Amsterdam Escape City Guide

Amsterdam Escape Guide to Amsterdam

 

Amsterdam Escape famous since 2000. We are the original vacation apartment agency.

We're locals, real Amsterdammers and know the city backwards. We're always out and about the city spotting interesting events, new shops opening and new attractions for tourists. There is always something happening in Amsterdam.

Below is our guide to the city, some stuff you won’t find in regular guides.

 

 


 

 


Guide


Red-light District - The Singelgebied

The Singelgebied nbsp Just a few minutes walk from the Amsterdam s main Red Light District is another smaller Red Light district known as the Singelgebied nbsp Simply by virtue of that short distance this red light district has avoided becoming the octane-fueled tourist-trap that ... Read more


Your Golden Ticket to a Vacation Apartment

Your Golden Ticket to a Vacation Apartment nbsp Gone are the days when having a vacation home or apartment to escape to was a luxury only the rich and elite could afford We at AmsterdamEscape love making your dreams of jetting off to a vacation ... Read more


Apartment Hotels in Amsterdam

nbsp Not Another Tourist Hotel nbsp Ever wondered what it would be like to visit Amsterdam and not stay like any other regular tourist We at AmsterdamEscape are offering you the golden opportunity to live in an apartment hotel among locals You rsquo ll swap ... Read more


Amsterdam Hostels - The cheapest way to stay in Amsterdam

With over hostels in Amsterdam there is a hostel in Amsterdam for everyone If you are on a real tight budget you can get some great budget rooms in some of Amsterdam smaller hostels Below you will find details of a selection we have chosen ... Read more


Amsterdam Escape Travel Services - Useful travel links

Below is a collection of travel links to helpful sites which we hope you find useful We have assembled a selection of travel tools below to help you with your trip From planning and packing to flight times and changes to them from airport pick-up ... Read more


The Squares of Amsterdam - Amsterdam has several great public squares.

The main ones are Dam Square Leides Square Leidesplein Nieuwmarkt Square Rembrandt Square Rembrandtplein Waterloo Square Waterlooplein and Noodermarkt NIEUWMARKT SQUARE Brief History of Nieuwmarkt and the Waag The Nieuwmarkt Square New Market is dominated by a very large romantic castle with gates and turrets ... Read more


Online Dating in Amsterdam - Same Old Abject Sadness

In this Internet Age it is no surprise that connoisseurs of free sex having fruitlessly roamed the streets and canals of Amsterdam on many a rainy night might find themselves thinking Hang on minute couldn t I be doing all this from the warmth and ... Read more


Sex Trafficking - Separating the Facts from the Bullshit

What is your understanding of the term sex trafficking The original definition as recorded by Wikipedia was the organised movement of people usually women between countries and within countries for sex work with the use of physical coercion deception and bondage through forced debt Is ... Read more


Cycling in the Amsterdam Red Light District 2

If you are reasonably fit and the weather is suitably clement there is no doubt that cycling is the handiest way to get around Amsterdam it really is a bicycle city and there are plenty of places where you can hire a bicycle for a ... Read more


How to Get a Mobile Phone when visiting Amsterdam

When visiting Amsterdam from outside Europe people find the mobile charges unbearablyexpensive so it's always advised to get yourself a sim card from any mobile phone shop when you arrive in Amsterdam They cost Euro to depending on the amount of credit you think you ... Read more


Shopping in Amsterdam

Best places to shop in Amsterdam Many come to Amsterdam for its breathtaking canals to sample its cheese and even dabble in its infamous coffeeshop culture Some however come to shop till they drop Amsterdam s extensive shopping experience rivals that of any other European ... Read more


Things To Do in Amsterdam When You're Broke

The words free and Dutch are generally thought to mix together about as well as chalk and cheese The Dutch are knowfor giving you nothing for nothing Perhaps because of more competition in the travel market from the up and coming cities of Prague and ... Read more


Museums in Amsterdam

For a small city Amsterdam has a lot of museums At last count we had over and more open all the time a recent one is The Museum of Bags and Pursesand are among one of the main tourist attractions besides sex and drugs of ... Read more


Amsterdam passport and visa information

Please note - Although we do our best to keep this information up-to-date passport and visa regulations are subject to constant change so use the Netherlands Visa Links below for up to date information For up to the minute information call the Dutch Embassy on ... Read more


