Amsterdam is located in the west of the Netherlands province of North Holland. The city is supposed to have gotten its name from a dam on the Amstel River, which still runs through it today. Netherland's capital city, it is also the country's largest metropolis and one of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors on their European tour from all around the world. Our Amsterdam Netherlands holiday packages covers all aspects of the city including the city's diverse range of activities and attractions for people of all interests, a fantastic culinary scene influenced by both local and international influences, and the openness and liberalism that pervades every aspect of the city and its culture. To experience the best of Amsterdam and its unique offerings, explore our Amsterdam tour packages. Book your Amsterdam vacation from USA with the selection of best Amsterdam trip deals to choose from.
Top Places to Visit in Amsterdam Packages
Amsterdam has much more to offer than vice. The world-class Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and shopping on Nine Little Streets are also nearby.With our Amsterdam package holidays, those visiting with children appreciate the visit to Vondelpark and the NEMO Science Museum, as well as an introduction to Amsterdam's love of pancakes. Some inclusions for making the most of your stay in Amsterdam include guided bike rides, canal cruises, and day excursions to the countryside in our Amsterdam Packages from USA.
Keukenhof is justifiably one of the most famous tourist sites in the Netherlands. Established in 1949 as a showcase for Holland's cut-flower industry, the gardens display the products of about 7 million flower bulbs planted there each year from mid-March until mid-May. One of the most spectacular attractions to visit, Keukenhof gardens is a must have on your Amsterdam holiday package from USA.
Timings: Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March through May. The hours of operation are 08:00 to 19:30.
Entry fees: Keukenhof Gardens has an entry fee of €19.
2. Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a wax museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital city. It is situated on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, in the heart of the city. It was the first Madame Tussauds in continental Europe, as well as the first overseas branch of the British institution when it debuted in 1970. One of Amsterdam's top attractions and a must visit on your Amsterdam package tour from USA, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam's collection includes wax figurines of renowned personalities across many categories.
Timings: Madame Tussauds is open throughout the year. The opening time is by 10:00 and the last entry is at 20:00 and the Madame Tussauds closes by 21:30.
Entry fees: The Entry fee for Madame Tussauds is €20 per person.
3. Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum opened in 1973 in the Museum Square or Museumplein, a public place that also houses cultural institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, as well as the Concertgebouw music hall, one of the world's three most significant. More than two million people each year attest to the significance of this Museum with an Amsterdam tour package, which has become a destination of pilgrimage.
Timings: Van Gogh Museum is open on all days from 09:00 to 19:00. On Fridays and Saturdays alone it is open exclusively till 22:00 & 21:00 respectively.
Entry fees: Van Gogh Museum has an entry fee of €17 per Adult. Also, entry is free until the age of 17 years.
The Jordaan is a well-known neighborhood of Amsterdam, located directly next to the city center. It's well-known for its one-of-a-kind homes, enchanting canals, and quirky retail lanes. This neighborhood is not only a great site to explore, but it is also one of the greatest areas to stay in Amsterdam. Some of the best boutique hotels can be included in the Amsterdam packages. It's one of the most gorgeous places in the city to wake up and explore first thing in the morning. Furthermore, The Jordaan is located on the city's famed Canal Belt and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the best things to do in Jordaan are to take a stroll through Lindengracht Market, to try out some of the finest apple pie in in the town at Winkel 43, Go to the Anne Frank House, visit the Woonbootmuseum and explore Westerstraat shopping street
5. Vondel Park
The Vondelpark is one of Amsterdam's most famous attractions, with both visitors and residents enjoying the park's calm ambiance. People who enjoy soaking up some culture while on their Amsterdam vacation will find enough to do in Vondelpark. The farther you go into the park, the more you'll find, such as iconic bronze statues, a rose garden with over 70 different varieties, and a variety of water features, including one built by Picasso!
Timings: There is no specific time for visiting Vondel Park.
Entry Fees: Vondel Park does not have any charges for visiting. It is completely free of cost.
6. Oude Kerk (Old Church)
The Oude Kerk in Amsterdam is a congregation like no other. It is an enormous and stunningly famous piece of Dutch history and culture that is a must visit on your Amsterdam trip packages. With the expansion and numerous remodels mostly completed in 1460, the congregation is drenched in a crimson tint in the dark, similar to how things are in the city's Red Light District.
Timings: This church is open from 10:00 to 18:00 from Mondays through Saturdays. On Sundays, it is open from 13:00 to 17:30.
Entry Fees: The guided tour for Oude Kerk (Old church) costs around €5 per person.
7. Dam square
Dam Square is a popular meeting spot for visitors and shoppers. On a sunny day, coffee and beer drinkers swarm the northern slopes' café patios. Street performers set up on the square's cobblestones, people loiter taking photos and feeding the pigeons, and trams frequently pass by. The most significant plaza in Amsterdam is Dam Square. The majority of tourists to Amsterdam will almost certainly pass through Dam Square at some time on their Amsterdam travel packages. It lies in the center of the city, near to Amsterdam Central Station, and is a 10-minute stroll down Damrak.
