Amsterdam, The Netherlands
is a multi-faceted city that blends history with a modern,
urban flair. Seventeenth century buildings adorn a web of
canals and bridges while cafés and restaurants fill corners
and squares, making the city one of the most picturesque in
It is known for its world-famous museums, and must-sees on any visitor’s list include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. You can also lose yourself in the various neighbourhoods, including the popular Jordaan and the more classic Oud Zuid. Across the river, the area of Amsterdam Noord (North) hosts many local art initiatives, as well as local breweries.
You can rent a bike and join thousands of locals navigating Amsterdam’s streets, take a boat tour through the canals or soak up the atmosphere on foot. Amsterdam is the perfect destination for pre- and post-conference visits.
If you intend to visit many of the museums in Amsterdam, you may want to get a museum card. This card gives you access to all the museums in the Netherlands. You can buy the museum card at any of the museums in Amsterdam prior to your visit. You can find more information here: www.amsterdam.info/museums/museumkaart/
Free or almost-free activities
There is plenty to do in Amsterdam even if you are on a tight budget. More information on free or almost-free activities can be found below:
To truly experience Amsterdam, be sure to head out beyond the city centre and explore the wider Amsterdam area. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll find excellent shopping cities like Haarlem, the majestic windmills at Zaanse Schans, and historic towns like Edam and Volendam.
More ideas can be found below:
Whether you’re looking for Michelin-standard cuisine or a cosy local joint, you'll find plenty to please your palate in Amsterdam. Amsterdam holds its own on the restaurant front, offering a culinary melting pot reflective of the city itself. Restaurants offer everything from Indonesian to tapas and from Mediterranean to modern Dutch.
More information on restaurants and cafes can be found here: www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/what-to-do/eating-and-drinking/dining-out-amsterdam