Amsterdam Restaurants the good the bad and the inedible

With a restaurant on nearly every corner you will not have trouble getting something to eat in Amsterdam Most of the bars also sell food as well as alcohol but getting something nice to eat is another thing Below is a few places which we ... Read more


Sex in Amsterdam everything you wanted to know about it

Below is information on the sex industry here in Amsterdamand a selection of links to many different sex clubs brothels and escort agencies and even the sex museum Whatever you are into men women leather or whateverAmsterdam has it waiting for you Looking for women ... Read more


Amsterdam Public Holidays

Public Holidays Annual public holidays in Amsterdam Most of the Amsterdam public holidays all fall in the first half of the year New Year's Day January Good Friday Easter Pasen Official public holiday Shops and banks are closed some larger stores may be open Easter ... Read more


Amsterdam Drugs - the facts and the fiction

Coffeeshops Amsterdam Dutch law make a clear distinction between hard drugs drugs with unacceptable risks involved and soft drugs drugs with limited risks Hard drugs are illegal and sentences run up to years imprisonment Strictly speaking the sale and use of soft drugs is illegal ... Read more


Money Currency Exchange Amsterdam

Amsterdam Money Currency Currency The Dutch currency is the Euro which is written EUR Currency Exchange Money can be changed in various locations around Amsterdam The best place to change your money is in one of theGWK Travelexshops who have a few establishments in Amsterdam ... Read more


Netherlands Information - Facts about the Netherlands

In the Netherlands we drive on the left side of the road some travelers may encounter road conditions that differ from those in there own country the main one being we drive on the left side of the road while United kingdom Ireland and Below ... Read more


Overview of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Overview Famous the world over as a city of Drugs and red-lights But without seeing if for oneself you cannot imagine what to expect Growing up one heard about coffeeshops and girls in windows but seeing it for the first time can be a ... Read more


Nightlife in amsterdam - clubs, pubs and more

Amsterdam has the name as one of Europe's main party cities but gone are the days when it was a seven night party town since the introduction of the Euro back in going out more than once a week has become so expensive people cannot ... Read more


Group Accommodation in Amsterdam

nbsp Large Group Accommodation families groups and Stag amp Hen Parties in Amsterdam nbsp We think we have the best group accommodation in Amsterdam and we have served the needs of s if not s of stag bachelor amp Hen parties and many other groups ... Read more


Amsterdam Language

Amsterdam Language - The basics The official language of The Netherlands is Dutch and a very hard language to learn which is spoken by of the million people living in the Netherlands Turkish Moroccans and English speakers make up the remainder In Belgium nearly million ... Read more


Amsterdam and the Netherlands a brief History

C Amsterdamofficially founded on what is now know as the Amstel river Amsterdam is granted toll free use of the Dutch waterways to enable for it to concentrate on trade The Netherlands builds it's first water defenses which are a construction of huge sand dunes ... Read more


Health in Amsterdam - What happens if I get Ill.

Health care in Amsterdam is excellent and waiting times for operations is not longas in many other European countries Compulsory insurance is required but rates are fixed by law so insurance companies cannot penalise you on the grounds of your age or anything else and ... Read more


Gay Scene In Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gay - Amsterdam Gay Guide Amsterdam is not the European gay capital it once was but still has a lot to offer that most cities cannot The gay scene may not be the biggest in Europe but without dough the only place where gay ... Read more


Amsterdam Further Distractions

Vondelpark The largest park in Amsterdam and an amazing popular place for Amsterdammers to hang out 's of people walk jog skateboard cycle sit feed the ducks people watch picnic paint sun bathe dog walk and many other things Voldel park named after a Dutch ... Read more


Amsterdam Excursions

There are many half and full day excursions from Amsterdam to many other Dutch cities and all can be booked at the national tourist office Many tours can be booked hereAmsterdam Tours - Book all the above tours here Below are the most popular ones ... Read more


Amsterdam Events Guide - what's on and when

There is usually always something happening in Amsterdam below is a list of the annual events held each year plus links to what's on in Amsterdam sites which show daily listing of everything happening in Amsterdam on a nightly basis January Picasso- Master of Line ... Read more


Amsterdam Food and Drink, the best places to eat and drink.

Places to eat and drink in Amsterdam There are 's of places to eat and drink in Amsterdam but getting something good to eat is another thing A lot of tourist places do not care what they serve up as they know they will not ... Read more


Amsterdam Did you know? Test your knowledge.

