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Experience Your Best Amsterdam Vacation

The capital and largest city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, has grown into a center for cultural and financial success. With a population of seven million people, the city is designed for catering to a diverse scene and virtually guarantees you will find plenty to hold your interest.

Amsterdam, a city for everyone, has a little bit of everything rolled into one area. Tour the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens to see famous Dutch tulips, or go on self-guided tours through the old Heineken factory. Whether its beauty or hipness you desire on your vacation, your Amsterdam experience begins with booking your travel on Orbitz.com.

Best time to take a vacation to Amsterdam

Best Time to Go

Amsterdam vacations cover any season of the year. The most popular is during April, when the tulips in the famous tulip gardens and the fields surrounding the city are in glorious full bloom. Amsterdam Travel fares and accommodation costs will be more expensive at this time of year. There are flower festivals all through the summer, and the historic cheese markets don't open until June. Biking is very popular around the city and is good for any weather pattern, as are the festivals. Visit around the end of April to help celebrate Queen's Day, a national holiday, or visit in September for the very industrial and experimental Robodock Arts Festival.

Because of its location near large bodies of water and its large population, Amsterdam's winters are typically mild with frost but have little snow. The summers are warm, with average highs staying below 80 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a pleasant time to visit and a popular time for tourism. Summer also has a variety of festivals to attend, including the Holland Festival and the Gay Pride parade. If you plan to see the tulips in full bloom, plan to visit during the spring. Regardless of your timing, book your travel ahead of schedule with Orbitz.com to get the best accommodations available in the best parts of town.

Insider tips for Amsterdam travel

Rijksmuseum

Visit the Rijksmuseum to see masterpieces like Rembrandt's Night Watch and Vermeer's Milkmaid.

Bike City

If you're a seasoned bicyclist, rent a bike from Bike City in the Jordan neighborhood; they only rent Dutch bikes so you’ll blend in like a native.

Plantage District

Visit the Plantage district to explore botanical gardens and greenways like the Hortus Botanicus.

Will Graanstra Fritehuis

This stall near the Anne Frank Huis has been open since 1956 and is still loved by the Amsterdam locals who crave the founder's crispy fries.

Lanskroon

Local residents love this humble bakery for its speculaas cookies during the winter and its fruit-swirled ice cream during the summer.

Toscanini

Favored by locals, this simple yet elegant eatery boasts unique Italian foods and wines and even offers bread and pasta made from scratch.

Mulligans

This Irish pub offers live Irish music on most nights and also has a Sunday open-mike night, so you can try your hand at entertaining the local crowd.

Kokinklijk Theater Carre

See performances like a local in this intimate theater where most local performers are on stage, and shows are in Dutch.

Signel Canal

Visit the floating flower market on the Singel canal; flowers have been sold on barges here for over a century.

Gossan Diamonds

Take a free tour of Gossan Diamonds to see how this precious material is cut, shaped, and fitted to jewelry.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.