Amsterdam - Van Gogh and canal charm

Life in the lively city at the water’s edge


On your bike and take your time. The whole of Amsterdam is on 2 wheels…

Business people, schoolchildren, police officers – the Dutch love their bikes. Tourists too like to cycle through the city of canals or admire the scenery from a house-boat.

More than 50 museums offer history and artistic delights, including the Anne Frank House and the Vincent van Gogh Museum. The Vondelpark reminds you of New York’s Central Park – people meet here for a picnic or inline skating. Hip bars, cafés and clubs make sure the mood is good on Leidseplein.

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Of course Amsterdam has its top sights like the historic canal district and the world-famous museums – but you can also discover a lot more! You really must visit one of the special districts around the centre. Each area has its own character and shows a different side of Amsterdam.

Whether you want to see modern architecture, visit a cultural centre or go on a sporting trip - there’s something for everyone. Just wander through the different districts and enjoy all the lovely things Amsterdam has to offer.

Route Name of train Bicycle carriage
Zurich - Amsterdam Pegasus yes
Munich - Amsterdam Pollux yes

A tip for our customers

Amsterdam and the water are inseparably connected. In 2010, Amsterdam and the surrounding area are organising a number of events entitled “Water Sensations”, to show Amsterdam’s close relationship with the water.

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