Timings: The best time to take a stroll across Dam square will be in the evening when the sun is just about to set.
8. Heineken Brewery
The majority of Heineken brand beer has been manufactured at Zoeterwoude, Netherlands, since 1975. A 1.5-hour self-guided tour will teach you about the company's history, the beer brewing process, Heineken's inventions, and what it takes to serve a world-famous beverage. Inside the plant, there will be a brief presentation in English and at the end of the tour you get to drink and cheer to a glass of beer on your Amsterdam package.
Timings: Heineken Brewery is open all days from 10:30 to 19:30.
Entry fees: The Entry fee for children at the age group of 12 to 17 years is €14.50. For people above the age group 18 years have an entry fee of €18.
9. Anne Frank
Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who went into hiding to escape the Nazis during WWII, spent two years in this building's secret annex on the upper floor. This scary yet magnificent home currently houses the journal Anne wrote during her many days in hiding, as well as hundreds of loose pages detailing her life in poetic detail. The home is a moving area that is not missed in any of our best Amsterdam package deals.
Timings: Visiting hours for Anne Frank House on weekdays are 09:30 to 16:30 and on weekends it is 09:00 to 19:00.
Entry fees: For children at the age of 0-9 years entry fee is €1, 10-17 year kids will have a separate ticket that costs €7 and adults have to bear a fee of €14.
The Rijksmuseum is the Netherlands' national art collection, located in Amsterdam. The galleries began with a royal museum established in 1808 by Napoleon I's brother Louis Bonaparte, then king of Holland and the first collection consisted of paintings not sent to France from the Nationale Kunst-Galerij. This museum is a must visit on your Amsterdam packages for its art collection.
Opening hours: The museum is open from 09:00 to 17:00 every day.
Entry Fees: The entry ticket costs about €25 per person.
The Begijnhof is a peaceful haven in the heart of Amsterdam and is a must visit on your Amsterdam tour packages. One of Amsterdam's most well known hofjes is the Begijnhof (almshouses). It is made up of a cluster of buildings constructed around a private courtyard and garden that served as a humble residence for the Beguines. Although the Begijnhof was built in the 14th century, the majority of the gothic façade was replaced in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Entry Fee and Timings: Begijnhof is best self-explored on foot during the daytime to get the best experience.
12. EYE Film Museum
EYE Film Institute Netherlands is an Amsterdam-based film archive, museum, and theater that archives and exhibits both Dutch and international films that have been shown in the Netherlands. The Museum structure houses two gallery exhibition spaces, a 300-seat theater, two 127-seat cinemas, and a fourth small cinema with around 67 seats. One gallery is dedicated to a permanent exhibition on cinema's technical and artistic history. An interesting attraction in Amsterdam, visit this on your Amsterdam package tour from USA.
Timings: The Museum is open from 09:00 to 19:00 from Mondays through Thursdays and Until 21:00 on Fridays.
Entry Fees: The entry fee costs about €10 per person.
13. Royal Palace of Amsterdam
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is located in the heart of Amsterdam on Dam Square. It was initially erected as the city hall for Amsterdam's magistrates. It was Europe's biggest secular structure in the 17th century. It is used for Royal Events such as welcoming foreign heads of state on their visits to the Netherlands, the King's New Year's reception, and other important events. Don't miss visiting this spectacular palace on your Amsterdam vacation.
Timings: The Palace is open from 10:00 to 17:00 every day except on the days of special events.
Entry fees: The entry for adults is €10 per person. Kids under the age of 18 have free entry.
14. Amsterdam Red Light District
Because it is home to the world's oldest profession, a vacation to the Amsterdam Red Light District is one of the city's most sought out experience. While prostitution may be found all throughout the world, it is generally done behind closed doors. The Amsterdam Red Light District is also known as "De Wallen." The neighborhood is well-known for its numerous live sex shows, sex stores, brothels, and strip clubs which is a must explore on your Amsterdam tour packages.
Timings: The place is safe to visit during the daytime as well as nighttime. However, travellers are to be cautious against petty crimes.
Frequently Asked Questions about Amsterdam Travel
Which is the best season to visit Amsterdam?
The best time to visit Amsterdam is between April - June, and September to November when the crowds are minimal and yet you can get the best out of Amsterdam’s summer. April-May is also when the Keukenhof tulip fields are in full bloom and the queues are shorter in Museums making it a great time to visit the city.
What is Amsterdam known for?
