Being such a diverse city, the Dutch capital really does offer a vacation with something for everyone. Temperatures in the area, however, do tend to be relatively low all year round, with the hottest months of June, July, and August averaging around 70°F, falling to 40°F during the winter. Cloud and light rain are common from October to March but annual rainfall is surprisingly low.
When to go to Amsterdam As one of Europe’s most visited tourist destinations, the city is popular throughout the year with the cheap Amsterdam hotels and Amsterdam apartments, attracting a range of guests. The summer is unsurprisingly the peak holiday season, however, the period from March until May, during which nearby tulip fields reach the height of their spectacular bloom, is also recommended, when flights to Amsterdam are also cheaper.
How to get to AmsterdamAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is located just under 6 miles to the southwest of the city, with the Schiphol train station enabling rapid transit to the city center, where the majority of hotels in Amsterdam are found, including the Ibis Hotel Amsterdam. Buses, trams and trains operate throughout Amsterdam, but as the city is relatively small and the terrain extremely flat, it is perfect to travel around on bikes, or on foot.
Why visit Amsterdam When in Amsterdam, it is definitely worth visiting some of the incredible museums that the city houses, most notably the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House, where she wrote her diary, all of which are within walking distance from Amsterdam city center hotels. A trip along the city’s characteristic canals has also become an integral part of most people’s visit to Amsterdam, whilst the infamous Red Light District is also a well-recognised tourist draw.
Where to stay in AmsterdamThere is an array of accommodation options available in the city, suitable for all budgets, ranging from bed and breakfast to five-star hotels in Amsterdam; indeed Amsterdam hostel vacations are becoming increasingly prevalent. Hotels.com offers some great deals when you book your stay online, so why not take a look and plan a trip to remember?