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Anne Frank House, Zaanse Schans & Canal Boat Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger - Zuiderkerk through a canal

Zuiderkerk through a canal

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.

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Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger - Bloemenmarkt floating flower market

Bloemenmarkt floating flower market.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger - The Golden Bend

The Golden Bend.

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.

Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger - Red light district windows

Red light district windows.

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, 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.

Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger in Yellowstone

Kyle in Yellowstone National Park.

Here are a few articles that he’s written:

You can connect with Kyle on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

We Travel There - Amsterdam Netherlands -Kyle Kroeger - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our 1-page guide of Kyle’s tips for Amsterdam.

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Best things to do in Amsterdam Netherlands - Kyle Kroeger - Timothy with windmills at Zaanse Schans

Timothy with windmills at Zaanse Schans.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Best things to do in Johannesburg South Africa - Kenzeo Mpoyi - photo credit Mistey Nguyen

Photo by Mistey Nguyen.

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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