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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 7778 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

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


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: even though its tempting, don't just sit and smoke the time away, there's too much else to see and do

Liked: everything

Disliked: nope

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


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike and go around the city: it's definitely worth it and moreover it's cheap!

Liked: It is an amazing, enchanting city where one may find everything: culture, fun, excursions, daylife, nightlife...

Disliked: The humid weather and the dirt everywhere in the city

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


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: walk around and enjoy the canal side streets

Liked: The ambience and sights

Disliked: Bicycles everywhere

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 - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: dont come as a tourist

Liked: i live here

Disliked: yeah but not as a tourist

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Go with the flow

Liked: The culture

Disliked: Very busy and crowded

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Use public transport. Taxis are a rip off!

Liked: Everything!

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Customer Travel Tip: Book in advance in one of the top rated hostels for your entire stay, checking out and in in Amsterdam can be difficult due to the fact you won't be sleeping in which you will need. Don't be lazy, get a bike, easier to move around and if you ever meet a local guy/girl and you would like to hang out, a bike will make things so smooth you will feel the best ever.

Liked: Every single thing.

Disliked: Accommodations need to be booked properly in advance else you are screwed.

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy the lovely city and experience the nightlife, make a longer visit

Liked: Lots of things to do and see, excellent nightlife, beautiful city to visit

Disliked: lots of tourists, very expensive

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Take lots of money!!

Liked: Nice city, plenty to do no matter what your tastes.

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the museums early to avoid lines! Worth buying tickets in advance for the Van Gogh museum.

Liked: The museums!

Disliked: Hard to avoid all of the party goers

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


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Walk the city center, don't let them tell you to take transportation.

Liked: I have been here before, but this is a city full of life. Different than any other cities that are around due to their free way of life tolerant of many things.

Disliked: no, this is a walkable city..you do not need public transportation when you are inside of main Amsterdam-city center

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


13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get the Iamsterdam card. Might be expensive, but on the other side I didn't spend any money after.

Liked: The atmosphere. I travelled alone and wasn't afraid even for a moment, even though I'm a girl from Israel.

Disliked: Getting by public transportation to certain spots in the city was hard. Also in one of my days the tram didn't work for a few hours and I needed to get back to the hostel by walking and it was far.

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


12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go to a commercial coffee shop

Liked: Very chilled out culture

Disliked: Quite expensive

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


12 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Dont plan every single thing just go with it

Liked: Party life

Disliked: Rubbish on the flow

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


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Buy the 1, 2 or 3 day travel pass for all public transport including trains and if you want to go to the museums or ann frank house book in advanced.

Liked: The public transport is brilliant, you can jump on and off whenever. The entertainment outside the Kings palace was enjoyable and vondelpark was the highlight of the trip.

Disliked: It's very expensive when you're on a budget!

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Rent bikes!!

Liked: Mature culture. The arts. The history. The architecture. Biking.

Disliked: Lack of public recycling

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


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy

Liked: everything except Hotel Tamara

Disliked: Hotel Tamara

78% 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 - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: No

Liked: Great city

Disliked: Prositution and drugs

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


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: go to leidseseplein for nightlife

Liked: people are very friendly and the public transport

Disliked: nothing

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


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: rent a bike

Liked: Vondelpark, city bikes.

Disliked: It's not easy to get used to transit but after a day or so it's ok.

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 7778 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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