Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is the largest city with its cultural and financial center located within. It is colloquially called Venice of the North due to the canals crisscrossing the city. The soothing warm weather fills the city with some expectant buzz. Breathtaking museums, antediluvian churches, secret courtyards, and canal houses infallibly make Amsterdam a place worth a visit. Known for its gabled facades, Amsterdam has areas around to be reached on foot. Experience Amsterdam's best eateries, relax in one of its renowned coffee shops, and pound the cobbled roads for erratic shopping finds. Newcomers visiting Amsterdam have surely noticed the eye-catching amount of bikes everywhere they look.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Amsterdam
Where to Shop
Exclusive boutiques, high-rise department stores, antiques, and extant Dutch designs make Amsterdam an appropriate space for discerning shoppers. This Dutch city is known for its creativity and innovation. Visit Hip Nine Streets in grand Oud Zuid – to experience luxury boutiques and vintage delights. From the Catwalk to the club scenes, this city is known to inspire a lot of budding designers. If you need some unique accessories for the home, visit Friday Next- an interior design studio and a café nestled together. Walk through the woods and enter SPRMRKT- a modern clothing store in Amsterdam. Soak up the aura of the places you are in and never forget to people- watch!
What to Eat
The best way to explore a place is through its eateries. There is a practically endless chain of pristine places to cease food craving in Amsterdam- De Kas is one of them. This place offers “insanely tasty food”, served and prepared by renowned chefs. These French and Dutch cuisines, from caviar to krokets, have truly set a unique experience for the guests. Among the local delicacies, 'Hollandse Nieuwe' (Dutch new herring) is considered to be the most desired Dutch food. The other cuisines include Stroopwafel (most popular pastry from The Netherlands), Patat (the Dutch style French fries), Kroket (deep fried roll with veal or beef inside), and Kaas (popular cheese from the Netherlands).
The Local Language
The Dutch being their official language, majority of Amsterdam’s inhabitants also speaks well-versed English. However they are often well aware of two or three other languages.
A Few Dutch Words and Phrases
• Do you speak English?:
Spreekt u Engels?
• Where are the toilets, please?:
waar zijn de toiletten, alsjeblieft?
• How much is this?:
Hoeveel kost dit?
Dos and Don’ts
• It is strictly prohibited by the law to drink liquor on the street.
• Do rent a bike to ride around the beautiful city and watch out for the dangerous tram tracks.
• You will need a light on your bike as per the Bike Law.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency police, fire brigade, ambulance: 112
• Police information: 0900 8844
• Emergency Hospitals: 112 / 020 592 3434
• Central Emergency Number:112
• Which airlines offer Cheap Air Tickets to Amsterdam?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Amsterdam is KML Royal Dutch.
• What is the time zone used in Netherland?
The time zone in Netherland is GMT+0:20.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from London to Amsterdam?
The most popular airline flying from London to Amsterdam is KML Royal Dutch, British Airways
, and Etihad Airways
• What is the shortest time for a London to Amsterdam flight?
The shortest flight time from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour approximately.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Amsterdam?
The must-visit places in Amsterdam include Anne Frank House, Jordaan, Natura Artis Magistra, Dam Square, and the Van Gogh Museum.
• What is the currency of Netherlands?
The currency of the Netherlands is Euro.
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