Amsterdam is an amazing city well known for dynamism and creativity; Its blend of old and avant-garde makes it a truly unique place. The beautiful cobbled streets and serene canals give both a peaceful and vibrant feel. This city is also famous for its spectacular nightlife. When next on your visit consider the following recommendations on the 10 top things to do in Amsterdam in no particular order.
- Vondelpark Summer
This is a summer festival, with a wide variety of entertainment which typically include, theatre, cabaret, and open air concert. It is a yearly event (held between June and August) enjoyed by adults and children alike.
- Dam Square
The Dam Square was founded on the original Amstel dam site. It is one of the major hubs of the city, and its main highlight, the Royal Palace. Which was a town hall until after Louis Napoleon’s coronation in 1808 and from then on it became regal.
- Anne Frank’s House
Anne Frank’s House located close to the Dam Square is a harsh reminder of the gore the Second World War and the Nazi occupation brought. It is a very busy spot during the tourist season as there are long queues of guests waiting to peer into her infamous diary, one of the house major attractions.
- Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum as the name suggests holds many of Van Gogh’s most valuable works, it, in fact, has the world’s largest collection of his work. It is indeed a fantastic monument to a creative genius.
- Albert Cuypmarkt
The Albert Cuypmarkt has just about all the things you may wish to buy if you get the urge to go shopping. It is a great place to lighten your wallet.
Rijksmuseum houses some of the greatest works of art of all time. It most iconic pieces are perhaps works by Rembrandt; the pieces by Vermeer and Frans Hals are featured as well. It also has an exquisite collection of porcelain dolls and doll houses.
- Queen’s Day
A rainbow day celebration, the Queen’s Day brings the festivity of gay and lesbian individuals to the streets of Amsterdam. With music blaring out from every street corner, a large population of the gay community parties the day in Amsterdam.
- Holland Festival
This is the biggest annual art event in Holland, which goes on for three weeks in June. Entertainment is top notch; the Dutch certainly know how to do a great festival.
- Dutch Clogs
When you visit Holland, you should at least try on the famous Dutch wooden clogs. Souvenirs worth considering for your loved ones back home are Dutch dolls, Delft pottery, and Cheese.
- Grand Cafes
These infamous cafes are truly unique to Amsterdam and densely dotted around the city. For chill-out and exciting vibe visit one of these cafes. Remember also to try the local erwtensoep.
Enjoy you stay in Amsterdam!