Amsterdam is a city full of charm, with so many different things to offer locals and tourists from all over the world. Visiting any city for the first time can be a daunting experience and with Amsterdam packed with so much to do and see it can be hard to cut down that “must see” list. We have made a list of the top five attractions you need to visit during your stay in Amsterdam.
Enjoy a cruise along the canals
Amsterdam is best observed from the water. Sit back and enjoy a canal cruise where you will experience the best of this historic city.
A canal cruise is a peaceful and economical way to get an overview of the city and decide which sites and attractions you would would like to visit during your stay. You can find a number of options online depending on your preferences, for more you can check out i Amsterdam.
Visit the Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank house is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam. The House, located on Prinsengracht is where Ann lived in hiding along with her family for more than two years during World War II. Now converted into a museum, it contains a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews during the war.
Due to the high demand it is always best to book tickets online well in advance to avoid disappointment. When entering the museum, you will receive an audio device that activates in each room. A visit to Anne Franks house is a must especially for those who have read her book “The Diary of Anne Frank”.
Visit the Rijksmuseum
Did you know that the Rijksmuseum is the only museum in the world that you can cycle through? During renovations, the tunnel was due to close however, locals protested and the bicycle tunnel was preserved.
The museum consists of more than one million works of art, many of which were created by Dutch 17th century masters. Pieces such as Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and Van Gogh’s self-portrait are some of the more famous paintings housed in the museum. A ticket most definitely worth purchasing.
Take a stroll through Vondelpark
Vondelpark is Amsterdams most popular public park. It is a gorgeous place to take stroll during your time in the city. If you get to pay it a visit, sit out on the terrace at Vondelpark3 and enjoy the picturesque view.
Explore The famous Van Gogh Museum
If you are an art and history fan, the Van Gogh Museum is a must when visiting Amsterdam. The museum which can take a couple of hours to really explore is located right beside the Rijksmusuem. It was donated by Van Goghs brother, Theo, and his family after Van Goghs tragic death.Like all of the popular attractions in Amsterdam is is best to book your tickets online in advance.