"A Great Suburb of Amsterdam" Amstelveen by dlandt

Amstelveen Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 77 photos

Not Amsterdam, Amstelveen

A wise man (OlafS) once told me that Amsterdam is the face the Netherlands chooses to show the world. I think he's basically right and I'm happy to say, that if you want to see more of the Netherlands and less of Amsterdam, you needn't go far. Amstelveen is a ten minute drive away and is something of a bedroom community. Its a pleasant change of pace from Amsterdam and is much more laid back. If you'd like to see how the Dutch live, I recommend it. (and the mussels at Hotel Abina) You can take your time looking through small shops, see things at a slower pace, and save money compared to A'dam.

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  • Pros:Its off the beaten path
  • Cons:Its on the borderline of the public transit area
  • In a nutshell:When you need to get out of A'Dam
  • Last visit to Amstelveen: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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