5 Places to visit in Amsterdam
5 Places To Visit In The Netherlands – You Won’t Dare Miss These!
For grown-ups, Amsterdam is the place for letting loose and having wet-and-wild fun. But a closer look reveals that the city is NOT only for grown-ups looking for some ‘grown-up’ fun. If you’re planning to visit the famous Dutch capital, here are the 5 tourist spots that should be on top of your to-go-to list! Amsterdam sightseeing is great and I really enjoyed my time there. Here are some top spots.
Relive History At The Anne Frank House
If you’re a HUGE history nut and love reliving the world as it was decades ago, a visit to the Anne Frank House is a MUST. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions not just in Amsterdam BUT in the whole Europe.
Within the walls of this house, Anne Frank and the rest of her family hid from the terrors of World War II that is the Nazis. Fast forward today, it’s a VERY strong reminder of the horrors of the holocaust…something that the rest of the world would do everything in their power to prevent from happening again. Millions of tourists and vacationers visit the house every single year. So if you’re going to visit the Anne Frank House, it’s best to visit in the morning to avoid slow-moving long lines.
Take A Cruise At The Amsterdam Canal
If you thought Venice is the only place in Europe that’s famous for its network of long canals (usually visited by romantics by the way), a visit to the Amsterdam Canal will prove you wrong!
Just like Venice, Italy, Amsterdam is also famous for its canals with several companies offering tours throughout the Dutch city in canal boats. If this is your first time visiting Amsterdam, a canal cruise should be on top of your list. It will give you a different perspective of the city and allow you to enjoy the unique offerings of Netherlands.
Cruises and round trips take 45 minutes on average. However, you can take longer excursions with lunch, dinner, and ‘hop on, hop off’ services included in the package. It’s the perfect activity for those who want to get away from the hurly-burly city life and take all the stress away!
Savor Nature’s Offerings Amsterdamse Bos Park
For nature lovers, the awesome forest within Amsterdam (yes, they do have one) is a place you don’t want to miss! For starters, it’s three times larger than the remarkable New York Central Park. A man-made ‘forest’ that was established back in the 1920’s, it was made to provide employment through the country’s rough patches riddled with unemployment and financial crisis.
And we can only be happy with the result! Amsterdams Bos has now grown into one of the most beautiful forest in the country – showcasing magnificent running and walking paths; fun-filled water activities; open fields to enjoy lovely picnics on a sunny day; topped with cafes and playgrounds for the kids.
Make Your Jaw-Drop At Amsterdam’s Floating Flower Market
Are you looking for something to take home as a gift or souvenir? If that’s the case, then look no farther – Amsterdam’s famous floating flower market has millions of cut and potted flowers, bulbs, pots, and other essential gardening gears that you can buy and take home.Be warned though as the place can get REALLY crowded! Having said that, it’s still worth a visit…so worth it that locals frequent the place! The Netherlands is famous for flowers, and this is the VERY reason why.
Take The Family To The Artis Amsterdam Zoo
For plants and animal lovers, the Artis Amsterdam Zoo is the perfect place to be! Showcasing exotic plants and animals, your family will never run out of new and fantastic stuff to ogle at. With restaurants, cafes, planetariums, and playgrounds, it’s almost impossible to run out of fun activities in one of the BIGGEST and most beautiful zoos in Europe.