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Discover Amsterdam


There are 11 interesting places in and around Amsterdam.

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Coronavirus in Amsterdam

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Amsterdam

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in The Netherlands. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to The Netherlands.

Money in Amsterdam

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.18 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.91 £

Tipping: Not obligatory; it is illegal, and rare, to charge a service fee without the customer's consent.

Language in Amsterdam

Language(s): Dutch

Food & Drinks in Amsterdam

2 National dishes: Stamppot & Broodje Kroket.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Religion in Amsterdam

The Netherlands is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 33% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41% (2002). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Amsterdam

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in The Netherlands.

National Sports in Amsterdam

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Hockey, ice skating is The Netherlands their national sport.

Other practical tips for Amsterdam

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F

Weather: Currently scattered clouds, with a temperature between 12.2 and 13.3°C (54 and 56°F)

Fly to Amsterdam

  • KMJ - Kumamoto Airport, 9 Kilometers (6 Miles) from the Amsterdam city center.
  • HSG - Saga Airport, 64 Kilometers (40 Miles) from the Amsterdam city center.
  • AXJ - Amakusa Airport, 85 Kilometers (53 Miles) from the Amsterdam city center.

Map of Amsterdam

List of interesting places in Amsterdam