Weekend in Amsterdam: A local's perspective
How cool is it to hear you are soon visiting Amsterdam! I have been living in the city for 5 years and I'm happy to share my best tips. I hope you will love the city just as much as I do πŸ₯Ή
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When it is best to visit?

Now, that's a good question! It really depends on what you'd like doing during your stay. Generally, keep in mind that Amsterdam can be quite of a wet city. Highest temperatures are usually registered between May and August -- but every year, the city knows how to surprise it's inhabitants.

If you'd like to have a unique experience, consider visiting during these dates / periods:

❄️ December / January: The city is fully decorated with Christmas lights. You can go ice-skating at Museumplein, take a cruise on the canals while seeing all the art installations of the "Amsterdam Light Festival" or see the huge Christmas tree in Dam Square

🌷March / April / May: Spring is tulip's season. You can get the opportunity to visit the notorious Keukenhof tulip fields

🧑 April 27th: On this date, Amsterdammers celebrate King's day. It's the Dutch national holiday celebrating the King's birthday. Locals get on the streets celebrating all day, the famous parade takes place, and the city turns Orange (the country's official color)

πŸŽ›οΈ On the 3rd week of October, the city hosts ADE. Amsterdam Dance Event is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world. It hosts over 450 music events every year, featuring over 2000 artists across over 100 venues, playing 24/7 for five days

Which airport is it best to fly into?

✈️  Amsterdam (AMS): This is by far the best option to get to the city. However, being an international airport, specifically one of the main airports in Europe, airport taxes (and therefore flights) tend to be more expensive.

✈️ Eindhoven (EIN): Eindhoven is a city situated in the southern part of The Netherlands. Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet and WizzAir fly into this airport, thus flights may be cheaper. However, keep into account that your journey to Amsterdam will be more expensive: Approx 50€ per person back and forth by public transport (bus + train)

✈️ Rotterdam (RTM): Rotterdam is a city situated approx 50km from Amsterdam. As it is only a smaller airport, only few flights fly into this airport, mostly during high season. Arriving into Amsterdam by public transport will also still cost approx 40€ per person back and forth by public transport (bus + train)

Where to stay within the city?

While it really depends on the budget you may have for your gate-away, here are some recommendations:

πŸ“ City Centre

A’dam Rooftop Lux
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Andaz - by Hyatt
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Crane Hotel Faralda
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What are the best museums to visit?

🎨 Keeping it classic

There are some of the most known museums of the city, traditionally a "must visit". Specifically for these museums, make sure you reserve your entrance online at least a couple of weeks before your stay in Amsterdam otherwise tickets may be sold out.

Van Gogh Museum
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Anne Frank House
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Rembrandthuis Museum
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NEMO Science Museum
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Designed for kids
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Heineken Experience
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Madame Tussauds
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🎠 Not the usual

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Stedelijk Museum
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The Upside Down
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WONDR Experience
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Cannabis Museum
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What are Amsterdam's best green areas?

Amsterdam is famous for its big parks, where locals and tourists go walking, running, bike riding - and why not - rollerskating! When the sun's out, be sure, Amsterdammers will be out snacking in the parks 🌞

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Oosterpark Amsterdam
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Het Amsterdamse Bos
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Night out in the capital of techno music?

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Best places where to eat?

Check out my guide "Best places where to eat in Amsterdam: A local's perspective" 🍴πŸ₯‘πŸ₯ž

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Weekend in Amsterdam: A local's perspective
How cool is it to hear you are soon visiting Amsterdam! I have been living in the city for 5 years and I'm happy to share my best tips. I hope you will love the city just as much as I do πŸ₯Ή
32 Places β€’ 4 Saves β€’ ago
Free

When it is best to visit?

Now, that's a good question! It really depends on what you'd like doing during your stay. Generally, keep in mind that Amsterdam can be quite of a wet city. Highest temperatures are usually registered between May and August -- but every year, the city knows how to surprise it's inhabitants.

