Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, may be called the capital of tourist destinations. Whatever your heart desires, this city has it. Travelling down Amsterdam’s historic canals, you are bound to come across something exquisite. There is rich art to appreciate, delicious cuisines to savour and vibrant things to buy.
And the vacation doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Amsterdam will dazzle you with its active nightlife. So let’s explore all the fun in store for you in this European paradise.
Top 3 Reasons To Visit Amsterdam
- The Perfect Shopping Destination
From exclusive couture to a mix of varied styles, Amsterdam offers you great variety in shopping. There are also many cafés in every market area. Walk-in for a refreshing treat with your new wardrobe additions.
For unique pieces, visit the Negen Straatjes neighbourhood in Jordaan. The area hosts many boutiques. In the mood for something formal, need evening wear? Browse De Maagd & de Leeuw’s French-inspired garments. You will find elegant, sophisticated and distinctive clothes here.
If you play it safe with famous brands, trust Maison de Bonneterie. Situated in the Old City Centre, this mansion-like building has stunning architecture. Their catalogue includes renowned fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and G-Star. So book a personal shopper and go on a spree. Later, you can rejuvenate in one of their luxurious salons and spas.
- The Habitat of Art and Culture
The streets of Amsterdam are brimming with rich culture. Tour the National Museum (Rijksmuseum) to witness over 8000 paintings and over 35,000 books. Learn about the cultural history of the Netherlands through numerous displays of sculptures and traditional handicrafts.
Drop by the poised, all-glass structure of Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ for good music. This concert hall hosts contemporary classical music by chamber groups and massive orchestras.
If you are visiting with family, make a trip to Vondelpark. This is the largest park in Amsterdam, filled with amusement. Delight on sculptures, statues and rose gardens. There are plenty of playgrounds and even a rollerblading rink for recreation.
- Amazing Food From Drinks
The gastronomic scene in Amsterdam is thriving. The city boasts of several Michelin-star restaurants. Every restaurant expresses its own creativity. There is re-invented Dutch cuisine, the old French and Italian delicacies and a platter from food all around the globe.
Places like Restaurant Vermeer are a great place to eat if you desire fresh produce. The restaurant uses locally produced ingredients like white asparagus and Dutch prawns. Their menu keeps you guessing as it changes with the season, depending on the seasonal produce.
Amsterdam stands out among other tourist destinations due to its diversity and abundance. There is a little something for everyone in Amsterdam. So fly here for the perfect vacation. Come and experience classic luxury with an artsy twist.
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Grace Davis, hailing from the UK, is an intrepid explorer with a passion for travel that has taken her to over 60 countries around the globe. Among her favorite destinations are the captivating landscapes of Australia and New Zealand, the vast expanses of Canada, and the vibrant cultures of Morocco. Grace's journeys inspire readers to embrace adventure and discover the beauty and diversity our world has to offer.