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What You Should Know More About Amsterdam

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Do not trust the strangers blindly.

    ·         Make sure you are always alert and aware.

    ·         Do not go to secluded places alone in the night.

    ·         Make sure you have a map handy whenever you are traveling to a new destination.

    ·         Acquire enough information before making a travel to the new destination.

    ·         Do not drink more than you can handle.

    ·         Keep your passport safely.

    ·         Make sure you avoid traveling alone in the hidden trails.

    ·         If needed, hire a guide. Make sure that the guide hired by you is only from a registered agency.

    ·         Do not leave your important documents carefully.

    ·         Never leave your documents in the hotel room.

    ·         Enquire about the availability of the room safe.

    ·         Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals here.

    ·         Make sure you follow the traffic rules of the country if you have rented a vehicle.

    ·         If you are traveling in a public transport, do ensure that you have negotiated the fare before traveling.

    ·         Never film or shoot in any public place without taking a legal permission.

    ·         Keep touts at bay.

    ·         Avoid consuming street food.

    ·         Do not be rude to any local or co travelers.

    ·         Make sure you conduct yourself in the best manner possible. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Amsterdam is 16 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam


    Amsterdam is one of the best tourist places in the whole of Europe. It is filled with impressive attractions and one of them is the Koninklijk Paleis. This structure is one of the three royal palaces in the Netherlands. You can reach the palace after travelling to the western end of Dam Square. This marvelous landmark used to be the city’s town hall, but was later transformed as a palace when Napoleon’s brother Louis was awarded the tag of King Louis I of Holland. The exterior section of the palace was designed by Jacob van Campen using sandstone in order to replicate the public building situated in Rome. However, the interior is a splendid example of Empire-style architecture from the early 1800s. At present, the palace is utilized by the Dutch Royal House for grand events. Visitors can explore this structure all throughout the year as it is open for the public.


    De Wallen


    De Wallen is known to be the infamous section of Amsterdam as it is a popular red-light district in the city. It is known to be a designated area granted for legalized prostitution. However, the surrounding region is quite appealing with the presence of canals and side streets which are high on architecture. You will be stunned to know that, around one hundred one-room apartments are possessed by sex workers in this area. The neighborhood is supposedly safe with a strong presence of police force. Visitors can tour this area without any hassle, but taking pictures is not allowed. You will surely be pleased with the look of the old historic buildings that also include the Gothic-style Oude Kerk (church). It is advised that, the tours in this area must be short-lived.


    Scheepvaartmuseum


    If you wish to check out the classic artifacts from Amsterdam’s nautical history, then do not miss to tour the Scheepvaart Museum. It is also known as the National Maritime Museum which used to be a naval storehouse that was built in 1656. Tourists can explore the 18 rooms which are dedicated to various exhibits and artifacts. One would be impressed to gather information regarding the Dutch domination of the seas through exhibits that include depictions of great sea battles along with the presence of 17th-century weapons. The carving collections in the museum also give visitors an in-depth look into the life of the sailors while they were battling the seas. Right outside the museum is a replica of an 18th century ship called as Amsterdam. One can access guided tours to this museum by paying a feasible amount.


    Vondelpark


    Vondelpark is located in the region of Oud Zuid. When it was opened in 1865, the name was Nieuwe Park. The Old South district of Amsterdam is quite fascinating as it also houses the Museum Square. The park acquired its name after the establishment of the statue of the Joost van den Vondel which was setup in 1867. The whole design of the statue was planned by Louis Royer. This natural setup acts as a classic gathering place for locals and tourists. People visit this park for relaxing and to ride bikes along the pathways. Apart from being a sightseeing location, Vondelpark helps you access tasty sandwiches and Dutch from the park’s horeca facilities.


    Anne Frank Huis


    This attraction is listed among Amsterdam’s most visited tourist places. The Anne Frank Huis is present along the Prinsengracht canal. The structure is known to be the hiding place for Anne Frank, her family along with four Jewish people during World War II. This landmark is viewed as a memorial since 1947, when a dairy was published by Anne’s father which Anne wrote while she was hiding in the house. In 1955, a plan to preserve the building was proposed as developers were aiming to demolish the structure. However, in 1960 the building was transformed into a museum. You can explore the rooms where Anne lived along with various exhibits which offer precise information about her life during the hiding.


    Van Gogh Museum


    Van Gogh Museum is located close to the northwestern side of the Museumplein.  This museum is home to the world’s largest collection of letters and artistic paintings. The building of the museum comprises four-stories which were designed by Gerrit Rietveld. You will find this landmark as one of the inspiring resorts in the whole of Amsterdam. A total of two hundred paintings are carefully managed in the second story of the museum. Visitors admire the artwork which offers a brighter side to Van Gogh’s evolving style. You will be surprised to know that, the museum also houses work by Van Gogh’s contemporaries such as Gaugin, Millet and Daubigny; these exhibits are available on the top floor. 

  • What you will like there?

    Bike Rides


    Out of the numerous activities available in the city, the best one is bike riding. You will be pleased to hire a bicycle and start your tour to explore various sections of this picturesque region. Every year thousands of tourists prefer this activity which helps them learn about the different shades of Amsterdam. The lovely trip to the canals is surely successful on bikes.


    Canal Cruise


    The water channels in Amsterdam mainly comprise of canals which run in different sections of the gorgeous city. Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is visited by tourists from all parts of the world. This whole area appears magical during the night time as it is light up using fairy lights. You can access guided boat tours in order to absorb the hidden beauty of the city. One can even make the trip grand by customizing their boat tour with the addition of food and wine.


    Beer Tasting


    For beer lovers, Amsterdam is a perfect stop for tasting one of the finest Dutch made beverages. A trip to the Eastern Islands would allow you to visit an award winning microbrewery which also has a huge drinking terrace. This brewery offers a unique range of organic standard beers which are quite exclusive. Apart from this, you can also spot beer-serving resorts popular among travelers in various streets across Amsterdam.


    Parks & Gardens


    The graceful appearance of Amsterdam is majorly due to the green spaces which are spread out across the whole region. There are more than 30 parks in the city which are utilized as perfect tourist spots by the local public as well as tourists. The best aspect about these parks is that, they are situated at a distance from the urban sections in order to maintain a peaceful environment. Some of these complexes also house outdoor theatres which host live concerts and other entertaining performances which are liked by the native crowd. You must make a things-to-list on your trip to Amsterdam, which would help you remember touring these lovable parks. 

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