Popular Amsterdam attractions

Popular Amsterdam attractions

What are the most popular attractions in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It invites people to explore the area and it is a very charming city. Some people call it the Venice of the North, because of its canals. More than a hundred canals run through this capital of the Netherlands. You can go sight-seeing by foot, boat or bike. From coffeeshops to fine art museums, this city has many things to explore. One of the most popular attractions of Amsterdam is Madame Tussauds. At this wax famous was museum you can find all your favourite celebrities.

Other attractions in Amsterdam that are very popular amongst tourists

If you don’t like long waiting queues, you can take a Amsterdam ArenA stadium tour. This stadium is home of the legendary Ajax football club. Go and see the trophies and the team its official changing rooms. You can book tickets online if you wish to visit the Ajax football club stadium. If you are into gambling, make sure you visit Holland Casino. This casino offers a wide range of table games and gambling machines. Do you enjoy going to a theater? Try the Tuschinski Theater close to Rembrandtplein. Another tip is the flower market close to Leidseplein.

Book a rondvaart Amsterdam: a boat ride along the city’s canals

The beautiful canals were built in the 17th century. The goal of the canals was to control the flow of the Amstel river. Wealthy merchants later built mansions along these canals. If you take boat ride along the canals you will enjoy the view of this Dutch architecture. A rondvaart Amsterdam will not guide you through the 100 canals, but they will tell you facts and thing about Amsterdam its history. However, there are different tour operators who offer various cruises. You can hop on a boat and have a candlelight dinner for instance.

Visit popular stores in Amsterdam in the Jordaan district

People who love to shop can spend an entire day in the Jordaan district. Here you can find the Nine Streets (in Dutch it’s called “Negen Straatjes”). This neighborhood is full of vintage shops, jewellers, restaurants and cafés. The Nine Streets is the place where you can find chic boutique stores in Amsterdam.

What to explore in Amsterdam: sightseeing top 10

Some places in Amsterdam you really can’t miss during your city trip. Here is a sightseeing top 10 for your holiday in Amsterdam:

  • Visit the Amsterdam canal ring by boat
  • Explore the Van gogh Museum, it houses around 200 paintings and sketches
  • Go to the National Maritime Museum and view remarkable ship models and get to know the history of the Netherlands
  • If you like big events like car and trade shows, take a loot at the Rai agenda. The Rai is a huge international conference venue.
  • Visit the Albert Cuyp Market with its 300 stalls where vendors sell everything from fruit to clothes
  • See the Magere Brug, a traditional double-leaf Ducht bridge that connects sides of the Amstel river.
  • Go to Amsterdam its designated area for legalized prostitution: the Red Light district. Taking pictures of the women is not allowed.
  • If you want to relax on a sunny day, head to Vondelpark. This park is a popular spot for locals and tourists.
  • Visit the Anne Frank House museum. This is the house where Anne Frank hid here with her family and other Jewish people from the Nazi’s during World War II.
  • Situated at Museumplein, the Rijksmuseum is home to more than 8.000 objects. Here you can see paintings by Dutch painters like Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. Rembrandt his masterpiece the Night Watch also hangs here and is definitely worth the entrance money.
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Hello I am Norman, Born and raised in the Amsterdam area in the Netherlands. I am a private guide and content writer how would love to show you my city. Experience the city as a local, get to know the amazing history and learn about the Dutch way of living!

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