Culture, history, art, entertainment, nightlife, canals, bikes and a smoke, Amsterdam has it all. And our Amsterdam guide is going to help you get it too. Locally known at the Venice of the North, Amsterdam has an enormous network of canals that crisscross the city. The Canal Belt surrounding the historical centre gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010.
If you want to get a taste of cultural Amsterdam, you have to visit some of its great exhibits. Amsterdam has over 50 museums and galleries to explore! Besides the ultra famous Van Gogh, Anne Frank and Rijksmuseum exhibits, there is a massive amount of other museums worth visiting. How about a taste of life on a traditional houseboat, an impression of modern photography in FOAM or a closer look at beer brewing (and tasting) at the Heineken Museum?
Amsterdam has become one of the most multicultural cities in the world thanks to the locals' relaxed, tolerant and non/conformist ways. Luckily this is reflected also in the city's restaurants where you can find anything from Argentinian Steak Houses and floating Thai Restaurants.
The Flying Pig Uptown: True Amsterdam laid back atmosphere. Chill out and have a smoke in the bar and you'll see why the Flying Pig is Amsterdam's Famous Hostel!
Amsterdam’s Best Outdoor Activities
Amsterdam, the vibrant and wonderfully exciting capital city of The Netherlands, is not merely famous for its fantastic museums, historical buildings and canals. It is also world-renowned for the wide variety of outdoor activities that can be experienced here. With its many beautiful parks, action-packed adventure sites and interesting tourist attractions, there is something for any outdoor aficionado to enjoy in this wonderful city.
The Anne Frank Museum, Amsterdam
It's one thing to read Anne Frank's diary and peer into the deep well of humanity's capacity to hope and persevere, it's another to actually step into the hiding place that kept this famous diarist and Holocaust victim until the Nazis found her.
Culture, history, art, entertainment, nightlife, canals, bikes and a smoke, Amsterdam has it all. When you've been to the Pig, you've been to Amsterdam! For the most tremendous stay in the City of Sin, get the Amsterdam Piggy Map and the Amsterdam Travel Guide from reception when you arrive. Until then here’s a sneak peek at our Amsterdam Overview, Amsterdam's best bits!