The capital of The Netherlands is already for years one of the most popular gay destinations of Europe. Besides the high number of gay people living in Amsterdam, there are also many gay venues and excellent museums such as the Van Gogh museum, Het Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Most of the gay venues are around the street Reguliersdwarsstraat, although this is changing. Also around the river Amstel, the Zeedijk and the Kerkstraat there are several gay bars, shops and clubs.
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Dikker & Thijs Hotel is housed in a beautiful historical building at the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Within 5 minutes you find yourself at the Kerkstraat, and the Reguliersdwarsstraat is not much further. The hotel has non-smoking rooms with free WiF
There are many important holidays in Amsterdam. The Queen’s Day is one of the favorites of many. It is the time to celebrate the birthday of Queen Juliana, where everyone is required to wear orange dresses. Various events take place throughout Amsterdam and even outside the city.
The Grachtenfestival, known as the festival of the channels, is another much-anticipated event for the locals and even other tourists.
If you are a die-hard fan of classical music, this festival is for you. It is usually held from August 12 to August 21. For nine days, concerts are held in different parts of the city, including shops, parks, churches, and libraries.
It is between April and May. But it is still good to go to Amsterdam in September, October, and November. There are fewer tourists, and you can avoid a large crowd. The temperature is also mild. But if you do not mind the winter, why don’t you explore Amsterdam during the cold season? It will also be fun but prepare your clothing.
Your travel to a city like Amsterdam won’t be completed without exploring its shops and museums. But what are the opening and closing hours for most commercial establishments and museums in Amsterdam? Well, it is similar to most European countries. For shops, it is from 8 am to 6 pm. On Saturday, it is close at 5 pm. On Sunday, almost all establishments are closed.
On the other hand, museums open at 9 am and close at 5 pm. Sometimes, they extend it up to 6 pm.
The nearest airport to the city is Amsterdam Schiphol, and the travel time will only last for 14 minutes. The train is also accessible, which is operated by the Dutch Railways. From Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam, it will require around 20 minutes. The ticket is also affordable. It ranges from 360 to 800.
There are many gay hotels Amsterdam near the airport. If you are from Amsterdam Schiphol to YOTELAIR Schiphol, you can take the train, which will only need 15 minutes of travel. That’s fast and perfect for those who want to get rest after a tiring flight.
If you are from the Amsterdam Central Station, there are many means of transportation to your hotel. You could take a bus or taxi. But if you want to enjoy the scenery around the central train station to the hotel of your choice, you could walk for sure.
Like other larger cities in the world, going by car into Amsterdam will not be easy, especially when you are not familiar with the streets. To make things simpler, you can make a reservation for the parking space you need. But is there such a thing as a free parking space? Unfortunately, it does not exist there. The hourly price for on-street parking is around 5 euro. On the contrary, a day ticket costs between 30 and 45 euros.
While it is hard to find a free parking lot, the public transport in Amsterdam is not the same thing. In fact, it is convenient and straightforward. GVB, a reliable name in the industry, operates an extensive network in the city, which connects the neighborhoods by ferry, train, bus, tram, and metro.
Taxis are also handy when traveling around Amsterdam, even at night. But be careful when getting a taxi. Choose the one that carries a roof light and blue license plates. While some provide cheap services, always rely on a trusted service provider for your safety and peace of mind. If you have a terrible taxi experience, you can send your complaints to www.taxiklacht.nl. or you can call at 0900-202-1881.
Actually, there’s a lot of attractions in Amsterdam, and you will be overwhelmed by the variety of options.
If you are an art enthusiast, Rijksmuseum will be your best bet. As an important art repository in the city, Rijksmuseum is home to a vast collection of antiquities and rare art. There are a million cultural artifacts and 8,000 paintings. What’s more, Rijksmuseum has a well-stocked library with over 35,000 manuscripts and books.
If you are a fan of Van Gogh, Amsterdam is where to find the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and artifacts. Overall, Van Gogh Museum displays 200 paintings, 700 letters, and 500 drawings. That’s massive. So when you are in the city, do not miss this museum.
Other popular landmarks and attractions are the Museum of the Tropics, National Maritime Museum, NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam Museum, and The National Monument.
Good choice! Rijksmuseum won’t disappoint you. But which hotels are near to this most famous attraction in Amsterdam? Good question! Amsterdam Wiechmann Hotel, Hotel JL No76, Hotel Cornelisz, Hotel Aalders, Mac Brown Hotel Museum Square, and Amsterdam Marriott Hotel are great options.
Rijksmuseum? Van Gogh Museum? Name it! Amsterdam has them all. If you have visited Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, there are other options you should go to.
These are Stedelijk (displays the works of Karel Appel, Koons, Matisse, and other artists), Anne Frank House, ARTIS-Micropia, STRAAT Museum, Nxt Museum, and more. So, what’s your choice? What does your partner prefer? Whatever it is, all of these museums are superb.
Millions of people flock to Amsterdam. You probably wonder why. Aside from the world-class attractions, it prides itself on bars and restaurants you can see throughout the city.
Every morning, it is fun to have some coffee, right? You can visit Cafe Pollux! Besides its wide array of coffee, it is a good spot to enjoy the view of the Central Station, the Conservatorium, and the Amsterdam Bibliotheek.
The Happy Feelings Coffeeshop is another good alternative. As the name indicates, your satisfaction is its ultimate priority. Its meal choices are incredible. Plus, the staff is very accommodating.
If you get hungry after a long escapade, go to Jansz, De Kas, Wilde Zwijnen, and Sotto Pizza.
Excellent hotel with super friendly staff. Decoration is fabulous and with all luxury that you desire during your stay in Amsterdam.