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Solo Female Travel & Backpacking in Amsterdam

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About Amsterdam

From its iconic canals and cobbled streets to its world-class museums and galleries, Amsterdam is a city of culture and history. The city is also renowned for its nightlife, with a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants to explore. Amsterdam is also a great place to shop, with a variety of markets, boutiques and designer stores. With its picturesque parks and gardens, Amsterdam is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Meet locals in Amsterdam



I'm visiting Amsterdam for a few days for vacations and looking for company. I come from India and currently staying in Germany. I'm quite interested in visiting museums, visiting and knowing the city and partying. Would love to join people 😄


Heey girls, My name is Phebe, I just turned big 30 last month. Quite getting used to this too 😅. I live in Amsterdam with my family( too expensive to find something on my one for now) But they are open and spontaneous. I tried serval course like psychology and oral health care. But I also found my purpose and passion in Management Healthcare. I am finishing next year summer 🎯 I could like to explore more of the world and meet nice people, learn more about different cultures and perspectives. See you soon ! Kindness, Phebe


Calm nature that enjoys conversation with people open to exchange too :-). I try to travel when I can, solo travelling or friends or randoms. Love the sunny destinations & exploring by walking/biking. If you are in the amsterdam region or would like to plan a trip to the african continent this year, do not hesitate to reach out.

Stay with locals in Amsterdam



Can host for 3 days

My name is Maria I’m a 29 year old creative soul who love to meet new people. By meeting new people I get inspired to create.


Can host for 2 days

Hi I am from the Netherlands :D! Into new stories and experiences :D, meeting stuff, traveling, Fire, I am a cosplayer who is in Traveling all The time. Nerd. Into gaming and food as Well. Woman are way hotter than guys obviously :P. Like to meet extraordinary people who are respectful but sometimes a little crazy to hang out with ^^ for new friendships :D

Upcoming visitors to Amsterdam



I am a creative visionary with the great desire to see a lot of this beautiful planet! :)


hello! I am traveling on my own for the first time, and want to experience meeting new people, I am also visiting friends and family all over europe, so the few places where I'll really be by myself, CS seems like a great way to be friendly and travel on a budget. I work as a psychologist so I love talking and listening to people, and also have no issue keeping to myself and going out most of the day, so I only require a place to sleep and hopefully cook something simple at the end of the day. I hope this little introduction gives you an idea of my visit and we get to meet :) Thanks anyway for your disposition as host and if you ever visit Chile or Latinamerica count on me to help, host and give you useful information!


Young but mature, open eyed and minded. Wants to learn about others to understand myself. Easily comfortable and finds beauty everywhere. Wants to travel to challenge myself. Loves to party! Au plaisirs! (Interests include live music, cats and politics)

Experiences from Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 /5

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Rating summary

Things to do



5/5Very safe





Lauren (29)

United Kingdom

January 8, 2023 (Experienced December, 2022)

Group travel experience

Amsterdam in December is a magical experience l, and for a long week-end there is plenty to do. The Van Gogh and Rembrandt Museums are a must and can be done together in one day with a lunch break at the Christmas Market in between.

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December 14, 2022

Local experience

Museums - I highly recommend the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Moco, Hermitage, Stedelijk, Red Light Secrets, Sex museum, Diamond museum, Van Loon museum, Anne Frank house, Body Worlds, Eye Filmmuseum and Ripley's Believe it Or Not. If you're in the mood, do check out Madame Tussauds, Wondr Experience and Heineken Experience. Walking - I recommend walking through the 9 Streets area, lots of cute shops, vintage shops, concept stores, restaurants and cafés. Also a great place to find a unique souvenir to bring back home or to treat yourself to something special. Food and drinks - Van Stapele Koekmakerij (cookies), Van Wonderen Stroopwaffels (caramel waffels), Chun (boba tea), Pluk (breakfast/brunch/lunch), De Laatste Kruimel café (breakfast/brunch/lunch), Tony's Chocolonely Bar (everything chocolate!), Polaberry (chocolate-covered strawberries), Vapiano (pasta & pizza), The Butcher (burgers), Vegan Junk Food Bar (self explanatory, but I recommend the burgers), New York Pizza (best fluffy base pizza). Try the typical Dutch food from the wall at Febo or Smuller's. Snacks - My favourite snacks are frikandel, bami and kipcorn. Get some fries with mayonnaise for the full Dutch experience. Other - If you have time and you're in the mood, check out the many concert, theater, dance or film options available at Melkweg, Carré, Het Concertgebouw, Pathé and other smaller venues throughout the city. Pathé Tuschinski is a beautiful old cinema that is well worth a visit.

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November 30, 2022

Solo travel experience

I highly recommend Generator Hostel in Amsterdam. I can recommend the free walking tours. I liked the red light district one. It was really interesting. I also spent 3/4 day in Zaansee Schanse and was absolutely in love with this little windmill village. It was just 30 minutes on the train from the main station and I rented a bike at the end station to ride around. It was one of my favorite days. Dutch Resistance museum was also great in Amsterdam.

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November 26, 2022

Local experience

I grew up about 15 minutes from Amsterdam, so these are my recommendations. Museums: - Fashion for Good Museum - MOCO museum - Fabrique des Lumieres - Van Gogh museum (the best) - De Nieuwe Kerk - Foam museum Other fun stuff: - Canal cruise - WONDR experience - Ice skating on Museumplein - NDSM-werf - De Negen Straatjes (the nine streets) - Albert Cuypmarkt My favorite shops: - de Bijenkorf (mostly high-end stuff) - De IJ-hallen (vintage/second hand clothing) - Zipper - Episode - Kalverstraat (shopping street with mostly high street stores) - We Are Vintage Food: - Van Wonderen Stroopwafels - Vleminckx de Sausmeesters (the best fries ever) - Morgan and Mees (fancy instagrammable brunch) - Café twee prinsen - Café de Hoppe - Café Hans & Grietje

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November 24, 2022

Solo travel experience

I was in Amsterdam for 4 days and felt like it was way too long. Anne Frank's house is a must. I'd never forget my visit there. I didn't get tickets but I got lucky that I only waited for 20 minutes or so to get in just an hour before they closed. I enjoyed the museums and 9 street. Ace and Tate has fantastic, affordable eyewear. Otherwise, there wasn't much to do.

