• Posted:Friday, July 9, 2010
  • Comments: 0

Posted in: Travel
What to do from an Amsterdam hostel
Upon arrival in Amsterdam, it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer number of cultural attractions the city has to offer - particularly for those who have never set foot in this part of the world before. Where exactly to begin? What sights should have pride of place at the top of a travel agenda?

Well, luckily for jet-setters new to the region, Helium has outlined some of must-see places and must-do activities for people staying in hostels in Amsterdam to entertain themselves with.

For example, The Anne Frank House - found at Prinsengracht 263 - should be paid a visit as it is where the diarist and her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex over the course of several years.

And anyone interested in checking out some of the museums after they have deposited luggage in their Amsterdam hostel were advised to head to the Dutch Scheepvaartmuseum - dating back to 1656 - or perhaps the Madame Tussaud Scenerama.

Furthermore, the Round Lutheran Church, built between the years of 1668 and 1671, could wow jet-setters, who may like to attend some of the concerts routinely put on in the building.

And the Van Gogh museum is possibly one of the most compelling places that holidaymakers can frequent, particularly between now and August 29th as the gallery is holding exhibition Bedroom Secrets: Restoration of a Masterpiece. This is intended to educate guests as to how the artist went about creating legendary piece The Bedroom - which is currently undergoing some restoration and will sadly not be available for viewing - back in 1888.

Find cheap hostels in AmsterdamADNFCR-2435-ID-19882917-ADNFCR
City Guides and Information

Video guides, travel podcasts, city maps & free city guides. What to eat, where to stay and things to do and see - our travel guides have it all.

Find a guide »
Latest Blog Post

Using an InterRail pass (for EU residents) or a Eurail pass (for non-EU) is the perfect way to easily check off all the dreamy European destinations on your travel bucket list. Ride the rails like a pro with these five tips.

Read more »
Great Value and Choice

We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 35,000 great places to stay in 180 countries. The ultimate online resource for hostels everywhere.

Find great value hostels »