Amsterdam's many neighbourhoods all have their own special character and offer plenty of attractions to those who dare to venture outside the city centre!
While many visitors to Amsterdam find plenty of ways to enjoy themselves in the city centre, it's only by exploring a little further afield that you'll get to know the real Amsterdam. From the bohemian cafe culture of De Pijp to the industrial, arty landscape of Amsterdam Noord and the spacious, leafy streets of Plantage & Oost, each Amsterdam neighbourhood has its own independent character and charm - not to mention plenty of unique shops, restaurants, bars and attractions. So be a traveller, not a tourist, and experience Amsterdam like a local.
Once you’ve seen all the sights in the big city, get to know the surrounding metropolitan area. Less than half an hour from Amsterdam you’ll find beaches, lakes, dunes, windmills and miles of green countryside. Click the link below for our guide to some of the best day trips from Amsterdam.