The port city of Amsterdam is at the same time, the official capital of the Netherlands and the country’s strongest city, with 780,152 inhabitants and its home to the famous Heineken beer. Through the many clubs, bars, strip clubs, coffee shops and the red light district, Amsterdam attracts several hundred thousand of visitors to the Netherlands each year.
Amsterdam’s red light district is the second largest red light district in Europe in addition to Hamburg, London and Frankfurt, the city also has more than 1000 different coffee-shops. Apart from this, Amsterdam offers a very large cultural part of tourism with several museums which also attract tourists.
If you are not too keen in the Heineken beer, then you might be interested in the sex Museum near the train station, and you need to be at least 16 years old. The Damrak Street is the starting point in the party holiday; it runs just through Centraal (Central Station) directly from Amsterdam in the middle of the metropolis.
Target Group, Main Travel Time & Climate in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is very popular among the young adults of from 17 to 25 years, which might be because of the fact that marijuana is legal in the Netherlands.
In Amsterdam, the climate is pretty balanced. Nevertheless, the warmest months are June, July, August and September. In June and July, the sea has yet pleasant temperatures, so beach bathing is quite possible. The air temperatures hover around pleasant 22-25 ° C.
Well Known Clubs, Discos & Bars in Amsterdam
- Odeon (Website)
The Odeon is a canal house on the Singel Canal, where there are a kitchen, a cocktail bar and a club in the basement. The different atmospheric rooms for meetings such as conferences, presentations, weddings, private dinners and cocktail parties give the Odeon its reputation. The Odeon is located at Singel 460, Amsterdam.
- Rain Amsterdam BV (Website)
Stylish mix of bar, restaurant and Club. Perfect for a relaxing night. The staff is not only his job, but is really helpful and friendly. The rain is located at the Rembrandtplein 44, Amsterdam.
- Greenhouse Effect (Website)
The eponymous coffee shop is located on the upper floor of the greenhouse effect red light district. The restaurant / bar, Café is located in the Warmoesstraat 55, de Wallen
- Cocos Outback (Website)
Cocos Outback is an Australian sports bar in the middle of Amsterdam. The spacious staff and the prevailing atmosphere, feels like home. The Cocos Outback is located in Amsterdam at the “coffee shop”-district. The address is: Thorbeckeplein 8-12, Amsterdam
- Dampkring Haarlemmerstraat B.V. (Website)
Dampkring haarlemmstraat BV. is one of the most famous coffee shops in Amsterdam. In addition to the offer of marijuana, the Dampkring Haarlemmerstraat offers a club for young people aged 18 and over. The Club is located in the Haarlemmerstraat 44, Amsterdam.
- Escape (Website)
The escape is the biggest Club in the city with a capacity of approximately 2000 people. Either come early or you must expect to stand around around outside. In the escape, you get to see the best DJs in the city during the weekends, where they usually play some foreign music until 5 o’clock in the morning. Address: Rembrandtsplein 11, Amsterdam
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Red-light-party in Amsterdam
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Getting to Amsterdam
Recommendation: Arrival by plane
A flight to Amsterdam is the most convenient. In less than two hours for example you can fly in from Berlin at the airport in Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS).
KLM operates a blue shuttle bus service to the City Centre (journey time 20-30 minutes) every 30 minutes between 06: 00 and 23:00. The bus stops at the following hotels: Sheraton Pulitzer, Barbizon Palace, Amsterdam Centre, City Center Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Jolly Hotel Carlton, Troepen, Doelen and Schiller.
Arrival by car/bus
Travel to Amsterdam from Munich via the A8 towards Stuttgart and then continue on the A12 to Utrecht, then on the S110 until after Amsterdam. There are 830km from Munich. The journey time is specified with 7:50 hours. If you coming by car, the speed limit of 120 km / h on the motorways and 80 km / h on country roads in the Netherlands should be noted.
Arrival by train
Travelling with an international train, you will probably arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal Station). From there, you have excellent connections to public transport or you can take a taxi to your destination. The train trip from Munich to Amsterdam takes about 8:30 hours.
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