Having a rich history, an intriguing culture and a vibrant modern lifestyle, Amsterdam is a city with much to offer.
The famous, uniquely built, Canal Ring not only creates a picturesque scenery, but it also serves as a great and convenient way to explore the city – especially if you are visiting on a tight schedule; There are many different sightseeing boat tours and romantic cruises that are tailored to the needs of different individuals and guaranteed to offer great city insights.
Landscapes and Lifestyle
Whether you feel like hoping on a bike, taking the city on foot, or enjoying canal boat ride, it is safe to say that you will be able to find things to do wherever you stop.
The Dam Square is a great place to be as it is near the Royal Palace, the historic New Church, premier shopping experiences, the Windows in the Red Light District and a lot of cafés/restaurants/bars.
Located on the city’s southern canal belt, about 10 minutes away from the Dam Square, visitors can visit Bloemenmarkt, the only floating flower market in the world – that it is as photogenic as it is unique. Located further out, one may find De Pijp; a bohemian gem neighbourhood that has a great mix of restaurants, shops and bars – it is also home to the popular Albert Cuypmarkt street market. And for the ones that feel like escaping the city life for a second, Vondelpark is ideal for long walks and tranquil moments.
Museums and History
From the NEMO Science Museum to the Museum of Bags and Purses to the Eye Filmmuseum to the Heineken Experience, Amsterdam has a huge selection of diverse modern museums that it is almost impossible for someone not to find something that will fit their taste.
The seventeenth-century Anne Frank House and The National Maritime Museum are examples of some of the historic venues that create unique experiences that walk visitors through history and allow them to explore the chilling stories and intriguing facts of the past.
Art and Culture
Known for its artistic heritage, Amsterdam doesn’t fail to excite a baroque enthusiast, a modern art lover, a contemporary art admirer – or even someone that is looking to explore. Between others, it is home to the world famous Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum – Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum. Simultaneously, chances are that you are going to walk by lovely Galleries that are hosting emerging Dutch and international artists and are definitely worth a visit.