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Natura Artis Magistra

Natura Artis Magistra

Also known as Artis Royal Zoo, Natura Artis Magistra is a extensive habitats for wide range of wild animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes, as well as many types of reptiles and primates. Artis zoo also looks after millions of microbes, and became the first zoo in the world that is dedicated to microbiological life.

Keukenhoff

Keukenhoff

The Keukenhoff Garden provides you with the feast to feel. While there are 7 millions flowers of bulbs bloom along in the surface at 32 hectares, then this park was filled by the great scenery and the scent of the blossom flowers anywhere. You can see the flower shows and get experience the themed pavilion along with beautiful statues around this park. Of course, you are able to take your kids to hunt the treasure or just exploring the playground as well. Even you can visit the petting zoo or the maze as well. Take your time to explore the surrounding area by visiting the flowers field riding a bike or you can go on the boat cruise as well. All the things were so amazing and you can enjoy anytime you want it.

Travelling to Amsterdam, Netherlands

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With the golden age canals, world-class art museums, vintage shops, vibrant clubs, and delightful restaurants; there are a long list of things to do in Amsterdam. The Netherland's capital is a funky city, combining glamorous artistic heritage with festive 'gezellig' lifestyle and the notorious Red Light District. Amsterdam always looks good on postcards and Instagram, thanks to the breathtaking view of waterways lined by pointy-roof buildings. For art and design buffs, this city is a grade-A destination regarding international art as well as architecture connoisseurs. On the other hand, fearless visitors that are looking for a daring and fun experience will also be spoiled in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on the spot or online. It's better to buy your tickets beforehand to avoid standing in line for too long. You can buy them at our website and make a safe payment after that.

How To Get Around?

Amsterdam has gerat public transportations for tourists. You can choose from trams, metros, trains, and buses. If you're staying for a week, you can buy a public transportation pass so you can have unlimited use of the public transportations (valid for 1 to 7 days). You can also download some apps to help you get around Amsterdam, such as GVB App (for public transports), 9292ov app (to help you get around the city), and Citymapper app (choosing the best routes from one point to another). The city has many bike lanes, so renting a bike for a day to get around the city is not a bad choice. Aside from that, taxis are always available. But make sure you ride the licensed taxis (their roof light display the operator's name and they have blue number plates), the meter is turned on, and you recieve a receipt after the ride.

What Should I Wear?

Locals usually dress casually and edgy. You can pair your blazers with some nice jeans and a pair of leather boots. Fashionable sweaters, denims, leather purses, and colorful dresses are also great to wear in Amsterdam. Always bring an umbrella, a coat or scarf, and other stuffs to protect yourself from the cold weather and rain at any time of the year.

Amsterdam Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Amsterdam is during the tulip season, which is between mid March and early May. But April is considered as the best time between those months because the flowers are blooming, the weather is great most of the times, and medium tourist traffic.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

No, a guide is not needed when you're traveling in Amsterdam. A lot of locals are fluent in English so you can communicate just fine. Strolling around the city with the guide of Google map, guidebooks, travel brochures with maps, and app for public transportations is helpful enough to guide yourself.

How To Get There?

International tourists, especially the ones departing from outside of Europe, can get to Amsterdam by air, arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. For those traveling from closer European cities, such as Paris and London, you can try riding the fast train or the bus. If you have plenty of times, you can take a ferry instead.

Additional Info

Some local shops, especially not in the tourist areas, only accept cash, so make sure you always bring enough cash just in case. Know the difference between coffee shop and coffeeshops. Coffe shops (with space) is a regular shop that sells coffe, while coffeeshops (without space) is a counter that sells marijuana. Sidewalks are for walkers and bike lanes are for those riding a bike, don't mix them. Always stay on the right side of the road when you're cycling and pay attention to the bike red light. Try not to have a friend cycling right behind you if you're not used to cycling in Amsterdam, it might be a bit dangerous if you stop suddenly. Be careful when holding your stuffs near the canals because if it falls, it might never be found again. The plug types in Amsterdam and in Netherlands are type C, E, and F. All of them have two round pins, but type F has two earth clips on the side and type E has a hole for the socket's male earthing pin.