What to do and see in Netherlands
Places to visit in Amsterdam (sightseeing):
- The Redlight District: a fascinating residential neighborhood, crowded with coffee shops, sex shops, and the famous shop windows from which prositutes from around the world legally offer their services.
- Van Gogh Museum: contains a grand collection of art by Van Gogh's as well as some works by his close friends, moreover it describes Vincent's personal life and how it relates to his work.
- The Anne Frank House: the house where the famous jewish girl hid during the Nazi occupation. In it, in addition to being able to see and, to a certain extent, experience how they survived in that terrible situation, you can see the original Diary of Anne Frank along with a complete holocaust documentary center.
- Rijksmuseum: Harbors one of the most important collections of art in the world, notably the most known works of Rembrandt.
- Albert Cuyp Market: the greatest market in Amsterdam, where you can find fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, but also clothes and many other things.
- Bloemenmarkt: the only floating flower market in the world.
- Plaza Damm: The most important square in Amsterdam. Although it's very turisty, you'll be able to see the Koninklijk Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk (the cathedral where kings are crowned and married), the Dam National Monument (controversial due to its phallic shape) and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
- Plaza Spui: A beautiful plaza, known for its many book shops.
- If you don't want to miss anything in your trip around Amsterdam, check our Suggested Itinerary.
What to do in Amsterdam:
- Wander and wander some more through the beautiful streets and canals.
- Relax and have something in one of the charming cafes.
- Go in a Coffee Shop, the only cafés in the world where marijuana is sold legally.
- Have a picnic in one of the parks, very common activity on Saturday afternoons for the Dutch.
- Go shopping in the The 9 Streets, one of the most enchanting neighborhoods in the city.
- Walk around the Jordaan neighborhood, the old workers neighborhood has turned into one of the most authentic, pleasant neighborhoods in the city.