Amsterdam the capital city of Netherlands will take you back in the 17th-century courtesy to its medieval era canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. For art enthusiasts, this city is a gold mine, where it is difficult to walk without bumping into a masterpiece. World-class museums such as Rijksmuseum filled the masterpiece work of Vermeers, Rembrandts and various other incredible creative marvels of the past legends. The extensive canal networking paves the way for a romantic boat ride and beautifully manicured pathways for biking. The outdoor cafe culture and fine dining options make way for an unforgettable holiday.
Best Things to Do in Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum: Museum housing the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, alongside drawings & letters.
Rijksmuseum: 19th-century building housing Dutch Golden Age painting masterpieces & vast European art collection.
Anne Frank House: Museum house where Anne Frank & her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex, during WWII.
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam: Museum chain for life-size wax replicas of famous Americans & historic icons in themed galleries.
Bloemenmarkt: Flower market dating from 1862, displaying blooms from tulips to geraniums on floating barges.
ARTIS: Zoo park founded in the 19th century, with chimps, zebras & elephants, plus aquarium & planetarium.
Best Time to visit Amsterdam
Popular times to visit are during tulip season (mid-Mar–early May), summer (Jun–Aug) when the weather is mild and warm, and fall (Sep-Oct). Key events include King’s Day (Apr), celebrated with flea markets, outdoor concerts and an abundance of orange, the national color. Gay Pride (Aug) is a citywide street party with a parade of boats down Amsterdam’s canals. Winters are cold and damp.