Amsterdam the capital of Netherlands, also known as the “Venice of the North” because of the canals in the city is a UNESCO world heritage site. Many of the European as well as international tourists on Euro trip most often make it a point to visit the city. Some of the most attractive activities in the city are boating and art tours. One of the striking features that you notice when you visit Amsterdam is the use of bikes as part of the local lifestyle. We will look into some of the popular tourist destination in Amsterdam.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum holds the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. Visiting the museum is an emotionally engaging and moving experience for art aficionado’s world over. Many tourists opt for the Van Gogh museum tour to learn and understand more about the Dutch painter.
The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in Netherlands that is dedicated to the arts and history of Netherlands. The private Rijksmuseum tour offers a two hour tour of the paintings of the 17th century Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals etc.
One of the priority destinations for millennial tourists in Amsterdam on their Euro trips is The Bulldog. It is chain of cannabis coffee shops.
Amsterdam Brown Cafe’s
Brown Cafe’s are traditional Dutch pubs. Their highlight is their well worn look of dark wood and smoke stained walls. They are part of the city’s heritage like its canals, architecture and other famous cafe’s. They stay open late into the night until 2 o clock in the morning.
The city of Amsterdam has 165 canals that were built for transportation and trade. It is one of the memorable ways to discover and experience the city especially for first time visitors. Most of the canal cruises are about one hour duration.
Anne Frank House
It is a biographical museum dedicated to Anne Frank, author of The Diary of a Young Girl. The primary attraction of this museum is the rear house or Secret Annexe, a dark and dingy space where the Franks and others remained silent for more than two years during day time before they were arrested by the Nazis.
The Royal Palace
It was built as a Town Hall of the city of Amsterdam in 1655. Jacob van Campen, its main architect was inspired by the Antwerp Town hall. The highlight of this structure is the gleaming interior marble work, especially floor inlaid with world maps in the citizen hall at the heart of the building.
There are many other tourist destinations in Amsterdam that are as beautiful and attractive similar to those mentioned above.