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A Guide to Solo Travel in Amsterdam

Visiting any city on your own can feel pretty daunting, but if you’re going to Amsterdam alone then you have nothing to worry about. The Dutch capital is one of the most laid-back cities a solo backpacker can visit. With some of Europe’s most sociable hostels and friendliest faces, meeting travellers in Amsterdam and making lifelong friends couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re looking for fun things to do, sociable places to stay or somewhere you can get around easily on your own, Amsterdam is the kind of city that lends itself to any kind of solo trip. Read on for our guide to Dam if you’re travelling solo.

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10 Best Day Trips from Amsterdam

There’s no doubt Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ most exciting city, but if you’re there for a while then you might feel like getting away for a day. You might be surprised how much more there is to the country than Amsterdam and within such a short, easy distance. So many fascinating towns and cities are just a quick train ride away from Amsterdam. From the windmills of Zannse Schans to Rotterdam’s urban architecture, explore the traditional and the modern sides of the country on a day trip to these incredible, underrated cities in the Netherlands (and beyond). Check them out.

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6 Reasons Everyone Should Visit Amsterdam at Least Once

There’s no doubt that Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most exciting places to visit. The city is an icon. You’ll never get bored in the Dutch capital whether you want to see all the sights, do all the activities, eat all the food or party all night long. There are countless things that make Amsterdam the greatest place in the world for every kind of traveller, but we’ve got the top 6 things right here. Never been to Amsterdam? Here’s why it needs a spot on your bucket list ASAP.

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7 Best Photo Spots in Amsterdam in the Snow

If you’re lucky enough to be in Amsterdam when it’s snowing, then make sure to head to some of the city’s most Instagrammable places. When the Dutch capital is under a white blanket of snow, the city has never looked so fairy-tale like. Here is a round-up of our favourite places to take photos in Amsterdam when it’s snowing. Just remember to wrap up warm!

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