If you are a person, who loves to travel, then Amsterdam will undoubtedly be a city that you are planning to explore. The distinctive architecture, elegant lakes, wide variety of nationalities and cultures make the capital of Netherlands one of the unique cities in Europe.
The city of Amsterdam is often associated with the infamous red light district and the stag dogs but there is a lot more to see and do here. If you have still not planned your Amsterdam tours yet, then here are a few facts that will urge you to visit the famous city as soon as possible.
Home to Everyone
One of the supreme advantages of Amsterdam is its residents. You will be able to find people from every culture, religion, and country getting along with one another in this beautiful city. Amsterdam has the special ability to make tourists feel like home no matter where they are from or what language they speak.
If you like to shop around and buy gifts for your friends and loved ones while you are on a trip, then Amsterdam is the best place for that. You can easily find several flea markets, trendy department stores, boutiques, antique stores, and art shops here. You will be also able to buy gifts and other items for a reasonable price.
The Magical Canals
You might have already heard about the canals of the Amsterdam even if you have not visited this city. Amsterdam is floating on 165 waterways and there are approximately 1,281 bridges in the city. The bridges are often lit with tiny lights during the night to create a fairy tale appearance. This is a view you shouldn’t miss.
Many tourists consider the museums of the city as the major highlight of Amsterdam. Popular museums in the city such as Stedelijk Museum, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum have always invited art lovers here. If you are a passionate art lover, then Amsterdam has a lot to offer for you.
More than 6,800 buildings and houses in Amsterdam (including gables, city furniture, bridges, and churches) are protected as historical monuments. The distinguishable architectural features here are the stylish houses and robust warehouses that were built by the rich merchants during the 19th century.