Amsterdam is one of the most visited tourist cities in the whole of Europe. People from around the globe visit this city. The city is famous for its canals and bike tours. As a tourist, there is a lot for you to explore and do in the city. However, many times, money and budget can pose a threat to the fullness of enjoyment in your Amsterdam tours. Here are certain things you should know if you are planning to visit Amsterdam on a budget.
Save on Transportation
Much of Amsterdam is to be explored on foot and this can be made easy if you pick up a map of the city from the tourist office. The other simpler way of transport in the city is using bikes. This is the method adopted by most of the locals and the tourists. It is cheap and easy to use.
If you need to use the public transport system, it is better to take the passes, by which you can save a good amount of money. You should also understand that one of the best ways to see the city is by cruising on the canals.
Get City Views for Free
It is not in every city that you get the view of the city as a whole, freely. However, the city of Amsterdam offers you a view of the beautiful city freely. Though there are no skyscrapers in the city, there are many locations where you can get a clear view.
The Openbare Bibliotheek is a Public Library, from the top of which you can view the city. You can enter here freely and enjoy the delicacies from the café and restaurant on the terrace. Other places from where you can view the city are, the DoubleTree hotel’s 11th floor, and Hotel Okura’s 23rd floor. Café Blue has windows extending from the floor to the ceiling and you can get a 360-degree panoramic view here.
Visit Museums on Less Budget
If you plan to visit the famous museums like Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, etc. you will have to buy tickets. However, if you book the tickets online you have the advantage of skipping the queues and getting a direct entry. There are discount cards which you can make use of if you are planning to visit many museums in the city. This can help you in saving some of your money.