Berlin and Amsterdam are two popular destinations in Europe.

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, and Amsterdam is the capital and largest city in the Netherlands.

Berlin or Amsterdam?

1. Berlin x Amsterdam Overview

Berlin or Amsterdam?Berlin – ©Anthony Reungère

Berlin or Amsterdam?Amsterdam – ©Ethan Hu

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, with several attractions and famous sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral. You will certainly breathe a lot of history and get an idea of how the city was divided after the Second World War.

In Berlin, countless attractions will take you back to that period, such as the Berlin Wall Memorial and Check Point Charlie.

Amsterdam is famous for its canals, beautiful houses and coffee shops. The city is the capital and largest city in the Netherlands.

2. Hotels

Hollywood Media Hotel am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin©Hollywood Media Hotel am Kurfürstendamm Berlin

Pulitzer Amsterdam©Pulitzer Amsterdam

In Berlin the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 76 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 233.

And in Amsterdam the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 129 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 466.

3. Shopping

KaDeWe BerlinKaDeWe Berlin– ©Claudio Schwarz

Shopping Street in AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Marc Kleen

Berlin is home to the famous KaDeWe department store, and the city’s most fashionable area is the Kurfürstendamm.

Amsterdam has several charming shops and boutiques. In Amsterdam, de Bijenkorf department store is worth visiting in the heart of Dam Square.

4. Museums

Museum in BerlinBerlin – ©Reiseuhu

Museum in AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Rasmus Kuber

In Berlin it is possible to visit the Museum Island, a complex with 5 museums on an island on the banks of the Spree. In addition to this museum complex, the city offers other options of world-class museums.

Amsterdam also offers world-class museums like the famous Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

5. Parks

Park in BerlinBerlin – ©Chad Greiter

Park in AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Yoann Laheurte

The Tiergarten is the most popular urban park in Berlin with an area of 520 acres. It is also considered one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

In Amsterdam the most famous public park is the Vondelpark. The park receives thousands of visitors every year.

6. Palaces

Beautiful palace in BerlinBerlin – ©Dmitry Makeev

Royal Palace Amsterdam©Royal Palace Amsterdam

In Berlin, the largest palace complex is the Charlottenburg Palace, which was damaged during World War and then reconstructed.

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is the most famous palace in Amsterdam, and it is located in the heart of the city.

7. Day Trips

Potsdam day trip from BerlinPotsdam – ©chloe

Delft day trip from AmsterdamDelft – ©Michael Hay

From Berlin it is possible to visit the beautiful cities of Potsdam, Schwerin, Dresden on a day trip.

And from Amsterdam it is possible to visit destinations and places like Keukenhof, The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft on a day trip.

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See also

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