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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 7966 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 90%

Nightlife / partying 89%

Value for money 72%

Customer Travel Tips for Amsterdam

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating

ThomasKamm
24 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: The weed is strong

Liked: Beautiful and very chilled

Disliked: Quite expensive

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating

cs_cindy992560
22 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Don't have

Liked: The lovely houses, the atmosphere

Disliked: so crowded very expensive. No reduce for handicapped people

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating

maria_pomar452
21 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go walk to the center of amsterdam there is a nice atmosphere

Liked: Beautiful city, nice people, architecture

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Arrive at Schipol airport, go down the escalators to the train station below, and Amsterdam Centraal Station is only 3 or 4 stops away.. Its as easy as that.. To hire a bike, it is around 13 to 15 euros for 24 hours, you wont regret it ! The bike centres give you a tourist map, then you just go and ride all over Amsterdam and visit all the special places.. Make sure you lock up your bike to a lamp post or bike stands, or you will have to pay 770 euros if it gets stolen.. Jerome K griffin UK

Liked: Everything ! Everyone is so chilled and well mannered. We never seen any trouble on the streets. It is so easy to travel around Amsterdam.

Disliked: Yeah ! We would have loved to have stayed there longer ha ha..

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating

arnauddalliere690
17 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Family Holiday Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the coffee shops and make sure you go to school.

Liked: Buds and birds.

Disliked: Amount you spend.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating

mitchmalboeuf1034
17 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: its not necessary to use the bike or tram if you want to save money. all the tourist spots are within walkable diatnce.

Liked: nice view

Disliked: too dirty

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating

td6920
14 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Wake up early and stroll the streets, amazing.

Liked: The atmosphere is amazing, people are friendly, food is great, no other city quite like it

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating

Jacintamartinez3408
13 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: roads

Liked: Relaxed culture

Disliked: Roads

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating

jackchuter2179
06 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in a hostel that is close to where you want to be and go out.

Liked: Good atmoshpere, food and convenient locations

Disliked: A little expensive.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating

danielleql4156
06 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: DO NOT GO TO MUSEUMS or any other tourist traps where you have to pay tons of money for little of your time.

Liked: The thrill and adventure of the city.

Disliked: The politics involved behind the scenes.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating

cb_bunny2957
05 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Craft beer lovers do the 'Morebeer'-Tour

Liked: I love the small streets along the grachten and the superb range of craft beer pubs.

Disliked: Nothing

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating

efreema22807
05 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Cook your own food

Liked: The business

Disliked: Price of eating

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating

johancolin8703
05 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the area around the canals.

Liked: Very nice and relaxing place, other than the area around central station and dam square

Disliked: Eating out is too expensive.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating

yafkl543
03 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Rent bikes!

Liked: Charming, beautiful city

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating

ling_11100
02 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Book Anne Frank beforehand, give the jewish district a try

Liked: Gorgeous city, friendly people, lovely just to walk in any direction and discover

Disliked: Fell out of love, was overdue though Also ques

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
40% Avg. rating

santee_st8151
31 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go there

Liked: None

Disliked: Too many

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating

rodrigo_diaz_19792324
31 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: See all the weird things in Amsterdam, there's more to the city than weed

Liked: The city had a really fun vibe, great for being with friends and exploring a city

Disliked: The transport was hectic to navigate by bike ie not being hit by trams whilst cycling

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating

paul5953
29 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Take a canal tour. Buy your tickets to events and tourist attractions at your hostel/hotel to get a slight discount and to skip the big lines

Liked: I really enjoyed walking through all the old streets and all of the old buildings. I loved the canals. The people all have a high level of English, so asking for help is not an issue at all.

Disliked: Not much

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating

geeniewoo8697
27 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Dont go to hotel van gogh, go somewhere else

Liked: The coffee shops and views

Disliked: Nope just my hotel

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


27 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Chill out in vondelpark

Liked: Coffeeshops

Disliked: Sooo expensive to stay there!

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 7966 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 90%

Nightlife / partying 89%

Value for money 72%

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