This charming, liberal and easygoing city has a reputation as being a hedonistic destination, but Amsterdam deserves more credit than that. The compact city, easily explored by foot, is home to some of Europe's finest museums and attractions and is also popular for its restaurants, flower markets, bookstores and cafes.

Good to Know

  • Lively and diverse gay scene throughout the city; Kerkstraat, Reguliersdwarsstraat, Zeedijk and Warmoesstraat, and the area around the Amstel are all notable hot spots
  • Openly accepting destination
  • Pink Point in central Amsterdam is the city’s official gay and lesbian information kiosk
  • Gay marriage legal since April 2001 – the Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize!

Featured Resorts:

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel


Just a short walk from Central Station and situated in the historic city center of charming Amsterdam. This contemporary hotel offers a warm and welcoming lobby. The lounge bar 2B and the new Mediterranean style restaurant Scossa, offers the opportunity for travelers to mingle, socialize, meet, eat and relax. For the meeting and conference traveler the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel features the unique 17th century Koepelkerk, catering for events up- to 700 attendees. The Church ...

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel


The Amsterdam Marriott Hotel is uniquely situated in the cultural heart of Amsterdam next to the fashion and museum district with a private parking garage. Surrounded by theaters, museums, restaurants, shops and walking distance from the renowned Vondelpark and vibrant Leidseplein, a great location for any stay. The hotel boasts 396 comfortable guest rooms and 5 suites. The rooms offer all the comfort and luxury needed for any stay and provided with the well-known Marriott re ...

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