We have already talked about which two attractions Amsterdam is best known for, but the city has so much more than that. See DigoPaul, for map of Amsterdam. Everything from beautiful churches and landmarks to museums and attractions. here is a selection you can start with.
If you have not yet visited one of the departments of the Madame Tussauds wax museum, Amsterdam has a great exhibition where you can both view and snap photos of yourself with a number of celebrities. The museum is centrally located, close to Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh museum set
Art lovers do not travel to Amsterdam without stopping by the Van Gogh Museum. This building houses the largest collection of his works of art in the entire world, with over 200 paintings and 550 sketches that were never completed. In addition, you can see many of the letters that the artist wrote, as well as selected works of art from his friends and colleagues.
Anne Frank’s house
Anne Frank’s house is centrally located in Amsterdam, and is the scene of where the famous woman wrote her stories in a diary during World War II. The house is very popular with tourists, and although it is very small, Frank’s family survived with another here for a whole two years when they hid from the Nazis. The original diary is also on display here.
Vondelpark is a large and beautiful public park in the heart of Amsterdam with a myriad of trails. The park is perfect for a walk, or a jog for those who want to exercise a little when they are hiking. Here you can get a nice break from the big city with nice green areas, beautiful ponds and bird life.
The Jordaan district in Amsterdam is a wonderfully beautiful area with fine canals and beautiful buildings. Here you will find various shops selling everything, cozy eateries and restaurants. A perfect area to just walk around in, or just to sit down to enjoy something good to drink and watch the life of the people. Jordaan is a quiet and peaceful area and a “must see” when in Amasterdam.
This is the place to go if you are traveling to Amsterdam with children – or large adults. The museum is to be regarded as a «technical museum», where the exhibition challenges your intelligence and at the same time offers a lot of cool lessons.
The Rijksmuseum is the most attractive museum in Amsterdam, and attracts more than a million tourists every single year. It houses an insanely good collection of paintings from the 17th century, such as the famous painting “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt and “Woman Reading a Letter” by Vermeer.
See the oldest building in Amsterdam. Oude Kerk is a Roman Catholic church located in the middle of the Red Light District. It was built back in the 12th century, dedicated to Saint Patrick. More than 10,000 people are buried here, including Rembrandt’s wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh. Inside you will see one of the most impressive antique pipe organs in this part of Europe. The church is open to visitors every day of the week, and there are often exhibitions and concerts there.
The Royal Palace (or Palace) in Amsterdam has been the headquarters of the country’s monarchs since it was built in 1648. The palace is impressive in a number of areas, and technically perhaps most because it rests on over thirteen thousand pillars (the soil is not completely stable in Amsterdam ). You can not miss the Koninklijk Paleis, because it is located right in the center, right by Dam Square. You get inside as long as nothing special is arranged there.
In Amsterdam you can go to what is referred to as the most beautiful cinema in the world, Pathé Tuschinski. The cinema was built in 1921 by the real estate magnate Abraham Icek Tuschinski, and is a celebration of the best of contemporary Dutch architecture. The building is a delight to the eye, both inside and out. And you can still watch movies here. Book tickets well in advance, and show up early. You should spend time enjoying the magnificent building before the movie starts.