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Amsterdam Sights and Landmarks Guide, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Sights- general presentation

When you pronounce Netherlands, the first city that comes to your mind is its capital: Amsterdam. This amazing place is located in the west part of the province of North Holland. Besides the large number of inhabitants who have chosen this city as their homes, Amsterdam is also the headquarter of important large Dutch institutions and a highly visited tourist point.

Amsterdam, Sights

The main tourist attraction in this beautiful cultural city is represented by museums. Almost everybody choose to see Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, but Amsterdam’s offer doesn’t stop here. The over fifty such places that you can find here give you a unique show of Golden Age paintings, interesting theater plays, modern art, photography exhibitions and film shooting. And Amsterdam would loose its charm without the sex, erotic or torture museums.

You cannot possibly leave this capital without first seeing its center, the Dam, which is the heart of the city. Here, you can find out more about its past, as this historical site will tell you the story of the many dramatic events that took place along the history. In the center of the square, there is the Royal Palace, whose beautiful architecture and fine sculptures glorify the reputation of this amazing city and its government.

Amsterdam, Sights- landscape

Just like any other important capital city, Amsterdam has a large number of city tours, bus tours, canal cruises and walking tours to make your stay a pleasant one.

The Panoramic City Tour is an extensive bus tour which shows you with what Amsterdam can brag about. From historical sites to modern places, from diamond factories to Red Light District area, 2 hours of journey that will not let you miss even one thing.

You can also take beautiful pictures if you choose the 1 hour 100 Highlights Cruise. It is now when tourists find out that Holland has 160 canals and 1000 bridges, so taking a cruise on water is a great experience to see Amsterdam. The boat will pass by one of the most beautiful spots in town that will tell you the story of Holland’s Golden Age.

When you feel that there is nothing left to be seen in this amazing capital, you can always check out Rotterdam Travel Guide or Dusseldorf Travel Guide and continue to find out more about the Dutch culture trough hearing new stories of other places.

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  • adamAmsterdam,The Netherlands
    review by adam posted more then 30 days ago
    The Netherlands is by far one of Europes most gripping country. It has a rich history and I visited Amsterdam for a week. I can tell you that the city is not only pure charm and excitment, but it is also out of common and it's too unique unlike many other European cities. The best way to...
  • cipristbQuick facts about Amsterdam
    review by cipristb posted more then 30 days ago
    Amsterdam is one of the two capitals of the Netherlands, being the official capital of the Netherlands. It is assumed that the year in which the Netherlands has received the city rights (from the Bishop of Utrecht Guy Avesnes) is 1306. The XIV th century is the century in wich Amsterdam was...
  • cipristbWhat to see in Hague
    review by cipristb posted more then 30 days ago
    Hague is the capital of South Holland, here is the government seat of the Netherlands. The importance of the city began to grow in the XIV th century when they were transferred here the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Provinces of Holland and Zeeland. At the end of the XVI century the royal court...
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  • BelindaRandy Roy Redlight Tours
    travel tip by Belinda posted more then 30 days ago
    Amsterdam's Red Light District is an attraction to everyone who visits the city. Though it might prove more fun for the male party, women have also much fun during the 1 and a half hour walk. At least I had! :) The guide was...
  • windykatyJoyride Day Tours
    travel tip by windykaty posted more then 30 days ago
    We booked for the bike tour in advance before arriving to Amsterdam, because we wanted to see faces of the city in the early day of our stay, so we could decide which ones to revisit later.The Joyride Day Tour showed us the side of...
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Amsterdam City Ratings

  • Rating91%
    City Rank69
  • History & Culture: rated for 90%
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  • Family & Fun: rated for 80%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 70%
  • Food: rated for 80%
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