Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Amsterdam city guide. Here you'll find the best of Amsterdam. WTR's Amsterdam map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Amsterdam including the Rijksmuseum, the views from the Eye Film Institute and the The Anne Frank House.
You'll also find the best dining in Amsterdam. guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Amsterdam includes Ciel Bleu and La Oliva Pintxos y Vinos. Then you're off to Brussels for mussels.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Amsterdam
Getting Around in Amsterdam
Public Transporation in Amsterdam
Our Tony Transit says this is the best site for getting around in Amsterdam using public transportation(iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/plan-your-trip/getting-around/public-transport)
Taxis - Amsterdam taxis are the worst of Europe. Within the city, there are good alternatives: take the tram or walk, in Amsterdam everything is nearby.
Lagniappe in Amsterdam
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Van Gogh Museum.
Now to June 24, 2018 see Van Gogh & Japan
The exhibition will demonstrate, step by step, how Van Gogh bent the Japanese example to his will. In this way he defined himself as a modern artist and positioned himself opposite such artists as Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin. The size, nature and importance of Van Gogh’s own collection of Japanese prints will be explored in detail, as will the role played by his prints in the renewal of his own idiom.
People Watching in Amsterdam
Our Francois Flaneur says The 't Nieuwe Kafe - Daily: 8:30-6, Eggerstraat 8, 31 20 627 2830 is a good place.
Beverages in Amsterdam
Wine Bar in Amsterdam: Our Winnie Winesnob says the best wine bar is Bubbles and Wines - M-Sa: 3:30-1, Su: 2-9, Nes 37, 31 20 422 3318
Dining in Amsterdam
WTR's Carlota Cuisine's thinks the best place for dinner is Vinkeles - D: M-Sa, Keizersgraeht 384, 20 530 2010
Starters are hamachi with goat cheese, hazelnuts and white chocolate or pigeon breast with blackberries and beet root.
Your main is sauteed sweetbreads with mustard and roasted onions or turbot with potatoes, shitake and kohlrabi in a buttermilk and wheatgrass sauce.
Dessert is manjari chocolate with cashews and chonnga pepper. Your wine is the '05 Cotes du Jura Savagnin.
Carlota likes lunch at De Kas and a great breakfast at Koffiehuis De Hoek.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Amsterdam
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife in central Amsterdam is largely clustered in two major areas: the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Both offer a variety of venues, including dance clubs, bars and casual clubs.
Shopping in Amsterdam
Shari Shopper's Favs are Frozen Fountain, Bebop Design and Maison Rika.
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Amsterdam
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.