The best time to visit is from May to August for the summer. The skies are blue, and the canals reflect the beautifully colorful sunsets. From October to April, be sure to take an umbrella and a coat for the rainy weather typical for the season.
Amsterdam is one of Europe's top mini-break destinations and it's easy to see why. It's filled with beautiful, winding canals and wooden houses. Lose yourself strolling, biking or cruising through the city. You'll be enchanted by the relaxed pace of the city
Amsterdam is known for its vibrant culture, energetic atmosphere, and stunning architecture. Visitors will appreciate the proximity of its hotels, hostels, and other accommodations to must-see attractions, famous locales, and trendy tourist spots.
Central Amsterdam offers the bustling action and fast paced environment typical of most major cities. Dozens of upscale boutiques, hip restaurants, and premier museums and galleries are all within walking distance for those staying in Centrum, Jordaan, Plantage or the Canal Ring. Outside the downtown area, travel is simple and convenient with a quick ride on public transit taking you anywhere you want to go.
Exploring the extended neighborhood districts of the city can provide different kinds of experiences for those willing to journey off the beaten path. Any area of the city is sure to make for a great stay and cater to your criteria.
Some of the best events are the Amsterdam Lights Fesitval, which takes place in the lead up to Christmas in December; Tulip Picking at Dam Square, which takes place in January; and Gay Pride, which takes over the city in the summer months.
In the evening, if you're curious you can check out the red-light district which is the tourist hotspot of Amsterdam and visit the famous coffee shops. For a more authentic nightlife experience, be sure to grab a drink in the traditional 'Brown Bars‚' which are wooden pubs which can be found along the canals of Leidseplein.
The city is filled with cute cafes, Dutch pancake houses and cool, pop-up food markets such as the Foodhallen, where you will be spoiled with choices. Amsterdam is also home to international restaurants, where you can find everything from authentic Japanese cuisine, through to Spanish tapas.
Amsterdam is bursting with art and culture. If you want to admire work from the Golden Age head to either Rijksmuseum or the Rembrandt House Museum. The Van Gogh Museum is home to a stunning collection of works by Van Gogh, who is by far the most famous Dutch painter.
Other top spots to visit include the Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography; the KochxBos Gallery Amsterdam; or the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Take the kids on a boat ride of Amsterdam’s canals, have a picnic on the grass at Vondelpark, or go tandem biking.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Amsterdam. The hottest month in Amsterdam is May, when temperatures peak at 93 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 28 ˚F. The wettest month in Amsterdam is November with 5.46 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.42 inches of rain.
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