Amazing Amsterdam city guide – My top 7 highlights

Amazing Amsterdam city guide – My top 7 highlights
22/12/2019 pilotpatrick

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Dear Aviator,

this year I have been in so many cities like never before. On my list of private travels are 13 different destinations. That’s my personal record. Vienna, Miami, Rio, LA, Las Vegas, Zakynthos, Lisbon, Crete, Dresden, New York, Sharm El Scheikh and last but not least Amsterdam! In this blog post, I want to share with you my perasonal highlights of this trip. My Amazing Amsterdam city guide prepares you well for your next trip.

The beautiful red light district

Delft houses

Amazing Amsterdam city guide

I have been to Amsterdam in the Netherlands numerous times, but it was always for work. Usually, I flew in one day and the next day already out, so I never stayed very long. Most of the time I only got to see the hotel. I wanted to change this so badly to have more time available to discover. Recently in November my flight duty ended in Amsterdam, so I decided to spend my off days there. Now enjoy reading my amazing Amsterdam city guide.

It was love at first sight. Amsterdam is now one of my TOP 5 favorite cities in Europe

Beautiful canals around Grachtengordel

1. Delft houses Instagram location

You want to take great content for Instagram and co., then you will enjoy Amsterdam a lot. The photo locations seem endless. The most iconic and famous one is definitely the spot on “Damrak” opposite the typical duty delft houses. You can spot the reflection of the narrow crooked houses in the water. Make sure to pause for a moment an embrace the beautiful setting. For canals photos I can recommend the streets “Herenstraat” and “Herengracht”.

Amsterdam Central station


2. The Conservatorium Hotel

Hotels are my second home as a pilot. Most of the time I am happy to check out from the hotels I have to stay at. Quite the contrary at the Conservatorium Hotel, where I did not want to check out at all. This luxury hotel in Amsterdam has repeatedly been crowned the number one luxury hotel in the Netherlands. It is located in the elegant Museum Square district, close to Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum.

The architecture of the Conservatorium is unique and absolutely stunning. It combines a landmark heritage building (it used to be a post bank as well) with contemporary luxury design.

Exterior of the Conservatorium Hotel

Bathtub goals

Welcome at the Conservatorium hotel

Amazing Junior Suite

I stayed in one of the most amazing hotel suites, which was located on two levels with a living room on the ground floor and the bed room on top. The junior suite was located at the corner of the building. With its huge windows, it offered fantastic views of the city.

After your business day, shopping day or sight seeing tour, you can relax in an 1,000 sq m Akasha Holistic Wellbeing. It comprises of a well equipped gym, a huge pool, sauna, steam bath and treatment rooms.

Breakfast was served in the Atrium in the middle of the hotel. Besides a buffet you can enjoy a la carte menu with dishes that are prepared on point for you! I am truly in love with this hotel.

Breakfast at the Conservatorium Hotel

Atrium of the Conservatorium Hotel

Gym at the Conservatorium Hotel

Spa at the Conservatorium Hotel

3. Boat trip on the canals

In my opinion, a boat trip is a must attraction in Amsterdam with all its beautiful canals and bridges.

By the way do you know which city has the highest number of bridges? (Answer at the end of the blog)

You will discover the city from a whole new perspective. I went on a 1-hour cruise with “Flagship” for 16€. Other than big tour operators, “Flagship” uses smaller boats to give a more genuine experience. It was interactive and very informative trip. I spontaneously bought a ticket at the departure point (Anne Frank house), but you can also get them online.

Flagship boat trip

Flagship departing at the Anne Frank house

4. Midtown Grill Steak Restaurant

Do you need a dinner recommendation? Why not fancy eating a steak? I can recommend the Midtown Grill, which is centrally located in the Marriott Hotel. You know that I am really picky about food, but the quality and the taste was really excellent. I had the Porterhouse which serves two persons.  It is one of their prime cuts which grants you the opportunity to choosee from a slection of knives frorm around the world. Guten Apetit!

Midtown grill at the Marriott hotel

Midtown grill

Proterhouse steak


At the Midtown Grill

5. Highest Swing in Europe

If you want to have a nice view of Amsterdam, you should visit the A´DAM building, which is located opposite the central station. A ferry (for free) takes you across the harbour. In case you are brave enough you can go on the highest swing of Europe. It is 100m meter over the ground and the felling to swing over the edgeof the building is a lot of fun. The building offers also other attractions like a cafe and a rotating restaurant. Unfortunately, the entrance is not free neither is the swing. I recommend buying tickets online because you get a discount.

