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Discover Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the cities where modern architecture has mingled with the more traditional ways of building, which can be a reason, why the city is so popular among those interested in arts and architecture. The majority of tourists visit the city in July or August, when the temperatures are relatively high: around 25-26º Celsius. But if you prefer to go before or after the high season, you can do it easily, since Amsterdam has loads of interesting programs all the year round. Not to mention, that it can be a lot easier to find a cheap hotel or flight apart from the summer and you can also get better services and more discounts at the restaurants.

The blooming of tulips lasts from the middle of April to the end of May, and the so-called cultural season is always between September and May, just like in Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht and many other cities in the vicinity. It can be a good idea to reserve the flight tickets to Amsterdam and the cheap hotel rooms in advance, which you can do on Liligo.com – this page is always showing the most economical offers at the given time.

For those who are interested in Oceanside, or want to visit Haag for example, it is recommended to rent a car, which can also be solved on Liligo.com. In the cheap hotels usually there is Wi-Fi or some kind of internet connection, but if not, the locals will certainly help you find a café with internet access.

Some things to take care of when planning your trip

To have a holiday without setbacks, it helps a lot to take into consideration what simple measurements can be done that would save you many bad shots.
First of all, always check your documents that will be requested at the entrance of your destination country, consult the competent government agency, and even if you do not leave the country, keep in mind that it is obligatory to carry along your identification papers. Moreover, many accommodations request documents at registration. You may also want to rent a car, so you'll have to take your driver's license with you (get informed about the international driving license, too). Do not forget your travel insurance, your health insurance card (we strongly recommend you to take your health card). There are some countries where a visa is required to be allowed to enter the country at all. But do not worry, in most countries you can enter and stay without visas or special permits for some months (usually 90 days).
A good tactic is to photocopy important documents you might need, so in case they get lost or stolen, it will be really useful. Furthermore, it is also a good idea to carry along two extra passport photos.

Thanks to the Schengen agreement, one can freely cross the borders of ‘Schengen countries’, so EU travellers travelling within this area won’t be asked to identify themselves. Even so, you should always carry along identity documents, because police might ask for identity checks, any time. The following countries form part of the Schengen Agreement:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland (non-EU), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway (non-EU), Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland (non-EU).
EU countries that do not belong to this agreement are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Romania. Citizens outside the EU will need to apply for visas and documents to enter the Schengen area. The maximum length of stay for travellers is 3 months.
Bear in mind that some documents and visas are not that easy to get, one has to wait for them. Therefore it is recommended that you plan the travel and learn about these documents well in advance.

In addition to paperwork, when travelling within or outside the borders of the EU or the Schengen area, don’t forget to be informed of the required or recommended vaccinations in certain countries. If you know exactly the health care situation of the country which you plan to travel to, you can avoid many unpleasant surprises.
Again, please note that some vaccines require more than one dose, sometimes with large temporary spaces between them, so it is advisable to act well in advance. Be cautious with consuming food, especially fruits, and for your security, drink bottled water only.
Also, the maximum weight of your luggage is usually around 20 kilos –depending on the airline-, so it might be a good idea to make a list of most necessary things before packing your suitcase. Your passport (and anything fragile) is best to be guarded in your hand luggage that you bring along into the cabin.
Note that you can’t have scissors (or any kind of cutting or stabbing tools) with you, nor liquids of any kind (water, tee, juices and all types of cosmetics), or at least only a small amount.

Unfortunately, sometimes it happens that your luggage gets lost. In this case it might be helpful to have some clothes with you in your hand bag, until your luggage is found.

Further information:

  • Foreign and Commonwealth office
  • European Health Insurance card
  • Healthcare abroad
  • The latest hotel reservations with liligo.com

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