Free wi-fi is widespread in hotels, restaurants, bars and coffeeshops (you may need to ask for the code), as well as many tourist offices and other public places.
To search for free wi-fi hot spots in the Netherlands, visit www.hotspot-locations.com. In Amsterdam check www.wifi-amsterdam.nl.
In Amsterdam rent a pocket-sized mobile wi-fi device to carry around with you, ensuring a fast wi-fi connection while roaming the city, from Pocket Wifi Amsterdam (www.pocketwifi-amsterdam.com); order online and arrange delivery to your hotel, apartment or Schiphol airport. Alternatively, try HipPocketWifi (http://hippocketwifi.com), Travel WiFi (http://travel-wifi.com) or My Webspot (http://my-webspot.com).
Internet cafes are scarce. Some tourist offices, coffeeshops and hotels provide internet terminals (sometimes free).
Co-working cafes providing unlimited, fast internet access are rife in Amsterdam and increasingly common in other urban areas.