The unique architecture, typical canals referred to as grachts, old-time atmosphere, and of course bicycles. All this and so much more can be found and enjoyed in Amsterdam, the Capital of the Netherlands. It may not be as large as, for example, Berlin or Paris, but you will definitely have lots of fun there.
Hop on a bicycle
This city is home to some 800 thousand bicycles, which is more than the city’s population! Cycling in Amsterdam is the local lifestyle, and using the dense network of bike trails, it cannot be easier. There is no better way to explore the streets, canals, and sights than pedalling. Have not brought your own bicycle? Never mind. You can use one of the great many bike rental services.
Get lost in the bohemian Jordaan District
Jordaan is rightly considered the most picturesque Amsterdam’s district. With its narrow streets and curious constructions, the former working-class area is nowadays one of the most popular areas of the city. Its independent galleries, antique shops, gardens, and ambient bars and restaurants – all that is waiting for your visit.
Fancy some culture?
With its open-air exhibitions, museums, and markets, the Museumplein forms the cultural heart of Amsterdam, which is transformed into a huge outdoor ice-skating ring throughout the winter months.
Take a boat ride
The canal belt is as typical for Amsterdam as the Eiffel Tower for Paris. It provides a beautiful view both by day and by night, when lights light all the bridges and the entire city is immersed in the magical atmosphere. The guided boat ride is an excellent means to explore the mysteries of the city and learn loads of interesting facts.
Visit the Anne Frank’s House
Take your time to think about the atrocities committed to the Jewish people during the Second World War in the house where Anne Frank was hiding herself with her family from the Nazis. The front part of the house nowadays serves as the museum. The back part of the house, on the other hand, has been preserved to provide its visitors with authentic atmosphere allowing them to imagine what life was like for Anne and her family during the long two years of hiding. The waiting times to get in the house are often quite long and therefore it is advisable to either visit it early morning or make an on-line reservation to avoid the queues.