308. Amsterdam-Noord, The Netherlands
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Why Amsterdam-Noord, The Netherlands
Many of you may have been to Amsterdam, but have you ever been to Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam North)? Basically, instead of heading towards the city of Amsterdam when you get off the train at Centraal Station, turn the other way, exit through the back of the station and get on a free ferry to the other side of the IJ River; its a brave new world waiting just for you.
The area is accessible by tunnels, a road and ferries. Ever ventured that way?
Amsterdam-Noord, The Netherlands is located on the other side of the river in Amsterdam. It is actually not connected to the rest of Amsterdam at all, except by one roadway and under water tunnels.
How To Get Here
No. At the moment there are no trains/trams to the area. You can take a train to Amsterdam’s Centraal Station and then take a ferry or drive to the area. Here are some train services to use to get to Amsterdam:
Intercity Direct – Local Netherlands train
The nearest major international airport is Amsterdam-Schipol (AMS)
Here is a list of airlines serving Amsterdam-Schipol Airport (AMS):
There are buses from all over Europe to Amsterdam. Try Eurolines.com.
If you’re already in the are you can rent a car and using Google Maps navigate the area. The ferries will take your car across the EJ River.
You may use rideshare service BlaBlaCar.
Where To Stay
As you would expect, most of the hotels are on the Amsterdam side of the IJ River. However, you can still find a few hotels on the Amsterdam Noord side.
==>> You can find a list of hotels in Amsterdam from TripAdvisor here.
Where To Eat
There are lots of places to get all types of food here including, French, Italian cuisines.
What To Do
As you explore this area, here are a few things to keep you busy and entertained:
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
Language: Dutch. English is widely spoken.
Currency: Euros (EUR)
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