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A little local know-how goes a long way in Amsterdam. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Pickpockets work crowded tourist areas, trams and trains between the city centre and Schiphol airport. Use your common sense and be alert to your surroundings.

If you have anything stolen, report the crime as soon as possible to the nearest police station. Bring ID with you and get a copy of the crime report in order to claim on your insurance.

Bar and club areas like Leidseplein and Rembrandtsplein, the Red Light District and city parks can be dangerous for lone tourists in the early hours.

If you have your passport stolen, ...

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