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question signWhere is Amsterdam located ?

answer signAmsterdam is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the Netherlands Europe. The city is the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands.

question signHow far is Amsterdam from Brussels ?

answer signBrussels is located 106 miles or 171 km from Amsterdam.

question signHow far is Amsterdam from The Hague (Den Haag) ?

answer signDistance between Amsterdam and The Hague is 30 miles or 48 km.

question signHow far is Arnhem from Amsterdam ?

answer signArnhem is located 51 miles or 83 kilometers from Amsterdam.

question signHow far is Bruges from Amsterdam ?

answer signBruges is Belgium is located 105 miles or 169 km from Amsterdam Holland.

question signHow far is Paris from Amsterdam ?

answer signAmsterdam is located in the Netherlands and 266 miles or 429 km away from Paris in France.

question signHow far is the Dam Square from Central Train Station ?

answer signIt is less than a 10 minute walk to Dam Square from Central Station. You can also take a tram, it's only one stop to Dam Square, tram nrs 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25.

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question signHow do you get from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport to city centre Amsterdam ?

answer signThere is a direct train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station located close to the city center. During peak times there are 4 to 5 trains per hour. It takes only 20 minutes. Taxis from Schiphol are expensive. Tip : Many hotels in Amsterdam share a paid shuttle bus service, and some hotels near the airport offer free transport.

question signTrain from Amsterdam to Paris ? Bus ?

answer signTake Thalys train from Amsterdam Central station to Gare du Nord in Paris France. You can reserve tickets at You can also take the bus, check out Bus leaves at the Amstel train station. There is also a metro station there and tram 12 terminates at this point.

question signFrom Amsterdam to Brussels ?

answer signMost convenient is by train. See or for the train connections, and for bus. Direct international trains run to Brussels (which is two and a half to three hours away and connects with Eurostar trains to London St Pancras.

question signBest way to get to Bruges from Amsterdam ?

answer signTake train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Train Station. From Antwerp take train to Bruges.

question signHow to get from the city centre to Amsterdam Arena ?

answer signYou can take a metro from Central Station straight to the Arena (the stop is called Bijlmer/Arena). It takes some 20 minutes.

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question signHow can I make a tour in the red district area ?

answer signYou can just walk round yourself, perfectly safe. If you're going to amsterdam and want to take a tour in the red light district we can recommend you It is a fascinating tour and a real experience.

question signAmsterdam in one day ?

answer signAmsterdam's city center is fairly small, and almost abnormally flat, so you can easily get to most tourist destinations on foot from the central railway station, within a half an hour. You can visit Anne Frank House, Van Gogh museum and walk in the Red Light District. You can also do one of the 1 hour canal cruises. Anne Frank is a must if you are interested in recent history and it will only take an hour to get around. There is also a free guided Amsterdam walking tour that you can join in on, the tour guide shows up just outside of Centraal Station Tip : Rather than a hop on hop off bus there is a hop on hop off canal boat that stops at most of the sites such as the Rijksmuseum (Van Gogh very close by), Anne Frank and others.

question signRent a bicycle in Amsterdam ?

answer signA pleasant way to see a lot of Amsterdam is to rent a bicycle. The city is very bike-friendly and there are separate bike lanes on most major streets. It is maybe a little bit stressing in some crossroads when a tram, two cars or a hundred bikes seem to try to go to the same point, but everybody is respectful and polite. We highly recommend the Amsterdam op de fiets (Amsterdam on the bike) map, available at all Amsterdam Tourist Offices.

question signWhere to rent a bicycle in Amsterdam ?

answer signWe can recommend you MacBike Bicycle Rental and Orangebike Rentals & Tours.

question signWhere to book tickets for Anne Frank House ?

answer signYou can book your tickets at You will not have to wait in line. Lines can be very long but most of the time the line moves quite quickly.

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question signWhich language do they speak in Amsterdam ?

answer signThe local language is Dutch. A lot of people in Amsterdam speaks English and also often speak other languages including German and French.

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question signParking in Amsterdam ?

answer signTake a look at for more information about parking your car in Amsterdam. Tip: We advice you not to take your car into Amsterdam city center. It's much better to park on a free parking out of the city and use the public transport to continue your visit or to leave your car at one of the cheap Park+Ride parking lots.

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question signShopping in Amsterdam ?

answer signShopping in Amsterdam is very pleasant because many roads in the city centre are closed to cars. It's a city where you can find a lot of books, antiques, diamonds and curiosities. All the top brands from Hugo Boss to Rolex and Benetton to Armani are located in the most exclusive shopping street in Amsterdam, P.C. Hoofstraat (Peter Cornelisz). Nieuwedijk- Kalverstraat are other famous shopping streets, Kalverstraat is located just off the Dam Square and leads up to MuntPlein (DeMunt). The Nieuwedijk is close to Central Train Station and basically dedicated to clothing, sportswear, music and gift shops. On the Muntplein you will find all sorts of tulips, narcissus and other bulbs and flowers on the Flowermarket. Most of the mobile phone shops can be found at Rokin. Also a great area to go shopping is at the Nine Streets (

question signBest Souvenir in Amsterdam ?

answer signDelicate Delft china is a popular souverir and can be found both in traditional blue and white and in multi-color designs. Also very popular is Dutch cheese (Gouda) and Dutch tulip bulbs.

question signWhere can I find the flower market ?

answer sign The famous floating flower market is located at The Munt (De Munt). The flower market and the shops on it sell many local specialities.

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question signCan you recommend an hotel in Amsterdam ?

answer signAmsterdam boasts many quality hotels so finding the perfect hotel room is not easy. Take a look at top rated hotels in Amsterdam. You can compare different hotels based on guest review scores submitted by customers after their stay. Stay in a hotel rated wih an excellent review score and you won't be disappointed.

question signCan you recommend an hotel near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport ?

answer signTake a look at hotels near Amsterdam Airport, all hotels are rated with a guest review score, also hotels with (free) airport shuttle are listed. Airport hotels offer an overnight room, or a day room. You can also stay within walking distance of Centraal Train Station, which is only a 15 minute train ride from the airport. (hotels central train station)

question signWhere to stay near Amsterdam Dam Square ?

answer signLook at this webpage ( and search for accommodation rated with high guest review scores submitted by customers.