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Useful information about the flight from New York to Amsterdam
Amsterdam: City of Festivals
This beautiful and vibrant city is the capital of the Netherlands. Home to world-famous museums such as the Anne Frank House, historical sights such as the Oude Kerk and pretty canals. Visitors will find plenty to do here.
Best time to travel - festivities and weather.
Amsterdam is a major tourist destination throughout the year. For those that prefer hot weather, the best time to visit are the months of July and August - which have an average temperature of 22°C. There are festivities held every month of the year, including the Amsterdam Light Festival and Christmas parade in December, Taste of Amsterdam food festival in May, and Julidans contemporary dance festival in July. In the third week of August the free 'Prinsengracht' classical music concert takes place on a stage at Prinsengracht canal. For those that fancy seeing the gardens behind the canal houses, the best time to travel is during The Open Garden Days in June.
Essential information before you travel
The official language of Amsterdam is Dutch; however, many of the locals are fluent in English. You can expect to eat well here, as there are plenty of snack bars and restaurants in Amsterdam, serving up a variety of authentic cuisines from former colonists, such as Indonesian. To avoid being overcharged by cab drivers, ask for an estimated cost before getting into the vehicle.
Local information - accommodation and transport.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Amsterdam. Most of them include breakfast, and tax is added in with the price. Cheap hostels can vary in price, but expect to pay around 24 euros per night. For those that intend to visit the local museums, it may be a good idea to obtain an Amsterdam card pass - which allows admittance to most of the museums and includes a bus pass. Amsterdam is well served by public transport, including trains, trams and buses. For travelers arriving by plane, there is a train station at the airport with a direct link to Central Amsterdam station. A single ticket costs about 4.10 euros.