Amsterdam Holiday Tips
January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
Understanding the Layout of Amsterdam
Because Amsterdam runs along a canal, it’s easiest to understand the orientation that it runs along: east to west. Main streets, in contrast, run north to south. The canal circle “begins” at Centraal Station and follows the circle of water, so it’s fairly tough to actually get lost.
Best Time to Visit Amsterdam
Spring is arguably the most popular time to visit Amsterdam, mainly because the city becomes a veritable blanket of tulips. After spring though, Amsterdam isn’t short of things to enjoy, including Museum Night which is held during the first week of November. Garden walks around the city are held during the third weekend of June and access to historical properties and gardens is made available to the public during the second weekend of September.
What to Do in Amsterdam
When you’re on holiday in Amsterdam, one of the best ways to feed your urge for culture and art is to get yourself an I Amsterdam card, available through a travel agent or at most airports or Central Station. The card gives you heavily discounted or even free access to many of Amsterdam’s famous museums, free use of public transportation, a free cruise on the canal that surrounds the city and discounts at popular restaurants.