Travel with FedEx: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We’ve asked members of the FedEx family to help guide you on your travel adventures this year. Here you will find insider advice from our team members on the places they frequent and why they think these locations are hot spots you should add to your road trip checklist. Check out this section, which highlights Amsterdam and all of the great things the city has to offer. Stay tuned for more cities!

Kevin Ajanaku

Kevin Ajanaku is a Courier for FedEx Express. He’s worked for FedEx for 4 years and lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Favorite part of working at FedEx:

“It is very rewarding to know that I play a role in making customers happy.”

#1 Travel Tip

“When visiting Amsterdam, take your bike and enjoy the views!”

Top 5 things to do in Amsterdam

1. Van Gogh Museum

2. The Windmills

3. Rijksmuseum

4. Old City Centre

5. Royal Palace

  • The Van Gogh Museum holds the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and attracts over 1 million visitors annually. The collections also include the work of his contemporaries from the Impressionist and post-Impressionist movements.

  • The Windmills in Amsterdam are decorated in celebration each year in mid-May on National Windmill Day. At one point in time, there were 10,000 windmills in the Dutch lands and each had an industrial purpose. Eight remain standing in Amsterdam and are open for tours.

  • The I Am Amsterdam letters can be found in front of the Rijksmuseum. It quickly became a city icon and the perfect selfie opportunity.

  • Old City Centre can be easily accessed by the tram no matter which direction you are coming from. Once you arrive, tour as many of the 12 museums as you can. Then be sure to try the markets for a taste of the local culture.

  • The Royal Palace was originally built as the town hall of the city of Amsterdam. Then, as King Luis I of Holland in 1806 took the throne, the town hall was converted into his palace. Today the palace is mainly used by the monarchy to entertain during official state visits and receptions.