Amsterdam the capital
How to get the most out of your stay in Amsterdam
Amsterdam the capital: When you arrive in this city with its beautiful canals, thriving nightlife and charming buildings, you might wonder how you can ever experience everything Amsterdam has to offer in one trip. Luckily, the center of Amsterdam is just small enough for you to be able to see everything on foot. Do you want to know what attractions and parts of the city you can’t miss? Here is a short and simple guide.
Walk along the canals
Amsterdam has a very unique atmosphere which you can easily experience. An easy way to surround yourself with the authentic architecture and culture of the city is to start a walk along one of the three main canals: Herengracht, Prinsengracht or keizersgracht. Simply follow the water and see where it leads you. Along the canals you can find small boutiques, restaurants and also some of the most beautiful buildings the city has to offer.
Visit a few museums
The cultural and historic significance of Amsterdam is worth exploring. If you want to learn about Dutch art you can go to the Rijksmuseum or the Stedelijk museum. The first specializes in older art with a small modern collection, whereas the second museum exclusively features modern art. Do you want to know more about the history of the city? The Anne Frank Museum can’t be missed and is a very special and impressive experience. The Royal Palace on Dam Square also offers a nice insight in the way Amsterdam has developed over the years.
The social life
Amsterdam is a lively city. Tourists and locals fill the streets day and night, meaning that you can always go out and meet new people. During the day you can always find company in one of the many cafés where you can enjoy a nice coffee and a lunch. Do you want to know that the nightlife has to offer? The area surrounding Leidesplein has plenty of restaurants and small bars where you can interact with others visiting the city.
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