Everyone who has been to the beautiful Amsterdam city may be quiet familiar with the Van Gogh Museum tour or Anne Frank House tours. These are the well-known sites in the city. Nevertheless, the city also has many unusual attractions all over. These quirky attractions, even though they are not as popular as Amsterdam’s Stedelijk or Rijksmuseum, have their own charm. Most of these places have been attracting visitors from all around the world, even though some of the other sites have just opened up recently. These wonderful attractions have actually broadened up the entire cultural landscape of the Amsterdam city.
One of the most interesting facts about Amsterdam city is that 40% of it is under water. From this, there is no surprise to why many of its inhabitants have decided to settle down on houseboats in the canals of the city. De Poezenboot is a perfect example of this. This floating barge provides food and other facilities to the furrier citizens of the city, which are the lovely kittens. The boat rests alongside the Singel canal. This is also the only floating cat sanctuary in the world.
This spectacular place is fully dedicated to fluorescent artworks. This place was actually found by a geologist who was really fascinated about luminous things. He made this psychedelic gallery by converting his basement with a wide range of glowing stuff. You would be able to see a vast compilation of fluorescent rocks at this place. The place also houses neon artworks of the 1960’s. An entire room in Electric Ladyland is lit up using phosphorescent minerals. The place would be open from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm from Wednesday to Saturday. Note that the entry to this gallery would be permitted only through appointment though.
Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Zolder
This awesome museum is a perfect example for the phrase: “Never Judge a Book by its Cover”. The museum may have a humble appearance from the outside but you could find valuable treasures in here. The museum has a wide range of historic artifacts. As you go along the narrow winding staircase of the museum, you would reach an attic room, which was converted to a Catholic chapel in the year 1663. This chapel was actually used by the religious people to attend mass in secret in the time of adversity.