Amsterdam offers a visitor a number of attractions such as the lovely canals that cross the city, a number of restaurants, impressive architecture and so much more. In essence, the region caters to every tourist’s taste buds, from those looking for serious partying to cultural tours, relaxing tours and historical tours.
There are a number of attractions in Amsterdam, some of which include:
Museums in Amsterdam attract a vast number of visitors annually. The region is blessed with over fifty museums,each offering a wide range of collections for the visitor’s enjoyment. Below is a list of some of the museums you can expect from your travel to Amsterdam.
- Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, which is one of the world’s largest and most interesting museums. It is home to ahuge collection of paintings and objects of material culture as well as classic and prints photography.
- Stedelijik Museum which houses a huge collection of contemporary art as well as thousands of modern paintings, photographs, sculptures, design objects, graphics and video artifacts.
- Anne Frank House which tells visitors of the story of 15-year old Anne Frank and a period in history that was a dark time of hatred by the Nazis.
- Van Gogh Museum which houses a huge collection of one of the greatest painters in the world- Vincent van Gogh.
Oude Kerk –an old church with little houses that cling to its sides. Back in the day, sailors made use of the octagonal bell tower to get their bearings.
Dam square – provides for breathtaking beauty and speaks of plenty of drama in history such as being Napoleon’s reception area during the 1808 take-over of the city.
Begijnhof- is a narrow, vaulted passageway that leads visitors to a charming garden surrounded by old houses. The houses were once home to the devout celibate Beguine nuns and still house single women to this day.
Amsterdam’s Canals which have led to Amsterdam being called “The Venice of the North” provide visitors with an exceptional beauty. Cruising through the canals is many a visitor’s must-haves while in the region.
MagereBrug also dubbed as the “Skinny Bridge” is the most famous of all Amsterdam’s bridges that connects the banks of the river Amsteel.
Jordaan which is series of converted warehouses that is home to a number of art galleries, picturesque canals, narrow streets unique shops and brown cafes. Many a visitor enjoys a pleasant stroll through this area.
Leidseplein which is one of the more popular nightlife centers in Amsterdam. You will find here a huge collection of coffee shops,clubs, restaurants, cinemas and theaters.
Red Light Districtis famous for its “sex for sale” and party atmosphere. This area is in essence a sexual amusement park with a number of stores carrying hardcore videos, sex toys and magazines.