Best Travel Destinations in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the Capital of Netherlands and known as the “Venice of the North. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Europe with more than hundred canals. The city is well preserved and its 17th century architecture provides an old-fashioned or ancient background of the city that was famous for its modern and progressive behaviors. This city has amazing red-light district, beautiful flower markets, fine art museums, and much more. The famous visiting places of Amsterdam are:

  • Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam were built on the idea of controlling the flow of the River Amstel during 17th century, but the wealthy merchants of Amsterdam have realized that these canals can also be use for showcasing their villas and mansions. City has 100 canals that offer visitors a way to view the ancient and amazing traditional architecture. Canals are lined with lime and elm trees, that gives addition to the beauty of this city.   There are also tour operators who offer a number of boat trips like candle light boat trip and hour-long journey through canal.

  • Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum has the world-class largest collection of letters and painting of famous artists. In 1970s, Gerrit Rietveld designed this four-story building which is now in the list of most visited tourist attractions in Amsterdam. The second story of the museum is occupied with two hundred painting from Dutch Post-Impressionist. The stories about the efforts and troubles of artists’ lives that how they restore their paintings, are displayed on third story.  On the top floor, the works by artists like Gaugin, Millet, and Daubigny are displayed.

  • Anne Frank Huis

The most visited attraction of Amsterdam is “Anne Frank Huis” that is situated along the canal. During World War 2, Anne Frank, her family and four Jewish people took shelter in this building. In 1947, Anne’s father published the book that his daughter wrote while they were hidden within the building and from then, this building has been viewed as memorial to the destruction. The idea to preserve the building was arise in 1955, and it is opened as a museum in 1960. Visitors can visit the rooms where Anne lives.

  • Bloemenmarkt

It is the only floating flower market in the world located on the south bank of the Single Canal. Flower sellers load canal boats and stands with Netherland’s famous bulbs and flowers, whole week. Bloemenmarkt contains many garden shops, florists, and stalls. There are many other local shops but this market is designed for tourists. The bulbs and flowers are for sale and ready to export. Visitors can have different bulbs like daffodil, narcissus, tulip, and other flowers as moment of their trip to Amsterdam.

  • Vondelpark

In 1865, when this park was opened, its name was Nieuwe Park. In 1867, the statue of the Joost van den Vondel, and its name changed to Vondelpark, which is the current name. The park is a peaceful place for locals and tourists, people can relax, play or have fun in a natural green environment.

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