Munich and Amsterdam are two beautiful cities in Europe that offer many attractions and interesting sights.

Munich is among the largest cities in Germany, while Amsterdam is the capital and largest city in the Netherlands.

Munich or Amsterdam?

1. Munich x Amsterdam Overview

Munich or AmsterdamMunich – ©Philipp Bachhuber

Munich or AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Colton Jones

Munich is a charming city. It offers numerous attractions that can be explored on foot from the central point of the city, the famous Marienplatz.

In Munich there are several Biergarten, “Beer Garden” and is home to the famous Hofbräuhaus brewery.

From Munich, you can combine a day trip and discover one of the symbols of Germany, the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle and also the Dachau Concentration Camp.

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

2. Hotels

Beautiful hotel in Munich©BEYOND by Geisel

Hotel in Amsterdam©Pulitzer Amsterdam

In Munich the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 88 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 308.

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

Munich shopping area photoMunich – ©Alisa Anton

AmsterdamAmsterdam – ©Lena Varzar

Surrounding the Marienplatz you will find many stores and department stores like Galeria Kaufhof. In Munich, the most elegant street is the Maximilianstrasse.

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 MunichBMW Museum in Munich – ©Kawshar Ahmed

Museum in AmsterdamVan Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – ©Luca Lago

In Munich, you will find the Deutsches Museum, located on the banks of the Isar River, it is among the oldest museums in the world of science and technology.

Other famous museums in Munich, include the BMW Museum and the 3 “Pinakotheken” located at Königsplatz.

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

5. Parks

Olympiapark in MunichOlympiapark Munich – ©Herr Bohn

Vondelpark in AmsterdamVondelpark Amsterdam – ©Yoann Laheurte

The Englischer Garten in Munich is the largest urban park in Germany, covering an area of 910 acres with more than 100 bridges. Another beautiful green space in Munich is the Hofgarten.

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

6. Palaces

Nymphenburg MunichNymphenburg Munich – ©Sid Saxena

Palace in AmsterdamRoyal Palace Amsterdam – ©Liam McGarry

In Munich, you can visit the beautiful Residenz that served as the seat government and residence of the Dukes of Bavaria, electors, and kings from 1508 to 1918, and in the western part of the city is located the Nymphenburg, which was a summer residence built for the birth of the expected heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, born in 1662.

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

Neuschwanstein Castle in GermanyNeuschwanstein Castle near Munich – ©Luis Fernando Felipe

The HagueThe Hague, Netherlands – ©Mathew Schwartz

From Munich, you can visit the beautiful city of Füssen and the Neuschwanstein Castle, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Regensburg, Augsburg or even Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria.

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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