The 10 best quotes about Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a vibrant bustling city with a culture so rich it will have you feeling a flurry of emotions from the moment you step foot out the train station. Filled with tulips, cheese, art, music and a rich history, the Capital of the Netherlands forms a truly unique city that is well worth a visit when wandering through Europe. Here are 10 of the best quotes around that will leave you with some serious Amsterdam cravings.  


Amsterdam is like the rings of a tree: It gets older as you get closer to the center.

John Green


I get inspired in certain places. You have to write in places like Amsterdam or Paris or New Zealand, when you’re standing on a yacht, looking out at the middle of the ocean.

Action Bronson

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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 has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.

Julie Burchill

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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


I am a village boy, and Amsterdam for me was always the big town.

Anton Corbijn

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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.

John Green


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


I think Amsterdam is to Holland what New York is to America in a sense. It’s a metropolis, so it’s representative of Holland, but only a part of it – you know, it’s more extreme, there’s more happening, it’s more liberal and more daring than the countryside in Holland is.

 Anton Corbijn


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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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