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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 Amsterdam
A short introduction to the city from a foreign visitor's point of view.

Amsterdam Hotspots: Tips
Photos enhance a page of useful advice for the tourist.


Amsterdam Map
This embedded Google Map has options for street, satellite photo, and hybrid views. Street Map of Amsterdam
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: Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Quadrant Maps
The overview map is divided into quadrants that you can zoom in on by clicking. There's also a map of the Amsterdam area.


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 for travelers.


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.

Amsterdam travel resources
Academic travel
Arriving, departing
Cafés, nightclubs
Dining, food
Events, culture
Excursions, sights
Gay, lesbian
Local transportation
Practical information
Sex, prostitution
Sports, recreation
Umbrella sites

Amsterdam planning tools
Amsterdam map
Amsterdam weather forecast

Amsterdam hotels/accommodations
Hotel introduction
5-star hotels
4-star hotels
3-star hotels
2-star hotels
1-star hotels
Airport hotels