Amsterdam the Capital
The many sides of Amsterdam
Amsterdam the capital may not be the official capital of the Netherland but it certainly is the heart of the country. The city has more than enough to offer to everyone who decides to pay a visit. From beautiful parks and canals to a thriving nightlife and interesting cultural heritage: you can experience the beauty Amsterdam no matter what your interests are.
Nature in the city
Amsterdam is a large city, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some beautiful and quiet nature in the center. The canals are what made Amsterdam famous and offer a beautiful route for you to walk. Just follow one of the many canals and see where they lead you. If you want to experience nature in the city, simply visit one of the many parks in Amsterdam. Vondelpark and Oosterpark are two of the largest parks that you can visit during your stay, where you can enjoy the green surroundings and beautiful ponds.
Out on the town
Even the most relaxed traveler can enjoy the hustle and bustle that Amsterdam has to offer. There are enough places where you can shop during the day. One of the most famous neighborhoods to find unique items is De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets). Here you can find vintage stores, original hand-made products and much more. Do you want to explore the city during the night? In the many cafes surrounding Leidseplein (Leiden Square) you can meet new people and enjoy a nice drink.
The history of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a historic city, meaning that there are many old buildings and museums you can visit. The Anne Frank museum is one of the most impressive museums to visit in the city. If you want to know more about the specific history of Amsterdam, the Royal Palace at Dam Square is a good option. This palace can be toured and gives you some insight in the way Amsterdam has grown over the years. It is also an important building for the Royal Family of the Netherlands.