Offbeat and gracious, Amsterdam is a mixture of historic glamour and modern sophistication that makes it impossible to define and impossible to leave. As you cycle along its canals and streets, admire its art and architecture, and chill at its coffee shops, you'll realize you're in a special place where the old and new dance side by side.
Out and About in Amsterdam
As soon as you check in at your hotel in Amsterdam, venture out for sightseeing. Check out the quaint architecture of the Old Centre, relax at Vondelpark and stroll around the Canal Ring. If you're an art lover, you couldn't have come to a better place, as the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Rembrandt House Museum absolutely stun. The moving Anne Frank House is also an important stop while in Amsterdam.
The city aims to please all sorts of travelers, as evidenced by its wide collection of lodgings. You can find anything from luxury to cheap hotels in Amsterdam. Thanks to the compact nature of the city, no attraction is too far away.
Eating and Drinking
A great way to make sure you get a good meal at the start of each day, is to stay at a bed and breakfast in Amsterdam. This is especially important if you plan on touring the party scenes around Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. During the day, cafes are great for relaxing and indulging, and you can't miss Albert Cuypmarkt, a bustling market with stalls serving cuisine from all over the world. Additionally, be sure to try local fare while here, including the cheese, ossenworst, and bitterballen, and when you hit up a pub, go with a local craft beer - they're delicious.
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