Considered to be one of the most beautiful European cities, the Dutch capital is a vibrant and youthful destination. Known for its tolerant and open-minded environment, Amsterdam is also known for being the city of canals since it has even more canals than Venice. Although relatively small in size, Amsterdam looks like a painting and it can be both a pretty busy place or relaxing to walk and bike around while sightseeing the distinctive Dutch architecture and charming scenery. Moreover, the city is full of cultural attractions, it has even been ranked as the city with the most culture per capita which makes it a great prospect for tourism.
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To fully experience the city, begin your day by walking from the Amsterdam Centraal Station through Nieuwendijk, the city’s busiest shopping street. After a 15 minute walk, you will reach Dam Square where Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is located. Although initially built in the 13th century to prevent the sea from flooding the city, Dam Square is now one of the most emblematic spots where there is always something happening, which can be either musician’s playing diverse instruments for the passersby, street artists interacting with tourists, important events, or an enthusiastic woman who stands there a few times a week blowing large bubbles to the sky.
A’DAM Toren’s Lookout and Eye Filmmuseum
After a short 3-minute ferry trip from the Central Station to Buiksloterweg, you will find the A’DAM Toren right next to the Eye Filmmuseum. The Eye, with its stunning and innovative design, is a museum, a cinema, and a film archive all within one building. Located on the highest floor of the A’DAM Toren, the ‘Over the Edge’ swings are a great way to observe the whole city from above for those bold enough to have their feet hanging outside the building.
Albert Cuyp Markt and walking around De Pijp
Open six days a week in Albert Cuypstraat there is a lively and colorful market with over a hundred unique stands selling: flowers, waffles, different types of foods, clothes, accessories, and many other items. The Albert Cuyp Markt is located in De Pijp, known as the bohemian district of Amsterdam.
Visiting the awe-inspiring museums in Museumplein
An extraordinary public square because it is surrounded by Amsterdam’s most important museums: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Moco Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. In winter-time, the middle of the Museumplein becomes an ice-skating rink for families, friends, and tourists interested.