Amsterdam is a destination travel in time unique and exciting because it is a place that attracts a wide variety of worldwide travelers and you can always find a variety of things to do in Amsterdam at any given moment at any time of day.
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Amsterdam, Holland (photo credit: Sergey Galyonkin via Flickr)
If you love culture and history and Amsterdam is a great tourist destination and you can visit attractions such as Vincent van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. If you are a deer or just for fun, then, Amsterdam is an ideal city to discover how you can visit one of the famous Dutch coffee shops, Red Light District or perhaps one of the dance clubs spectacular. Hundreds of thousands tourists from all around the world visit Amsterdam every year and many people keep coming back because it seems you can not get enough of the Dutch capital. This article offers visitors a good overview of some of the most popular tourist attractions of Amsterdam.

Anne Frank House

+31 20 556 7105 | Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM |
Tickets Pricing=> Adults: € 10 / Age 10-17: € 5 / Age 0-9: free

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.
Anne Frank House
Anne Frank Huis - Amsterdam, NL (image credits: Dietmar Rabich)

Van Gogh Museum

Address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam | +31 (0)20 570 5200
Hours: Open daily from 9 am - 7 pm (On Fridays and Saturdays until 9 pm)
Ticket Prices => Adults: € 18 - Visitors under 18: free (school groups excluded) - Museumkaart holders: free - I Amsterdam City Card holders: free

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).

Public Transport

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

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The Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam, NL (image credits: Ronald Tilleman)

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.

Red Light District - Amsterdam (image credits: Razvan Orendovici via Flickr)

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.

Schiphol AIrport
Schiphol Airport (AMS) - Amsterdam (image credits: Hide-sp via Wikimedia Commons)

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:



Amsterdam Schiphol Airport offers travelers a communication space for the computer and use fax, but as the entire building has wireless Internet for a laptop can be used anywhere. Internet Centre: (Available Before and After Security Checkpoint) After security checkpoint location: C-pier, D-pier, Holland Boulevard, Lounge 1, Lounge 2, Lounge 3 Before security checkpoint location: Plaza Surf the web for free | Free basic Internet anytime, anywhere The Internet is a great way to pass the time if you have a few hours to burn. Schiphol Airport has free WiFi, which is available everywhere indoors. Simply log in to the Schiphol Airport network with your laptop or smart device. Our free WiFi network ‘Airport_Free_Wifi‘ is great for checking your email or browsing online. Simply search for ‘Schiphol’ in your device’s settings. The network allows you to remain online in four-hourly increments. Once your four hours are up, simply re-join the network to restore access.

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.

Everything you want to know about shopping at Schiphol Airport>>

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
Lounge 1
Opening hours: 24/7

Airport Parks Schiphol Amsterdam
Airport Park