The Best Time for Amsterdam
Amsterdam is easily recognisable as one of the most popular cities of Europe. If you don't believe me, ask around and you will find out that many people know about this city and it's charms. Most of them never come around to actually deciding to visit it, whether it's because they get caught up in their daily routine to plan for the trip or because in the end they just don't want to go through all the trouble (trouble? what trouble?). The important fact is that you want to visit Amsterdam, and I'll be giving you some pointers about what to expect as well as some tricks on how to best take advantage of your time there.
First of all, realize that Amsterdam is very popular and there is a steady stream of tourist arriving at the city at all times. The best time to visit, however, is different depending on the type of experience that you want to have. When I'm asked for advice on this corner, I usually recommend travelling to Amsterdam during the months of April and May. Coming to the city around the Easter holidays means that you'll be able to enjoy a great weather for walking around and relaxing outdoors. Besides, the good weather gives you a great excuse for showing off your newfancy dress without having to get into those overcoats that look like alien costumes.
Best time for Amsterdam. What better time than this to get lost on the eye-popping colours of the fields and mazes of daffodils and tulips that dot the city. Furthermore, since Amsterdam is very much known for being a walking city (I.e. a city where instead of using vehicles you'll mostly do your travelling around on foot) going there when the weather is great makes sure that you can explore the historical streets to your leisure. On the other hand, if you happen to drop by during March or October, you'll enjoy an almost constant drape of rain that can ruin your plans.
Whether you go during summer, springtime, autumn or winter the world renowned Dutch cuisine is always there for your personal enjoyment. Discovering the many interesting and exotic restaurants around the city is a personal favourite activity of mine and, since many of these venues have looks and tastes that have been influenced by many cultures round the globe, you get to really experience new and exciting dishes.