Experience the Amazing Ambiance of Amsterdam

There's more to Amsterdam than cycling, canals and its world famous Red Light District. Explore Rembrandt Square, the Royal Palace and many more amazing attractions.

You Might Also Like

Red Light District
Red Light District

Red Light District

The Red Light District, also known as 'De Wallen', is arguably the biggest tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Although it is known mainly for its adult entertainment, it houses many medical and law practices, restaurants, coffee shops, museums and more. 960 1280

Kiril Stanchev, Getty Images  

Bicycle Path Symbol

Bicycle Path Symbol

Although helmets are rarely worn, Amsterdam is known by many as the most bike-friendly city in the world. They even have specialized traffic lights with bicycle symbols. 960 1280

Petek ARICI, Getty Images  

Smoking, Yes. Drinking, No.

Smoking, Yes. Drinking, No.

In Amsterdam there are plenty of places to smoke. However, drinking is allocated to designated areas. Sorry. 960 1280

ictor, Getty Images  

For Sale (Te Koop)

For Sale (Te Koop)

This "Te Koop" sign indicates that a property is for sale in a suburb of Amsterdam. 960 1280

Webeye, Getty Images  

Airport Sign: Odd-Size Luggage

Airport Sign: Odd-Size Luggage

A sign for odd-size luggage in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Schipol is the Netherlands main international airport. 960 1280

Lya_Cattel, Getty Images  

Amsterdam Sex Shop

Amsterdam Sex Shop

Lighted sex-shop signs can be found all over the Red Light District in Amsterdam. 960 1280

FrankvandenBergh, Getty Images  

Amsterdam Sex Cinema

Amsterdam Sex Cinema

Sex Cinema sign in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. 960 1280

Tashka, Getty Images  

Amsterdam Youth Hostels

Amsterdam Youth Hostels

Amsterdam boasts a large number of youth hostels, which make lodging more affordable to younger visitors. 960 1280

Martin Moos, Getty Images  

Amsterdam Playground Entrance

Amsterdam Playground Entrance

A sign at the entrance of a playground. 960 1280

Designalicious, Getty Images  

Anne Frank House and Museum

Anne Frank House and Museum

A sign on the building where Anne Frank lived while she was in hiding during WWII. The house, now a museum, is where her world-famous diary was written. 960 1280

pidjoe, Getty Images  

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

The entrance to the museum of high profile celebrity wax figures, known as Madame Tussaud's, located on Dam Square. 960 1280

W. Meier, Getty Images  

Bulldog Coffeeshop

Bulldog Coffeeshop

The 'Bulldog Coffeeshop,' in the heart of the Red Light District, is a place where the sale and consumption of marijuana and hashish is tolerated. It claims to be the first coffee shop in Amsterdam. 960 1280

VanWyckExpress, Getty Images  

No Dog Poop Allowed

No Dog Poop Allowed

A "please clean up after your pets" sign located in parks and recreation zones. 960 1280

Timur Kulgarin, Getty Images  

Dismemberment Warning

Dismemberment Warning

A caution sign in Amsterdam depicts a man walking with one leg missing. 960 1280

ACMPhoto, Getty Images  

Abundantly Clear Bathroom Messaging

Abundantly Clear Bathroom Messaging

This street sign in the red light district of Amsterdam indicates the direction of the nearest restroom. 960 1280

ictor, Getty Images  

XXX Marks the Spot

XXX Marks the Spot

Known for its adult entertainment, XXX marks the spot on a nearby bench in the Red Light District. 960 1280

michel de nijs, iStock  

Coffee Shops: They're Not Just for Coffee Anymore

Coffee Shops: They're Not Just for Coffee Anymore

Coffeeshop Smokey on Rembrandt Square is one of hundreds of coffee shops in Amsterdam. In most coffee shops, the sale and consumption of cannabis is accepted. 960 1280

sbostock, Getty Images  

Iamsterdam

Iamsterdam

The Iamsterdam sign, the city motto, with the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Art and History, in the background. 960 1280

Andres Balcazar, Getty Images  

The Hot List

Explore America’s most stunning scenery.
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Stay updated on the latest travel tips and trends.
Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.