Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a vibrant city with extraordinary artistic richness. With its origins as a 12th-century fishing village, today Amsterdam has matured into a relaxed and tolerant modern metropolis. Even though it is a small city, there are no shortages of excellent tourist attractions. If you have decided to pay Amsterdam a visit, you are in for a treat.
Is you are a museum lovers, The Netherlands is the place to visit. It was know that The Netherlands has the most museums per square foot as compared to anywhere else in the world. Within the city, you can find at least ten museums, they are, (1)Rijksmuseum, (2)Van Gogh Museum, (3)Amsterdams Historisch Museum, (4)Museum Amstelkring, (5)Stedelijk Museum, (6)Anne Frankhuis, (7)Museum Van Loon, (8)Museum Willet-Holthuysen, (9)Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum and (10)Museum Het Rembrandthuis. How about that? Is it enough for you? If you do not mind walking, all these ten museums are within walking distance.
Canals and waterways are the hallmark of Amsterdam. Amsterdam has long been labeled as the ‘Venice of the North’ because the city was built on a cobweb of canals. You can take a canal boat cruising along the waterways and appreciate the unique architecture that Amsterdam has long been proud off. This is an excellent way to explore Amsterdam. As you cruise along the 75km canals, you will be able to enjoy the pretty bridges, idiosyncratic gabled houses and the waterside cafes.
With such rich history, there are no shortages of historic buildings. Some of the historical building worth visiting are; Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears), In’t Aepjen, Oostindisch Huis, De Gooyer Windmill, Pintohuis, Trippenhuis, Westindisch Huis, Paleis van Justitie, Greenpeace Building and Scheepavaarthuis. Apart from these historical buildings, there are also many magnificent church buildings as well.
Finding something to eat is never a problem in Amsterdam. You can see that there a lot of restaurants, cafes, bars, club as you walk along the city street. It was noted that for many years, Dutch preferred to their national dishes at home, as such, you may not find many restaurants in the Netherlands that exclusively offer Dutch specialities. Well, there are many other foods to try as well in Amsterdam.
A visit to Amsterdam is not complete until you do have done your shopping. If you have time, try visiting Albert Cuypmarkt. This is the largest general market which sells everything from fresh fish to foot-ware. If you love flowers, visit Amsterdam’s famous floating flower market at Bloemenmarkt. Other places to shop are the Alber Heijn, De Bijenkorf, Blokker, Boerenmarkt, Looiersmarkt, Magna Plaza, Noordermarkt, Waterlooplein, among others.
Amsterdam, a city of vibrant, charm and excitement with lots of things to see and do. Consider it as your next city to visit. Plan your Amsterdam Travel today.