I’m really excited to interview Kyle Kroeger of ViaTravelers about Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kyle’s tips for the best things to do in Amsterdam are awesome because he originally visited Amsterdam as a study abroad student a decade ago. After becoming a travel blogger, he moved his family here to enjoy the history and lifestyle of the city.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out I amsterdam, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. Our friend Brett shares the 8 best things to do in Amsterdam from his visit to this wonderful city. Then, check out the book Amsterdam Exposed (Amazon affiliate link) by David Wiener, about a true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam.
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Getting around Amsterdam
The local airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), which is about a 15-minute drive to downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Kyle says that there’s no need to rent a car when staying in Amsterdam. The public transportation is excellent, and free use is included with the I Amsterdam card. The city is very walkable, but you may want to use Uber or Lyft or rent a bike to get around faster. If you’re going to venture outside of the city limits, you may want to rent a card. Visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz for the best rental car offers.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Kyle Kroeger about Amsterdam, Netherlands. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Green dots = best things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Who is Kyle Kroeger?
Kyle Kroeger is the founder of ViaTravelers.com, a website that promotes adventurous travel. Kyle’s love for traveling was born during a trip to Italy when he discovered his passion for exploring new places without reservations and doing so on foot – as a “street traveler” (via means street in Italian).
After visiting 11 countries and 10 national parks in a year, Kyle traded in his Microsoft Office subscription for a GoPro, WordPress, and an Olympus camera. Now, Kyle runs a digital publishing business that owns and operates websites in sustainability, travel, and personal finance. Kyle and ViaTravelers have been featured in notable publications such as CNN, Forbes, and Yahoo! Finance.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- 30 Fun & Best Things to Do in Amsterdam (From a Local)
- 20 Best & Most Beautiful Cities in Europe to Visit
- Where to Stay in Amsterdam: 13 Best Areas & Places to Stay
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Kenzeo Mpoyi of Tanta Chicago shares the best things to do in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this episode, Kenzeo and I talk about touring Nelson Mandela’s home, going on a lion safari, and attending the Soweto Kota festival. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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