Frankfurt and Amsterdam are two popular destinations in Europe.

Frankfurt is among the largest cities in Germany, while Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands.

Frankfurt or Amsterdam?

1. Frankfurt x Amsterdam Overview

Frankfurt or Amsterdam?Frankfurt

Frankfurt or Amsterdam?Amsterdam – ©Adrien Olichon

Frankfurt is an important commercial and economic center in Europe. The highlight of a visit to Frankfurt is in the center around the Römerberg, which has several attractions that can be explored on foot and also provides excellent options for day trips.

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

2. Hotels

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre©Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Hilton Amsterdam©Hilton Amsterdam

In Frankfurt the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 69 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 162.

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

Hauptwache in FrankfurtFrankfurt – ©Christian Salow

Shopping Street in AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Ben Koorengevel

Frankfurt has department stores and shopping malls such as Galeria Kaufhof, Primark and MyZeil. The most elegant street in the city is the Goethestrasse, where you can find all the luxury brands.

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

4. Museums

Goethe House in FrankfurtGoethe House in Frankfurt

Rijksmuseum Research LibraryRijksmuseum Research Library – ©redcharlie

Frankfurt offers good museum options like the Naturmuseum Senckenberg, the famous Goethe House and the Museum für moderne Kunst.

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

5. Parks

Metzlerpark FrankfurtMetzlerpark Frankfurt

Vondelpark AmsterdamVondelpark Amsterdam

Although Frankfurt is known for its high-rise buildings, the city has beautiful green spaces like the Grüneburgpark, Bethmann Park, Metzlerpark and others.

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

6. Day Trips

HeidelbergHeidelberg

The Hague, day trip from AmsterdamThe Hague, Netherlands – ©Alireza Parpaei

One of the advantages of Frankfurt is that the city offers excellent day trips options, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Würzburg, Koblenz are some of the destinations within easy reach.

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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