Thousands flock to the city of Amsterdam each year. Cycle along its idyllic canals, enrich yourself with it's wealth of galleries and museums, or admire its ubiquitous urban flair all around you.
Since the 1st of August 2010, the Amsterdam Canal District
is officially listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historic urban ensemble of the canal district of Amsterdam was a project for a new ‘port city’ built at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries. It comprises a network of canals to the west and south of the historic old town and the medieval port that encircled the old town and was accompanied by the repositioning inland of the city’s fortified boundaries, the Singelgracht.
Amsterdam is the home of 3 world-famous sights, the Anne Frank Huis
, the Van Gogh Museum
, and the Rijksmuseum
- with its wonderful collection of Rembrandt paintings - all of which need no introduction.
And then ther is a slew of lesser known, but still fascinating, place to visit so take a walk around Dam Square
, the historic centre of Amsterdam and visit the Koninklijik Paleis
(Royal Palace) which dominates this charming square. You cannot miss the stunning Flower Market where you will be captivated by the variety of the Netherlands' famously beautiful tulips, the favourite spot for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy the amazing atmosphere of the Leidseplein Square
, full of street performers, bars, restaurants and theatres.
Beyond the incredible architecture, Amsterdam also boasts designer bars and exquisite boutiques that can be found on the famous Nine Streets