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  • Amsterdam is a compact city so it's easy to navigate to all the tourist hotspots

  • But to get the most out of your stay in the capital of the Netherlands, here are the top three ways to get around town

  • Amsterdam is known as the Venice of the north

  • To taking the scenic route for over 160 canals is a great way to check out the city

  • From boat level, you'll even get to see a whole new set of architectural details like the ornamentation on the bridges

  • Hop on a canal bus or take a canal tour to check out the city's monumental buildings that frame the canals

  • Hop off of the dock close the major attractions like the Rijk museum and the Leidseplein

  • Discovering Amsterdam by foot is also the top choice

  • Most of the attractions are within walking distance from each other

  • You can easily walk from the Dam Square to the Museumplein in 40 minutes

  • Not only a great way to get fit about walking through the narrow alleys and cobblestone streets,

  • you'll find random art installations and hidden architectural gems

  • This is a city that rewards the aimless wanderer

  • Amsterdam is bicycle-mad,

  • with over 600,000 bikes and 249 miles of bike lanes and paths in the city

  • The bicycle boom in Amsterdam started in the late eighteen hundreds

  • Since then it's been a favorite form of transportation not only for the locals but also for the tourists

  • Rental companies offer a range of bikes, from the granny bike, the cargo bike, and the four-seater bike

  • Once you're up and rolling, you'll see the city from the whole new angle


Amsterdam is a compact city so it's easy to navigate to all the tourist hotspots

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Top three ways to get around Amsterdam - Lonely Planet travel video

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    Amber Chang posted on 2014/08/15
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