Amsterdam

Last Updated: 14th Jul 2014

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/mattyvcontiki">Matt Vernick</a>, Tour Manager, Europe</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/mattyvcontiki/I_amsterdam.jpg" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>Amsterdam, (or the &#8217;Dammage as many Contiki veterans like to call it) is the capital and largest city in the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/netherlands">Netherlands</a>. Surrounded by rings of man made canals, bridges and beautiful buildings it is a city abounding with almost surreal fantasy-like beauty. The liberal, laid back culture of the Dutch also adds a great deal to the appeal and vibe of this fun, friendly European capital.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/bikes-amsterdam">Bikes</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/buildings-and-architecture-amsterdam">Buildings and Architecture</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/shopping-amsterdam">Shopping</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-amsterdam">Food and Drink</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/museums-amsterdam">Museums</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/red-light-district-amsterdam">The Red Light District</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/amsterdam-coffee-shops">Coffee Shops</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/nightclubs-amsterdam">Nightclubs</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/amsterdam-nightlife">Nightlife</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/amsterdams-festivals-and-events">Festivals and Events</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/amsterdam-airport">Amsterdam Airport</a></li> </ul>