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Best places in Amsterdam to hang out like a local

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Booking.com local, Maudi, shows you the the best places to hang out in Amsterdam. For this local, top Amsterdam hang outs include grabbing a drink in the giant windmill housing the Brouwerij ‘t IJ, enjoying a picnic or BBQ in Vondelpark, and snacking on bitterballen with some friends at Hannekes Boom.

As the Netherlands’ culture-packed capital, Amsterdam has always been a hotspot for holidaymakers. This enticing slice of North Holland is renowned for its iconic criss-crossing canals, distinctive narrow houses and an eclectic range of museums including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

Main public transport options include buses and trams, but bicycles rule when it comes to getting around. With around 400 km of bike paths and almost 8,000 parking spaces, exploring on two wheels makes taking in the main sights a breeze.

The city’s medieval centre, known as Centrum, showcases many points of interest synonymous with Amsterdam tourism, including canals, traditional architecture and the famous nightlife of the Red Light District. If you’re visiting in tulip season, a stopover at nearby Keukenhof’s botanical garden in mid-April provides sweeping views of multicoloured flowers in bloom.

A variety of accommodation can be found all over the city, from high-end hotels to cosy hostels and homestays. The main airport of Schiphol is 15 km southwest of the city and offers regular train services between the main terminal and city centre.

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