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Near Amsterdam

by mescaline66

I'm heading to Amsterdam from septembre 5 to 12. I've already visit the city 2 years ago. So I'm looking for a one-day trip next to amsterdam. Could someone suggests the best deal?


Re: Near Amsterdam


Not sure what you mean? YOu want to visit outside Amsterdam for a day?

You could practically take a train to anywhere in The Netherlands for a day.
So what do you want? More picturesque old Dutch style streets and city views, like Delft?

Zaanse Schans perhaps, with the windmills.
Or a modern city like Rotterdam.
You could go on a cycling trip to the old north part of Amsterdam (across the river IJ): Nieuwendam. It's small and village like.

Any other interests that could make our advice more useful?

Re: Near Amsterdam

by Maryimelda

I very much enjoyed a day in Maastricht. It's an easy little city to walk around with plenty to see (especially if you like great churches). The Vrijthof (main square) is fabulous for drinking coffee and people watching. There are some good bargains to be had at the street markets which are held very regularly. Train service is excellent as well. It's a journey of 2 hrs30 mins on the InterCity with no changes.

Re: Near Amsterdam

by pieter_jan_v

Haarlem is just at 20 minutes by rain, The Hague & Delft at 1 hour.


Re: Near Amsterdam

by leics

I enjoyed my visit to Haarlem. If the weather had been better (and there had been more daylight) it would have been very easy to go somewhere else too.....I'd originally intended to go to Den Haag or Delft as well, as PJ suggested.

You can explore train times, details and fares in English here:

Travelling by train is easy and comfortable.

Re: Near Amsterdam

by vtveen

Alkmaar, about 30 minutes by train. On your way back make a stop at Koog Zaandaijk and visit Zaanse Schans.

(Indeed) cycling trip north of Amsterdam: to Broek in Waterland, Marken and Nieuwendam.

happy travels

Re: Near Amsterdam

by ilsel

Hi, good that you look beyond Amsterdam, there are so many options. I recently created my own blog on things to do and see in the Netherlands. Its all in english, although not much content yet as I just started. You can check it at
My personal favourite is the Wadden Sea if you want to go for an active daytrip. You can go mudflat hiking. But this is not so near Amsterdam.
Another option which is nice is the village Muiden, where you have the Muiderslot castle. It is near Amsterdam, is a nice village with nice terraces and a beautiful and well maintained castle.
Further what is not on the blog yet, but you can Google it: Volendam and Marken, 2 little villages, typical dutch. And the Zaanse Schans. Or just visit another city which is near, such as Haarlem with beautiful historical buildings and nice shopping area.
Just drop me a message if you want to know more.
have fun!
Best regards, ilse

Re: Near Amsterdam

by dustmon

2 beaches close by, although they may be getting chilly by then would be Zandvoort or Scheveningen, close enough by train, and fun places to walk as well. The pier at Scheveningen is especially fun with a bungee jump and restaurant.


Travel Tips for Amsterdam

Wheelchair Access -- Much To Improve!

by RhineRoll

This is something of a disappointment, really. I was driving into the very center of town and I hated it, so I tried to research for better options involving public transportation. First notice: There's not a whole lot of information out there. Whereas e.g. the Hamburg tourist pages have loads of information on barrier-free access, the official Amsterdam pages have very little to offer. And the reason for this is quite simply that wheelchair acces is quite difficult in this city.

The best news is that you at least won't have to worry about hills to climb. Many individual buildings, especially those recently built will be accessible, but as you can't inform yourself beforehand, you will have to take chances. Unfortunately, public transport is largely unusable. Very few low-floor buses. Low floor trams do exist, but you cannot rely on the next one coming to be one . There are lifts to the metro stations, but these are being turned off after 11 PM. Probably a measure to guard these against vandalism so that at least during daytime they can be used.

My advice: In order to really enjoy Amsterdam you will definitely need a centrally-located fully accessible hotel room. It will cost you a lot. I am really surprised that Amsterdam is not one of the better places regarding disabled access. I

If you are daytripping with your car, try not to drive into the inner cobweb of canals. Park your car outside of that maze. If necessary, use a taxi to bridge the distance.

If you have never been to...

by Mr_Edd_20

If you have never been to Amsterdam before, make sure you check out the Red-Light District. Check out the beautiful hookers in the Im no pervert or anything, but these women actually were, for the most part good-looking! I didn't believe it! but anyways, check them out, just so you can say you saw the Red-Light hookers. The picture is of one of the many back alleys of red lights. What you would see in these back alleys were tons of curious tourist (women too) seeing the red lights for themselves, as we did. The thing i miss the most from The Netherlands is Stroopwaffels. It is these thin, round waffles with this caramel-like cream sandwhiched between 2 is sooo good! The first funny memory that comes to mind is the shower in the dump we rented. To get into the shower you had to open a door and walk into what looks like a small closet. Well, I turned on the shower to get the temperature right and all of the sudden, the shower nozzle shot off, and a steady stream of water sprayed directly out the door into the hallway. It just so happened that the circuit breaker box was on the wall opposite the shower, and guess what happened?....the entire apartment shorted out, and i couldn't get anything to work. Come to think about it, that also had a big part in our leaving early! :)

The Amsterdam Tourist Offices

by pieter_jan_v

The Amsterdam Tourist Offices can be found at:

-The Central Train Station (Stationsplein 15 at track 2B)
-The Koffiehuis in front of the Central Train Station (Stationsplein 10)
-Leidsestraat (corner with Leidseplein)

Tel: 0900-4004040

Amsterdam website of the Dutch Tourist Board or the Tourism & Convention Board

Major downtown attractions in one view

Downloadable flyers for your first visit Daytrips to attractions within one hour travel around Amsterdam.

Architecture-The Bridges of Amsterdam

by guell

If you’re into architecture and engineering, as I am, you’ll love wandering the city and observing the beautiful bridges of Amsterdam, of which 72 are included in the city's list of historic buildings. The various bridge designs include wooden girder bridges, arch bridges, several drawbridges, leaf bridges, which incorporate steel in their design and a large number of footbridges.


by Erkmen

Just a few steps later fromthe Sex museum, you will realise this bar..

Teasers is veryfamous in Amsterdam, however if you pass there in day time you may not understand why?? So just come back at night..

This place is open till later hours and famous with its stripping bar ladies... So unsurprisngly at nights its packed with man,


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