What To Do In Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands’ capital city, is famous around the globe for its iconic canal network, rich history, and vibrant culture, making it one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.

Although the list of fun things you can do in Amsterdam is pretty much endless, we have picked a few that you should definitely not miss, whether you’re visiting for a weekend or a fortnight.  There are plenty of opportunities to get in trouble.  Travel with family or friends to ensure the best time.  We went with our teammates and fellow Gilbert Painters to celebrate 5 years in business.  Be sure you go with people you can trust and have a blast with.

Hop on your bike

Did you know that there are more than 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam? That’s, even more, bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is immensely popular, given it’s unique and unbeatable network of cycle routes and it’s flat landscape. Amsterdam usually tops the charts of the world’s most bike-friendly cities, and cycling is definitely the best way to explore its endless streets, canals, museums, and markets.

Get lost in the arty Jordaan

Jordaan is rightly called Amsterdam’s most charming neighborhood by many people because stepping into the Jordaan is no less than stepping back in time. It began as a working-class area, but today it’s thin streets and quaint buildings are of Amsterdam’s most wanted quarters, lined with a plethora of independent art galleries, classic antique shops, majestic courtyard gardens, and chill atmospheric bars and pubs.

Visit the Anne Frank House

To get a closer look at the massacre of mass killings of Jewish people during World War II, you should check out the world famous Prinsengracht house where diarist Anne Frank and her family hid from German Nazis for about two years. The house’s front has been transformed into a unique museum but the rear portion has been preserved as it was, to give the visitors an idea of what life was for Anne and innumerable other Jewish families.

Come face to face with the original Van Gogh

A tour of Amsterdam would definitely be incomplete without paying homage to the legendary Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. The Van Gogh museum on Museumplein consists of over 1000 of his paintings, drawings and letters. You can get up close and personal with some of his most famous works, but you can also track his evolution through his lifetime and also learn about those artists who inspired him, as well as those who were inspired by him.



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