Tourist Information Amsterdam

Tourist Information Amsterdam

In general, you will not have very big problems finding your way in Amsterdam. In case you have lost your orientation, the Dutch will be helpful to point you in the right direction. Virtually everybody speaks English, so you won’t even have to dig up the guttural g’s for which the Dutch language is so much feared. You might even have difficulty exercising your Dutch, since people will often switch to English when they detect a foreign accent. Of course, this is not a problem when you are here for a citybreak, but it is a frustration of some foreigners living in the Dam for a longer time.If you want to gain some official tourist information, you might want to contact the tourist offices opposite the main station and at Leidseplein. At these offices, you can get practical maps and nice souvenirs, but here you will also be able to book boat tours or sightseeing tours. For some attractions, like Madame Tussauds, or the bigger museums, you might save some money and queuing time. Several commercial agencies around Dam offer the same services.

Since the launch of the Euro in 2002, the Netherlands is a member of the euro zone. In the following years, the number of currency exchange offices has diminished. Nevertheless, you will be able to find some in Dam or Leidsestraat. There are sufficient ATM’s of several banks in the area. Major credit cards as VISA, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted.

Tourist office, Stationsplein 10 and Leidseplein 1

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