Top 5 attractions of Amsterdam
Amsterdam has many sights, attractions and stuff to see. We have selected a top 5 typical Amsterdam attractions. These selected sights are mostly things to do or to visit by day.
1. THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM
The Dutch capital Amsterdam is famous for its unique canals. The 17th-century canals ring with its main canals Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The canal ring or in Dutch ‘grachtengordel’ is part of the inner city. This area is of course free to visit and one of the main tourist attractions of Amsterdam. A good way to experience the canals of Amsterdam is by boat. Check out the canal cruises Amsterdam Tour Deals has to offer! Another way to see the canals of Amsterdam is by bike. Rent a bike or get a bike tour and cruise through the alleys and narrow streets, which lead you along the canals.
2. THE DAM SQUARE
The Dam Square or the Dam is Amsterdam’s central square. It is one of the most important and well-known locations of Amsterdam and The Netherlands. The Dam is located in the historical center of Amsterdam, on a walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. That makes it easy to reach when you travel to Amsterdam by train. On the Dam Square you can also see the Royal Palace, the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk), Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the National Monument. Enough attractions to see at one time! That is a good way to save money and time.
3. THE VONDELPARK
The Vondelpark is one of the largest parks in Amsterdam. It is located near the famous Leidse Square. The Vondelpark was opened in 1865, this also makes it one of the oldest parks in the city. Until 1953 the Vondelpark remained privately owned. After the owners were not able to pay for the maintenance of the park, they donated it to the city of Amsterdam. The park is public and accessible to everyone for a hike or a bike tour.
4. THE JORDAAN
The Jordaan is a neighborhood in the center of Amsterdam. It is surrounded by several canals. The canals, the typical Amsterdam houses, the courtyards and the narrow streets make it a typical Amsterdam neighborhood. Jordaan also was a typical working class neighborhood, where also artisans and small businesses were located. The Jordaan is the perfect area for a stroll, to experience some of Amsterdam’s working class 19th century history. Rent a bike, get a bike tour or a walking tour and get to see this historical Amsterdam district.
5. THE WINDMILLS OF AMSTERDAM
Most windmills are located in the country side of Amsterdam. Just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam the Zaanse Schans is located. This windmill village is situated along the Zaan-river in the country side of Amsterdam. It is a well-known open-air attraction with more than a million visitors each year. The Zaanse Schans is a perfect attraction for a windmill tour, to see typical and famous Dutch windmills from the in- and outside. Check out the windmill tour deals Amsterdam Tour Deals has to offer!
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