The capital of the Netherlands is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is every tourist’s dream vacation to roam around the ethereal, full-of-life and vibrant streets of Amsterdam. This city is a historical landmark of Netherlands, with its majority of buildings belonging originally to the 16th and 18th centuries. Some of the top must-visit places in Amsterdam include the following:
The Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam was inaugurated in 1809. Ever since it was founded, it has been flooding with tourists from all parts of the world to see the artworks and paintings exhibited in its galleries. Ancient manuscripts and literature have been preserved efficiently in this museum.
Anne Frank and Van Gogh Museum
The Anne Frank museum displays the life-story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust era in the form of her diaries. These diaries are the reminders of the tragic phase of the brutal Holocaust and the struggles of people back then.
The Van Gogh museum is every artist’s dream destination. Van Gogh’s artifacts, drawings, and his artworks are exhibited here along with the artworks of his contemporaries.
The Jordaan is a very happy, cheerful place to visit in Amsterdam. It consists of lush gardens, busy markets, and delicious food places. It is famous for the ambiance of its restaurants and coffee shops where you will enjoy both the food and the Dutch music at the same time.
Vondelpark covers an expansive land area and this park is among the most famous places in Amsterdam. This park consists of greenery everywhere, separated by ponds and walking aisles for the visitors. Its rose garden is quite famous for the fact that it has more than 70 different species of flowers grown on a single piece of land.
The Dam Square of Amsterdam
The Dam Square of Amsterdam is a busy square junction filled with shops, stalls, and cafes on each side. It is a hub for many important places to visit like the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk), the Madame Tussauds wax museum and the historic National Memorial Statue. Do not forget to hop on the Ferris wheel you will find in this square, in order to witness the 360-degree view of the neighborhood.
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam
The colossal Royal Palace is popular for its aesthetic architecture and lavish interiors. It is open for public and the royal lifestyle is displayed here in the hints of paintings, sculptures, ornaments, and the furniture.
The Gardens and Zoo of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city that stays close to nature. Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is the oldest botanical garden of Amsterdam. Rare species of plants and trees have been planted in this garden, some of them being centuries old. Natura Artis Magistra (“Artis”) is Amsterdam’s famous Zoo that is close to the botanical gardens. It has aquariums featuring water life and insectariums full of butterflies and other insects.
The Old Church (Oude Kerk) dates back to 1300s and is one of the oldest churches that exists now. Its interior depicts stories of the transformations that this building went through; it is history at its finest.