| Attractions in Amsterdam
are the famous Amsterdam canals lined with beautiful town houses. If this
is your first trip to Amsterdam, make it a top priority to take one of
the daytime canalboat trips when you first get there. Some are large and
seat maybe 50 people, others are smaller and take maybe 10 or 12, but
they are an excellent overview of Amsterdam and it's history.
| The Leidesplein, Amsterdams vivacious epicenter comes to life as
soon as darkness descends the city. It has an abundance of street performers
to keep you entertained whilst you drink on the terraces of the local bars.
The Museumplein houses all the museums, the oldest and biggest one being
the Rijksmuseum. Also on the Museumplein is the famous Van Gogh Museum,
which houses the Sunflower paintings. Walletjes, commonly known as the Red
Light district is one of the reasons why Amsterdam is famous the whole world
over and is a must see, but beware no cameras are allowed.
On the Dam Square in the geographic center of Amsterdam is the Koninklijk
Paleis (The Royal Palace), only inhabited by Royalty a few times a year
but with amazing architecture and inside décor, which is open to
the public. The city is well known for its markets which include the Flower
Market as well as the Flea Market, the latter selling everything from
bikes retrieved from the canals to clothes by the kilo!
The area of the Jordaan is Amsterdams capital of Bohemia, along
winding streets and run down buildings artists have opened stalls and
restaurants have begun to spring up. TheVondel Park situated to the south
of the city offers another relaxing alternative.
Amsterdam's awesome museum of art is the permanent home of around 7 million
works, including 5000 paintings in over 250 rooms. As well as featuring
a number of high profile masterpieces from international artists, the
museum boasts a fantastic display of paintings from many Dutch artists,
including several outstanding contributions from Rembrandt, including
The Night Watch.
|Van Gogh Museum
The life and work of Amsterdam's most famous artist is celebrated in
this incredible space. The Museum has an unrivaled collection of Van Gogh's
paintings and plays host to a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
Anne Frank's House
One of the central attractions most popular in Amsterdam is the Anne
Frankhuis which is a truly moving experience! But beware, as queues can
be extremely long in high season. This is the house in which Anne Frank
wrote her famous diary, recording her experiences as a member of a Jewish
family during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam in World War II.
The house was lived in by Rembrandt for over 20 years and now contains
engravings made by this famous artist.
Bloemenmarkt - Floating flower market
Heineken Brouirer is found in north central Amsterdam, you can
get to it on the number five, thirteen or twenty five tram from Centraal
It is very easy to spot as it has the Heineken logo on the outside of