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January 3, 2024
What Currency Is Used in Amsterdam?

The quick answer is the euro. Until 2002 the Netherlands used the Dutch guilder or gulden.  Luckily, those hoarding old guilder notes under the mattress have until 2032 to exchange them for euros at the national De Nederlandsche Bank! As far as travelers are concerned, euros are what you will be dealing with in Amsterdam, […]

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October 26, 2023
Tips for Visiting Amsterdam in Winter

Although it can get pretty cold in Amsterdam during the winter, there are still quite a few good reasons to visit this historic city from November - February. With over 1 million tours served, our guides are very knowledgeable about the best reasons to make a trip to Amsterdam during this time of year.  This […]

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September 21, 2023
3-Day Amsterdam Itinerary

Are you ready for three days of pure discovery in Amsterdam? This time frame offers a fantastic balance, allowing you to uncover the historical, cultural, and artistic highlights without feeling rushed.  This guide will serve as your compass, pointing you toward a range of activities and experiences that capture the essence of Amsterdam. 3-Day Amsterdam […]

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September 21, 2023
What is the Best Time to Visit Amsterdam?

Considering the best time to visit Amsterdamcan greatly enhance your experience. Factors like weather and flight costs can significantly affect how much you enjoy your trip and how much you spend. When is the best time for the weather? From the vibrant tulip bloom in spring to the cozy café culture in winter, Amsterdam presents […]

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August 8, 2023
Is Amsterdam Expensive?

Compared to some cities in Europe, it is. But Amsterdam isn’t the most expensive destination.  This post details the costs of a 3-day trip and a 5-day trip to Amsterdam, for both low-budget travelers and moderate-budget travelers. HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE This guide is based on the costs for one adult traveling during the […]

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August 4, 2023
How Many Days in Amsterdam is Enough?

If you’re trying to figure out how much time to spend in Amsterdam, this post provides both simple answers and an itinerary to give you an idea of how much is possible in 3 days. How Many Days Do You Need in Amsterdam? Ever wondered why it's essential to plan your trip to Amsterdam well […]

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May 24, 2023
5 Best Amsterdam Coffeeshops

If you’re curious about the coffeeshop culture in Amsterdam and you want to find a great spot to visit, this post covers some of the most notable and historic locations in the city. Our tour guides are always being asked about this subject, and we have compiled a lot of their most helpful advice in […]

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May 20, 2023
Things to do in Amsterdam in September

This post covers many of the great activities you can do in Amsterdam during September 2024, including several family-friendly, nighttime, and free things to do. For other ideas, check out our post covering the best things to do in Amsterdam. Don’t forget that a lot of the best attractions are included at no extra cost with Amsterdam […]

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February 15, 2023
60 Best Museums in Amsterdam

This post provides details about all the best museums in Amsterdam, including information about ticket prices and how to save money on admission. We’ve organized this list of museums in Amsterdam based on the subject or topic on which they focus. Arts & Architecture Museums Some of the greatest artists in history either came from […]

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November 14, 2022
Walking in Amsterdam: Self Guided Tour

There are a lot of interesting sites to see in Amsterdam, and many of them are located in the city centre. This self-guided tour will provide information about multiple historic and notable attractions at the heart of the city. Audio Tour Option We've recorded one of our tour guides as he gives his Intro to […]

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October 21, 2022
What to Do in Amsterdam on Your 1st Visit

This post lists more than 50 fun events and things to do in Amsterdam in 2024. We include free activities, family-friendly attractions, and things to do after dark.  Our tour guides in Amsterdam are always being asked about the best things to do, and we have included many of their recommendations in the list below. […]

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July 8, 2022
The Weather in Amsterdam in November

November is the month when Autumn transitions to winter with colder breezy weather the norm in Amsterdam. It's still a good time of year to spend considerable amounts of your time outdoors in the city. As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in […]

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June 28, 2022
The Weather in Amsterdam in October

Amsterdam during October tends to be a bit wet and breezy with cool afternoons and generally cold nights. As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in my new career in tourism. But here I am, finding myself answering more weather questions as a […]

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June 14, 2022
How is the Weather in Amsterdam in September?

September in Amsterdam features comfortable to cool afternoons with chilly to cold nights. This post explains in detail what to expect this month. Temperatures Sun and Rain What to Wear Things to Do Weather in August Temperatures Daytime high temperatures tend to be 19-20 C (66-68 F) early in the month falling to 16-18 C (61-64 F) […]

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May 28, 2022
The Weather in Amsterdam in August

This post covers the weather in Amsterdam in August, with average temperatures, rainfall, and tips on what to wear. August in Amsterdam features comfortable afternoons with cool to chilly nights.  HOW HOT IS AMSTERDAM IN AUGUST? Daytime high temperatures generally are near 22-23 C (71-74 F) early in August but will fall to 20-21 C […]

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May 24, 2022
The Weather in Amsterdam in July

This post summarizes the July weather in Amsterdam, with tips on what to wear, as well as things to do. As local tour guides, we know that July is one of the best times for walking tours, because there's usually a lot of great, sunny weather. And I am not just a tour guide. I'm […]

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