Location & Experience
Local Tips For The Area And Amsterdam
Amsterdam is an adventurous city, no doubt. There is so much to do, the possibilities can be overwhelming. We are happy to provide you with local insight of our neighbourhood Oud- Zuid (Old- South), as well as Amsterdam itself. All our guests receive a much more detailed Guide Book prior to staying with us of course. Here a taste what awaits you!
Nice To Know & To Have Closeby
Private Boat Tour At Your Doorstep
Landmarks, Museums & More
Food & Drinks
Different Cuisine´s, Different Occasions
Fun Activities For All Ages
Distance to Shiphol Airport:
15 Minutes by taxi/car or 22 Minutes by Train.
Distance from Amsterdam Main Train Station:
16 Minutes by taxi/car or 31 Minutes by Train/Tram.
The highway exit is only 5 Minutes by car – parking in Amsterdam is very expensive though. Out tip for affordable parking closeby:
The closest parking garage of “Park n Ride”
Hands off the most beautiful and adventurous park in Amsterdam – with Parakeets, Red Wood Trees, Rose Garden and more it leads directly to the city centre. Link to Trip Advisor Vondelpark.
Just 6 Minutes walking to the famous (yes!) Tram Line 2. It has been named as one of the worlds best tram rides by National Geographic and brings you to the main train station – passing through the Museums Quarter with Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and the inner city including the Flower Market and Dam Square.
Link to Tram Line 2 Article.
When the street points upwards to let ships pass. You wont miss the usual opening/closing of “Bridge 360” right next to us. From your window or from Café/Restaurant/Bar “Gent aan de Schinkel” right next door with tables at the canal. Link to GoogleStreetView.
There are 4 very different Supermarkets, some Bakeries, a Wine and Liquor Store, Variety Stores, Pharmacies, Massage Studios and more, all within 3 – 10 Minutes of walking.
More insight and useful info regarding our location come with our Guide Book our guests receive prior check in.
Amsterdam is home to several world-famous museums – Anne Frank, Van Gogh, Rijks being the ones on most people’s bucket list. Especially interesting for art lovers is the Museumsplein, but there are countless truly unique smaller museums sprinkled all over Amsterdam.
The Dam Square, or the Royal Palace are just a fraction of what this city has to offer. Picturesque quarters like the Center, the Pijp and the Jordaan. Partly cute, partly imposing gabled houses next to the differently sized canals. Wandering through Amsterdam is an adventure on its own.
Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city’s sights and attractions Everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat.
The vast beach at Zaandvoort, the majestic windmills at Zaanse Schans, the famous tulip fields in and around the Keukenhof (end of March until mid-May), and historic towns like Volendam and Edam. All in less than 60 minutes from Amsterdam.
Feel like a local. Even if you only pedal around for a few hours, riding a bike is a real Amsterdam experience. Renting a bike or taking a guided cycle tour is a great way to discover the city and can be quite an adventure.
More insight and ideas for cultural activities come with our Guide Book our guests receive prior check in.
Food & Drinks
When it comes to dining out, Amsterdam has something for everyone, no matter the budget, time of day, or style of food. Definitely not short in fine dining options, more laid back local and casual places can be found anywhere, also with canal view.
The thriving bar scene in Amsterdam can round off a great day making it perfect. From local hotspots with countless types of beers on tap to stylish cocktail bars, it is all here – ground level or rooftop overlooking the city.
Drip-brew coffee, organic micro-roasters and glorious flat whites: in this city, you’re never far away from a quality blend. Traditional Dutch brown café, modern and stylish lofts or luxurious grand café. Who all often offer mouth-watering pastries next to their black gold.
Like every country, the Netherlands have their own typical food, which both, locals and tourists, crave for. Definitely worth trying: Bitterballen (the ultimate Dutch deep fried snack), Stroopwaffelen (waffles with syrup), fresh Dutch Herring (with onions and pickles in a bun), and Poffertjes (mini pancakes).
The internet is full of lists of “Places to visit when in Amsterdam”, but many miss out on the local gems that stay under the radar. Amsterdammers will be happy to help if asked nicely.
More insight and suggestions on the topics above come with our Guide Book our guests receive prior check in.
All ages can experience Science on 5 captivating floors with tons of interactive aspects. Next to the main train station on the Ij (river) the building itself is an attraction.
NEMO Science Museum TripAdvisor
Located right next to the center (east) Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe. Next to Lions, Elephants and much more it contains an aquarium, an arboretum, a planetarium and a quite large art and sculpture collection.
Rather small but truly captivating for all ages: Micropia shares information about microbes in a playful way. Many of the exhibits in Micropia focus on microbes’ existence in daily life, showing their function in the daily function of human life.
Amsterdam´s Botanical Garden with differently climatized rooms, bridges, a butterfly house and lovely coffee place. Located eastern from the center, close to the Zoo and Micropia.
Hortus Botanicus TripAdvisor
Right opposite our BnB, Vondelpark with its playground and maze of trails through the green is a heaven for youngsters. A great place to indulge with nature or see and be seen.
Vondelpark Trip Advisor
A nice 7 minute walk and you arrive at the entrance of Rembrandtpark, another vast park with playgounds, water and trails through the green. Less busy than Vondelpark and wilder.
The sea is close! Less than half an hour by car or 50 Minutes by train and you are in Zaandvoort where you can enjoy a vast beach, a national park, layed back beach bars and of course the Noth Sea.
Zaandvoort Beach Trip Advisor
More suggestions and ideas for family activities come with our Guide Book every guest receives prior check in.
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Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam
Sloterkade 65, 1058HH
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Paul & Karen