Thanks to the global economy looking a little more inviting recently, thousands of UK residents are considering taking a holiday over the next couple of months, and because of the arctic conditions some countries are experiencing at the moment, sticking close to home and settling for a top notch European break could be the best option available. Some may decide on slightly warmer places like Italy and Spain, but the vast majority are likely to go for city destinations, and there’s none better than the Dutch city of Amsterdam.
I’ve personally visited Amsterdam on a number of occasions, so I know first hand how amazing a trip here can be. The city is split wide open by one of the most impressive canal systems in the world, and as it’s home to many museums displaying works from great artists like Vincent Van Gogh, there really is something for everyone. Over the next couple of paragraphs, I’m going to highlight some of the most interesting tourist attractions that are certain to leave you wanting to come back here time and time again. Have a quick read through and see if they sound appealing.
The Anne Frank House
You’ll come across this place during any canal boat trip you may be inclined to take part in (something I highly recommend). As houses go, this is a pretty small building set close to the De Pijp district, one of the most beautiful areas of the entire city. You might want to do some research into this attraction if you haven’t already got a decent understanding on what went on there because – although your guides are likely to point it out – there won’t be much time for telling the whole story. Alternatively, perhaps you might like to pay for a tour of the building.
The Van Gogh Museum
As I mentioned previously, Amsterdam is home to some of the world’s most impressive art museums, and this one is certainly no exception. Inside you’ll find around 3,000 of Van Gogh’s most alluring pieces displayed in one of the largest single-artist galleries I’ve personally ever seen. We’ve all seen the sunflowers before and a few other famous paintings, but you’ll be surprised by the sheer amount of others available to view. Visiting this place definitely made me look at Van Gogh in a completely new light.
National Maritime Museum
The port of Amsterdam was once on one of Europes most essential trading routes, so it should be pretty unsurprising to learn there’s actually a rather large museum dedicated to this period in history. Don’t get me wrong, the port still appears to be very busy today, but once you’re inside the museum, and you start to learn about how it once was, you’re certain to be left in awe. Well over 2,000 ships would dock at Amsterdam each day a few hundred years ago, which is pretty extraordinary when you think about it.
So, now you know about some of the most interesting places to visit in Amsterdam, what’s stopping you from making a booking through a reputable website like Venere.com and planning your trip? I can state without concern that Dutch people are both warm and inviting to tourists, so it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll have an amazing time embedded within one of the most laid back nations of the planet. Also, you might get to try some of their speciality brownies. Just make sure you don’t eat too many, because they’re known to have quite an impact.
Have fun people!