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A No-Stress Guide to Planning a Visit to Amsterdam

13 January, 2022 in Blog / Guest contributions by Dani

Every person that loves travelling knows just how exciting visiting a new location can be. If you’re planning on taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never been before, the excitement and hype become virtually tangible, and you simply can’t wait to set off on your new adventure. But, if you just pack your bags and hit the road, chances are you won’t get as much out of your visit as you potentially could. That’s why you need to make sure you do your research and plan out your visit to ensure that you’ve made the most of your time in Amsterdam. Here are just some useful pointers.

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Know when you’ll be visiting

The first and the most obvious tip is to know exactly when you’ll be visiting Amsterdam. This will help you ensure you find the right place to stay. Luckily, if you’re travelling during the holidays, there is a plethora of holiday rentals in Amsterdam, so you can easily take your pick. Moreover, knowing when you’ll be going to this amazing city will help you research various events and happenings that you may get the opportunity to see during your stay, which will only improve your overall experience.

Cyclists in Amsterdam

Research sites and activities

You should also make sure you do some prior research and learn about all the must-see and must-experience things Amsterdam has to offer. Trust us, you’ll be surprised how many there are, so you may even end up having to prioritize. From its must-see museums and canal cruises, to the most talked-about Red Light District, Amsterdam really has something for everyone.

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Pack wisely

Needless to say, it’s always a good idea to research the weather you can expect to see in the area you’re visiting. This will not only help you determine the type of clothes and footwear you need to pack, but it will also help you get a better picture of how much time you’ll be spending outdoors. Aside from clothes and footwear, you also need to keep in mind other essentials, such as comfortable walking shoes, jackets, sunglasses and scarves. With so many things to see and places to visit, you don’t want to end up bringing only high heels and uncomfortable footwear.


Plan out your budget

Last but not least tip for comfortable travels is the budget. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you won’t be enticed to spend money on something you haven’t planned on spending. Instead, make sure you bring extra money just in case, to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as it can possibly get.

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