From architecture and cuisine, culture to history, Amsterdam’s eclectic style has something for everyone.
Amsterdam is well-known for great beer and interesting pastimes, however there’s a lot more to the city than meets the eye.
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Here’s our top 11 things to see and do in Amsterdam
1. Prinsengracht, City Centre
Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, this is one of the three major canals that shape the city. Take a cruise along and admire the stunning scenery.
2. Tuschinski Theatre
Probably Amsterdam’s most famous theatre for cinema, it was built in 1921 as a “movie palace” in Art Deco style and continues to bring in hoards of visitors each week.
3. Anne Frank House
A museum with a moving story. Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War.
4. The Jordaan
This is a charming neighbourhood is Amsterdam’s finest area, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses and quirky specialty stores.
5. Van Gogh Museum
The world’s largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600 drawings.
6. Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms
A tasting centre for some of the finest Dutch cheeses. The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands.
The Rijksmuseum shows the very best of the Dutch Golden Age. Over 400 masterpieces give an impressive picture of the miracle of Dutch artistry.
8. Vondelpark, Stadhouderskade, Museum Quarter
Amsterdam’s most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
9. Artis Zoo
Regardless of your age, the great collection of animals at this city zoo will keep you entertained all day.
10. Heineken Experience
The Heineken Experience is of course all about Heineken, from the history of the Heineken family, to the full process of beer making and trying out some samples.
11. Dutch Delicacies
When you visit any new city it is always exciting to try the local delicacies, however weird or wonderful they may be. From Haring Hollandse Nieuwe (raw herring, chopped raw onions and gherkins) to sweet Stroopwafels, there is something new and different to try for everyone.
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