Amsterdam is the most visited destination in Europe with millions of visitors coming to explore this beautiful city every year. It is a very planned city, in 17th century the city was the centre of world economy and today its the party capital of Europe. It is not a very big city all major places of the city are easily accessible by walking. The city is a perfect fusion of historical and modern architecture. The city is proud of its tolerant and liberal environment. Statistically speaking I m not having the exact data but this city outperforms other major European cities in number of bicycles, canals, bridges, cinemas, markets etc.
Best time to visit Amsterdam
The best time to visit Amsterdam is July and August, as climate during these months is the finest. Although it is never extreme, Amsterdam is a paradise for visitors throughout the year. Even visiting Amsterdam in offseason is having its own benefits like you will find huge discounts on everything airlines, hotels and restaurants. In Amsterdam you will find a number of festivals and events are continuously taking place throughout the year.
Amsterdam top tourist attractions
Museums, nightlife, shopping, cuisines, historical buildings, canals, red light area, famous squares,zoo, Botanical gardens,parks and much much more, seems like the city is made especially for tourists. Here is list of some of the famous sites and monuments you will definitely love to see.
It is a beautiful old church with little houses hanging to its sides, it is situated in the centre of Red light area, the architecture represents Gothic renaissance style octagonal bell tower.
It is the heart o the city and had a series of history attached to it. Here you will discover Royal Palace which looks strikingly beautiful in the square.
Beautiful charming garden surrounded by old houses, also homes the oldest house in Amsterdam. In the centre of the lawn you will also discover a beautiful medieval church.
The most striking tourist attraction of Amsterdam is its Canals, there are a number of canals in the city, due to these the city is also named as Venice of north. Take a canal trip and experience the magic of place yourself.
It is the most beautiful bridge in the city of bridges, 1280 in number. This bridge is a traditional Dutch draw bridge (original bridge was built in 1670 ) connecting the banks of river Amstel, every 29 minutes it opens to let boats pass through.
It is the perfect place to feel the full of life atmosphere of Amsterdam. It homes narrow streets, beautiful canals, brown cafes, art galleries and a number of unique shops.
It is one of the most famous squares in Amsterdam, it homes a number of famous pubs, restaurants, hotels and cafes, it’s a perfect place for tourists. Don’t forget to try traditional Dutch pubs playing Dutch numbers to have a perfect experience of the place.
Leidseplein squre is best known for its nightlife, with a number of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, clubs making nights more vibrant and colourful.
Red light area
Amsterdam most famous place for visitors as it is the place sex is on sale, It is like the biggest sexual amusement park across the world.
Some of the other good places to visit in Amsterdam are Albere Cuyp market, Artis zoo, Vondelpark, Hortus Botanius – the botanical garden and Amsterdam parks.