5 Secrets to Amsterdam - a Non-touristic guide by friends
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5 Secrets to Amsterdam – a Non-touristic guide by friends (Free to Download)

A bikers paradise with many hidden gems to discover: Amsterdam!

The dutch pearl is a must-visit when visiting Europe, right?! However, as it is so popular, we are happy to share with you some hidden gems the locals love to see, and to do.

We collected our favorite 5 local tips for Amsterdam + extra geeky tips for you to download for free. We will show you where you can get find a lovely Café, how to get around the easiest way, and where the locals hang out on a warm summer night.

Here you can also find 18 fun things to do in Amsterdam.

You can download the travel guide Amsterdam directly here to your inbox, and you can use all the tips offline.

5 Local tips Amsterdam + 3 extra tips:

You can download this guide 100% for free. All you have to do? Type in your email and name. We will then send you the guide to your inbox.

Enjoy these local tips,
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Ahoj, the secret guide Amsterdam includes:

  1. a Lovely hidden Café right at the canals
  2. a Restaurant for delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner
  3. a local Park to hang out with locals
  4. Fashion, Design, Art: This concept store will be your lil heaven!
  5. Escape the heat and party with locals & expats – a must do!

2 Geeky Tips: How to change the perspective to Amsterdam, and how to get around? We will tell you!

Extra tip: THE place to find local events during your stay – super useful for your travel dates!

5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam?

Good news: You can find two outstanding 5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam.

Both hostels are located in the center of Amsterdam, and are both outstanding in design, and uniqueness!

Let’s have a look at them:

We wrote a complete guide to best hostels in Amsterdam with following hostels:

  1. Cocomama – great for female solo travellers and couples (max 4 person groups!)
  2. Ecomama – top pick for solo travellers and groups
  3. ClinkNOORD – wide mix

Cocomama Amsterdam – Boutique Style

The 5 Star Hostel Cocomama Amsterdam is a stylish boutique hostel with an easy-going atmosphere and green garden.

They organize many events such as the private hostel boat tours.

Every room comes in a unique dutch theme, and you will love all the small details which make this place so charming.

Cocomama Hostel

EcoMama Amsterdam – Upcycled Design at its Best

The second 5 Star Hostel EcoMama is the green Eco-Sister of Cocomama.

We especially love the conscious Vintage Design with its chilling atmosphere – their design is unique and cozy, bringing the upcycling hostel design to a new level!

Swing it at Ecomama Amsterdam

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