Amsterdam is a very touristy city all year long but it is even truer on the evening of New Year's Eve. Many Dutch but also tourists come to Amsterdam to spend the New Year! The center of Amsterdam is becoming black and despite the cold, you will never see Amsterdam as festive!
From 23:00, near the port of Amsterdam, in front of the Maritime Museum, will be shot one of the most beautiful European fireworks. Until dawn, all the bars in the city center and all the clubs will be able to welcome you for a memorable evening in the Dutch capital.
Why not start the year in style in Amsterdam!
The hotels have been chosen to suit all possible budgets. They are all ideally close to the nightlife of the city. The movements in the city are very easy especially by bike or among the many taxis.
You have the choice to go to the city via Bus (OuiBus) or by plane.
The New Year in Amsterdam is very lively. The city at 31 is black and the party is guaranteed! Just walk around the center and follow the crowd, why not a bar tour? Hundreds of bars are open all night. Or, you can choose to spend your night in one of the many clubs in the city. A large electronic music festival also takes place at AFAS Live, the TIKTAK Event.
Good addresses: Club Air, Escape, Melkweg, Paradiso, Warehouse Elementenstraat
The best months to visit Amsterdam are the summer months, from May to August, but you can of course go to the Dutch capital all year long. The city is also very famous for its New Year's Eve. There is an average of fifteen days of rain per month (that's one day out of two) so do not necessarily expect to have 4 days of good weather. The average temperature varies between 0 ° / 7 ° in winter and 14 ° / 21 ° in summer. You now understand that if you need to warm up, better push the door of the innumerable bars of Amsterdam rather than wait for the sun!
In the Netherlands, people speak Dutch. Amsterdam is a very tourist town, so they also know very well English. So do not hesitate to play the « tourist card » and ask them to give you a hand if you are lost with your map of the city.
The currency in Amsterdam is the Euro. This is obviously the only currency with which you can pay for your purchases in Amsterdam. You will be able to easily change before your departure at your bank or in a bureau de change, or do it directly on the spot according to the agreements that you have with your bank, either by taking some cash with you, then by going to an exchange office, either by withdrawing money with your credit card directly from an ATM.
To make a call
From The Netherlands to France: 00 33 + Phone Number
From France to The Netherlands: 00 + 31 + telephone number
Check with the consulate of the country of destination whether a residence visa is required, but also with any countries crossed if a transit visa is required.