The amazing street entertainers of Amsterdam and where to find them.
Amazing street entertainers: If you have started planning a trip to Amsterdam you will already have realised that there is a lot more to the city than The Red-Light District and Marijuana. Amsterdam is a classy modern city with museums, markets, and attractions galore and plenty that is family friendly. One of the most impressive elements of visiting Amsterdam are the street-Artists and entertainers.
The street artists can be found all across the city but the best are usually found in the world-famous Dam Square( The Red Light District), Leidseplein (The Restaurant Quarter), Vondel Park and Rembrandtplein.
All the entertainers are required to purchase a permit for the year before they can perform so you can be assured you are only getting legitimate acts. You will find everything from Dancers, human statues, jugglers, magicians, fire-eaters, acrobats and anything else you can think of.
There are designated areas for different types of performance including theatre areas and musicians sections. In Leidseplein they put on itineraries for the day, taking street performance to an almost professional level. Most of the tourist centres will be able to advise you of what is going on or likely to be going on in each area. The Streets of Amsterdam can sometimes feel like a year-long carnival.
One of the most famous street performers is Super Frank (Frank Van Dijk) he is an acrobatic character that performs atop a unicycle, juggling flaming batons for the crowds. He has been performing on Amsterdams streets for 16 years and has no plans to give it up anytime soon.
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