Use your time wisely while in Amsterdam . Plan your trip with the help from Amsterdam’s Visitor Information Centers. They can help you find the best routes, sights, and least expensive ways to get to your favorite venues. Information websites suggest you visit the chief tourist information center (or VVV) directly across from Amsterdam Central Station that comes from the Airport. Staff are on hand to provide tourist information, they sell maps and public transportation tickets and may help you with reservations. You can also purchase the “I amsterdam” card here and pick up an I amsterdam t-shirt.
Official advice and destination service can be found at two official Visitor Information Centers. One is at the Visitor Information Central Station located in an old wooden house called Noord-Zuid Hollandsch Koffiehuis – North-South Dutch Coffee House. The other is the visitor information center at Schiphol Airport. These stations are run by the Holland tourist information board. Both will be very busy during tourist season so be prepared to wait in line. You may want to use the online option or try out the touch screens located around Amsterdam.
Touch screen tourist information centers are excellent places to arrange hotel reservations, book excursions or find package tours. Pick up your tickets for events and get brochures and souvenirs. The I Amsterdam City Card can also be purchased at visitor information centers. These centers outline the best places to visit, the most popular restaurants and events that will suit your preferences.
In addition to official tourist information centers in Amsterdam you can visit tourist offices and agencies. Boekhuis Aalsmeer, VVV Edam , VVV Middenbeemster, VVV Volendam, VVV Monnickendam, VVV Wormr and VVVIJumiden are only a few.
Amsterdam also includes free-standing tourist information touch screens. These touch screens are an awesome way to discover things to do in the surrounding area. You can also chat with an employee at the official call center during working hours. Receive immediate answers concerning accommodations or excursions. The touch screens are found:
At the office located at the Staddschouwbur, Leidsplein 26
Inntel Hotels Amdtrdam Azzndam
Het Twiske recreational area in Oostzann
Kerk Kerkplein 13, Broe, in Waterland
Boekhandel Van Hilten, Wilhelminakade 41-43 in Uithoorn.
VVV i-point has also made it easy by installing touch screens at all the Park& Ride locations in Amsterdam.