Amsterdam may be one of the most colorful cities in the world. Whether it’s taking in the breathtaking paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, or gazing in wonder as you stroll through the 400 year old De Hortus Botanical Gardens, the colors of Amsterdam will draw you into its unique spirit. From the Royal Palace of Queen Beatrix, to the Living Tomorrow display of the “home of the future”, Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. Wander through the oldest zoo in the Netherlands or discover the life of the legendary Anne Frank. Marvel at the distinct architecture and visit the world’s narrowest house, or attend one of the many performance art and theater experiences.
- The exhibits at Amsterdam’s museums vary from stunning portraits by Rembrandt, the world’s largest diamond, waxen celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s, or modern masters at the Stedelijk. The main museums are all in walking proximity to each other.
- This city has the most famous “Red Light District” in the world, but aside from the obvious, there are other reasons to visit this area in the daylight. Some of Amsterdam’s most beautiful buildings can be admired here. It is also the best place for unusual shops and interesting pubs and restaurants.
- Amsterdam’s cosmopolitan outlook is reflected in the wealth of its international cuisine. A tantalizing array of restaurants and cafés offers delicacies from all corners of the globe. From sushi bars to a restaurant in a genuine Bedouin tent, if you are ready for a culinary adventure, there will be something to satisfy you.