A’dam lookout

Highest swing in Europe

A’dam look out

6. Juice by Nature – healthy cafe

Healthy food lovers will not be disappointed in Amsterdam. One of my favorite paces is “Juice by Nature“. It is a quick stop cafeand the food is really tasted. Especially their raw cakes are a dream. I was in food heaven several times. Use the app “Happy Cow” to find healthy places around you. That’s how I find them when I am new in town.

Juice by Nature

Juice by Nature

7. Blauwburg Bridge and Amstel

You should not only trust me, but also Claude Monet, who used this scenery for his art and I used it for my Instagram stories and photos 🙂 The area around the Blauwburg bridge, its sister bridge is loacted in Paris, is very pretty. The Amstel canal is wider than the other canals creating an amzing setting that invites to stroll around! In general, the size of the city is perfect to discover everything by foot or bike.


Museums district

The answer is Hamburg in Germany. Followed by Venice and Amsterdam. Hamburg has more than 2500 bridges, which is more than Venice, Amsterdam and London combined.

I hope you enjoyed my amazing Amsterdam city guidee and you will consider my highlights for your next city trip! Do you have a favorite city in Europe! Let me know in a comment below and don’t forget to like my blog post!

Safe travels and happy landings!

Your PilotPatrick




  1. Shiran Abraham 3 months ago

    Always interesting to read your blog, so knowledgeable n helpful tips bout Amsterdam.. hopefully one day I will visit to Amsterdam. Thank you captain gorgeous for sharing bout Amsterdam.

  2. Dianz clinton 3 months ago

    Wooowww .. Very amazing .. Very beautiful Amsterdam city .. Very beautiful hotel .. Very delicious food .. I loved Amsterdam city ..

  3. Emmy Puspasari Indonesia 3 months ago

    My Favorite city is still Amsterdam with many canals and Holland traditional homes, Volendam the Nice City Harbour, Dordrecht city which is a small city but really beuatiful there… many green farms there, cows, and Mullen /Windmills.. ❤❤, but next i want go to Germany like Berlin , Hamburg and munchen, and the special one is London.. that what i want since 5 years old that way i still use ur photo in front of Big Ben for my handphone wallpaper until now.. you are smiling there my dear.. thanks alot from your blog, IG and YT. I can feel traveling around the world with you my dear…

  4. Maite Vargas 3 months ago

    Good afternoon! My dear Captain Patrick. Wwuuaaoo !!! I read all your new blog about “Amazing Amsterdam city guide”. First of all, I want to congratulate you for so splendid written work or written blog. It is so perfect. I really liked all the wonderful and so beautiful places like: The beautiful red light district, Delft houses, Beautiful canals around Grachtengordel (Especially for the Love kiss hehehe), Amstel, Amsterdam Central station, Highest swing in Europe (You had a fantastic experience that day) and a boat trip is a must attraction in Amsterdam with all its beautiful canals and bridges. It would be so wonderful to do a boat trip around the fabulous city. Also, Midtown grill at the Marriott hotel was great for the food that was delicious and finally you great stay in the luxury hotel The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam located in the elegant Museum Square district, close to Van Gogh Museum, Concertgebouw, Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum wow, wow, wow. This elegant hotel I really liked for its unique and stunning architecture. The Junior Suite where you stayed was so amazing, comfortable and so stylish with a beautiful view of the city, and the gym and spa especially the blue pool were so fantastic. Now I understand why you consider this city like the one of your favorite. I always dream to visit France “Paris city” but thanks to you now I want to visit Berlin, Dresden, Zankysthos, Crete, Lisbon and Amsterdam of course. Dear captain Patrick thank you so much for another amazing and so beautiful blog and for so very good and important information for us. ¡Felicitaciones! My beautiful captain and go ahead.

  5. Leila Mousavi 3 months ago

    I’m so thankful for your blog, it’s an amazing and fantastic blog have been read.
    With beautiful pictures and useful information about a city.
    Thanks for recommending Happy Cow app, it’s so helpful to have a healthy diet.
    Amsterdam is a beautiful city and I’m gonna be there❤️
    Thanks and have a good a great day!

