Top 5 places to visit in | Amsterdam | City of Bikes

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, one of the most popular and chilled out place for tourists all over the world. If you are planning to explore the natural beauty and the man-made wonders, you are at the right place. It's going to be your one of the wonderful experiences.
You will love to know that Amsterdam derives from Amstelredamme, which simply means having a dam on the river Amstel.

Venice of the North:

With more than 100 kilometers of canals constructed during the golden age, the city offers an attractive view for tourists. Its the most watery city in the world. The city has approximately 90 islands, which are linked by more than 1500 bridges. No wonder the city is also known as “Venice of the North”.

Amsterdam - the city of bikes: 

The city is truly a city of bikes. They are very, very bike-friendly because of the narrow streets are having separate bike-lanes. Even there are multistorey bike parking areas. Either mothers or grandmothers, young or elder, all can be seen along with their bikes. You can see there are more bikes than residents as same as in any other city is having more number of mobile phones in a family as the number of family members. While having a city tour you can opt:-
- Public transport
- Hire a car
- Hire a bike (City of Bikes)

Here are the top undeniable places to visit in Amsterdam:

1. Keukenhof, Amsterdam : 

Keukenhof - Garden of Europe is the best place to visit in Amsterdam during Spring. It's the best day out in the land of beauty and flower art. Every year more than 7 million different flowers such as crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies and 800 different varieties of tulips are planted in autumn to bloom in spring on 32 hectares of land. Every year this flower garden is dedicated to a specific theme. 

Will you be in Amsterdam during the spring? Then you should definitely not miss the beautiful and colorful Keukenhof!

Keukenhof theme 2019 - Flower power. This garden opens up for the 70th time and only for 60 days of the year which is the blooming time of these flower bulbs.


 Keukenhof 2019 visited time - 21st March - 19th May' 2019

Every day at flower park is amazing. On some specific days, there are some events organized for you to enjoy at your best. 

2. Museums:

Amsterdam is quite a hub of a variety of world-famous museums. The City tour is incomplete without having a ride by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedelijk Museum. All museums are situated around Museumplein square. Art lovers should not miss this out!!

Galleries, exhibitions and history

- The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular and very magnificent museums. It's a vast collection of iconic art, national treasure and immensely varied artifacts which reflects more than 800 years of Dutch and global history of their golden age, including jaw-dropping paintings.

- Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is the largest and most talked-about collections Dutch museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The collection having extraordinary 20th-century artists. 

- The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has the largest collection of artwork by Vincent van Gogh – more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. Van Gogh Museum is a cutting-edge exhibition.

3. City Ride via canal cruise: 

The city center is basically a canal network, along which you’ll find Amsterdam’s monumental canal houses also known as 'boathouses'. The unique architecture with different themes really comes alive while viewed from the water and will leave a great impression. Amsterdam is best seen from the water which makes the city totally different. Canal cruises are offered both day and night time, both have a different view which will surely mesmerizing. These boat tours offer guided tours and cover the city’s main highlights plus the symmetrical view.

Dinner cruises are quite expensive, they might be the most romantic thing to do in Amsterdam. Cruising along the 'Red light district' canals by candlelight with the bridges lid with tiny bulbs will be such a romantic night ever.

4. Cheese and Clog:

People of Amsterdam loves to have Cheese in their meal. The famous Dutch Gouda cheese is made in a traditional way, which is really very tasty. Tasting this wonderful cheese is part of the visit. During a tour, you come to know why this cheese tastes that good and why the Dutch are so good cheesemakers!! They love to create new cheese flavors by adding different ingredients as we do in our recipes.

The Wooden shoe (Clog) making method is as traditional as the cheese making. They cut the old-Dutch wooden shoes from a rough block of wood. They have a wide range of wooden shoes: from basic to very colourfull, for every taste in the right color and design. Basically, these shoes are made for farmers who work in the field. Just try on a pair of wooden shoes, this will really be fun. Just give it a try!!

5. Zaanse Schans windmills:

While entering in Amsterdam your eyes can see the new technology Windmills but the city still has its older version. In your visit, you come to know that oil, flour, spices and pigments are still milled with them. It’s a serene image (refer below image), but hard work is going on inside the mills. You can climb up to the deck of the mill via the narrow stairs, enjoy a beautiful panorama and see how the industry developed in the wider area.

Last but not least, buy souvenirs to gift your dear ones or to make a memory of your beautiful visit

Your visit to Amsterdam will be such a great experience. Just make out the plan and execute. Have a good time!!

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