Amsterdam does not need to be introduced. Still? Although this picturesque city is known for its generous policies, Amsterdam is full of high culture and beauty.
The sixty-mile canal flows through the enchanting city scape, creating a breathtaking view of another era. Indeed, there are nearly 7,000 historic buildings and monuments dating back to the 18th century or earlier, making this nostalgic city one of the best visiting city in Europe.
From the old town and the world-famous museums to the P.C. Hoferstraat and its creative food scene, Amsterdam is the two sides of the same coin. Old world cities and modern metropolises.
Want to see for yourself? We are happy to bring you there.
If Amsterdam is not on your list of best travel destinations, it should be. We will explain why we are providing the most critical skills to understand while fully enjoying the city.
Easy to browse Amsterdam
The best way to experience the city is to walk on the street and enjoy the scenery, sound and smell. Amsterdam is no exception. You can see a lot of things on your own feet, but if you are tired, there are many other options depending on your mood.
Welcome to one of the best cities in the world for cycling. Bicycles are more than permanent residents, which is undoubtedly the most popular means of transportation. Your hotel may have its own fleet of bicycles to rent, but even if it doesn’t, it will have a lot of bike sharing in town.
Whatever you do, make sure you understand the rules of the road. Traffic may be confused with all trams, buses, cars and pedestrians competing for space, so drive safely.
There are 14 tram lines and 500 stations, which is a convenient way to travel. However, it does have frequent parking and traffic lights. If you want to get to a place quickly, follow the Amsterdam North-South line, which stretches along the city’s central spine.
Known as the “Venice of the North”, the canal is a romantic and fun way to travel. The Canal Company has 3 routes around Amsterdam and 19 sites in popular tourist and shopping destinations.
Make the most of your vacation
Amsterdam is a treasure trove of unique experiences. There are about 75 museums, more than 300 annual festivals, cafes, botanical gardens, parks, zoos, canals, theatres, wineries and neighborhoods, each with its own personality.
Maximizing daily travel boils down to one question: How do you want to prioritize time? Everything has inspired your interest and your time in the city.
We are here to provide you with a starting point. So, without further ado, here are the things we like to do in Amsterdam.
Our Favorite thing
Even if you are not an art fan, it is worth visiting some of the world’s most famous museums in Amsterdam, especially those that are free of charge with your I Amsterdam card (more on this later). The Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum are the two most famous.
A quick walk from these museums, you will find Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s most famous park. Despite being crowded with tourists in the summer, its natural beauty complements the open-air theatres and cafes.
Is it thirsty? Take a look at Brouwerij’t IJ, a famous small brewery located near another popular attraction, the De Gooyer windmill. Enjoy a delicious meal while exploring the canal.
Looking for a way to Spui, Spui is a central square with an art market on Sunday. If you look close enough, you will find the entrance to Begijnhof, a “secret” garden and a medieval courtyard. If you visit in the spring (preferably April), the garden will be in full bloom.
When you are ready to venture out of the city centre (we really should), we recommend that you choose Amsterdam Noord. Especially NDSM, an old shipyard has become a cultural hot spot.
NDSM in the North of Amsterdam
Relax along the beach along the IJ River and stroll to Pllek, a beachfront restaurant built with ancient shipping containers that provide healthy food and serve you.
If your trip is on the right day of the month, you can get lost at IJ-hallen, one of the largest flea markets in Europe, full of antiques and antiques.
If you are still looking for a hotel, consider using the Faralda Crane Hotel. As the name suggests, this is a hotel with built-in industrial cranes. Really owning three luxurious suites and a top jacuzzi, this is a one-of-a-kind accommodation for those seeking adventure.
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