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Destination guide

Enjoy Amsterdam in vacation home rentals

A mental image of Amsterdam conjures up picturesque waterways with charming canal houses and colorful boats knocking together, moored to the sides. The city also features world-class museums, as well as a cycling culture like nowhere elsee. This famously liberal and culturally diverse city has a growing dining scene, and a vibrant nightlife both in and around the Red Light District. Nab your crew a quintessential canal house for your Amsterdam vacation rental, and fall in love while the boats drift past and the tulips bloom.

History

Historic sites near Amsterdam vacation rentals

Amsterdam has a range of unique historic sites to explore during your trip. Vacation homes are close to places like the Royal Palace Amsterdam, a grand golden age palace that hosts public exhibitions, and ARTIS, a 19th-century zoo with global wildlife and an aquarium. You'll also like the Oude Church, a 13th-century church with religious and cultural activities.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Amsterdam vacation rentals

If you and your travel crew are into the museum scene, this may just be your new fave city. Explore the Rijksmuseum, featuring some of Europe's most famed masterpieces, or spend the afternoon at the Van Gogh Museum, learning all there is to know about the tortured Dutch artist. Don't miss the Anne Frank Museum for a sobering experience, or head to the Rembrandt House Museum for a lighter look at life in Amsterdam. The Heineken Experience is not to be missed, and will well prepare you for enjoying the beer scene at some of the city's best bars.

Activities

Things to do near Amsterdam vacation homes

Much of Amsterdam is best enjoyed by strolling along the canals, photographing the famously tall and narrow houses that line the streets, or by hopping in a canal boat and viewing the city from a new perspective. Rent bikes, shop along the adorable Nine Streets neighborhood, or take a walking tour to learn about the diverse history of the city. Music lovers can catch a concert at the Heineken Music Hall, while a peek around the door of a "coffee shop" will give you a firsthand look at the city's famous tolerance of cannabis.

Weather

Best time to travel to Amsterdam vacation homes

Don't worry what the forecast says (this is northerly city after all), because this place is fun no matter what the weather. While summers might be warmer and sunnier than the rest of the year, they may also be crowded and expensive, so consider the shoulder seasons. Spring is still warm, with the tulips blooming from March through May. Fall brings warm and wet days, while the winter just might give you the chance to ice skate across the canals before cozying up at home in your Amsterdam vacation rental.

Natural features

Water, water everywhere

With the North Sea just 14 miles away and more than 60 miles of canals—not to mention some parts being below sea level—living close to the water is part and parcel of everyday life in Amsterdam, an experience you'll get with Government of Amsterdam vacation rentals. The most famous canals are the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, and Herengracht, and with other canals in the network, connect to the Amstel River. Surrounding the city are polders, or flat terrain hemmed in by dikes. Nature reserves such as De Oeverlanden offer the perfect opportunity for bird-watching, and in some cases, for swimming and sunbathing.

How to get there

How to get to and around Amsterdam North

The nearest airport is in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city center.

Food and drink

Must-try dishes in Amsterdam

Dutch cuisine is shaped by the fertile North Sea river delta and the abundance of fishing, farming, and sea trade. Though the cuisine is traditionally simple, the spice trade brought unique flavors into the recipes. Some signature dishes include sauerkraut, rookworst, and kibbeling, a dish of battered white fish, all of which can be experienced in restaurants near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Municipality of Amsterdam, NL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,417 vacation rentals around Municipality of Amsterdam. From 577 condo and apartment rentals to 84 boat rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Municipality of Amsterdam?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Municipality of Amsterdam. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Amsterdam City Centre: 490 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam West: 402 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam South: 692 vacation rentals
  • Grachtengordel-West: 334 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam North: 657 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Municipality of Amsterdam! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Municipality of Amsterdam?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Municipality of Amsterdam:

  • Bergen: 1,003 rentals
  • Halfweg: 1,387 rentals
  • Noordwijkerhout: 663 rentals
  • Egmond aan Zee: 849 rentals
  • Warder: 407 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Municipality of Amsterdam?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Municipality of Amsterdam are:

  • Amsterdam (ZYA-Amsterdam Central Station): 2,060 vacation rentals
  • Hoofddorp (QHZ): 2,212 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol): 2,251 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Municipality of Amsterdam?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Municipality of Amsterdam. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Amsterdam Central Station: 2,062 rentals
  • Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station: 2,354 rentals
  • Dam Square: 916 rentals
  • House On The Three Canals: 2,055 rentals
  • World Trade Center: 2,140 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Municipality of Amsterdam listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Municipality of Amsterdam

Bergen
1,003 vacation rentals
Halfweg
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Noordwijkerhout
663 vacation rentals
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849 vacation rentals
Warder
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974 vacation rentals
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