Going to Barcelona in September and have a 16 hour layover in AMS on the way back home.
Arrive in AMS on a Saturday, 4pm in the afternoon, and leave again at 8am the next morning. I've never been to Amsterdam before and am hoping to use the layover to make it into town, get a good meal, and get some sleep. I'm thinking of finding a hotel close to the airport so I can drop off my luggage, then go into town.
Looking for recommendations on the following:
- Hotels (near the airport? or will I have better luck closer to town?)
- Activities (what should I prioritize? what will be available during the late afternoon/evening? I'm not interested in the red light district)
-bike rental companies
Thanks in advance!