October Destination of the Month: Amsterdam

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The Cycling Capital

The October Destination of the Month is Amsterdam! Known for its intricate canal system, cycling culture and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is one of the most revered historic cities in the world.

Save 5% on all Amsterdam hotels and activities booked on Travala.com this month by using the code “AMSTERDAMOCTOBER” at checkout.

Crypto Events

Bitcoin Amsterdam

12-14 October

Bitcoin Amsterdam will bring together the most brilliant minds in Bitcoin, from across Europe and beyond, for 3 days of learning, teaching and inspiring the Bitcoin community. With 80+ speakers across two main conference days—including Adam Back, Nigel Farage, Stella Assange and Peter McCormack—the event rounds off with the Sound Money Fest: a marathon of orchestrated Bitcoin activities ranging from the world’s biggest bingo, free bitcoin giveaways and a world famous bitcoin DJ!

General admission tickets start from €449.

Hotels in Amsterdam

Looking for accommodation in Amsterdam? Here are our top 3 hotel recommendations available on Travala.com.

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

5/5 Stars | From $252 Per Night

Surrounded by stunning canals and exquisite architecture, this landmark hotel boasts an unparalleled city centre location across from the Leidseplein, just moments from Amsterdam’s iconic attractions. Visit famous locations such as the Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum or spend time outdoors in the beautiful Vondelpark, all within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

W Amsterdam

5/5 Stars | From $744 Per Night

Split across two unique buildings, a former telephone exchange and a bank, W Amsterdam is an intriguing design mix of heritage and contemporary style. Combining historical Dutch architectural elements with cutting-edge design right next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicentre of this energetic and forward-thinking city.

Renaissance Amsterdam

5/5 Stars | From $377 Per Night

Expect comfort and thoughtful convenience at Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel in the Netherlands. Ideally-located in the heart of central Amsterdam, the hotel offers easy access to celebrated historic landmarks, cultural treasures and modern entertainment being minutes away from the Amsterdam Central Station, the iconic Dam Square and Madame Tussauds.

Activities in Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

4.8/5 Stars | From $35

Set off to explore Amsterdam like the locals do: by bike! With around 250 miles (400 km) of bike lanes and paths traversing the flat urban terrain, Amsterdam is a cyclist’s dream. The tour will lead you to well-known local landmarks and lesser-known attractions, with no tour the same. You might go over the Museum Square, home to three of the city’s major museums including the Van Gogh Museum, then cruise onward to the bustling Dam Square to admire views of the classical Royal Palace or get lost in the old Jordaan Neighbourhood. 

Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Tour

4.8/5 Stars | From $35

Become acquainted with the Dutch countryside during this 8-hour day tour with your guide through the villages of Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken. Marvel at the famed windmills of Zaanse Schans as you learn of their significance to the region, visit Edam, a World Heritage Site and whose old town is one of the most beautiful in Holland, lose yourself amidst the striking wooden houses and a maze of narrow streets in Volendam, and travel to the old island of Marken, enjoying the breathtaking nature before heading back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Early Morning Canal Cruise

5/5 Stars | From $37

Sail in the early morning with no other boats around for the best photo opportunities! Start the cruise along the Canal Ring (UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site), and from there traverse the canals of Amsterdam. The cruise is conducted on an incredibly special boat, namely the 1928 former Dutch govern boat which was used by heads of state, mayors, and the Dutch royal family.

 

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