Amsterdam is one of the world’s most unique city destinations and capital of Netherland. With its picturesque canal network, rich history and vibrant cultural scenes as well as narrow houses with facades it’s all legacies of the city’s 17th century Golden Age.
In spring, Tulips are a definitive symbol of Dutch culture, and a trip to the Netherlands wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes on these beautiful blooms.
PLACES TO VISIT
1.ANNE FRANK HOUSE
WWI teenage diarist’s house museum
2.VAN GOGH MUSEUM
The World’s largest van Gogh collection such as paintings, drawings and letters
19th-century art museum housing Dutch Golden Age painting and vast European art collection
10th Century urban park with open-air theater, playground and ponds
Hiking, walking, history and shopping
6.REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM
Restored 17th century home where Rembrandt lived and worked for 20 years, hung with his etchings
7.AMSTERDAM CENTRAL STATION
The city’s larges depot, built in 1889 in Gothic-Renaissance style, including shop and restaurants.
13th Century church, now Calvinist, hosting religious and cultural activities including concerts
Grand residence for royal receptions since 1808, open to the public and exhibitions when not in use
10.ALBERT CUYT MARKET
Iconic street market since 1905 with lots of stands selling clothing, local foods, flowers and more
On a site dating from the 19th-century this flea market with up to 300 stalls opens 6 days a week
Compact botanical gardens, originally planted in 1682, with formal outdoor and greenhouse sections
Dutch branch of St. Petersburg’s art and culture museum with regularly changing temporary exhibitions
One of the more famous historical bridges in Amsterdam.
15.MADAME TUSSAUD'S WAX MUSEUM
Museum for the most famous statues of time.
16.NATURA ARTIS MAGISTRA ZOO
In the centre of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos with an aquarium and a planetarium of the mainland of Europe.
Interactive tour through beer giant's history in former brewery, with a tasting room finale.
One of the olderst inner courts in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic building, mostly private dwelling, centre on it. As the name suggest it was originally a Beguinage.
19.THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artifacts associate with shipping and sailing.
OTHER PLACE TO VISIT
Just a short hop from Amsterdam lies a rich landscape of gorgeous countryside, beaches, castles, windmills and historic towns – all easily reachable from the city center by train.
Dominating the view from the southern shore of the IJ behind Central Station is the EYE, this striking white building has rapidly become one of Amsterdam’s most iconic landmarks. An absolute must for film fans, this houses a permanent exhibition space which showcases retrospectives and contemporary exhibits, as well as a vast film library, cinema and fabulous restaurant bar with a terrace overlooking the water.
Cycling is the key to the city’s character, with the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. There no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals and attractions than by pedal power.