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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 8115 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 85%

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

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


21 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Get your own travel cards in the airport or central station and go to the sights yourself. The city & country hop-on bus tours are a complete rip-off for what you get.

Liked: The sights

Disliked: The city bus tour is a complete rip-off set up around getting you into a diamond shop to try and sell to you.

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


17 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead, find good accommodation, go with a mate.

Liked: Easy to travel city, attractions are close, with good transport links

Disliked: Too many party-goers in the centre

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


17 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Cycle

Liked: Canals

Disliked: no

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Explore

Liked: The culture

Disliked: Drinks prices

44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
44% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Only go for 2-3 days but not over the weekend.

Liked: As with a lot of people heading to Amsterdam the soft drug laws are appealing but that is all thats good about it.

Disliked: Lack of interesting things to do, we had decided to spend 4 nights here which was way too long as we ran out of things to do.

89% 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 - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


04 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the pub called "The Pint" in the Red Light District, I had the best night there with good music and reasonably priced drinks!

Liked: During the daytime, the people were lovely and the city is beautiful with plenty of places to visit such as the Anne Frank house and Van Gogh museum. Trams will take you everywhere you need to go so transport is great.

Disliked: Amsterdam nightlife was great but drinks were very expensive and there was a lot of sleazy, dodgy men who touched you up without consent or made vulgar comments so you just need to be careful especially if you are young.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


03 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Take more money than you think you need.

Liked: Great fun!

Disliked: Lots of pickpockets to watch out for.

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


28 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Figure out how to get back to your hostel BEFORE you start partying.

Liked: Lots to do and a really beautiful city!

Disliked: Not really!

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


27 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: It's an expensive city. So make reservations in advance for dinner, club/bar ..

Liked: Wonderland

Disliked: There is no

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


13 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Book your visits in advance (Van Gogh + Anne Frank) to avoid lineups

Liked: The pot

Disliked: The rain + too many tourists

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


03 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Open mind

Liked: Culture

Disliked: It is monotonomes

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


30 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Be financially prepared so you can visit the most possible museums which are one of the best parts of the city!

Liked: The boat cruises on the Canal

Disliked: Nope

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • 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 - 80%
93% Avg. rating


20 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Walk. Most things can probably be reached by foot from dam square within 20 minutes.

Liked: Beautiful city to visit. Lots of nice restaurants to visit. Stunning buildings. Friendly locals.

Disliked: Virtually every restaurant you walk past where there is outdoor seating, you are approached by the staff asking you to come in. I prefer to just browse and choose.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
82% Avg. rating


20 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Please google about Amsterdam...its a place worth visiting once in your yound age. I wish i cud write evrything here ;)

Liked: Night life is awsome. Red district area is a must visit and do try some weed available at coffee shops. Tulip gardens are also worth going if available in your dates.

Disliked: Its a place for friends, solo, young travellers. Please dont choose this place if planning to travel with family n kids.

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


19 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: You could probably see most of Amsterdam in 2 days, but there are a few other cities in the Netherlands that are worth visiting and those are easily accessible by train.

Liked: Easy to get around. Dutch pancakes. English friendly.

Disliked: Certain areas are very crowded.

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


15 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be open, talk to locals as they know the city best

Liked: everything

Disliked: Nope

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


15 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Walk around the town an feel the atmosphere.

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

89% 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 - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


08 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy your stay!

Liked: Mushrooms

Disliked: can be pretty 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 - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


01 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go shopping!

Liked: Great shopping, beautiful place and friendly people

Disliked: Nothing

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


01 May 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Please travel earlier in the morning

Liked: Nice place to visit

Disliked: No

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 8115 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 81%

Chilling out / relaxing 85%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 88%

Culture 90%

Nightlife / partying 89%

Value for money 72%

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