Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Europe. While it is well-known for its taboo tourist attractions, Amsterdam boasts so much more than cheap thrills. My first trip to Amsterdam, admittedly, was a bit of a disappointment.
So, on my second trip, I made it a point to stalk out the best of the best in the city.
Depending on your type of trip, I’d recommend getting an iAmsterdam card. The card includes free admission into the most popular museums, free public transportation and a free canal cruise. Plan your trip to see if the iAmsterdam card can save you money on your trip.
Accommodation in Amsterdam can be pricey – even at hostels!
If you’re a solo female traveler, I do NOT recommend using www.Couchsurfing.com in this city. While there are plenty of great locals offering a free place to stay, the site suggests using caution in Amsterdam. I suggest not taking a chance.
The Best of Amsterdam Accommodation:
“[Banks Mansion] was a great place to stay and right on the canals. Great breakfast every morning and a very generous happy hour in the evening! It was also in walking distance of the Flower Market.” -Steve
“The best place to stay by far is Mauro Mansion – it’s right by Central Station and in the heart of old downtown. It’s run by a gay couple and they are the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever met.” -Becky Mahan, Stranger in this Town
Amsterdam is full of history and activities! Whether you prefer museums or high tea!
Cheeses and sweets and meats, oh my!
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