Amsterdam, located in North Holland, is considered the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands; This guide guide will give you a sight of all that this great destination offers for its visitors; from the impressive architecture, magic and romantic canals that cross the city giving opportunities for getting cherished memories, a paradise for shoppers, friendly people, beautiful flowers and fun during its range of festivals and celebrations and a lot of things more.
The city is divided into nine districts: The Old Centre, most visited by tourists because hosts most of the traditions and ancient architecture. The Canal Ring, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jordan that is famous for the culture and arts. Plantage is a beautiful place famous for its botanical gardens and zoo. The South is a great place to stay due to the cheap prices for accommodations. The West is a new and charming area. The North is the perfect district for cycling as well as the East is for walking. And finally, the Bijlmer is famous around adventurous visitors. The climate is pretty cool, as it's a year-round destination.
What to do
If you wonder about what to do, there are lots of activities for all ages available, kids can enjoy of history and culture as well as parks and other amusement places like the Klankspeeltuin (Sound Garden) a real life school of rock and other recreational parks; also since the city is a party town as one can notice from coffee shops to the Red Light District (RLD), the unique place famous for having flirty and bikini-clad girls in the windows it if you’re not going to be with your kids all day. We cannot leave the night aside; The nightlife is busy and vibrant in clubs, coffee shops, the RLD, and other establishments even in the streets.
The culture can be perceived in everything because people are very proud of their culture, roots and the bright future they’re awaiting; It has a vast array of cultural venues, museums, art galleries and music scenes.
The city also is famous for being the place of birth of famous artists such as: Van Gogh and Rembrandt, for which there are beautiful museums open to public. We cannot forget about food; local cuisine is well represented in different restaurants across the city and in this guide we give some recommendations of places to eat.
When one travel to a new destination, doesn’t know where to start, so here we give you some advice on what you must include at least: A Canal tour, an experience that you’ll not have in other European destinations; visit a museum, it could be the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum (some of the most visited) and finally pick something entertaining depending on the people with you, it could be the RLD, any coffee shop, and meet new people; if you get amazed by Amsterdam and you’re planning come to live here, we give you some advice on it too; in fact it will be a gorgeous idea and very convenient because the city was ranked 13th globally on quality of living.
Generally the warmest seasons are those in which most people visit their favorite destinations and this fabulous city is not the exception; summer is the peak season for visitors not only due to the climate and warm days and nights but also the party season that it represents. Spring is another special season for visiting because tulips (a must for a trip) are in full bloom, people can enjoy the beautiful gardens and nice temperatures. Autumn also hosts many events, and its colors are an attraction for any visitor; while in winters the magic Christmas season come alive and New Year eve promote the funniest and more entertaining parties across the city.
This district is quite famous around the world for having beautiful women who offer their services.
The canals are often used for recreational activities, from parades to especial events organized throughout the year.
It is one of Amsterdam’s top ten controversial attractions. These residential buildings of the 14th century were built to house a catholic sisterhood
It is a beautiful city that has a strong cultural legacy. Big part of this legacy is shown in several museums in the entire city.
The city is famous for its paintings that hosts the cultural and artistic center to the north.
The most important commercial zone is divided in two; Kalverstraat and Laedsestraat Street that is located between leidseplein and Koningsplein.
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