When we say that Amsterdam is one of the most exciting places on this Earth to go visit, that should not be a surprise. It has rich history, artistic legacy, intricate canal system, and abundance of museums, you will find that there is so much to do and see. To help stir your imagination and help some things on an itinerary for you Journey, we’ve decided to write out a list of the top 5 things to do while you’re in Amsterdam.
1. Take a historical canal ride. The water tours of Amsterdam are some of the most desired. Since there are hundreds of canals throughout the nation that were created just for travel, there is no reason not to give this popular attraction a try. During your gentle water ride you’ll get to view some of the country’s most detailed architecture and most beautiful landscapes taking your through some of the most famous areas.
2. Take a walk through the wildflowers. Amsterdam takes great pride in their bulb flowers,
especially tulips. Visit the amazingly vibrant bulb flower park in Lisse if you wish to see
the tulips in all their glory. If you happen to miss tulip season, don’t worry. There are
plenty of bulbed flowers that grow year round at the park.
3. Visit one of the many spectacular art museums or history museums. Check out paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh or other world renowned artists, or go revisit history by walking into the Anne Frank House where you can see the secret annex where Anne was hid during World War II.
4. Walk through De Wallen, the nation’s red light district. Although it’s famous for some
risky behavior, there is much more to the city. Try out one the district’s fine restaurants,
small boutiques, or find more responsible entertainment at any of the places not lit up
with red lights. For a faster way to venture through, rent a bicycle. You’ll find that you
rent a bike nearly anywhere in the country.
5. Last but not least, you can’t leave the country without trying some its authentic Dutch
cuisine. Keep in mind while in Amsterdam that a coffeeshop is more than a cup of java. There is great food and drinks available on most street corners. You must try the Fries! Yes the Fries. Just trust me. A lot of choices are available.