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Amsterdam Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Amsterdam Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Brick buildings, open skyline, rich history, and relaxed, easy going attitude towards life define this city. You can spend countless hours walking the city,making friends with the locals, and getting under its skin. Amsterdam deserves more than just the few (and often smoke filled) days travelers give it, but if a few days is all you have and you want to make the most of it, this is the itinerary for someone looking to get a good overview and feel for what makes Amsterdam so special.

What to do in Amsterdam for 24h to 48h?

Best place for a night out

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With so many places to choose from, it’s best to go to Rembrandt’s place and go on a pub crawl around the block. If you go on Saturdays, clubs like “Smokey’s” offer limited free entry.


Amsterdam Layover-abarax

Abraxas and Coffeeshop Popeye are some of the most conveniently located shops in the city centre, with places like Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx close by to end your cheesy fries craving.

Try the Raw Herring

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This is one of the Dutch food you MUST TRY when you are in the Netherlands. This raw herring dish is served with chopped onions and pickles. It tastes and smells fresh and salty, practically melts in your mouth.


Canal Tour

The canals of Amsterdam are incredibly beautiful, and there’s nothing like seeing the city from a boat. Skip the big canal boat tours you see around the city — they’re overpriced. You can often hire a private boat tour for about 20 Euros an hour (look for guides around the Red Light District).

Visit the Van Gogh Museum

The museum features many of Van Gogh’s best works of art alongside an excellent biography of his life and is laid out in chronological order, starting with his earliest works.The museums also has paintings by other famous artists of the period, like Monet, Manet, and Matisse.

WOC Tip : Try to come late in the late afternoon when the crowds subside.

Do a bike tour

Amsterdam Layover-bike tour

Bikes are to Amsterdam like wine is to Bordeaux. The city loves bikes, and there are supposedly more bikes than people in Amsterdam. Seeing Amsterdam  from a bike is something you should definitely do.

Relax at the Vondelpark   Amsterdam Layover-vondelpark

The lush urban idyll of the Vondelpark is one of Amsterdam’s most magical places – sprawling, English-style gardens, with ponds, lawns, footbridges and winding footpaths. On a sunny day, an open-air party atmosphere ensues when tourists, lovers, cyclists, in-line skaters, pram-pushing parents, cartwheeling children, football-kicking teenagers, spliff-sharing friends and champagne-swilling picnickers all come out to play.

Waterlooplein Flea Market

This open-air market is like a giant flea market — everything and everyone can be found here. People sell secondhand clothes, hats, antiques, gadgets, and much more. You can also find new and unused items. If there’s something you want, you’ll probably find it here.

Day trip to Harlem

Just a quick train (or bike) ride from Amsterdam, Harlem is a quiet Dutch town that has a beautiful central church, great outdoor market, and all the beauty of historic Amsterdam with fewer crowds.


This place is a food hall! This indoor food market has various vendors serving a variety of delicious food. It’s like food trucks in one location.Favorites include Viet View, Le Big Fish, and Friska.

Flight Attendants discounts in Amsterdam

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Amsterdam. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any Cool Experience to share in Amsterdam

How was your layover in Amsterdam? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

Have a great layover in Amsterdam !

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