Strap on some clogs and grab a stroopwafel, it’s time for a trip to Amsterdam! Amsterdam is home to more than two and a half million inhabitants, and attracts over 7 million international travellers annually. It’s easy to see why: in terms of creativity, history, and nightlife, Amsterdam is light years ahead of many other destinations in northern Europe. Famous for its gorgeous canals that criss cross the city, the architecture of Amsterdam is truly unique, leading to its colloquial appellation “The Venice of the North”. There’s something for everyone in Amsterdam, especially if you like bridges, pancakes and electronic dance music.
Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important trading centres in the world during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. The city is now the undisputed capital of The Netherlands, but unlike other capital cities it has a relaxed atmosphere realised in liberal policies concerning consumption of cannabis and other mind altering substances (in moderation of course!). Popular attractions include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum, the Anne Frank House, the Flower Market, Albert Cuyp Market and the Vondelpark. Finding the best tours of Amsterdam that allow you to experience all of this first hand isn’t easy. Check out our guide to tours of Amsterdam to find out more!
”We’re not a big faceless organisation, but a group of students and locals determined to show visitors the best Amsterdam has to offer. Simple as that.”