Amsterdam – Netherlands

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Amsterdam Canal Netherlands
Amsterdam is often referred to as “Venice of the North.” It’s the largest city in the Netherlands – and one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Steeped in history, art and culture, Dutch Masters Rembrandt and Vermeer, and other world-famous artists including Van Gogh, Mondriaan and Willem de Kooning, all hailed from the Netherlands. Land of the windmills, the Netherlands is also famous for its tulips, the Hague, Dutch cheese markets, wooden clogs, and Delft pottery.

Fun Amsterdam Attractions

Amsterdam is home to picturesque canals, arch bridges, classic architecture, art museums and historic sites. It’s also famous for its Red Light District, Heineken Beer, and the nearby Keukenhof Gardens and its beautiful tulip fields. Must-see attractions include: the Van Gogh Museum (housing the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings), the Rijksmuseum (view Rembrandt’s masterpieces) and the Anne Frank House (see the famous Anne Frank Diary). 

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A great walking and biking city, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on a historic Walking Tour of the Jewish Quarter. Cruise along scenic tree-lined canals and get an up close view of Amsterdam’s classic architecture. See Zaanse Schans’ historic windmills and visit the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam on a fun Day Trip from Amsterdam. Explore Amsterdam’s iconic Red Light District on a Walking Tour with a Local Guide. Get priority access to the Van Gogh Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets. See Van Gogh’s masterpieces and learn about his life on this educational Private Guided Tour.

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Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields

Visit the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields, home to over 800 varieties of tulips and spring flowers. Beat the crowds and buy Skip-the-Line Tickets to this popular attraction. Choose from a variety of Day Trips and Private Tours from Amsterdam. 

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The Best Time To Visit Amsterdam

Although the Netherlands is a fun year-round destination, the best time to visit is during the Spring and Summer. March to mid-May is the best time to see the Springtime display of millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom at the Bulb Fields (near Amsterdam) and at the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens. The areas are blanketed with vibrant colors. It’s a must-see for flower lovers.

June-August are the hottest months and peak tourist season. Winter is also a good time if you want to avoid the crowds. It’s a fun place to be during the Holiday Season.

Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag)

Queen’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands. It’s usually celebrated on April 30. It’s another fun time to visit, but be prepared for very large crowds celebrating in the streets, at music concerts and along the canals in Amsterdam. Tradition is to wear anything orange. It symbolizes national and royal pride and relates to the Dutch royal family name, The Nassau Family, House of Orange.

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