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Travel with peace of mind with an Amsterdam travel insurance policy, starting from just *!
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and a jewel in the crown of western Europe. Whether you're there for a flying visit while interrailing, there for business, or a weekend city break, there's an incredible amount to experience in Amsterdam. From sipping at a chilled pint of Heineken by one of the many idyllic canals, or seeing 'The Sunflowers' for the first time at the Van Gogh museum. Whatever you decide upon, you're spoilt for choice with amazing Dutch experiences. With its roofs and streets dusted with snow in the winter, or glistening with sunbeams and colour in spring, Amsterdam is breathtaking for tourists at any time of the year in a perpetual, fairytale-like serenity. Of course, you will need to protect your trip with a reliable European travel insurance policy while taking in this spectacular Dutch destination.
Why choose Amsterdam travel insurance with Holiday Extras?
- - Over 25 years experience selling Travel Insurance.
- - Voted best insurance provider for over 10 years running.
- - All pre-existing medical conditions considered.
- - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
- - Policies with no excess available.
- - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
At Holiday Extras, we like to keep things simple. We have 2 policies with 4 levels of comprehensive travel insurance cover to choose from before you travel as a security precaution to protect your holiday. This could protect you against insurable and otherwise unforeseeable circumstances including the following:
- holiday cancellation and curtailment,
- lost baggage,
- lost passport,
- missed departures,
- holiday abandonment,
- or medical treatment.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions you would need to declare these when booking a policy and, depending on how much medical cover you may need, booking the best travel insurance policy for Amsterdam could end up saving you a small fortune if something were to happen and you were travelling uninsured.
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Check out our levels of cover to see what best suits your holiday - be it a Single or an Annual Multi-Trip policy:
Additional travel insurance add-ons and activities cover:
You can add on extras to your travel insurance policy depending on what you plan on doing on your trip. For instance if you're on business and are bringing multiple devices with you, then maybe Gadget cover is the thing for you!
If ever there were a city to be synonymous with cycling, it'd be Amsterdam. Named as the most cycling-friendly city in the world and with over 400km of cycling paths, you will find it's a fantastic way to whizz around the city. Amsterdam is one of the most eco-friendly capitals in the world, with the majority of residents (approx. 58%) and tourists alike regularily taking to the mighty bicycle. If you fancy putting your foot to the pedal, you may want to think about taking out cycling insurance to make sure you have that extra bit of security should anything happen to you. Luckily, all of our policies include "cycle touring", "leisure biking" (both up to 1,000m), "electric cycling" and "unicycle riding" as standard.
Our top 5 things to see in Amsterdam
1. Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is a museum which commemorates Anne Frank and her famous World War 2 diary as well as memorialising the Holocaust and the events which led to her death.
2. Van Gogh museum
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is the world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and documents, including some of the painter's personal correspondence and the famous 'Sunflowers'.
3. Canal cruises
See Amsterdam's famous canal from the water on a guided boat tour. Amsterdam's canals are a UNESCO protected site, and these boat rides can also be combined with a luxury dinner or wine tasting event.
Whether you want to enjoy a gentle walk or a rigorous bike ride, Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam is the place to do it. Renowned for its beauty, there is plenty of interest in its 120 acres, from statues to spaceship themed playgrounds.
5. Heineken experience
See where the famous beer is made and experience every aspect from the brewing process to tasting it for yourself. This is the ultimate treat for any beer lover and includes a guided tour around the factory.
Things to avoid doing:
While there are many great things for tourists to do in Amsterdam, some activities that tourists may take part in are illegal, such as smoking cannabis outside of coffee shops, drinking in public and cycling in pedestrian areas.
Holiday Extras travel guide to Amsterdam
Check out our video travel guide to Amsterdam, to discover all the essential information you need to know before you leave for your city break!
The national language of the Netherlands is Dutch, which most people use as their first language. However, English is commonly known in Amsterdam, and so communication barriers should not cause too many problems for tourists.
Brexit and travel to Amsterdam
If you're concerned about the effect Brexit may have on your travel plans then learn more by visiting our guides to travelling to Europe post-Brexit.
At a glance: Amsterdam
- How long is a flight from the UK to Amsterdam? It is super quick, lasting between just 1 to 2 hours.
- What is the time zone in Amsterdam? Amsterdam time is CET (Central European Standard Time) at 1 hour ahead.
- Which airlines fly from to Amsterdam from the UK? There are many airlines that fly to Amsterdam from the UK, including budget airlines like EasyJet and flag carriers like British Airways.
- What is the currency in Amsterdam? The official currency is the Euro.
- What language do they speak in Amsterdam? The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch.
- What is the emergency number in Amsterdam? The general emergency number is 112 in Amsterdam.
- What plug sockets are used in Amsterdam? In Amsterdam, like other European countries, they use two pin power plugs and sockets.
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