Amsterdam is a city that welcomes all kinds of travelers. With its tolerant atmosphere, Amsterdam is one of the cities in Europe you must visit at least once in your life— even better if you get to visit twice! If you want to travel to Amsterdam, take a look at the houses available for a home exchange in Amsterdam and enjoy your affordable, comfortable holidays like a local.
If you're traveling to Amsterdam as a family and looking for what to do with children, know that Amsterdam is full of parks and gardens. In summer, there are swimming pools (free or very cheap) in most of the big parks: Vondelpark, Noorderpark or Oosterpark. On the outskirts of Amsterdam, there are many farms you can visit with children. Your home exchange partners may be able to loan you bikes for the whole family, a great way to discover Amsterdam. The city is very accessible by bike. The best bicycle to explore Amsterdam with children is undoubtedly a Bakfiets, a “cargo bike”, like those used by local families. Children ride in front of the bike while an adult pedals behind.
If you're interested in art and culture, in Amsterdam you will find several unforgettable museums: the Van Gogh, the Anne Frank museum, the Rembrandt museum, the Rijksmuseum, or even the local Heineken beer museum. In fact, when you return to your home exchange in Amsterdam after a day of sightseeing or cycling, the best thing you can do is open a local beer and enjoy the sunset. Or at least, that's what the locals in Amsterdam say!
If you are looking for a unique travel experience, organize a home exchange in one of the houseboats on the canals of Amsterdam. Several members of the HomeExchange community live in a houseboat and exchange it during their vacations to travel to other destinations. Check it out!