Amsterdam is the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This compact city is plethora of spirit for a traveler. The scenic waterways, decorative, architectural houses and imposing monuments, world-class museums make it not less then a called paradise. Apart from interesting attractions, cuisines and beers adds to your entertainment.
A lot of your time will be spent in the 17th century Canal District of Amsterdam, half-moon shaped area, embraced by nested rings of canals. it comprises 150+ canals. It gives you a panoramic view, feeling of space and peaceful silence. Walking down the canal, or going on a boat trip gives you a peace of mind. Ridding a Bicycle can be another way to explore City.
Anne Frank House
It is among the famous attractions of Amsterdam. Its here Anne Frank wrote her diary during the World War II. There is a hidden annex in the house where Frank family lived for 2 years hiding from the Nazis. The ‘Diary’ is on display in the same house.
It is the largest museum in the Netherlands and draw million visitors each year. It exhibits vast collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Work of Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen reflect Dutch national character. The Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid are must-sees. The museum also Exhibit a collection of Asian art.
Van Gogh Museum
It exhibits the work of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh. His work had influence on 20th century art for its varied colors and expressive impact. It has the largest assortment of Van Gogh’s work in the world.
It is an interesting place to explore contemporary art. The exhibition space exhibits artists from Amsterdam and beyond. Oude Kerk Amsterdam It is Amsterdam’s oldest parish church and is 800-year-old. It is located at the famous red light district. It covers about 36,000 sq ft area. Inside there is a spacious feel. Its roof is the largest medieval vault in Europe, bears some of the best acoustic acts. The floor is paved with rectangular slabs for memorials, each with unique number. The church tower gives a good views of Old Amsterdam. Today Oude Kerk is a centre for both religious and cultural activities. The space can be rented for parties or meetings. Dam Square Amsterdam Dam Square was built around the river Amstel to prevent city from flooding. The prominent place to visit is Koninklijk Palace. The royal don’t live here, but many special events are held. Dam Square is a bustling crowded with both tourists and locals. Near the palace is the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, the largest five-star hotel in the Netherlands. Opposite to Magere Brug Amsterdam this scenic bascule bridge will seem very familiar to you, as it is often seen as the backdrop of movies and dramas. It is a double-leaf bridge, connecting the banks of the river Amstel. The open after every 25 mins to let the boats pass.
Amsterdam offers to visit
This is another popular square in Amsterdam. It is an entertainment hub known for its active nightlife. You will be amused a ton by fire-eaters, Dutch music, street choir, jugglers and other performers. It is lined with bars, pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants with unique gastronomy. In the center is the park where you can relax.
The Flower Market of Amsterdam
It is the most fragrant place of Amsterdam. It is called by its Dutch name ‘Bloemenmarkt’. The flowers stalls stands on the boats making it a floating flower market. It was first held in 1862. All sorts of flowers from tulips to geraniumd add accents to is d’cor at reasonable prices. You can explore it seven days a week.
It is the best Flea market, where in you can find old records, photographs, vintage clothes, secondhand sunglasses, old military uniforms, old books, video’s and DVD’s, electronics and much more. Its open Monday to Saturday.
It is a tranquil and calm place, A courtyard in the middle of Amsterdam, embraced with historical Dutch houses. If you are shopping in the square and need a peaceful break, It would be a perfect place to do so.
Artis Royal Zoo
It is the only Zoo in Amsterdam, Yet the largest Zoo in the Netherlands. It’s a wonderland of plants and animals, the habitat of nearly 800 species of animals and 300+ species of trees.
The city offers variety of experiences for the senses. Whether it is art, fashion, history, entertainment or nature, you will surely enjoy the trip to Amsterdam.