Historisch Museum in Amsterdam is a great place to start as it will help you put all the other sites in perspective. Contains the relics of the city’s history from centuries ago. Walking through the streets of Amsterdam is bound to be more meaningful after learning of their story.
Van Gogh Museum contains the world’s largest collection of the work of Vincent Van Gogh; It has about two hundred paintings and drawings of the 16th century. The Museum also contains many of Van Gogh’s letters and items from his collection. All in all, it’s a great representation of the work of one of the greatest artists in history. Art lovers will be above all the glory in this beautiful Museum.
If nightlife is your cup of tea, Leidseplein, Amsterdam square full of local flavor and many Dutch cafes, is a must. During hot weather, the square is also a haven for animators that will delight the crowd with their eaters or sword swallowing antics. Be sure to stop the American Hotel for a peak at its Liberty Belle.
Journey along the picturesque Canal, known as the Herengracht Canal and you will see four centuries of Dutch architecture in buildings you pass. The channel contains the section “Golden Bend” which contains some of the largest houses in Amsterdam. A tour of the Canal is not only historical, but owners of today have their own stamp on the channel with their eardrums.
Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam is just floating market. At one point during the story, the city was different because of the “tulip mania” that swept across Europe. Today, the stalls of this unusual market bloom with horticultural delights filled with Dutch sizes. Even if the bulbs are more popular across the country, with an interest in gardening will find seasonal flowers, herbs, shrubs, decorative ornaments and more at this uniquely Dutch market.
Other notable sites in your visit to Amsterdam include: Begijnhof (characteristic Hospice), Nieuwe Kirk (Church), Magere Brug (drawbridge landmark), Vondelpark (Park near the core of the city), Woonbootmuseum (Houseboat Museum), Anne Frankhuis (Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding before their capture) and Rijksmuseum ‘ De Meesterwerken ‘ (collection of paintings of the Dutch golden age).
Art In the Netherlands and especially In Leiden in the 17th century