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November 20, 2022

Solo travel experience

I did a free walking tour, it was an amazing way to see the city and learn so much about Amsterdam. The Anne Frank house was an incredible experience. The Van Gogh Museum was interesting but I also really liked the Rijks Museum. I've stayed at Hostelle (which Iiked a lot but it is further out of the city which I did not enjoy) and Ecomama Hostel which I absolutely loved! It was central and very nice, and the staff was helpful! It was also quiet but social so it was never an issue trying to sleep.

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November 19, 2022

Local experience

There is so much to do! - Rijksmuseum (you can also just sit in the historic library) - different markets and restaurants that sell these: poffertjes, oliebollen, stroop wafels and Dutch pannekoeken and if you are feeling adventurous, fresh haring! - Markets (Albert Cuyp and Bloemen Markt) - Volendam (really cute little village 45 minutes outside of Amsterdam. Easily get there by bus, definitely worth a day trip!) - Banksy Museum - 9 straatjes - Speigelgracht (in front of the Rijksmuseum. Tons of antique stores and galleries to browse through) - Bijenkorf (high end department store) - Begijnhof (a little courtyard/ monastery in the middle of the city) - Tonton (fun arcade) - Markthallen (tons of food choices from all over) - tour over the canals - Amsterdam Eye - Jewish Quarter - Anne Frank Museum (but this can be pretty booked up, usually you have to reserve in advanced) - Tons of cozy cafes, galleries, and shops everywhere!

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November 10, 2022

Local experience

Moco, NXT, STRAAT and Fabrique des lumieres are very nice museums, same vibe! For breakfast/brunch I'd say go to George, Mr. stacks, Moak, the breakfastclub, Staring at Jacobs or Teds. For dinner you have to make a reservation at Lolo's and Fiko, both italian. Cafe in the city for sushi and nice vibe. Bar rouge also for the vibe/entertainment and sushi! Bangkok for thai/asian, restaurant but not a very special place to sit but the food is great. Shisho for the best all you can eat Sushi. Monopoly burger and Artisani for fastfood/Burgers and try their wafflefries plate. Go a day to Zaandam to the Zaanse Schans. It's close to Amsterdam, Zaandam has a cute centre and the Zaanse Schans is like an old dutch village with windmills and all that, really cute. Oh and do the canalcruise in Amsterdam at the end of your day and try stroopwafels in the centre when you're there. Try out poffertjes because that's one of the best foods that the Netherlands has/

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November 6, 2022

Mortimer is one of my fav breakfast/brunch places there!! I also really like the Pancake Bakery (deff worth the wait if there is one and it goes fast). Van Gogh museum is a must see but make sure to book your timed tickets ahead of time, same w Anne frank! There’s loads of thrift stores as well if you look around in the center. My all time fave thing to do there is go on a boat ride! The Dam Boat guys are great and hilarious but leemstar is amazing as well — they’re more sophisticated if you prefer that.

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November 6, 2022

Couple travel experience

I went a few weeks ago and it was amazing . I definitely recommend getting a travel card there only like £15 and you can use it on the underground and the trams for a few days (don’t get taxis). The zoo was so good we was there for a few hours and there’s some really cute cafes near by. Volare is a really nice Italian restaurant not too far from the centre. Van Stapele sells the best cookies ever although you have to queue for about 20 minutes. And you should definitely do a boat tour. There’s so much to do and find in Amsterdam. We went without planning anything but managed to do loads in the end.

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Get answers to your travel questions

Frequently asked questions

Is Amsterdam safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Amsterdam is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to avoid dark and isolated areas, and keep your valuables close to you.

Is Amsterdam good for solo travel?

Yes, Amsterdam is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of activities and attractions to explore. Amsterdam is also known for its vibrant nightlife, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet other travelers and locals.

Is Amsterdam expensive for solo travellers?

Yes, Amsterdam can be expensive for solo travellers. Accommodation, food, and transportation can all be costly. However, there are ways to save money, such as staying in hostels, eating at budget restaurants, and using public transportation.

What to do in Amsterdam solo?

Explore the Canals

Amsterdam is known for its canals, so take a boat tour or rent a kayak and explore the city from the water.

Visit the Museums

Amsterdam is home to some of the world’s best museums, including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House.

Take a Bike Tour

Amsterdam is a great city to explore by bike, and there are plenty of guided tours available.

Visit the Markets

Amsterdam is home to some of the best markets in Europe, including the Albert Cuyp Market and the Waterlooplein Flea Market.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Amsterdam has a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, and live music venues to explore.

Take a Food Tour

Amsterdam is home to some of the best food in Europe, so take a food tour and taste the local cuisine.

Visit the Parks

Amsterdam is home to some beautiful parks, including the Vondelpark and the Amsterdamse Bos.

Shop at the Boutiques

Take some time to explore the city’s unique shops.

Is Amsterdam safe to travel alone?

Yes, Amsterdam is generally considered to be a safe city for solo travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to stay in well-lit areas at night, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Amsterdam safe at night?

Yes, Amsterdam is generally safe at night. However, as with any city, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of pickpockets and avoid walking alone in dark or isolated areas.

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