Amsterdam is famous for its beautiful canals - there are over 165 canals in Amsterdam and are recognised as UNESCO world heritage sites. Exploring the city while on a cruise through one of the canals is highly recommended. Amsterdam is also known for its Red Light District that houses over 400 windows. Amsterdam’s “coffee” shops are pretty renowned as well and there are over 200 of them in the city with an average footfall of 1.5 million visitors per year. Amsterdam is also well known for its museums, there are more than 50 museums in the city and the most famous of them are Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Anne Frank. Lastly, Amsterdam is very famous for its architecture. The city has about 9000 houses built in between the 16th - 18th centuries that are intact and a wonder among the tourists!
How far are Keukenhof gardens from Amsterdam?
Keukenhof Gardens is about 40 km from Amsterdam city and can be reached by bus, train, or car.
How to Reach Keukenhof gardens from Amsterdam central station?
Keukenhof gardens are located in the town of Lisse, Vreewijik. Travellers have to take a train from Amsterdam Central to Sassenheim and then switch trains to Lisse.
How many days you need to visit Amsterdam?
With amazing nightlife to experience, coffee shops to visit, museums to explore, canals to cycle around, beers to taste and picnic in lush green gardens, Amsterdam is best explored in 4 nights and 5 days.
Is Amsterdam good for shopping?
Amsterdam is an overall amazing shopping destination. It has something which can cater to everyone. For jewellery and art shopping, visit Negen Straatjes, to shop clothes and flowers Albert Cuypmarkt is where you must head to, for all fashion shopping from top brands like Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the likes visit PC Hooftstraat, for clothes, shoes, toys and books and souvenirs - visit Kalverstraat, a place known to be over 600 year old.
Is Amsterdam safe at night?
Amsterdam is not the safest destination at night. Small crimes take place in dark and shady places. Travellers are not recommended to wander off to less crowded places at night.
What are the top restaurants in Amsterdam?
1. The Lobby Fizeaustraat
2. Restaurant Daalder
3. BREDA Restaurant
4. De Kas
5. Warung Spang Makandra
What is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam?
March to May is the Tulip season in Amsterdam and is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam.
What should you not wear in Amsterdam?
It is always recommended to wear comfortable and airy clothes - Jeans, long sleeve tops, and a good pair of comfortable shoes are recommended. If you plan to explore various attractions in Amsterdam by cycling, dresses can get very uncomfortable and hence can be avoided. Also, pack a jacket or coat for the night when it can get a little colder.
What are some of the must-have foods in Amsterdam?
Stroopwafels accompanied with tea or coffee, hot, thick and crispy French fries also known as Patatjes loaded with a combination of sauces, Bitterballen accompanied with with an appetizer and chilled beer, Korket - a deep fried meat roll covered in breadcrumbs, Poffertjes - small sized fluffy baby pancakes and lastly Dutch cheese goes without saying - try Gouda, Edam and Limburg.
What is the currency of Amsterdam?
Euros are the accepted Currency in Amsterdam.
What are the top souvenirs you can bring back from Amsterdam?
Holland is famous for wooden shoes and windmills - hence a custom clog wooden shoe painted with the name of your loved one, Dutch Licorice, Puccini Chocolate Bonbons, Tulip bulbs, Stroopwafels, Hagelslag - Dutch Chocolate Sprinkles, Gouda Cheese, Delft Ceramics and souvenirs with windmills on it are best souvenirs to bring back from Amsterdam.
What is the mode of transport in Amsterdam?
You can travel by bus, metro, tram, or ferries in Amsterdam. But if you do not want to be waiting and get to places faster, getting around in a cycle would be a more convenient option.
What is the local language of Amsterdam?
The local Language in Amsterdam is Dutch. However, you can get by without knowing a word of Dutch as most people understand and speak English.
Are there any Non-Stop Flights from New Delhi to Amsterdam?
KLM royal dutch airlines operate direct flights from New Delhi to Amsterdam. Check out our Amsterdam packages with flights.
How to obtain a Visa for a tour to Amsterdam from USA?
Travellers can get a Schengen visa for Amsterdam by applying through the Netherlands Embassy.
What are the top museums and art galleries in Amsterdam?
2. Van Gogh Museum
3. Anne Frank House
4. Eye Film Museum
Where can I get my money changed in Amsterdam?
Travellers can exchange currencies at the airport itself or reach out to a Currency exchange center in Amsterdam.
Does Amsterdam have white winter?
Amsterdam looks straight out of a fairy tale during winter covered in a blanket of snow. However you have to be lucky to be able to witness that as it snows only about 25 - 30 days in a year.
How can I spend 3 days in Amsterdam?
The most recommended Amsterdam itinerary which covers the predominant sightseeing including all our cheap Amsterdam holiday packages.
Day 1 - Arrive in Amsterdam and Explore the canals and go for short cruises.
Day 2 - Visit the top museums and art galore in Amsterdam. Explore the coffee houses in the evening
Day 3 - Discover the local food cuisine and explore the shopping districts in Amsterdam.