Historical yet hip is what Amsterdam
is. The capital of Netherlands
is all about tons of sights to see, things to do and Amsterdam hotels to choose from. The city has room for everyone - whether young, old, solo or family vacationers. No wonder the city is said to be the fourth most visited city in Europe!
The heart of city is the Dam Square which is the site of the Royal Palace
and several Amsterdam hotels
. The Royal Palace is not stunningly beautiful from the outside yet, it houses one of the world’s finest ceremonial halls. The square is also the venue of Amsterdam’s festivals and other grand social gatherings. Amsterdam’s name, formerly Dam on the Amstel, is said to be derived from the square.
Scattered all over the culturally rich city are architectural wonders and excellent museums. Art lovers can revel in the works of world renowned Amsterdam artists in the Van Gogh or Rembrandt Museums. The Van Gogh Museum features not only Van Gogh’s artworks but also letters he wrote and the masterpieces of other known artists like Monet and Picasso. The Anne Frank House is another popular place not only in the city but also in the Netherlands
. Worried about how to reach all the great Amsterdam museums? A “museum boat” connects all the major museums in Amsterdam.
The fun does not end after visiting the museums and other historical parks. Amsterdam
has the liveliest night life scene. Leidseplein and Rembrandtsplein are famous for their pubs, clubs and restaurants. Amsterdam is also known for its Red Light District lined with old houses featuring “windowed women.” The district is not just about adult bars though. It is home to amazing Gothic architectures and great restaurants.
also earned the moniker “City of Jewels” because it has been the centre of diamond cutting for several years now. People can visit the diamond centres and watch sparkling diamonds being cut and polished. Girls’ will surely love this place!
With canals surrounding the stunning structures and pulsating bars, it’s impossible to resist the charm of Amsterdam. Add the lush parks and fantastic festivals and there is really no reason for you to ignore this capital city.
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