People come from far and wide to experience the Amsterdam buzz. In fact the city’s magical energy keeps backpackers returning again and again. The Dutch capital will reward you with unforgettable memories, from exploring the notorious Red Light District, discovering some of the world’s finest art, checking out the city’s coffee shops; not to mention the killer nightlife scene. There’s truly something for everyone.
St Christopher's at the Winston is an award-winning hostel offering modern dorms in the heart of the Amsterdam with one hell of a party atmosphere (and its very own nightclub). So have an awesome time, use our helpful guides and make memories you’ll never forget in Europe’s city of sin...
If you’re planning a trip to the seductive city, you’ll want to have a rough idea of what to do while you’re there. To help you out, we’ve crafted travel guides, currency tips and an interactive map so that you can make the most of your trip. From the coolest coffee shops, to free things to do, use this resource as your guide to Amsterdam…
Amsterdam is split into several neighbourhoods, each one unique with something different to offer. Find all the useful information you need right here…
Arty Jordaan is one area to definitely explore in Amsterdam famed for its narrow canals, beautiful houses and cosy pubs - and then of course there’s the the Nine Streets, the place to head for great shopping.
Amsterdam’s two bustling squares Dam Square (housing the Royal Palace) and Leidseplein (the place to head on a night out) are prime areas to check out.
Boasting some of the world’s best cultural experiences such as the Anne Frank House, boozy fun at the Heineken Experience, as well as its world-famous party atmosphere, you’re guaranteed the time of your life.
Amsterdam’s climate is influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, which basically means the city benefits from cool spring/summers and moderate winters. Summer (June-August) can be lovely and warm with highs of 23 degrees.
November is the wettest month so make sure you pack an umbrella and a raincoat. January is the city’s coldest month so if you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve in the electric city, pack your warm jumpers.
In a city that has more bikes than cars, it’s no surprise that cycling is the favoured way of getting around Amsterdam. Before you hop on two wheels, there are some things to know first…
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6Doe maar een biertje
7Hoe veel kost dat?
8Hoe heet je?
9Heb je een vuurtje?
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