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Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Local transport | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Zaanse Schans | Volendam | Edam | Paleis Het Loo | Muiderslot Castle | River Vecht | Naarden | Muiden | Castle Groeneveld | Giethoorn | Feiluwa National Park | Kinderdijk | Hoorn | Enkhuizen
Hear about day trips from Amsterdam as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gopinath from about his adopted country.

Gopinath argues that too many people only spend a couple of the Netherlands before traveling on to see more of Europe. He lays out a week’s worth of day trips that one can make from Amsterdam. He recommends the following places to visit:

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Accom (any)
Where to Eat-Drink-Party-Stay | City Pass | Best Viewpt. | Best Places to Relax | De Wallen & Waterlooplein | Best Places To Visit | Top things to do
With the help of my hostel owners friends in Amsterdam and also using my 20 years experience of visiting the city, I have pulled together this locals guide to Amsterdam. I hope you find it useful. Amsterdam. The city of photogenic, instagrammable geometric canals, narrow gabled houses squashed next to one another, elbow to elbow and reaching high to the sky. City dwellers getting out and about on bicycles. Snow falling on the frozen canals in winter. Leaves scattered on the ground- forming rust-coloured patterns, while navigating the city in the crisp, clean air of Autumn- the neon signs of the red light district, the heady smoke from the coffee shops- this is what Amsterdam embodies to me.

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Save up to 50% off | Rotterdam-Delft-Hague Tour | 1-2-3-5 Day: €64-€84-€99-€124 | Life of Anne Frank...Tour | Zaanse Schans Bus Excursion | Pedal Boat Rental | Canal Cruise | Volendam-Edam-Windmills Bus Excursion | Keukenhof Bus Excursion | Heineken Experience
f you’re gearing up for a trip to Amsterdam, you’re in for a treat. The city’s picturesque canals, historic architecture, world-renowned museums, and vibrant nightlife make it a popular European tourist attraction.

While it’s not the most expensive city in Europe, certain aspects of visiting Amsterdam can take a toll on your wallet. Food and drink are reasonable, but hotels are pricey and so is sightseeing. Since there are so many museums and tours you’ll want to take in, it’s easy to eat up your budget pretty quickly.

Luckily, Go City’s Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass can help you save money while you’re there. Of course, this sightseeing pass isn’t right for everybody, so let’s take a look at whether it’s a good fit for you!

Published : Mar, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural
Free Museums | Rijksmuseum Gardens | Open Space Contemporary Art Museum (OSCAM) | Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder | Multatuli Museum | City Archives (Gemeentearchief) | GASSAN Diamond Factory
If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam and want to experience some culture and history, look no further. Plenty of fantastic free museums in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital offer an array of fascinating exhibitions.

From world-renowned art galleries showcasing unique artistic works to cutting-edge interactive displays unlocking the secrets behind ancient cultures, Amsterdam’s cultural treasures will give your visit meaning.

And that doesn’t mean breaking the bank! In this article, we share our top picks for the best free museums in Amsterdam – allowing you to make memories while learning something new at the same time.

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Rental Apt: €90-€200 | Hotel: €90-€200 | Dinner: €8-€20 | Lunch: €5-€13 | Bfast: Free-€10 | Bike Rental: €4-€15 | Beer: €1.50-€7 | Hostel: €40-€75 | Attractions: €5-€18 | Thrifty $: €70 | Midrange $$: €118 | Taxi bet. Airport
Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in Europe. It has loads of history, amazing canals, 1000+ beautiful little bridges, really tall Dutch people, and a few other highlights. However, Amsterdam is not a cheap destination. But since most travelers only spend a few days here, it shouldn’t tax your budget too terribly. So how much does it cost to visit Amsterdam? Let’s take a look at some typical travel costs to give you a better idea of Amsterdam travel prices...

Published : Feb, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any)
Hostels based in Price-Location-Overall Quality | Best hostels: price - location - quality | More Budget Travel Advice | Hostel Packing Advice | Helpful Info about Hostels | Best Hostels
Amsterdam has a lot of hotels that cater to just about any traveler. In fact, according to Hostelworld, there are over 100 so you won’t have any trouble finding one. On the other hand, Amsterdam hostels aren’t always great so you’ll want to do a bit of research to ensure you snag one of the good hostels.

In this guide, I’ve assembled what I think are the best hostels in Amsterdam based on price, location, amenities, and overall quality...

Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Concert | Comedy Club | Rooftop Bar | Oude Kerk | Vondelpark | Stedelijk Museum | Artis Royal Zoo | Night Canal Tour | Red Light District | Zaanse Schans | Oosterpark | Heineken Experience | Noorderpark | EYE Film Institute | Canal
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a city that is rich in history, culture, and entertainment. With its winding canals, world-famous museums, and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam has something to offer to everyone. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a seasoned traveler, or even a local, here are 20 fun things to do in Amsterdam in 3 days:

Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
electric canal boat | Efteling Theme Park | Keukenhof | petting farm | Westerpark | canal ring tours | Nemo Museum | rent a clog bike
Amsterdam is not the first European City that pops to mind when you’re looking for a family friendly break. My main motive to visit Amsterdam with kids was to see the infamous tulip fields, however the more I researched, the more I realised it was going be such a fun weekend!

Although Amsterdam is best known for its liberal coffee shops, red light district and romantic canal tours, there is another side to it for families.

All you have to do is take one look around the street at the kids in Amsterdam, riding past in the front of their parents bikes and you’ll see it’s such a fabulous city for little ones.

Are you flying into Amsterdam? Check out our flying tips with babies, toddler & kids...

Published : May, 2022

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Albert Cuypmarkt | Amsterdam Museum | Anne Frank House | Biking | Bloemenmarkt | Dam Square | De Wallen | Heineken Experience | Openluchttheater | Rijksmuseum | Stedelijk Museum | The Nine Streets | The Royal Concertgebouw | Van Gogh
The weather in Europe can get very unpredictable; that’s why, whenever there’s a coming period that’s full of sunny days, a lot of locals take the opportunity to go on a trip — and that’s exactly what I did! With absolutely no prior plans at all, I set out on a spontaneous 2-day getaway to Amsterdam, Netherlands!

(Things to Do in Amsterdam)

Living in Belgium, it took me only less than 2 hours to reach it by train, and of course: traveling to this wondrous capital of the Netherlands has been a great experience overall. My first impression though was that… it’s almost like Belgium.

The architecture, the food, and the customs were all quite similar, and I guess it makes sense because Belgium and the Netherlands used to be one country up until the 1830s. (Though certainly, there are a LOT — quite a lot! — of distinct things that still separate one from the other).

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.