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Golden Age canals lined by tilting gabled buildings are the backdrop for Amsterdam's treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops and hyper-creative drinking, dining and design scenes.

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Things to Know

Locals in Amsterdam have lots of rules for tourists who flood into the city. Here's everything you need to know in advance to avoid getting in trouble.

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Best Neighborhoods

Whether you're looking to party hard or hang out with family, our guide to Amsterdam's neighborhoods will help you find the perfect place to stay.

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Day Trips

From Rotterdam's visionary architecture to Zaanse Schans's working windmills, here are the best day trips from Amsterdam, all less than an hour away.

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Money and Costs

Be ready for high prices in Amsterdam, one of Europe's favorite city break destinations. Here are our tips for seeing the city on a budget.

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Amsterdam's compact center is easy to explore on foot and its public transport takes you even further. Here's how to get around the Dutch capital.

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Free Things to Do

There's a host of freebies to help you save money in Amsterdam, from architectural jewels and archeological treasures to inventive exhibits and concerts.

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Traveling with Kids

With its beautiful urban parks, child-focused museums and stroller-friendly trams, Amsterdam is a surprisingly great option for a family holiday.

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 04:  A general view of houses near the "Red Light District" which comes from the red neon lights that highlight the windows where prostitution is legal, but the area is also famous for its canals, coffeeshops selling marijuana or cannabis, brothels, sex shops and museums on what would be a usually busy Saturday night on April 04, 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. All non-essential businesses will follow national policy regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) due to precautionary measures and will be closed to the public at least until further notice.  The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 60,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Amsterdam will have Europe’s highest tourist tax in 2024. Here’s what that means for your travel budget

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