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Amsterdam travel insurance

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 40 years experience selling Travel Insurance.
  • - Voted best insurance provider for 15 years running.
  • - Thousands of pre-existing medical conditions covered.
  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.

At Holiday Extras, we like to keep things simple. We have three 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,
  • Medical treatment.

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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:

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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.

4. Vondelpark

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.

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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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Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

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