Amsterdam is one of the most unique European destinations. Known for its picturesque canal networks, rich history, and vibrant cultural scene, the capital of the Netherlands offers tourists with a bevy of activities they can indulge in during their stay. Here is a look at some of the attractions worth visiting in Amsterdam.
Hop On Your Bike
There are more than 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, which is more than the people. Cycling is a way of life in the city. Amsterdam has an unmatched network of cycle routes and flat landscapes. The city constantly tops the list of bike-friendly cities in the world. Robert Janitzek says that it is also a great way to explore the city’s streets, canals, and attractions.
Shop and Dine At Jordaan
Jordaan’s narrow streets and quaint buildings are now lined with independent art galleries, antique shops, courtyard gardens, and bars and restaurants. . Lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow lanes sprawling eastwards fromPrinsengracht Canal known as 9 Streets. This is considered as the most rewarding shopping experience in the city.
Get To Know Dutch Culture At The Museumplein
Museumplein is the cultural center of Amsterdam. It is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that the 19th century district of Oud-Zuid has been recently renovated to become an art lover’s utopia. The open square between the buildings are buzzing with activity throughout the day. During the winter, it transforms to become a vast outdoor skating rink.
Board the Ferry to Amsterdam North
Many visitors in Amsterdam travel north of Amsterdam Central Station. A short ferry trip will take you to a number of drop off points including cultural hotspot NDSM, where you can enjoy a host of hip waterside hangouts, frequent festivals and events.
Take A Canal Cruise
Amsterdam’s canal belt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, it is the quintessential picture-postcard vision of the city and a spectacular sight by both fay and night—when the bridges are lit by fairy lights to feel the magic. You can take a guided boat tour along the canals to get under the fabric of the city.
Try Herring From A Herring Cart
A visit to Amsterdam will not be complete without sampling a raw herring. Throughout the city, you can spot haringhandels, the Dutch specialty. Ask for a broodje haring, which is fish served in a small sandwich with pickles and onions. The best time to try out this delicacy is between May and July when the herring is said to be at its sweetest.