Amsterdam Practical Information
ABOVE: This drawing of an Amsterdam water scene
is by the Dutch artist Hans Rijpma.
General tourist information
A Day in Amsterdam
When you're stuck at Schiphol for more than a few hours, take the train into the
city. (Our travelogue includes practical tips
for the airport and Amsterdam).
An Outsider's Guide to
A short introduction to the city from a foreign visitor's point of view.
Photos enhance a page of useful advice for the tourist.
This embedded Google Map has options for street, satellite photo, and
Amsterdam.info: Street Map of
Click on a quadrant to enlarge a section of this excellent city map. An
Amsterdam Metro Map is also available.
Map of Amsterdam
Click a section of the map for photos and lists of places to see, stay, etc. in
the selected district. From The Channels:
The overview map is divided into quadrants that you can zoom in on by clicking.
There's also a map of the Amsterdam area.
Amsterdam Mobile Guide
The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions has a free miniguide to
Amsterdam hotels, restaurants, museums, sightseeing attractions, shopping, etc.
that can be accessed by mobile devices via the Web or with a free iPhone app.
Europe for Visitors Money
and Currency Articles
Read these articles on ATM cards, hidden credit-card surcharges,
mind-boggling "traveler's check card" fees, the euro, and other financial topics
Amsterdam Weather Forecast
Check current conditions or view a 10-day forecast with metric or English
measurements. This page also has links to month-by-month climate averages,
sunrise/sunset, and time information.