Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is also known as its cultural capital. Many buildings in this city date back to the 16th and 18th century and hence the name cultural capital. With many theatres,40 museums, academic institutes, and beautiful cafes, it’s the main cultural and entertainment center. Amsterdam is the most famous tourist destination in Europe and it is the 3rd largest city in the world after London and Paris. This city has a lot to explore and for the most memorable experience these places should be in your itinerary.
The Rjiskmuseum(National museum) is home to the collection of the country’s rare art, antiques and handicrafts. Established in 1798 AD this museum has about 8000 significant paintings and 35000 books and manuscripts in the library. If you want to spend one full day exploring just one place and learn about the dutch culture then this place is where you should be. The museum amazingly depicts the development of art and culture in the Netherlands. You can book an english language guided tour or for an even better experience you can also book a fun art history canal cruise or you can book a table at the museum’s michelin star restaurantTo avoid standing in lines in this world famous museum book your tour online.
Anne Frank’s House
Anne Frank’s house is situated in the Prinsengracht canal where she and her family were hidden in World war II and had been turned into a memorial. The diary she wrote during the world war that was later published by her father became an historic piece of literature. In the museum people can view the rooms in which Anne lived and can live her experience. This is a must visit place for all the history geeks.
You can’t go to Amsterdam and not visit the world famous canal cruise. This canal cruise is symbolic to Amsterdam and you can not miss this one. When someone says they are going to Amsterdam canal cruise is what comes to mind so how can you not go to this place. Your view would be of 17th century merchant and patrician houses, many bridges and very pretty house boats. There are semi open boat trips, in detail cruises for people who want to get an in-depth view of the canal. There are also dinner cruises, unlimited drinks cruises, and cocktail cruises and the best of sceneries.
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh museum houses the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, drawings and letters. It houses his 200 paintings, 500+drawings and 750+ letters. All his work is chronologically ordered representing 5 different time periods Antwerp (1880-1886), Paris (1886-88), Arles (1888-1889), Saint Remy (1889-90)
Auvers-Sur-Oise (1890). Not just this, there’s so much more to explore like Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers, Bedroom in arles and wheatfields.
Dam Square, the most attractive tourist destination of the city is famous for its historical structures, beautiful cafes and the world famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. It also has a marvellous structure dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Except for that it has many vendors and shops selling souvenirs and you can also catch singers singing live on the streets just making the atmosphere lovely and beautiful.
The most famous beer which is available world wide but do you want to know how it is made then this place shows you just that. It is not that ordinary brewing tour, it is so much more than that. Inside the building you will see how the beer is made and you can taste the alcohol. Not just that, you will be taken to a 3D ride and view several artifacts. So if you are a curious cat just like us and want to know and experience beer making then this is the place to be. You can also get a personalized bottle of the beer with your initials on it. How exciting!
The Royal Palace
Once a town hall, now The Royal Palace is the home of the king whenever he visits the city. Based strictly on the architecture of ancient Rome, the exteriors of the building are classical and the interior is alluring with marvellous furnishing. The interiors are full of marble sculptures, ceiling painted by artists, ornamentation and freizes. The place is open for visitors throughout the year. Surely a must visit place.
So if you ever visit Amsterdam be sure to visit all these places mentioned here for the most memorable trip of your life.