Discovering Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a remarkable place, full of intriguing history, must-visit festivals and amazing food, the city is the ideal place to visit. While you may have heard that it's the ideal destination for stag parties, there's a lot more to the area than meets the eye. Let's take a good look at some of the great opportunities available to anyone who visits this part of the world.

Enjoy a Canal Cruise

You have the chance to see Amsterdam from the water. When you hop aboard a glass-topped boat you will see some wonderful sights. The canal itself is a UNESCO World Heritage canal and really is something quite special. Lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, the cruise is just one of the many private tours in Amsterdam. Explore the city from a whole new perspective and enjoy ambling along the canal as the sun beats down.

If you're looking for a more exciting time on the water you may enjoy a luxury canal tour. Luxury open boats can take you through some of the smaller canals while you travel in style. Travel with a group of friends along the canal, enjoy a drink or two as you take in the amazing sights.

Visit the Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is home to the world's largest collection of this legendary artist's work. Home to more than 500 drawings and 200 paintings, visitors can also see work by his contemporaries. You will have the chance to take a tour of the museum should you wish. The tour will be held by an art historian who knows more than a thing or two about Van Gogh. Alternatively, you may simply want to make your own way around. Please note that the line for the museum tends to be quite long in the summer months.

See a Summer Concert

The Royal Concertgebouw is home to classical concerts and one of the world's best orchestras. Completed in 1886, this stunning building is one of the world's most famous concert halls thanks to its incredible acoustics. With more than 900 events taking place throughout the year, the concert hall is a must-visit destination. It may be worth your while booking a show as far in advance as you can. Tickets are usually snapped up so early booking is advised.

Enjoy a Bike Tour

Biking Amsterdam is popular activity
While many people are happy just to visit a few restaurants and stores in Amsterdam some like to make the most of their time here. You will have the opportunity to discover Amsterdam by bike and enjoy a private tour. Some of these tours include a bit of cheese tasting, whereas others simply take you through the city streets.

We all know how many bicycles are used in Amsterdam every day. It's the ideal way to travel through the city. The flat streets make it easy to get around on a bicycle. As the locals and visitors alike are used to seeing people on bicycles you'll find they're more likely to move out your way than they would in other cities.

Eat your Way Around Amsterdam

If you love tasting local dishes and sampling something new you're going to love Amsterdam. The food here is a culmination of dishes from all around the world. This makes eating in this city quite exciting. Stop off at a hole in the wall cafe and order something tasty. Find yourself in one of the city's top restaurants and dine on something exquisite.

Opt to go on a wine and cheese tasting event in one of the local cheese stores. Or simply visit some of the local bars and enjoy some traditional Dutch dishes.

There is a lot more to Amsterdam than meets the eye. It's a wonderful and vibrant part of the world that is just waiting to be explored. Make your way along some of the city's beautiful canals by boat before visiting the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a concert at the Royal Concertgebouw before taking a bike ride around the city.

Finally, eat your way around Amsterdam enjoying culinary delights that will delight your taste buds. If you're looking to enjoy a relaxing yet exhilarating time away, Amsterdam is the destination for you.

Photos: Night image by Yanko Peyankov from Pixabay
Day image by Image by Peter Smits from Pixabay

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May 30, 2019

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