Well and good! Because you just came to the right page.
In this guide, we will share with you everything you need to know and things you should consider for your trip.
From what to see, what to do, where to say and many more tips that will help you boost your one week in Amsterdam.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Amsterdam
- How to get around
- What to see in Amsterdam
- Things to do in Amsterdam
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Amsterdam
- Itinerary for Amsterdam
- Packing List
- City Map
More than a guide, we are here to help you have a smooth sailing trip and a worry-free adventure in the Venice of the North.
ALL that you need to know is here. And as travelers, too, we love sharing our side of the experience for you to have more than we had.
To officially welcome you to your one week in Amsterdam, let’s start with the basics.
1. Basic Introduction
We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Amsterdam.
Currency: EUR (€)
Language Spoken: Dutch is the official language of Amsterdam.
However, most of the population speaks English well. Nevertheless, you can communicate in Amsterdam without knowing any Dutch word.
Population: More than 813,000
Known for: Aside from being known for their Red Light City, Amsterdam is known for its wonderful tulips, cheese, and canals.
Moreover, just like in other European countries, Amsterdam is also known for its bikes which has been the major transportation.
Accommodation: Choose among luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels and apartments. Amsterdam has everything to offer for your accommodation.
Find more details in our where to stay in Amsterdam section below.
Public Transport: Public transportation in Amsterdam is through train, tram, metro, bus, and ferry.
Nevertheless, having more canals than Venice, water transportation is also widely used.
More under how to get around.
Safety: Amsterdam is generally a safe city even for a solo female traveler.
However, there are still important things you should consider. You can check out the list below:
- Be careful crossing the streets and always look out for cyclists, tram and cars.
- Pickpockets often happen in the train station and crowded areas.
- Take care of your belongings especially your ID and passport.
- Do not take pictures of prostitutes, especially around the Old Church area.
- Avoid Kolenkitbuurt, Overtoomse Veld, Amsterdam-Zuidoost and Osdorp especially at night.
City name: Having more canals than Venice, Amsterdam is called the Venice of the North.
Moreover, the city is also known as Mokum, which came from the Hebrew word “makom” which means “place”.
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug adapter.
Moving on, let’s get into details now.
2. Where to stay in Amsterdam
More than its old iconic buildings and rich food culture, Amsterdam offers more than tha