square and its heart and soul, which is dominated by the Royal Palace.

Airports

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Amsterdam Schiphol

Schiphol Airport is by far the busiest airport in the Netherlands. The airport is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, about nine kilometres southwest of Amsterdam's city centre. The city centre is accessible by car (the ride takes twenty minutes), as well as by train and bus.

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