Below are a few interesting facts about Amsterdam and the Netherlands nbsp Amsterdam has over million bikes but only Amsterdammers nbsp When you land at Schiphol Airport you are four meters below sea level nbsp The Netherlands has more than km of navigable rivers lakes ... Read more


Business Services Amsterdam

If you need some business services during your stay in Amsterdam below are some useful addresses and links to many of the main Business Contacts Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Amsterdam Full contact information available atwww kvk nl If you ... Read more


Amsterdam Cost of Living - what does it cost to live in Amsterdam.

The cost of living in Amsterdam has increased hugely since the introduction of the Euro on January st On the st of December the cost of a cup of coffee in a coffeeshop was Gilders but the next day January st the same cup of ... Read more


Amsterdam Communications

Telephone A hard thing to find in Amsterdam and when you do tryto get it to work is another thing Most do not accept coins so you need either a credit card or a phone card There are two types of telephone boxes on the ... Read more


Amsterdam CoffeeShops - the good, the bad and the best.

Amsterdam's relaxed policy towards the legal availability of high-quality weed and hash is common knowledge all over the world but the word coffeeshop in Amsterdam means something totally different to what coffee shop means in any other country around the world The Dutch join the ... Read more


Amsterdam Do's and Dont's

Things to do and not to do when visiting Amsterdam Amsterdam is a very tolerant city when it comes to most things but still has some basic rules don't be stupid and you'll be alright Do be alert for pickpockets A favorite of pickpockets in ... Read more


Amsterdam Sport and More

In the Netherlands as well as Amsterdam the national sport is football and with Amsterdam being home to one of the most successful clubs in Europe namely Ajax due to their success in the UEFA Champions League Another is PSV Eindhoven nbsp P S V ... Read more


Attractions in Amsterdam

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world Amsterdam has a whole range of attractions to keep every tourist entertained The city has a history spanning years with ancient churches quaint streets and picturesque canal houses just waiting to be explored Just ... Read more


Sex in Amsterdam - everything you wanted to know.

Below is information on the sex industry here in Amsterdamand a selection of links to many different sex clubs brothels andescort agencies and even the sex museum Whatever you are into men women leather or whateverAmsterdam has it waiting for you Looking fora womenwe have ... Read more


Amsterdam Sex Clubs, Escort Agencies & Massage Parlors

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How to Eat Cheaply in the Amsterdam Red Light District

Loading up on snacks and drinks to fuel your rutting session in the Red Light The district is far from cheap There was a time when eating out in Amsterdam was relatively good value but with the introduction of the Euro on the st of ... Read more


Is it Safe to Sleep with a Prostitute in the Amsterdam?

Which one Oh sorry you mean in general no What one must always bear in mind with prostitution is that it is an industrial operation massively increasing the number of sexual partners an individual has and therefore massively increasing the chance that he or she ... Read more


Chatting up Women in Amsterdam Coffee Shops

Part Three of the Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam series of articles When sampling the city s nightlife you will encounter a very high number of foreign women who are either like yourself tourists or living and working in Amsterdam for a year ... Read more


Chatting Up Women in Amsterdam Bars

Part Four of the Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam series of articles The bar culture is quite good in Amsterdam particularly in hot-spot destinations such as Rembrandtplein where the square is surrounded by bars and the square itself full of open-air tables served ... Read more


Chatting Up Women in Amsterdam Nightclubs

Part Five of the Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam series of articles Nightclubs are different Again it helps an awful lot to arrive as part of a group even if it is just a bunch of folks you met in a bar because ... Read more


How to Talk to Dutch Women

Part Two of the Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam series of articles The Netherlands is famed as one of the world s most equal so obviously this means that the deck is heavily stacked against men You must remain alert to this fact ... Read more


Women in Amsterdam: The Facts

Part One of the Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam series of articles nbsp The Netherlands as a whole has slightly more females than males but in Amsterdam like all capital cities the ratio of women is far higher One in three Dutch marriages ... Read more


Cycling in the Amsterdam Red Light District

If you are reasonably fit and the weather is suitably clement there is no doubt that cycling is the handiest way to get around Amsterdam it really is a bicycle city and there are plenty of places where you can hire a bicycle for a ... Read more


