Looking for beautiful quotes about Amsterdam? This amazing city of canals and clogs has inspired locals, travelers, and authors for centuries. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Amsterdam Instagram captions, here are my favorite Amsterdam quotes.
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The Best Amsterdam Quotes & Amsterdam Instagram Captions
Here are my favorite quotes about Amsterdam, including inspiration from song lyrics, poems, literature, pop culture, and quotes by famous Dutch authors!
Beautiful Amsterdam Travel Quotes
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. –
In Amsterdam, the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. -Felix Marti-Ibanez
From little seeds, great flowers grow. –
There are skeletons in this earth. –
I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It’s fresh and so open. It’s definitely one of my favorite places. -Stefon Harris
Amsterdam lives and breathes creativity. One moment you walk into a building from the 17th century, and the next you find yourself in a hub of creative start-up companies. -Marcel Wanders
But words are water in Amsterdam, they flood your ears and set the rot, and the church’s east corner is crowded. –
What’s special about Amsterdam is that the city is able to connect worlds that are not otherwise connected. -Marcel Wanders
Amsterdam is like the rings of a tree: It gets older as you get closer to the center. -John Green
In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries. -Janet Echelman
I’m just a girl from Amsterdam. -Eva Simons
The many cultures in Amsterdam contribute to the city’s high level of craziness – something which every interesting city should offer. -Charles Landry
Stand outside De Eland, on the Berenstraat Bridge over the Prinsengracht, and you see what real Amsterdam life is like. -David Hewson
I am a village boy, and Amsterdam for me was always the big town. -Anton Corbijn
Here people cycled with a reckless swagger, talking on the phone and eating breakfast. –
Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist. -Julie Burchill
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town. -James Weldon Johnson
Amsterdam is not Holland. -Eddy de Clercq
Funny Quotes about Amsterdam
It’s hard to argue over money when a girl flashes you her pussy. –
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. -Terry Pratchett
Historic Amsterdam, that old part you first see when you turn up at Centraal Station, may have its monuments, but it’s also the most tawdry and overcrowded part of the city. -David Hewson
I lived on a houseboat in Amsterdam for a year. It was intense, and it’s possible that I even had a few blackouts. -Wolfgang Beltracchi
And call me a pig, but isn’t it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they’re still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they’re hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam. -Julie Burchill
My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from
prosecution and c) a baseball bat. -Terry Pratchett
I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I’m wearing a dagger! -Angelina Jolie
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5 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Amsterdam
The Lonely Planet Amsterdam guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.
An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a Dutch sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road.
Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS system, and general travel genie.
A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for Amsterdam because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day.
More Amsterdam Travel Resources
Don’t forget to check out my overview of the Amsterdam UNESCO World Heritage Site before your trip!
Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!
Before you leave for Amsterdam make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging out in cities like Amsterdam where tourists can easily become the targets of pickpockets.
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