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100+ Awesome Amsterdam Quotes & Puns for Instagram Captions

Amsterdam Quotes & Puns from the sin city of Europe…

Amsterdam Quotes for Instagram Captions

Amsterdam is a seriously cool place. I remember the first time we visited I was totally mesmerised by the cheese, the green cafes and the red light district.

It truly is a place like no other!

If you have already visited Amsterdam or are planning to visit, here are some awesome Amsterdam Quotes for Instagram Captions!

Amsterdam Instagram Captions

Here are some of our favourite Amsterdam Instagram Captions:

AMS = absolutely magical streets.

I left my heart in Amsterdam.

When in Amsterdam…

Amsterdam definitely met our high expectations.

Hands up if you’ve fallen in love with Amsterdam.

“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, A Fault In Our Stars


You call it a city of sin; I call it a city of freedom.

The city of bikes.

My favorite city to pedal around.


Quotes about canals

Here are some of our favourite Quotes about Canals:

“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

“In Amsterdam, the river and canals have been central to city life for the last four centuries.” – Janet Echelman

“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 

Amsterdam marijuana quotes

Here are some of our favourite Amsterdam Marijuana Quotes:

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is a flower. God put it here…” – Willie Nelson

“That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).” – Nick Offerman

“The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.” – Sebastian Marincolo

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” ― Bob Marley

“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?” ― Bill Hicks

“The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.” ― Sebastian Marincolo

“We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless.” ― Russell Brand

“Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.” ― Richard Neville

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” ― Anonymous 

Amsterdam red light district quotes

The red light district in Amsterdam is definitely one of the most interesting places to have a beak.

“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

“Jan-Peter offered to teach me the language of Amsterdam’s red light district … But after his first phrase ‘Using the back door will cost you double’ I withdrew my request.” — Cristina Garcia

“When the Internet arrived in Ireland … it was like having Amsterdam’s Red Light District in your own living room.” – Tom Dunne

“Our City has a rich history, even though many tourists are only wanting to see the Red Light District. 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. – taxi driver.” – John Green

“I was told David Letterman and Kaufman had heart attacks on the same day: David Letterman’s heart attack was at a hospital in NYC. Kaufman’s heart attack was at the red light district in Amsterdam, Holland. I think Kaufman had more fun. You’re a great artist. I just love the way you painted my portrait.” – Howard Stern


Dutch cheese quotes

Here are the best cheese quotes to caption your dutch cheese photos!

“You’re lookin’ so gouda today.” — Unknown

“Evolution is a theory with more holes than a Dutch dam of Swiss cheese.” – Eoin Colfer

“I am so happy to see more and more people in this country are becoming addicted to cheese.” – James Beard

“I’ve had so many hot, cheesy, corny loves of music in my life. I had a very intense Billy Joel period. So once you’ve really Joeled it up – there’s some good periods of Joel; it’s not all hot cheese. But I can’t judge anyone else for their cheese. I’ve deep-sea dived in the Gouda.” – Jack Black

“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” – Helen Hayes


Dutch cheese quotes

Netherlands Quotes

If you want some general Netherlands quotes we have you covered:

“My first experience in the Netherlands was very pleasant, extremely pleasant. I mean, I got my residence permit, refugee status, within four weeks of arrival. People treated me extremely well.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“The United States of America have taken their name from the United States of the Netherlands.” – Seth Low

“In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny – an experience I’ve never had in America!” – Poppy Z. Brite

“Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kowtow before any United States proconsul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony.” – Andrei Gromyko

“The Netherlands have great strikers… but they are only playing one. They are depriving themselves of their best qualities and shooting themselves in the foot.” Franz Beckenbauer

“In the Netherlands now, I imagine it’s legal to marry your own children. Get them pregnant, and you can abort your unborn grandbabies in a free clinic that used to be a church.” – David Sedaris

“I remember once visiting an outdoor exhibition of sculpture in Arnhem, the Netherlands. One of the artists had placed this notice at the base of a majestic beech: “Statues are hewn by fools like me: only God could make this tree.” The Taoists looked at the inside of the tree. They saw God present, not as the super-sculptor, but as the primal force from which the tree drew its being and its specific form. Becoming aware of this divine origin was for them “great knowledge,” to be distinguished from the “small knowledge” of our petty, every-day existence.” – John Wijngaards

“The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch.” – Albert Bushnell Hart

“The Netherlands is not an immigration country. The annual stream of tens of thousands of newcomers, who largely end up as illegal aliens, must stop.” – Pim Fortuyn

“Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Dutch sayings & Quotes about Love

 If you are feeling a little romantic, here are some great dutch saying and quotes about love:

Liefde is niet iemand vinden om meet e leven maar is om iemand te vinden waar je niet zonder mee kunt leven: Love does not mean finding someone you can live with, but someone you can’t live without.

Ik heb een klein geheimpje en wil je weten wat het is? Nou als ik jou soms even niet zie dat ik je dan herl erg mis: I have a little secret. Do you want to know what it is? Well, if sometimes I don’t see you, I miss you.

Speel niet met de gevoelens van een ander. Misschien win je het spel wel maar je verliest de persoon voor altijd: Don’t play with someone else’s feelings. Maybe you win the game but you lose the person forever.

Een echte man houdt niet van het mooiste meisje ter wereld, hij houdt van het meisje dat zijn wereld he mooiste maakt: A real man does not like the most beautiful girl in the world; he loves the girl who makes his world the most beautiful.

