Smartphone apps can improve the quality of our lives and travels, especially in bustling capital cities. In Amsterdam there are quite a few useful apps and websites offering services to solve our big-city woes and make many aspects of our lives easier. From finding food on delivery, transportation, a playground for kids, local events to booking a beauty treat to your doorstep. And there is even a new, meal saving app. Below you will find a selection of some of the most popular apps and sites in Amsterdam used by both locals and city trippers.
Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go is already active in 8 European cities and now successfully launched in Amsterdam. This app saves food, supports sustainable lifestyle and introduces you to new eateries. Its Vision: a world in which the amount of food produced is equal to the amount of food consumed. In the app you order a Magic Box with delicious food from local shops, restaurants, hotels and bakeries. The discount on the price can be up to 70%. What you get depends on what is left, so every time a surprise.
Created in Amsterdam, this highly intuitive app uses a specially designed algorithm to deliver tailored travel tips and recommendations. The list of food, fun, shopping and culture are created by local guides and experts and personalised to you. WeCiityApp has a ticket booking and restaurant reservation function. The price includes free wi-fi access around the city.
Peerby users can send out a request for an item they want to borrow. Other users are notified of the requests near them, and can accept if they feel like sharing – a kind of temporary freecycling.
Everyone has a bike in Amsterdam, but there are plenty of situations where a loan bike is useful: tram missed, flat tire, you name it. Rent a bicycle and put it back in any location? There is an app for that! Think of the public transport bicycle, but much more flexible. Via a free app you can see on a map where the nearest bike can be found, after which they can be reserved.
Going on holiday and don’t want to be the pale on arrival? Or in need for some healthy glow while prepping for an event? Spray tanning is perfect for any occasion. It’s not only quick and easy but it enhances how you feel about yourself. To busy to make it to a salon? Spraytan Amsterdam makes it extra convenient. With just a few clicks on the button you can order a professional treatment to the comfort of your home or hotel.
It’s Friday night and you’re looking for something different to do. Maybe you want to check out a play or find a bar with some great live music. Uit acts as a social agenda with events and festivals for Amsterdam, as well as other Dutch cities such as The Hague, Groningen, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Zwolle. It’s in Dutch, but you can navigate it with language skills.
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