Amsterdam

A Taste Of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city that needs no introduction. Known for its beautiful canals, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife, it’s a destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. But what are the best things to see and do in Amsterdam? Well, buckle up, because we’re about to take you on a ride through the city’s highlights!

Let’s start with the obvious: Amsterdam’s canals. The city has more than 65 miles of canals, and they’re a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take a boat tour to see them from the water, but we recommend renting a bike and cycling alongside them. The bike lanes in Amsterdam are legendary, and cycling is the best way to get around the city.

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Cycle The Canals Of Amsterdam

canals Amsterdam

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Speaking of bikes, Amsterdam is a very bike-friendly city. There are more bikes than people in Amsterdam, and cycling is the preferred mode of transportation for locals. If you’re visiting, renting a bike is a must-do. It’s an excellent way to explore the city and get a sense of the local culture. You will want to make sure you have your camera with you for all the epic shots you can take of your vacation in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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One of the best things to do in Amsterdam is to visit the city’s many museums. The most famous is undoubtedly the Rijksmuseum, which has a vast collection of Dutch art, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh. The Van Gogh Museum, located just a short walk from the Rijksmuseum, is another must-visit. It’s home to the largest collection of Van Gogh’s works in the world. Art lovers and history buffs alike will have a full custom itinerary on the Tripio app.

But Amsterdam has more to offer than just art. The Anne Frank House is a powerful and moving museum that tells the story of Anne Frank and her family during World War II. It’s a must-visit for anyone interested in history and human rights.

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s food scene is also worth exploring. The city has a wide variety of international cuisine, but we recommend trying some traditional Dutch dishes. Stroopwafels are a sweet treat made from two thin waffles with caramel syrup in the middle. Bitterballen are small fried balls filled with a meat ragout and are a popular snack in bars. And of course, there’s the famous Dutch cheese. Gouda, Edam, and Leerdammer are just a few of the delicious cheeses you can sample. Foodies will have a huge list of restaurants and cafes to try on their custom itinerary on the Tripio app.

For those who enjoy a bit of shopping, Amsterdam won’t disappoint. The Nine Streets is a charming area with nine narrow streets full of independent shops, boutiques, and cafes. It’s the perfect place to find unique gifts and souvenirs. The Albert Cuyp Market is another popular shopping destination, with over 300 stalls selling everything from fresh produce to clothing. No vacation is complete without some shopping.

Red Light District

Red light district Amsterdam

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If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, Amsterdam has plenty to offer. The city’s Red Light District is famous worldwide, and while it may not be for everyone, it’s an interesting and unique part of Amsterdam’s culture. There are also plenty of other nightlife options, from trendy bars to nightclubs.

Vondelpark

Vondelpark Amsterdam

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And let’s not forget about Amsterdam’s parks. Vondelpark is the city’s most famous park, and it’s a beautiful place to relax, have a picnic, or people watch. The Amsterdamse Bos is another large park that’s perfect for a bike ride or a stroll.

Finally, we can’t talk about Amsterdam without mentioning the city’s incredible festivals. King’s Day, held on April 27th, is a national holiday and one of the biggest celebrations in the country. The Amsterdam Dance Event is another highlight, with over 2,500 artists performing at various venues throughout the city.

Amsterdam is a city that has something for everyone. From its picturesque canals to its world-class museums, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife, it’s a destination that never disappoints. So grab a bicycle and explore the city, or take a boat tour and see Amsterdam from a different perspective. Don’t forget to visit the many museums, sample some traditional Dutch cuisine, and go shopping in the city’s charming streets.

Tulips. Tulips, Tulips

Tulips Amsterdam

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But perhaps the best thing about Amsterdam is its people. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to share their love for their city with visitors. Whether you’re looking for recommendations for the best restaurant or just want to chat with someone, you’ll find that Amsterdam’s residents are some of the warmest and most welcoming people you’ll ever meet. Now lets not forget about the famous flowers of Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general, Tulips!

Keukenhof Gardens

keukenhof gardens

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Keukenhof Gardens is one of the world’s largest flower gardens located in Lisse, the Netherlands. It is a popular tourist destination and attracts millions of visitors every year. Keukenhof Gardens was opened in 1949 on the initiative of the mayor of Lisse, who wanted to promote the Dutch flower industry. The garden covers an area of 32 hectares and is home to more than 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and other flowering bulbs. Keukenhof Gardens is open annually from late March to mid-May, which is the best time to see the flowers in full bloom. However, the peak bloom period can vary depending on the weather and other factors. It’s a good idea to check the garden’s website for the latest information on bloom times.

The easiest way to get to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam is by taking a direct bus or a combination of train and bus. You can take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Leiden Central Station, which takes around 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train to Leiden and then switch to a bus to Keukenhof Gardens, which takes about an hour. You can also book a guided tour from Amsterdam that includes transportation to and from the gardens.

In short, Amsterdam is a city that’s full of life and energy. It’s a place where you can explore centuries of history, enjoy world-class art, and indulge in some of the best food and drink in the world. And with its friendly people and vibrant atmosphere, it’s a city that you’ll want to visit again and again.

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