Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The limited space of the city forced city planners to approach to its planning with all responsibility. In Amsterdam, a large number of channels, many of which have not been completed, and in their place there were houses, streets and squares. Many tourists come here not only to enjoy the monuments of architecture, but also to visit numerous shops, cafes, coffeeshops, casinos, bars and specific museums.
Best places in Amsterdam
The old city is surrounded by four half-rings of canals. All channels of Amsterdam are included in the UNESCO list. Channel Singel is known for its beautiful houses built during the Golden Age. Channels Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht amaze tourists with beautiful mansions. Excursions through the channels of Amsterdam are held daily, they all start from the city center, but routes can be chosen different.
Central Dam Square is the most famous place inAmsterdam. In the western part of the square is the Royal Palace. This is an unusually beautiful building with a rich interior architectural ornament. Near the Royal Palace stands the church of Nyvekkerk, built in the XV century. Here is the famous museum of Madame Tussauds, where every day there are huge lines of people wishing to look at the wax figures of celebrities.
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most famous museumsAmsterdam. Here are about 200 paintings and drawings of the famous painter. The exhibition is a chronology of the life of Van Gogh, where his life is told in drawings, paintings and engravings. In the Stedeleik Museum are paintings by Picasso, Kazemir Malevich, Cezanne, Matisse, as well as other areas of contemporary art.
History lovers should visit the memorial houseAnne Frank, opened in 1957 and dedicated to the memory of a Jewish girl who died in a German camp. She kept a diary, which described life during the occupation of Amsterdam.
Arriving in Amsterdam, many tourists aspire toImmediately get to the famous street of Red Lanterns, which is not at all like a street, but rather it is a whole district. This convenient place, located near the port, prostitutes have chosen in the XIV century. In the afternoon, for the first time in the Red Light District, you can immediately not notice the girls sitting in the windows, they work very little in the daytime, and most of the windows are curtained. But the night life beats with the key: lights are lit, music sounds, girls of different nationalities, skin color, different ages and proportions go to work. They are enticingly and proudly sitting on their high chairs and invite men and women into their rooms. However, in the daytime one can better consider the architectural beauty of the quarter.
In the Red Light District there is an EroticThe museum is one of the most famous museums in Amsterdam. He represents the erotic art of different periods and cultures. Among the exhibits of the museum: paintings, engravings, statues, figures depicting various erotic scenes. In Amsterdam, there are many similarities to the Erotic Museum. Each museum tries to attract customers with various tricks, for example, in some of them, at the entrances and inside there are moving figures in human growth, shocking, frightening and attracting tourists.
Leidseplein is full of nightlifeAmsterdam. This area attracts tourists with a variety of art cafes, clubs, cinemas and shops. Street actors and musicians perform in the open air until the morning. On the Leidseplein is the most famous Amsterdam coffee shop Bulldog Palace. In the street office "Whitburo" you can get a complete picture of the cultural life of Amsterdam, buy tickets for concerts and theater performances.
Tourists with children, and just lovers of natureIt is worth to visit the zoo Artis Royal Zoo, where 6 thousand animals are collected. On the territory of the zoo you can see the botanical garden, aquarium, geological museum and just watch the life of animals.