Best Places To Visit In Amsterdam

Canals, quaint cafes and a lot of local cultures.

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Amsterdam is definitely one of the most famous tourist places in the world. It is a huge cosmopolitan city where tourists clamor to every year to have a peek into its history and charm. There are a lot of places which you can visit in Amsterdam so no matter if it’s your first trip here or your 8th, there’s always something to see here. There’s a lot of canals, quaint cafes and a lot of local cultures to explore. So here are some places which you shouldn’t miss out on while here:

Van Gogh Museum

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Van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most recognized artists in the world so it’s no wonder that an art gallery dedicated to him would receive 1.5 million visitors annually. This makes this one of the most important art galleries in the entire world. Gogh’s life was really tragic, but his extraordinary art is what makes this place so popular. If you want to know how much of his collection this art gallery houses, then here are some estimates- there are more than 500 drawings, 200 paintings, and about 700 letters from Van Gogh which are on display here. It is located at Paulus Potterstraat 7 and is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Anne Frank House

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This is one of the most definitive historical houses in Amsterdam. You shouldn’t leave Amsterdam without paying this place at least one visit. Let’s give you a little background first- Anne Frank was a little Jewish girl when the second world war was going on. While on the run from the Nazis, she left her diary which described the hardships which her community has to endure. The museum is a dedication to her and contains the building where Anne’s family were in hiding. The precise location of this museum is Prinsengracht 263-267 and it’s open from 9 am to 7 pm.

Rijksmuseum

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This is the must-visit destination for art fanatics as this place dates back to the very early 19th century. Back then, it used to house antiques and art which were the pride of the country, in more than even 250 rooms. Along with this, there is also a huge library that houses a very extensive collection of manuscripts and books totaling more than 35,000. But books and art pieces aren’t all that there is. Visitors will find medieval sculptures, traditional handicrafts and even modern art on display in here. You can get a tour guide and go on a language guided tour of this museum. Apart from this, you can discover local tours in Amsterdam which will enrich you about the culture and the people of the place.

Begijnhof

If you are tired on your trip with all the constant sightseeing and to get some peace, then this is the place to head towards. This is actually one of the ancient hofjes and is actually a group of buildings which have historical value. Originally, this was a Béguinage but currently, there are two churches located here. They are the English Reformed Church and the Catholic Houten Huys. Apart from these religious sites, there is also a peaceful garden where you can enjoy a peaceful time.

Heineken Brewery

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This is one of the best destinations to pay a visit too, of course, it helps if you love beer. But if Heineken is your thing, then here you will get to know how beer making works. It is recommended that you go for a VIP tour where you will be able to taste up to 5 different types of beer.

Vondelpark

Visiting Amsterdam with family? Then this is a great place to head towards for a day. This is Amsterdam’s most popular park and thousands of residents and tourists visit here every day. You will find cafes, restaurants, and more here if you are looking for refreshments. When it comes to fun, they give a skate rental shop as well as an open-air theatre where something or the other is always going on. Apart from this, there is also a garden which houses more than 70 varieties of roses.

Amsterdam is a tourist’s dream come true, here you will able to enjoy everything from a private boat tour in Amsterdam to a night cruise. There are a lot of things to explore in Amsterdam, and the high spirit of the place will keep you high with energy all the time.

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