Amsterdam is a city surrounded by canals and known for music and art. It is also the vitality city that perfectly integrates temptation and freedom. This ancient and open city welcomes every visitor from all over the world in an inclusive manner.
Many visitors choose to spend around 2-3 days in Amsterdam, and then another day visiting the countryside, such as the neighborhood of Zaanse Schans. If you happen to visit during tulip season (from March to May), make sure you don’t miss out on the seas of flowers at the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens.
Amsterdam enjoys a pleasant climate throughout all four seasons and its weather is mainly affected by the currents from the North Sea. Amsterdam is full of canals, and surrounded by water on three sides, which has a strong urban heat island effect. For this reason, winters are mild and the summer is warm but not hot. The best travel time is from April to September each year. At this time, the mild climate and blooming flowers add color to the streets of Amsterdam. Winters in the city are quite cold, with strong winds and an average temperature of 2-5°C. If you’re heading to Amsterdam during this time, be sure to bring warm clothing. The average temperature in the summer is around 22°C, though mornings and evenings are known to be quite cool.
In addition to admiring the beautiful tulips, windmills, and canals, millions of visitors each year come to experience the city’s cultural atmosphere. In terms of hotels in Amsterdam, many are located within the city center although there is no shortage of availability in any of the districts. The traffic lines spreading from here to the surrounding area extend in all directions. The Red Light District, Dam Square, etc. are all in this area, and the canal area is only a few minutes away. The choice of hotels in Amsterdam is very diverse – it’s easy to find five-star hotel chains and youth hotels. The old district in the south of the city as well as the Museum District have witnessed the Netherlands’ history, so it’s no surprise to learn that the Van Gogh Museum, National Museum, and other must-see museums are also located here. Within Amsterdam, visitors also have the option of staying at museum themed hotels, though their prices are often slightly higher. The Canal Zone is surrounded by the old city, and the scenery there is definitely worth checking out, especially for those interested in taking photos. Hotels in this area often overlook the canal, ensuring spectacular views at night.