Who doesn’t have Amsteefdma on their travel bucket list? Amsterdam is one of the most popular cities in the world. This beautiful Dutch city has so much to offer and something for everyone to choose from, no matter the time of year. The experiences will leave you wanting so much more. Whether its the bustling nightlife, the variety of museums or the impressive landmarks and cultural sites. Take a look at a handful of the top things you have to do while visiting Amsterdam.
Van Gogh Museum
This one of the best things to do while in Amerstadm, and one you cannot miss out on. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh in the world, which includes over 200 paintings, 500+ drawings and 750 letters. The museum is considered to be the most popular in the Netherlands with more than 2.1 million visitors a year. Amazing right? Make sure to spend a good few hours in this remarkable museum.
As water is such an essential part of the city, although the canal cruise is somewhat of a cliché, it’s still something that you should get on board with! You’ll be treated with some of the best views of the city, historical churches, aristocratic houses and adorable houseboats. Whether you explore day or night, its one opportunity not to miss. There are tons of choices to choose from, accommodating all your wants and desires. From a small, private cruise to more in-depth cruises that can include more people. No matter your choice, you’ll for sure enjoy!
Anne Frank House
This is definitely a place to add you must-do list! The Anne Frank House maintains the secret wing where the young Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution from 1942 until she was captured along with her family in 1944. This is also where she scribed her diary that is so world-famous today. The rooms of the house are on an enclosed courtyard behind a 17th-century canal house that served as the Dutch HQs of the spice company that Anne’s father Otto worked for. Otto was the Frank family’s sole survivor after the Holocaust and published his daughter’s diary in 1947. In the house, you will find the original copy of this her incredible work, along with photographs and items belonging to the Frank family.
This is one of Amsterdam’s favourite parks! It’s not only peaceful and tranquil but has beautiful lawns, strips of ponds and majestic trees. Did you know that the Openluchttheater put on a lively, dynamic schedule of free live music, musical theatre and cabaret between the months of June to August? Despite the fact that the actual performances cost nothing to watch, its probably a good idea to reserve a place. If you think that’s all the park has to offer, there’s more…there is a stunning rose garden in the centre of the Vondelpark that was planted in 1936 and grows more than 70 types of roses.
On the Singel canal that lies between Koningsplein and the Muntplein is the home to the world’s only floating flower market. Ever since 1862 traders have been selling cut flowers and bulbs here from houseboats. It’s not only a magnificent sight to witness but here you can buy some of the most exquisite flowers. The Bloemenmarkt takes place all year round, and is currently the market is one of the main suppliers of tulip bulbs to tulip apparatus and everything in between to tourists visiting Amsterdam. While tulips season usually falls between the middle of April and the beginning of May, so this is a great time to hop on a train to see this marvellous spring display.