If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you should read this blog post for reasons to include Amsterdam in your adventures. Most people think of Amsterdam as a city to party in, but it is so much more than that. You might be surprised by a lot of the things you can do in this amazing city. It’s small enough so that tourists can get a real feel for the people, sights, neighborhoods, and all that Amsterdam has to offer!
Discover these 5 amazing sights to see in Amsterdam!
1. Anne Frank House:
You can walk through the rooms where young Anne lived in hiding and wrote her famous diary. Anne and her family lived here for nearly two years between 1942 and 1944, making this attraction an amazing piece of history.
2. Heineken Experience:
In 1864, Gerard Heineken founded what is now one of the world’s most famous beers. Today, the original brewery has now been transformed into the “Heineken Experience,” which is an interactive center that offers tours. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be brewed and bottled just like a beer, the virtual reality ride “Brew U” will show you! This tour is only open to visitors who are 18 or older.
3. Van Gogh Museum:
Opened in 1973, this museum shows the short and highly productive career of the tortured 19th-century artist, Vincent Van Gogh.
4. Albert Cuypmarkt:
More than 100 years old, the Albert Cuyupmarket is one of the biggest and busiest street markets in all of Europe. From Tuesday to Saturday, thousands of shoppers throughout the city come to its more than 270 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish, fashion, and more.
5. Het Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace):
Built between 1648 and 1665, this palace was built as the largest secular building on the planet. In the building’s public entrance hall, the Burgerzaal, the world was placed quite literally at one’s feet: two maps inlaid in the marble floor show Amsterdam as the center of the world, and as the center of the universe.