Geloof je in liefde op het eerste gezicht, of zal ik nog een keertje langslopen: Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?


Dutch sayings & Quotes about Life

Here are some cool dutch sayings and quotes about life:

Let, als je naar een doel reist, goed op de weg. Want de weg verrijkt ons terwijl we hem bewandelen. When going to a goal, pay attention to the road. Because the road enriches while we walk on it.

Geluk is wanneer je jezelf goed voelt hoe je bent en geen behoefte hebt aan een ander z’n goedkeuring.. Meaning: Happiness is when you appreciate yourself and don’t need others opinions to feel satisfied.

Als dromen de enige weg zou zijn om je terug te krijgen in mijn leven dan zou ik voor altijd willen blijven dromen. Meaning: If dreaming were the only way to get you back in my life, I would like to keep dreaming forever.

Als je me nodig hebt ben ik er. Het maakt me niet uit of ik slaap of zelf problemen heb. Ik ben er altjit voor jou. Meaning: If you need me I’ll be there. It doesn’t matter if I have problems myself. I’m always there for you.

Je kunt niet beginnen met het volgende hoofdstuk van je leven als je het laatste maar blifjt herlezen. Meaning: you can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep reading the last one.

Amsterdam Puns

Here are some great Amsterdam puns to use for your Instagram captions:

Sadly, it is time to Van Gogh this city

Do you think our tu-lips should kiss? Me thinks yes

A friend with weed is a friend indeed

Here are some dutch puns to use in Amsterdam too!

Too Dutch of a good thing

You are Dutch you eat

Dutch is life

There’s no Dutch thing as bad publicity

Dutch wood

Amsterdam sayings

If you are looking for quotes and saying about Amsterdam, we also have you covered:

“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

“In a city like London, the fact that cultures live together and cross-fertilize is a beautiful and natural thing. The many cultures in Amsterdam contribute to the city’s high level of craziness – something which every interesting city should offer. But sometimes immigrants can live in parallel worlds which can exclude others and not be very attractive.” – Charles Landry

“When I wrote my book about Amsterdam, the main objective was to talk about the city’s creativity rather than just its design.” – Marcel Wanders

“What’s special about Amsterdam is that the city is able to connect worlds that are not otherwise connected.” – Marcel Wanders

“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 have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me.” – Els Borst

“Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That’s because they haven’t been exposed enough.” – Norman Granz

“I’m just a girl from Amsterdam. It’s a small city. Everybody knows Amsterdam, but it’s still a small city. To come from there, to work with Will. i. am… it’s like, ‘What happened?! What did I do right?’” – Eva Simons

“My parents married in 1959 and came to Amsterdam on honeymoon. That was a huge thing, event, for them. Now my children fly off for the weekend to Riga, Prague, or Barcelona.” – Frans Timmermans

Anne Frank Quotes

People line up for hours to visit the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Anne Frank is a very inspirational woman. Here is the best Anne Frank quotes:

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”- Anne Frank

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God.” – Anne Frank

“There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.” – Anne Frank

“The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

“I think it’s odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.” – Anne Frank

“I can’t imagine how anyone can say: ‘I’m weak’, and then remain so. After all, if you know it, why not fight against it, why not try to train your character?” – Anne Frank

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.” – Anne Frank

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” – Anne Frank

“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?” – Anne Frank

“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

“I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.” – Anne Frank

Tulip Quotes

Visiting the tulips in the Netherlands was one of the best trips we made. They are ridiculously beautiful.

If you are looking for some great tulip quotes to caption your instagram pictures here are some of the best!

“And it’d be very hard to make up something as strange as the Dutch tulipmania in the seventeenth century, for example. Or the mysterious case of Thomas Clapper. Or the entire civic history of Seattle, Washington.”― Stephen Briggs Terry Pratchett

“Bulls don’t read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch tulip mania of 1637, the Banque Royale of 1719-20, the railway speculation of the 1840s, the great crash of 1929.” – James Buchan

“’Tulip Fever’ did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off – it opened doors on to whole other worlds.” – Deborah Moggach

“How can you be content to be in the world like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing.”- Mary Astell

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”― Marianne Williamson

“Tulips were a tray of jewels.” ― E.M. Forster


Amsterdam Travel Quotes

Finally, here are some great travel quotes to inspire you to travel to Amsterdam:

“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

“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

“Amsterdam lives and breathes creativity. One moment you walk into a building from the 17th century, and the next you find yourself in a hub of creative start-up companies.” – Marcel Wanders

“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 love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It’s fresh and so open. It’s definitely one of my favorite places.” – Stefon Harris

“Amsterdam is a breeding ground for new creative pursuits in many areas fueled by a tolerance and openness to ideas unlike any world city I’ve been to. There is something for everyone here, especially when you dare to go off the beaten path.” – Marcel Wanders

“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

“Sometimes it just means flying from Bogota to New York via Amsterdam to have a day with your kids. When we spend time with them, I think we do our utmost best to be really with them – on vacations or during weekends or even at breakfast in the morning.” – Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

“I’m not going back to Amsterdam, though it would be very comfortable there with Frank de Boer, Danny Blind, and Dennis Bergkamp. When I left 12 years ago, I said I would return, but I did not know then what great years I would have with Manchester United. I might occasionally visit training with them, but I will not be going regularly.” – Edwin van der Sar

“San Francisco is a lot like Amsterdam – free, open-minded and casual – though I expected better weather.” – Marcel Wanders


So which Amsterdam quotes or saying was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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