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Amsterdam coat of arms photo

ABOVE: Amsterdam's coat of arms. INSET BELOW: A local bicyclist, and a visiting cruise ship.

woman bicyclist in amsterdamAmsterdam is one of Europe's major air gateways from other continents, and the city has enjoyed a reputation for tolerating visitors' idiosyncrasies since the heady, hash-happy days of the 1960s. Whether you're a backpacker, museum buff, shopper, cruise passenger, city-planning student, stoner, or sex tourist, you'll find what you're looking for in Amsterdam.

Costa Atlantica cruise shipOur Amsterdam Web Guide is designed to help you reach the travel information you want with a minimum of frustration.

To get started, use the navigation table below, which you'll also find at the bottom of each page.

Amsterdam travel resources
Introduction Local transport
Academic travel Miscellaneous
Arriving, departing Museums
Cafés, nightclubs Photos
Dining, food Practical information
Drugs Sex, prostitution
Events, culture Shopping
Excursions, sights Sports, recreation
Gay, lesbian Umbrella sites

Amsterdam planning tools
Amsterdam map Amsterdam weather forecast

Amsterdam hotels/accommodations
Hotel introduction Airport hotels
5-star hotels B&B
4-star hotels Hostels
3-star hotels Apartments
2-star hotels Camping
1-star hotels  

Top photo copyright © Amsterdam Tourist Board.
1st inset photo: Paul Piebinga.
2nd inset photo: Sebastiaan Evers.

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Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.

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