How to find LadyBoys, Shemales and Transvestites in the Red Light District

If you are interested in an experience with a little something extra Amsterdam should certainly satisfy your curiosity elsewhere in this guide we have discussed how easy it is to experience different sorts of women in the Red Light District varying in age physical size ... Read more


Red Light Districts of Amsterdam - #1 De Wallen or Walletjes

De Wallen or Walletjes When most people refer to the Amsterdam Red Light District they mean the largest and most famous one located in the warren of streets around the Oudezijds Voorburgwal amp Oudezijds Achterburgwal canals and the grand Oude Kerk bordered on the west ... Read more


The 3 Red Light Districts of Amsterdam

nbsp The red-light districts of Amsterdam nbsp nbsp There are three separate red light areas in Central Amsterdam though most tourists only know about the biggest and most nbsp nbsp famous one You should certainly experience the atmosphere of this main Red Light District but ... Read more


Catch it While You Can: Amsterdam's Vanishing Red Light District

The main reason why Amsterdam manages to compete with other major Europeans cities and other top international tourist destinations is that it has a unique reputation and mix of attractions - but you need to know this may be coming to an end we urge ... Read more


How to Avoid Accidentally Sleeping with a Man in Amsterdam's Red Light District

For the unwary the inexperienced and indeed the drunk or stoned there is considerable risk that you may accidentally sleep nbsp with a nbsp man during your time in the Red Light District nbsp Transgendered folk of various types - shemales ladyboys and transvestites ldquo ... Read more


How old are the Prostitutes in the Amsterdam Red Light District

By law and it is strongly enforced a prostitute must be at least years of age in order to rent a window in any of Amsterdam s red light district so you can be pretty sure that they all exceed the age of consent in ... Read more


How to Avoid Amsterdam's Red Light District

For many even those with no interest whatsoever in paying for sex the sheer novelty and notoriety of the Red Light District is one of the main reasons to visit Amsterdam but for a sizeable number of people it something that they would much rather ... Read more


Guide to Where to Find Free Sex in Amsterdam

nbsp One of the great ironies of Amsterdam is that so many men become intrigued by easy access to prostitutes in the Red Light District what could be easier than window shopping right but fail to realise that they are standing in one of the ... Read more


Can I get into trouble for visiting a prostitute in Amsterdam

At the time of writing in the first half of the answer is NO you cannot get into trouble for visiting a prostitute in Amsterdam nbsp Obviously quite separate from the legality of prostitution it is important to note that the age of consent in ... Read more


Where to Pee in the Red Light District

nbsp It may seem to be a trivial issue but peeing can quickly become a matter of pressing importance as you wander about Amsterdam rsquo s Red Light District especially if you are determined to cover the entire area with its many side streets and ... Read more


Does My Age Matter in the Amsterdam Red Light District?

nbsp When we use sex providers it is not uncommon to worry about issues that would be important in a non-paid situation such as dating or getting into a relationship nbsp Should age be a concern when visiting a prostitute Are there any legal problems ... Read more


Introduction to the Ultimate Red Light Guide of Amsterdam

nbsp nbsp All You Ever Wanted to Know About Amsterdam rsquo s Red Light District hellip But Were Afraid Your Wife Would Hear You Ask nbsp We are calling this the ultimate guide to Amsterdam rsquo s Red Light District not because our egos have ... Read more


Best Time To Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam is widely recognised as one of the most popular cities of Europe Don t believe it Ask around and you ll find people the world over have heard of Amsterdam and its charms Most people only dream of coming to Amsterdam and while some ... Read more


Amsterdam's Red Light District - The ultimate guide Amsterdam Guide

nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Amsterdam is one of Europe s most popular city break destinations for good reason Infamous for it quot Drugs Sex and Rock n Roll quot ... Read more


Amsterdam Quirky Bars

nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Amsterdam Bars nbsp A guide to some of the best and unusual bars in Amsterdam Places come and go on a regular basis in Amsterdam a hip bar one ... Read more


Amsterdam Markets

nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Amsterdam Markets nbsp No city break is complete without a visit to the local flea markets of which Amsterdam has many Most of these operate six days a week some only weekly and ... Read more


Amsterdam Sense of Adventure - Unusual things to do in Amsterdam but strictly for the adventurous.

nbsp Looking for something different to do during your stay in Amsterdam well below are a few unusual things to try during your next visit options you might not have tried before nbsp A visit to Amsterdam in itself is an adventure and a half ... Read more