If you'd like to have a unique experience, consider visiting during these dates / periods:

❄️ December / January: The city is fully decorated with Christmas lights. You can go ice-skating at Museumplein, take a cruise on the canals while seeing all the art installations of the "Amsterdam Light Festival" or see the huge Christmas tree in Dam Square

🌷March / April / May: Spring is tulip's season. You can get the opportunity to visit the notorious Keukenhof tulip fields

🧑 April 27th: On this date, Amsterdammers celebrate King's day. It's the Dutch national holiday celebrating the King's birthday. Locals get on the streets celebrating all day, the famous parade takes place, and the city turns Orange (the country's official color)

πŸŽ›οΈ On the 3rd week of October, the city hosts ADE. Amsterdam Dance Event is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world. It hosts over 450 music events every year, featuring over 2000 artists across over 100 venues, playing 24/7 for five days

Which airport is it best to fly into?

✈️  Amsterdam (AMS): This is by far the best option to get to the city. However, being an international airport, specifically one of the main airports in Europe, airport taxes (and therefore flights) tend to be more expensive.

✈️ Eindhoven (EIN): Eindhoven is a city situated in the southern part of The Netherlands. Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet and WizzAir fly into this airport, thus flights may be cheaper. However, keep into account that your journey to Amsterdam will be more expensive: Approx 50€ per person back and forth by public transport (bus + train)

✈️ Rotterdam (RTM): Rotterdam is a city situated approx 50km from Amsterdam. As it is only a smaller airport, only few flights fly into this airport, mostly during high season. Arriving into Amsterdam by public transport will also still cost approx 40€ per person back and forth by public transport (bus + train)

Where to stay within the city?

While it really depends on the budget you may have for your gate-away, here are some recommendations:

πŸ“ City Centre

A’dam Rooftop Lux
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A'dam Centre Chic
@francesca_reverdito
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πŸ“ East

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Details

πŸ“ De Pijp

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Details

πŸ“ West

Stayokay Hostel
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details

✨ A special stay

Add to
Details
Andaz - by Hyatt
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Crane Hotel Faralda
@francesca_reverdito
Stay in a crane, literally. A unique experience.
Add to
Details

What are the best museums to visit?

🎨 Keeping it classic

There are some of the most known museums of the city, traditionally a "must visit". Specifically for these museums, make sure you reserve your entrance online at least a couple of weeks before your stay in Amsterdam otherwise tickets may be sold out.

Van Gogh Museum
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Anne Frank House
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Rembrandthuis Museum
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
NEMO Science Museum
@francesca_reverdito
Designed for kids
Add to
Details
Heineken Experience
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Madame Tussauds
@francesca_reverdito
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Details

🎠 Not the usual

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Details
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Stedelijk Museum
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
The Upside Down
@francesca_reverdito
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Details
WONDR Experience
@francesca_reverdito
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Details
Cannabis Museum
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Add to
Details

What are Amsterdam's best green areas?

Amsterdam is famous for its big parks, where locals and tourists go walking, running, bike riding - and why not - rollerskating! When the sun's out, be sure, Amsterdammers will be out snacking in the parks 🌞

Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Oosterpark Amsterdam
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Het Amsterdamse Bos
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details
Add to
Details

Night out in the capital of techno music?

Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Warehouse Elementenstraat
@francesca_reverdito
Add to
Details

Best places where to eat?

Check out my guide "Best places where to eat in Amsterdam: A local's perspective" 🍴πŸ₯‘πŸ₯ž

* * *
CURATED BY
Ciao, it's Francesca here! ✨ A backpacker, marketeer and dreamer. Born in northern Italy, I have been living in Amsterdam for the past 5 years. Travel passionate since I can remember, in the past few years, I took a leap leaving everything I had in The Netherlands β€” left with my partner and our backpacks. The story goes on through Central America and Southeast Asia. Many busses, sleepless nights and local markets later, I am happy to share the best tips I've learned on the road. Follow my adventures on Instagram @francesca_reverdito πŸ‘€
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