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Visitor information

Here’s a selection of useful information to make your trip to Amsterdam as easy and enjoyable as possible. From public holidays to accessibility, browse through this practical advice before packing your bags.

FAQ | Visitor information

Can you drink tap water in Amsterdam?
You can drink water from tap everywhere in the Netherlands. And it is much cheaper than buying bottled water in the supermarket.
Do you tip in Amsterdam?
In the Netherlands, there are no mandatory social or written guidelines regarding tipping restaurant workers. Nevertheless, it is customary to offer a modest tip, typically around 5-10% of the total bill.
What is the best time of year to visit Amsterdam?
From late April to early May, Amsterdam showcases the vibrant beauty of blooming tulips. The warmest months in the city are July and August, with average temperatures reaching around 22 °C (or 71,6 °F). As a general rule, the winter months, typically from November to March, offer the most affordable time to visit Amsterdam.
How safe is Amsterdam for tourists?
Amsterdam is considered one of the safest destinations for tourists. However, it is always wise to exercise caution and take necessary precautions to ensure a smooth and secure trip.
Is it okay to speak English in Amsterdam?
English is widely spoken in Amsterdam and throughout the Netherlands, with approximately 90% of the population speaking it at a level comparable to that of a native speaker.
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