What to do in Amsterdam: 19 must-dos
What to do in Amsterdam the capital of the Netherlands ? Renowned worldwide for its trendy and multicultural spirit, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is spread over 100 canals crossed by 600 bridges and linking 90 islands. During your stay in AmsterdamYou will never feel bored. Here you can find 19 activities must-haves to do in Amsterdam :
- 1 Visit the canals of Amsterdam
- 2 The National Museum Rijksmuseum
- 3 The Stedelijk Art Museum
- 4 The Van Gogh Museum
- 5 An experience in the Heineken Museum
- 6 Visit the Anne Frank House
- 7 See the mint tower
- 8 Amsterdam's must-see red light district
- 9 The discovery of coffee shops
- 10 Visit to Bloemenmarkt and other Amsterdam markets
- 11 Relaxing in the Vondelpark
- 12 Dam Square and Royal Palace
- 13 Guided bike tour
- 14 The Keukenhof garden
- 15 The windmills of Zaanse Schans
- 16 The small town of Alkmaar
- 17 An excursion to Haarlem
- 18 The New Church or Nieuwe Kerk
- 19 The Begijnhof convent
Visit the canals of Amsterdam
The belt of channels is built around the city because of a demographic explosion in the 17th century. It is linked to the history ofAmsterdam and its past. The Heren, the Keiser, the Prinzen and the Singel are the main channels. The majority of attractions of the city are located in this belt of channels. The city centre is full of fashion boutiquesof museums exceptional and coffee shops not to be missed. The pleasant and lively Nieuwmarkt is full of bars and restaurants.
The National Museum Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum is located at Museumplein. During a visit to this place, you will take a trip like in thehistory of Dutch art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. An international context is presented such as thehistory of the Netherlands by following a chronological route through the four floors of the museum and its 80 rooms.
The Rijksmuseum collects paintings of the century of Or Dutch. You can admire the art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Steen and de Hooch. The museum's library is the public library the most comprehensive collection on the artistic history of the Netherlands.
The Stedelijk Art Museum
This is the museum of modern art and contemporary with the Amsterdam city centre. Here you will find the permanent collection of Picasso, Chagall, Manet, Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Gerrit Rietveld, Ettore Sottsass and Andy Warhol.
Currently, the collection has 90,000 pieces, one of the largest in the world. The ground floor of the Stedelijk is intended to present themes based on the collection analysing new and current perspectives. Temporary exhibitions are on display at the first floor.
The Van Gogh Museum
You will find 220 paintings, 500 drawings and over 800 letters. The 652 letters are intimate correspondence with his brother, Theodore Van Gogh. It is a journey into the life of the painterthrough its emotional phases.
The large permanent art collection of the Van Gogh Museum The exhibition is arranged chronologically, in five periods and on three levels. In addition, brushes, temperas, desks and letters written to his friend Paul Gauguin and his brother Theo can be found in this museum.
An experience in the Heineken Museum
In 1991, the Heineken Brewery is transformed into a tourist attraction. In just a few hours you will discover the history of the brand and the process of this unique beverage. The highlight of the visit is the discovery of the tasting room two pints of Heineken beer.
Visit the Anne Frank House
You will be in the atmosphere of the World War II. It is a place full ofstories andemotions. Visitors can see the secrets of the rooms of the museum such as photographs, postcards, Anne Frank's favourite images, images of the British Royal Family, photos of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
See the mint tower
It is built in 1720 by the architect Hendrick de Keyser. It is a famous bell tower located on Muntplein in Amsterdam. This tower is used to hit coins until a fire broke out at that time.
Amsterdam's must-see red light district
The red-light district or the De Wallen is dedicated to adult entertainment. It is a famous district The area is known around the world for its sexy shops, nightclubs and all the women in the windows. The area is also full of bars, shops and restaurants.
The discovery of coffee shops
In the coffee shopsVisitors are allowed to smoke cannabis. These are alternative cafés to relax, smoke, have a cup of coffee and eat. Alcohol is not sold in these coffee shops.
Visit to Bloemenmarkt and other Amsterdam markets
You will find a rainbow and a cloud of fragrance at Bloemenmarkt or the flower market d'Amsterdam. Albert Cuyp is also a large outdoor market in Europe with over 260 stalls. From tropical fruits to fish, books, electronics and clothes are available. You will find old records, old photos, vintage clothes, second-hand glasses and many amusing curiosities in the Waterlooplein market.
Relaxing in the Vondelpark
It is a green space away from the noise and bustle of the Amsterdam city centre. It is named after the famous poet Joost Van den Vondel. You will find sculptures, a theatre and theeye film Institutea museum of cinema very nice, in this park of Vondelpark.
Dam Square and Royal Palace
Previously, the Paleis op de Dam or the Dam Palace was thetown hallbut in 1808 it was transformed into a palace. And today it is used for official receptions and events. The valuable antique furniture and true artistic masterpieces can still be admired today.
Guided bike tour
The bike is the preferred mode of transport for Amstelloden. The cycle tracks are full of cyclists in suits and ties, students and parents with their little one sitting in the child seat during traffic hours. You can also rent bicycles agencies and take advantage of the guided bike tour to get a taste of this daily Amsterdam ritual.
The Keukenhof garden
The Amsterdam Flower Park is the best known and largest in the world. The Keukenhof Park is home to over 7 million bulbous flowers. You will find a collection of tulip bulbsThere are many varieties of flowers, including hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many others.
The windmills of Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans is like an open-air museum. Craftsmen and people are always at work in the various workshops and mills. In the 17th century, this region had more than 600 windmills forming the first industrial site in the country.
The small town of Alkmaar
It has a tradition in the cheese production. Local specialities and products that deviate from the big Dutch brands are available in the cheese market ofAlkmaar. It is a fascinating show with many interesting anecdotes and traditions.
An excursion to Haarlem
You can enjoy the historical sitesThere are many cultural attractions, hidden gems and medieval buildings. In the square Grote Marktyou can enjoy the concerts, the festivals and markets.
The New Church or Nieuwe Kerk
The coronation ceremonies of the Dutch royalty, the other major city festivals and the National War Victims' Day have summer celebrated in this church inAmsterdam. It has a style Gothic It is a flamboyant church with spires, stained glass windows, vaults and arches. Today it is a religious building hosting organ concerts and anthropological exhibitions.
The Begijnhof convent
A 14th century convent was once home to the Beguine's liberation and religious brotherhood. The main place of worship for the local English-speaking community where theEngelse Kerk is located in the heart of the courtyard. You will feel thehistory and the culturebut with a whispering.