HOTELS IN Amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Stay in one of our friendly Best Western Hotels in Amsterdam and experience the historical attractions in the capital of the Netherlands. There is always a very good atmosphere in Amsterdam. You will not be disappointed if you decide to dine out, there is a huge variety of restaurants that offer a unique experience.

Amsterdam hosts over 18 million visitors each year, tourists who regularly come to see places like Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and the Prinsengracht canal.

If you’re wanting to do some shopping in Amsterdam you must start down Kalverstraat, which starts at Dam Square and runs all the way south until Muntplein. Down the long stretch there is around 100+ shops from one end to the other. You can expect to see stores like Zara, Ray-Ban, Tommy Hilfiger and LUSH down Kalverstraat.

Johan Cruijff Arena

The Johan Cruijff Arena is the primary stadium in Amsterdam which is home to the football club AFC Ajax. Building for the stadium started in 1993 and finished in 1996 costing around €140 million.

In the Euro 2000 the stadium was one of the venues for the competition; it was also home to the 1998 Champions League Final and 2013 Europa League Final. The capacity for the stadium is 56,120 as of 2022.

If you are wanting to see the stadium, there are tours available. During the tours you will get to see the pitch, dug-outs, tunnel, press room and even the home and away changing room. The tour takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to complete.

Dam Square

Dam Square was built in the 13th century to stop the Zuiderzee from causing chaos to the city and flooding it.

There are a few food stalls and restaurants in the square, it can get very busy at times and you may not be able to dine in. The well known wax museum Madame Tussauds is also in the square, so if you’re wanting to get your picture taken next to people like Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronaldo or Queen Elizabeth II then grab yourself a ticket.

Canal Tour

When visiting Amsterdam you must have a Canal Tour on your to-do list. There really isn’t a better alternative to exploring the city. Sit back and relax while on an open boat, listening to the tour guide tell you more details about this historic city.

Eating And Drinking In Amsterdam

Eating And Drinking In Amsterdam

Lumbini is based in the heart of Amsterdam at Amstel 32, 1017AB. The restaurant serves fresh authentic Indian and Nepalese food.

Popular orders at the restaurant include curries, Tandoori, and Biryani. They also have a variety of vegetarian dishes. The chefs at Lumbini have over 30 years of experience, so you can feel at ease that you're in good hands; all food is prepared to a high standard, with attention to detail being key.

Midtown Grill is a top-of-the range meat restaurant. The steakhouse first opened in 2010 after being inspired by American Steak houses; since its opening it has been a massive success.

The steakhouse goes the extra mile for their customers by finding the best cuts of meat from all over the world and serving them however tender customers require.

While visiting the steakhouse you may want to take a look at their premium wine and cocktail menu.

Pastai is an Italian restaurant which can be found down a street in Amsterdam centre called Jan Pieter Heijestraat next to Vondelpark.

The restaurant provides tasty home-made Italian food, including the food everyone loves Pizza and Pasta. When dining at Pastai the staff make you feel very welcome and always deliver a relaxing atmosphere.

Things To Do In Amsterdam

Things To Do In Amsterdam

Anne Frank House is a museum all about the wartime writer Anne Frank. The building can be found near Westerkerk in the centre of Amsterdam.

During World War 2, Anne Frank and her family were forced to hide in secret rooms to try and stay alive. Anne did not survive, but her diary was published for the world to hear her story in 1947.

The famous Dutch artist Van Gogh has his very own museum based in Amsterdam South; the museum opened on the 2nd of June 1973 and had over 2 million visits between 2016-2018.

Inside the museum you will find a large amount of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings. The museum has 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the talented Dutch artist.

If you’re looking to visit then you cannot just walk in, it is ticket only and gets booked up in advance. Book now by visiting the Van Gogh Museum website.

The national museum of the Netherlands is called Rijksmuseum, founded in The Hague on the 19th November 1798, and went on to move to Amsterdam in 1808.

Inside the national museum you will find lots of historic information regarding the history of the Netherlands, along with over 1 million objects of different history from over the years including a large gallery of paintings.

You have to book tickets to visit the Rijksmuseum and similar to the Van Gogh Museum, it gets busy and is advised to pre-book.

Shopping In Amsterdam

Shopping In Amsterdam

De Bijenkorf is based in a great location located in the centre of Amsterdam, which is home to premium clothing shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Inside there is everything to fulfil your shopping requirements, whether its buying a luxurious accessory from Louis Vuitton to popping in to Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss for some new t-shirts and jeans.#

  • Magna Plaza

Magna Plaza is only a 15 minute walk from Central station; the indoor shopping centre can be found down Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal behind The Royal Palace.

The building was built between 1895–1899, previously it was used as a post office, but now it is home to 15+ stores shared over four floors. You will find shops like Lacoste, Swarvoski, and Unit17 inside.

The P.C. Hooftstraat is known as Amsterdam’s high end fashion district; the street is named after the Dutch historian Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft.

Walking down the street you will notice designer names like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Stone Island. If you love your designer brands then walking down here will be a pleasant experience.

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