Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland and lies along the Amstel river and the IJ.
Compared with other great cities in Europe, the city is not very large. Inside the center, everything is walkable. Make sure you bring a good map for the many narrow streets and small blocks.
The town is divided into about 90 "areas" and you could say that the many different neighborhoods, each have their own character and are small villages themselves.
It doesn't matter if you come here on a regular basis or that its your first visit, there is a lot to see and you will definitely not get bored.
I will show you all the things to do and the (unknown) hotspots in the city. If you like to visit museums, markets or just want to explore the city, I will show you all the beautiful and memorable places.
Tourist or not, a boat trip on the canals is the best way to explore the city or rent a bike and explore the city as the locals do.
Discover the brewing process behind the world famous beer brand Heineken at the Heineken Experience.
Shop till you drop at the exclusive P.C. Hooft Straat, known worldwide for the expensive designer shops like Valentino, Cartier, Hugo Boss and Tiffany's,
And so much more..............
No weekend without an event! With more than 90 annual cultural events, it has an attractive and diverse range.
From young talent to world fame and from classical to avant-garde. A few examples are listed below to get you started.
The Uitmarkt is the national opening of the cultural season!
Every year its one big party in and around the Museumplein and Leidseplein. Three days in a row, there are a lot of free performances at various stages in the city.
Traditionally, the Uitmarkt is hosted every last weekend of August.
From November to January, the Winter Market is located around the Beursplein near Central Station. Its the best way to get into the Christmas spirit with many twinkling lights and festive music.
Upcoming winter the city lights up during the Light Festival. It is the winter light party for young and old.
The historic center will be the atmospheric location of this international festival for more than fifty days.
The ADE Festival features 300 events and 2,000 DJ's over five days in 80 clubs and venues, which together make it one of the busiest and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world.
Every year the ADE Festival attracts 300,000 festival visitors.
At Kingsday (formerly Queensday) the whole country turns orange. With the many live performances and DJs during Kings Night (night before Kingsday) and the huge number of events and free markets, nobody will be bored during the biggest street party of the year.
Offcourse there is much more to see, to do and to experience during your visit in Amsterdam. This was just the tip of the so called iceberg.
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