Commutation from Paris:We travelled from Paris to Amsterdam by overnight bus. There are lot of buses from Paris to Amsterdam. There are Thalys trains running between Paris and Amsterdam .Booked prior you can get good price tickets. Accommodation: There are many budget hotels available Places to Visit: 1)City tour on cycle.(You can get many cycle tours online or there is one tour outside Amstel stations) 2)Canal Cruise 3)zaanse schans windmill village(Awesome place) total country side.Place where you can get wooden shoes,variety of Cheese,Waffels.
How to reach: The only expensive transport cost that we incurred was from munich to amsterdam. We took City Night Line train (CNL) book your train tickets from www.bahn.de or www.bahn.com. Advice pls book your tickets well in advance. Tickets for two was around 200 euros.
Place to stay: booked a loft through airbnb and Hans Brinker budget Hotel.
Places to see: There are many places to see in amsterdam but it depends on what you are fond of. We are not too fond of Museums on top of it you have to stand in line for hours. Howsoever, you can visit Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Brewery, Canal Cruise, Chill out in Vondelpark, Dam Square, Madame Tussauds, Red light Area & I AMSTERDAM sign.
Cheap Eats: Febo outlets here you can buy a chicken/pork/beef/lamb burger for only 2 euros. Vlaams Frites (famous dutch french fries dipped in mayonnaise). If you are fond of beef you will find several outlets of Argentinian steak houses. Wok to Walk budget Asian food joints.
Retail Therapy: Magna Plaza, Leidsestraat, Kalverstraat, Albert Cuypmarkt, Leidseplein/Rembrandtplein
Tips: You can rent a bike for a day and roam in the whole city. We discovered amsterdam on foot all by ourselves. Here is one helpful tip - Coffeshop in amsterdam sell hash & weed and more stuff that you need. Brown Cafes will actually serve you coffee. GreyArea is one of famous coffeeshops. Bulldog is one of the oldest coffeshops in the city however, it is now overrated. Lot of other stuff is also available try them at your own risk..truffles,space cake and many more.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Initially, The Netherlands stayed neutral in the war but it was invaded by Germany on May 10, 1940. Five days later, it surrendered to the Germans. During the four-day campaign, about 2,300 Dutch soldiers were killed and 7,000 wounded. Anne Frank was born in Amsterdam. During World War II, she hid from the Nazis with her family in a secret annexe in a canal house which is now a museum. Frank did not survive the war but her diary is one of the most poignant accounts of the war.
In the city centre
Nice and cosy
Nice coffee shop and bars just outside the flat
Had some bad comments on tripadvisor on noise problems as the flat is directly opposite a club but well yeah thats what Amsterdam is, isn't it! You anyways don't reach the flat before 6 am so it really does make a difference.
Difficult to locate when you are coming for the first time.
What can i say about Amsterdam. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you like history, culture, food, parties or even smoking pot...Amsterdam has something for everyone. Canals are the highlight. Must take a boat tour to see the city from canals.