Visiting Amsterdam - What to See and Do

(Amsterdam Schiphol Airport AMS, Netherlands)

The exciting, cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam is one of Europe's top tourist destinations and offers a huge variety of attractions for visitors to explore.

Famed for its canals, coffee shops, art galleries, architecture, museums and large red light district, this city is a thriving metropolis which retains a relaxed, easy-going charm.

Ten things you must do in Amsterdam

  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam's picturesque canals, passing scenic bridges and some stunning architecture.
  • Visit Anne Frank's House where the young Jewish girl hid from the occupying Nazis for 25 months and wrote her famous diary.
  • Enjoy the wonderful art on display at Amsterdam's famous galleries and art museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and Rembrandt House.
  • Try your luck at the Holland Casino Amsterdam, one of the biggest casinos in Europe.
  • Marvel at the wonderful architecture that can be found around the city, with highlights including the Royal Palace and the Old Stock Exchange.
  • Walk around the colourful red light district, home to many prostitutes and coffee shops selling marijuana.
  • Stroll around the beautiful Hortus Botanicus (Botanical Gardens), which contain different kinds of plants from all over the world.
  • Step back in time with a visit to one of Amsterdam's many superb museums, such as the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam Historical Museum, Erotic Museum, Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum and others.
  • See the thousands of animals on display at Artis Zoo. A zoological museum and a geological museum can also be found on the site.
  • Have a night out on the town and enjoy Amsterdam's legendary nightlife.

Amsterdam Airport AMS

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