Welcome to My Amsterdam Travel Blog!

Well done! You found my Amsterdam travel blog!

Are you looking for a travel blog about Amsterdam to help you plan your upcoming Amsterdam trip? Excellent! You're in the right place and I'm so glad you're here because that's exactly what this here blog is about; travelling to Amsterdam!

I've lived in Amsterdam since 2013 and now have a house and family here, so I'd like to think I know all the best things to do in Amsterdam, as well as being able to advise travellers how to get around and enjoy their trip depending on their own budget, tastes and other requirements.

UPDATE FOR 2020: Before we go further, it's important to say that these days travel is a bit different these days, and really we should only be travelling when safe to do so. With that in mind, I want to highlight that there are some travel restrictions, social distancing rules and mask-wearing requirements that travellers to Amsterdam must know about and adhere to. You can find out all about the most up-to-date social distancing rules in Amsterdam, as well as rules on mask-wearing and booking attractions in advance here.

Okay, it's also true that this is a blog about other travel things too like family travel, luxury travel, and well, just general travel to destinations other than Amsterdam. Oh, and it's also a blog about motherhood and writing (as I'm also a mum and an author of fiction), oh and a little self-love and affirmation too, but if you put a gun to my head and asked me what As the Bird flies is predominantly about I would have to say that it is an Amsterdam travel blog, because the vast majority of my posts are about Amsterdam travel, and I also get most of my traffic from people like you asking questions about travel to Amsterdam (and hopefully finding answers to those questions!).

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UPDATE MAY 2020 - Travel to Amsterdam isn't possible for most people right now, but you can still enjoy the beauty of Amsterdam by either reading a great book about Amsterdam, or by going on a virtual tour of Amsterdam, or of one of Amsterdam museums.

What you can find on this Amsterdam travel blog...

Essentially, you can find nearly all the information you may need to plan a trip to Amsterdam, starting from choosing the best time to visit, through to figuring out where to stay and what to do.

I am constantly adding new content about what you can do in Amsterdam and the surrounding region (as well as in the rest of the Netherlands) so please do follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to read the newest posts on Amsterdam travel when they are published. Also, I have an Amsterdam Travel Guide board on Pinterest that you may like to follow, as well as this board sharing all the articles I've written on Amsterdam travel.

But hey, let's do a big juicy link dump of all the things I've already written and shared about Amsterdam. At my last count I have over 100 blog posts on Amsterdam, but of course some are more helpful than others so the ones listed below really are my best Amsterdam travel blog posts.

These posts will help you plan your Amsterdam trip (and each link opens in a new page) so get ready to start reading all about this fantastic city that still amazes and impresses me no matter how long I live here. 

IMPORTANT: Visiting Amsterdam in 2020 - Social Distancing Rules, Wearing a Mask & More Tips for Safe Travelling

Armchair Travel in Amsterdam - The Best Virtual Tours & Experiences

When is the Best Time to Visit Amsterdam?

Where to Stay in Amsterdam - Neighbourhood Guide

The Best Hotels in Amsterdam for All Budgets

The Best Hotels in Amsterdam City Centre

The Ultimate Amsterdam Bucketlist (The Best 50+ Things to do!)

100+ Free Things to do in Amsterdam

The Best Amsterdam Souvenirs & Gifts

The Best Books About or Set in Amsterdam

The Best Photo Spots in Amsterdam

The Best Parks & Outdoor Spaces in Amsterdam

Solo Travel in Amsterdam (& 30+ Best Things to do in Amsterdam Alone)

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Amsterdam - The Best Vegan Restaurants, Cafes, Shops & More!

The Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam (And What You Need to Know About Cannabis in Amsterdam)

The Best Things to do in Amsterdam at Night

How Expensive is Amsterdam?

Tips for Visiting Amsterdam on a Budget

The I amsterdam City Card - Is it worth getting?

Guide to Visiting Amsterdam with Kids

Guide to Visiting Amsterdam with Teenagers

Best Things to do During One Day in Amsterdam

Tips for Cycling in Amsterdam

Your Guide to Amsterdam in Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Guide to Visiting Amsterdam at Christmas & New Year

Tips for Seeing Amsterdam from the Water (Canal Cruise/Private Boat/Pedalo and more!)

Tips for Finding Tulips in Amsterdam (All Year!)

Tips for Finding Cherry Blossom in Amsterdam

Guide to De Pijp Neighbourhood in Amsterdam

Tips for Staying in Self-Catering Accommodation in Amsterdam

The Best Day Trips from Amsterdam

A Local's Guide to King's Day in Amsterdam

Tipping Etiquette in Amsterdam

The Best Ways to Travel Virtually to Amsterdam - Best Virtual Tours, Experiences & More!

Things to do in Amsterdam with a Dog

Photos of Empty Amsterdam Streets (And How to Take Them)

and if you're curious - The Reasons We Live in Amsterdam

I'm going to update this page again soon with a few quick tips and my favourite things to do in Amsterdam, as well as adding all the latest Amsterdam travel blog posts as and when they're published, but really the most in-depth information about Amsterdam travel is already in the posts above! If you don't have time to read all the blogs now, then here are some images for you to pin the post and read it later. 

And if you have an Amsterdam travel question that isn't answered here, then contact me on FacebookTwitter or Instagram - I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as I can! Thanks! And happy Amsterdam travel planning!