Amsterdam is full of rich history, an open skyline, brick buildings, and a relaxed, easy going attitude towards life. It is the place to be when you want a little fun break from your day-to-day life. It’s fun to roam the city, meet the locals, and make lots of new friends all at the same time. There are so many fun and interesting places to visit; you’ll never be bored. It will definitely take you more than a few days to see the main sites, but that’s the best part. Find something special during your travels here in Amsterdam; you will be happy you made the trip. If you’re looking for something to do because you are a newbie to this fun town, then be sure to check out the places listed below. You will really enjoy your time spent in Amsterdam.
There is an actual walking tour in Amsterdam, and it’s completely free. It’s such a great way to orient you to the city, while learning some history. You will learn where all the best sites are, as well as get to explore the beautiful winding canals. A well known tour is called the ‘New Europe’ walking tour. It covers so much ground, and will give you a general overview of the city and all of its landmarks. The tour meets in the main square, and is typically two to three hours long. You may even make a friend or two to keep exploring the city with afterwards. That can be a lot of fun. The canal tour is really special too because Amsterdam is a city that’s tied to the water. It grew its canals and the taming of the Amstel River. The canals around the city are so incredible; you won’t want to miss them. You don’t have to go on those expensive big boat tours, you can easily see around the city if you check out the Red Light District. They have cheaper and much more private tours. The Canal Hopper Small Boat may be the way to go. The boats are small and intimate, and you will get a really amazing and unique personalized tour for about an hour.
If you’re into seeing museums, then go to the Van Gogh Museum; it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Here you will see Van Gogh’s best works of art alongside an excellent biography of his life all laid out in chronological order. There are also other famous paintings that reside there; such as Manet, Matisse, and Monet’s works of art. The best time to come would be the late afternoon so you can avoid most of the crowds. The Rijksmuseum is also very special to check out; it’s directly next door to the Van Gogh Museum. You will find an extensive Rembrandt collection, and be able to see the famous painting ‘The Night Watch.’ There are more famous collections that you’ll see at the museum as well. There are over 8,000 objects on display for your eyes to see. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy your day out in Amsterdam.