|Amsterdam Canal District|
How to explore Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a perfect place for sightseeing, lots of attractions are located at walking distance of each other. But there are several ways to explore the city, which also depends on the weather and the time you have to spend.
Here are some options with information, tickets, addresses and tips about the best way to explore the city.
Hop on-Hop off Amsterdam
|Hop on-Hop off Amsterdam Tour|
- Hop on-Hop off website
|Amsterdam Canal Tour|
- Holland International
- Canal Company
- Reederij P. Kooij
- Blue Boat Company
- Rederij Plas
Special canal tours
|Amsterdam Private Tours|
- Pub Cruise
- 100 Highlights Cruise
- Pancake Cruise
- Information about Canal Cruises in Amsterdam
|Free Ferryboat Amsterdam|
A number of ferries operate from just outside central station and can get you to EyeFilm and NDSM wharf.
A great experience and completely free!
Rent a bike
Rent a bike, it is a great joy to explore the city by bike. Bike rental allows you a lot of flexibility, ride for a couple hours or rent for a whole week, you can explore the city at your own pace. There are many bicycle paths but not everywhere, especially not in the old city centre. Take care of the busy traffic!
Here are some bicycle rental shops:
Because their are so many bicycles in Amsterdam, the city has one of the highest bicycle theft rates in the world.
- Bicycles in Amsterdam
You can also explore on foot the Canal District, the distances are small and on a beautiful sunny day it's a nice walk. The pedestrian areas are generally well maintained. A tip for a long walk; Always check the weather forecast or take an umbrella with you!
- Amsterdam weather forecast
Going for a day out in Amsterdam or staying for a few days in this beautiful city? Then a day ticket or multi-day ticket is the best choice.
Options: one to seven days
The card is there for 1 to 7 days. For children 4 to 11 years there is the very economical Children's Day card.
The GVB day or multi-day tickets allows you to travel at the hours of your own convenience without any limitation throughout Amsterdam, day and night, on the bus, tram, and metro. The day card is valid for 24 hours after you first check in.
Note: these tickets are only valid in GVB metros, trams, and buses.
The child day ticket is only available as a paper chip ticket. The 1 to 7 day tickets are available as paper chip tickets, but can also be purchased as a travel product on the anonymous or personal OV-chipkaart.
- Tickets public transport
More information about Amsterdam:
- The most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam
- I love Amsterdam because the city has everything for a perfect weekend
- About Amsterdam