Follow Amsterdam’s broad canals and leafy streets to find a vibrant city, elegant and austere one moment, cool and quirky the next.

Visit the Anne Frank House and see the works of Holland’s most famous artist at the Van Gogh Museum. Take a hop-on hop-off cruise through the canals of the chic Jordaan district, and skip the line to see the works of Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum.

Sip a frothy beer at the Heineken Experience and snack on golden frites topped with mayonnaise just off Damrak street. Rent a bike, see the Red Light District, and take a tour of the Dutch capital’s groovy coffee shops. Amsterdam is one lively city. Come see what the buzz is about.

Things to do at Artis Royal Zoo

By all accounts, Amsterdam is a pretty wild place. And nowhere more so here than the historic Artis Royal Zoo, of course. With over 750 species of animals roaming around, it’s easy to forget you’re right in the city center. Skip the lines at the gates and get carried away to the wonders of the natural world....

20 Most Beautiful Places in the Netherlands

When you think of beauty, what comes to mind? In the case of the Netherlands, it has to be idyllic towns, tulips, and green living. The locals prefer bikes and boats to gas-guzzling cars, so pedal on to see the natural (and unnatural) wonders of the country. Allow our deep-diving list of 20 most beautiful places in...

9 fun facts you didn’t know about Amsterdam

People observing Amsterdam canal
You’ve heard about the coffee shops, canals, tulips and renowned bike culture. But what else makes Amsterdam one of the world’s most popular travel destinations? Let’s set the Van Gogh paintings to the side for a moment. Here are 10 fascinating things you might not know about the Dutch capital.                

6 springtime experiences you can only enjoy in Amsterdam

When the first buds start to appear, there’s only one place to be: Amsterdam. From walking through the tulip fields and pedaling past windmills to cruising down canals and indulging in cheese, Amsterdam has an activity for every kind of traveler. One of Europe’s most scenic cities, the Dutch capital will keep you (and your camera) happy. Read on...

10 unmissable experiences in Amsterdam

Whether you’ve got 48 hours or 4 weeks, you’ll never be short of things to do in Amsterdam. Good things come in small packages — and this compact European city punches well above its weight when it comes to history, culture, food, nightlife, and more. Wondering where to start? Here are 10 Amsterdam experiences you can't miss.

Amsterdam for couples: 7 experiences to share with your sweetie

With charming cobbled streets and countless canals, Amsterdam is the perfect destination for a dreamy getaway with your special someone. Explore the city’s historic sights, cruise the canals, and share unique experiences to make new memories. Read on to discover seven perfect date ideas in this charming city. Glide through Amsterdam's canals on a small-group...

48 hours in Amsterdam

Undoubtedly one of the most charming cities in Europe, Amsterdam is filled with unique experiences. See this city with its many canals, and learn about its history and heritage — and enjoy some delicious food and beer in between. Day 1 See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a canal cruise through...