  6. Liliani 3 months ago

    I went to Amsterdam before but now I feel like visiting again after reading your blog…wow, PP, all your pics taken there are soo amazing…lovely Amstel. Thank you for always traveling and writing it in a veryyyy engaging and enjoyable way to read. Salute

  7. Jasvir yadav 3 months ago

    Amazing pilot Patrick sir

  8. Khinlayyi 3 months ago

    It’s a beautiful city Thank you very much for looking forward to your post

  9. Yoko Kikuchi 3 months ago

    Hi,Captain, I was waiting for your blog of your staying in Amsterdam. This is so interesting blog. And I was so impressed with your experiences in Amsterdam. Especially , by the swings on the to of the tower in front of the Amsterdam central station. I love that picture, but I think I cannot try it, as it looks so scary, Captain. You are always so ambitious. Thank you so much for your blog about Amsterdam. Surely I choose there in my bucket list for my staying in Europe.

  10. Grace , IG: twt.g_g 3 months ago

    Thanks a lot of the tips. I’ve been to Amsterdam four years ago and indeed it is a very beautiful city. However I was there only one day too did not get to explore much around. I visited the Watertown, fishing village, and also the beautiful Zaanse Schans where they have lots of pretty wind mills also the famous wooden clogs. Not to forget most of the Dutch also ride bicycle so have to be careful. 🙂
    Would love to return Amsterdam one day

    My favourite Europe country would be London and Switzerland last but not least Berlin for you ❤️

  11. mimosa0120 3 months ago

    Prince, your blog is like a great travel guide book. All the cities you’ve traveled through are described in detail via your blog, posts and instagram stories. Amsterdam is truly a beautiful city in Europe. You almost explored the whole city and wrote down your experiences here. with the highlights and impressions of this city. I enjoy all your trips. Thanks for this great sharing, my Prince

  12. Aateera Hosein 3 months ago

    Dear Patrick, I really love your article of charming Amsterdam. So lovely reading about the interesting and delightful ambiences and seeing the beautiful photos throughout the city. I appreciate the great highlights you gave as a guide through this wonderful city! The luxurious elegance of Conservatorium’s Hotel made me feel that I need to check-in there right away! I will definitely like to experience the scary but exciting Highest Swing in Europe! 🙂 Nicely done. <3

  13. zone Zone lay 3 months ago

    Thank you

  14. Pam Will 3 months ago

    Spoken like a REAL TOUR GUIDE. Amsterdam has so many beautiful nooks & crannies. I would love to travel there in the springtime to see a city in full living color with the trees and flowers. What great ideas to pursue while in the country. ❤️. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Lauren Pang 3 months ago

    Yes my favorite city in Europe is London i have family there. I would still love to go to Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Austria and more. ♥️❤️

    sent from my ipad

  16. Michele 3 months ago

    Aww ^^ ♡ I love this blog post ♡ Love Amsterdam ♡ Love everything there like esp those cute Delft house ♡ the canals n bridge ♡ ur kisses underneath the bridge ^^ ♡ the highest cutest swing in Europe ♡ ur flying swing photo ^^ ♡ omg ^^ it makes me wanna go there right now ^^ honey ♡ Thanks so much sharing ur lovely Amsterdam trip ^^ ♡ I will plan go there in future ♡ And I wanna recommend u Colmar in France also so beautiful n lovely as well ^^ ♡ n I know u might not like winter time so much 🙁 however I really wanna go to Lapland to meet with my favorite person in World _Santa in coming Christmas ^^ ♡ Unless u fly to me with ur Santa hat ^^ ♡ Merry Christmas love ♡ xx

  17. Vita 3 months ago

    Una bella descrizione sui posti, location di Amsterdam, ma al primo posto per me è Venezia, quando vivevo in quella città mi sentivo una donna più responsabile, amo i veneziani per la loro forza e determinazione…mi hanno insegnato il vero stile di vita , viaggiare sola in aereo mi faceva sentire libera e felice, la mia casa!!!una reggia…120mq , quando sono tornata in Italia ho pianto molto….mi manca tutto!! Tutto è indelebile!!♥️

  18. Meyrini 3 months ago

    Very interesting everytime i read your blog.. I would love to visit Amsterdam one day.. My favorite city in Europe is Paris.. But i never been there.. I hope u make blog about Paris..

  19. Khinlayyi 3 months ago

    Very beautiful

  20. Amira ghouma 3 months ago

    Amira ghouma tunisia love beautiful

  21. Marilu 3 months ago

    I like you’re picture and your job

  22. Marilu Shino 2 months ago

    I like whatever you do Patrick love your publish and your job

  23. myline 2 months ago

    This is a great guide for me to travel to Amsterdam. I’m going to celebrate my 24th birthday there, and it will be a lot of fun for sure. Thank you so much for taking the time to guide us Patrick!

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