Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands, is known as the “Venice of the North”. Staggered bridges, horizontal and vertical canals are the trademark of this city. Charming windmills, intoxicating tulips, legendary artists and unique architecture are the city’s business cards. The city boasts of its world famous art and museums. You can't walk a kilometre without bumping into a masterpiece in the city. The Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam Museum) hangs the world's largest collection by tortured native son Vincent. Treasure-packed museums, vintage-filled shops, hyper-creative design, drinking and dining scenes are what defines this city.
Summers are considered the prime tourist season for Amsterdam. For this very reason, a visit in summers can mean a long queue at all major tourist spots. Late autumn and throughout most of the winter months, the crowd is less because of the chilly weather. The tulip flowering period from the end of March to the beginning of May is the most romantic and charming period in the Netherlands. At this time, the Keukenhof Park floods with tulips, attracting tourists from all over the world.
The weather in Amsterdam keeps changing, be it is winter or summer. It is best to go out with rain gear and wind-proof clothes. In the cold winter, the average temperature is between 2 to 5 °C, and you need to keep a warm jacket prepared. During July and August, the average temperature is only about 22 °C, morning and evening being cooler you need to carry long sleeved clothes.
When it comes to the Amsterdam nightlife, there are multiple venues for all tastes such as dance festivals and club nights! Best way to save the budget while travelling in Amsterdam is to get the Amsterdam City Pass, a great option through which you get access to all major highlights, more than 70 museums, free city-wide public transport, a canal cruise and bicycle rent. Major benefits with the city pass are you get to skip lines, save money and also get the best discounts at restaurants, attractions and concerts.