Amsterdam is a beautiful city nestled on canals and filled with bicycles and small bridges. It is also known for the artistic work of Dutch painters Van Gogh and Rembrandt. It is also the place where a teenage girl named Anne Frank lived in secrecy hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Among the many things to do in Amsterdam, visiting the Anne Frank Museum should definitely be on your checklist.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who wrote a diary, hidden in the attic of a building in Amsterdam now known as the “Anne Frank House“. She was captured and sent to a concentration camp along with her sister Margot, her mother Edith and her father Mr. Otto Frank (Otto Frank was the only one who survived the Auschwitz concentration camps).
The diary, turned into “The Secret Annex” was found and published by his father and became a bestseller and one of the world’s foremost chronicles of the struggles and desperation of Jews during World War II.
The Anne Frank House museum is housed in the same building where Anne Frank hid during the war. If you do visit Amsterdam with your children, then make sure to take them to the Anne Frank House as it is an important part of world history.
- The Anne Frank House is situated at the Prinsengracht, the entrance of the museum is Westermarkt 20.
- It takes around 20 minutes to walk from the Central Station to the museum.
Trams 13, 14 and 17 stop nearby, at the ‘Westermarkt’ stop.
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous Dutch painters of all time. Vincent van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of paintings and drawings by the Dutch master.
There are over two hundred paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, and nearly six hundred drawings and a wide selection of personal items. The Van Gogh Museum is located near Amsterdam and the museum is just minutes walk from the Rijksmuseum.
This popular tourist attraction in Amsterdam is open daily to visitors from 09:00 until 19:00 (and until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays).
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Tram 2, direction Nieuw Sloten, stop Van Baerlestraat
- Tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof, stop Van Baerlestraat
- Bus 347, direction Uithoorn, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
- Bus 357, direction Kudelstaart, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
From train station Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Tram 12, direction Amsterdam Amstel, stop Museumplein
From train station Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 12, direction Station Sloterdijk, stop Museumplein
From train station Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5, direction Amsterdam Central Station, stop Van Baerlestraat
The Netherlands is known as one of the most liberal countries in the world, so it should not be surprising that Amsterdam’s Red Light District is filled with many bars, sex shops and ladies of ill repute, but then again…. this is just one the many things to do in Amsterdam (or you could always go for a nice bicycle ride instead!) .
Almost all tourists who visit Amsterdam, sometimes go for a stroll through this famous Red Light strip. It is safer to walk there so please do not be afraid, because he is like any other part of Amsterdam.
Schiphol Airport is accessible by train from Germany and Belgium and Holland, with different time travel on the location: the point of embarkation in Belgium require a period of 2-3 hours travel, Germany 02.11 hours drive.
If you travel by train from the Netherlands, Schiphol airport is only 15 minutes by car from Amsterdam, Rotterdam 1 hour and 1. 5:00 Eindhoven. Tickets can be bought in yellow machines on the platforms, ticket office or online.
There is also a night train service with trains every hour between Utrecht, Amsterdam, Schiphol and in one direction, and Schiphol, Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam in the other direction.
Access by Bus is equally simple. With six lines of Amsterdam, as well as direct flights from Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Hoofddorp and, among others.
Alternative: If you go to Amsterdam Schiphol Connection the hopper may be the best option. A minibus 8 seats, the service leaves the airport every 10 minutes between 6 a. Mr. and 9 per Mr. and made a circuit around most major hotels in Amsterdam. You will see the hopper on the platform A7 outside the arrivals terminal, and a seat can be reserved for the return journey two hours before you want to leave the station.
Schiphol Airport is one of the simplest airports in Europe from virtually any point of view, is well in Amsterdam.
Find departure & arrival time of a flight at Schiphol, by entering the destination, flight number or airline. In the list of results, you will find the most current flight information of the departing flight you want to follow. You can search for departing flights up to 21 days in advance.
Follow the following urls for latest arrival & departure information:
Children’s play area gives parents some relief from long waits and lies between Piers E and F, open 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. are equipped with slides and plush toys, computers and educational games.
When traveling with a baby, you may sometimes need a space where you can take care of your child. The Baby Care Lounge offers private spaces where you can bathe, feed and even let your baby sleep in one of the seven bed cabins.
The Baby Care Lounge is on Holland Boulevard, between Departure Lounges 2 and 3. Note: Lounge 2 and 3 are only accessible for intercontinental passengers. Use of the Baby Care Lounge is free of charge.
Opening hours: 6:00 – 22:00
The shopping center is before passport control Schiphol accessible to travelers and fans as one. The right of free surface after passport control so-called glide See Buy, and has 75 shops selling everything from cameras deli, designer coats, top shelf whiskey. The brands you expect are all represented, and a few others.
Business hours: Schiphol never sleeps and the shops at the airport have ample opening hours. The shops after security are opened from one and a half to one hour before departure of the first flight. And they only close thirty minutes before departure of the last flight of the day. For more details, please follow the url below to learn more about the shops.
You’ve found the ideal place to relax or to work up a sweat. Airport Park is Schiphol’s greenest spot, and the only place you can get some fresh air before you collect your baggage. Lie back on a lounger or bean bag, read a book or take a nap, all to the sound of (pre-recorded) birdsong. There are also exercise bikes if you need a little more energy to jolt yourself back to life – the bikes will charge up your phone while you pedal.
Locations and opening times
Past Security checkpoint
Opening hours: 24/7