Is Amsterdam overrun by tourists?
Is Amsterdam overrun by tourists? Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe these days and has gotten so popular over the years, that it is hard to find spots that are not overrun by tourists. Most tourists are so fascinated by the city centre with its little canals, museums and coffee shops that they don’t actually wander out to the hip neighbourhoods and mingle with the locals. And now that europe's high-speed railway service, Eurostar, has announced that a direct train from London to Amsterdam starts running next year in April, it isn’t going to get any less crowded in the coming years. Dave and I stayed a good week in Amsterdam, and being our third visit we decided on staying in AirBnBs, chatted to the local coffee shop owners and ventured out to the neighbourhoods of Amsterdam. This guide summarizes the 5 hippest neighbourhoods either discovered by us or recommended by residents.Read More