Amsterdam Sayings and Quotes

Known for the canals that snake through the town, and gabled facade homes, Amsterdam manages to be an urban center that feels like a small town at the same time. Explore the vibrant qualities if this art and cultural center with the collection of Amsterdam quotes below.


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

John Green

In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.     

Janet Echelman

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

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

Amsterdam is not Holland. It is a city that attracts people from all over Holland. And lots of international tourists and party people.     

Eddy de Clercq

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms.     

Felix Marti-Ibanez

Historic Amsterdam, that old part you first see when you turn up at Centraal Station, may have its monuments, but it's also the most tawdry and overcrowded part of the city.     

David Hewson

Most visitors to Amsterdam will wander into the red-light district out of sheer curiosity. The narrow streets are mostly safe day and night - just don't try to take pictures of the women working in the windows.     

David Hewson

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

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