About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands which is known for its artistic heritage. The city offers amazing nightlife, refreshing picnic parks and some spectacular museums are remarkable places in Amsterdam. It has the most chilled out vibes across all cities of Europe.

Why Go There: Heritage | Nightlife | Refreshing Trip
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Solo Trip | Bachelors
Trivia: It is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’.
Things To Bring Back: Custom Clogs, Dutch Licorice, Puccini Chocolate Bonbons, Nijntje Knuffel, Handmade Dutch wallets, Cowboys belts, Custom Pendants, Dutch Genever, Dutch Beer, Momo Chairs

Also Check Out: Things to Do in Amsterdam 

Places To Visit In Amsterdam

9. Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam (Royal Palace)

Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam is located at the western side of Dam square in the center of the city. The palace was constructed by an architect Jacob Van Campen. It was a city town hall but later on, it was converted into a palace during the Napoleonic wars when Louis was crowned the king of Holland. The exterior of the building mimics the public building of Rome and the interior elaborated the Empire Style of the early 1800s. It is made of sandstone. The palace is used by the Dutch Royal House for royal events but it is open to the public for most of the year.

Distance from the city: 1 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Couples | Architects
Best Time To Visit: All year round

8. De Wallen

De Wallen is a red-light district and it is the designed area that encourages legalized prostitution. There are more than one hundred one-room apartments rented by sex-workers who lures the onlookers behind windows. Strong police force system keeps the area safe from any kind of problems caused by rogues or other issues that might arise. You can also visit city old’s church, the Gothic-style Oude Kerk in the vicinity.

Distance from the city: 5 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Bachelors
Best Time To Visit: All year round

7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum)

Het Scheepvaartmuseum or the National Maritime Museum was constructed in 1656 and it consists of 18 rooms that feature carvings, maps, weapons and other depiction of historical sea battles. At the entrance of the museum, there is an 18th -century ship which sailed between the Netherlands and the East Indies. If you are a history enthusiast, you should definitely visit this place while you tour Amsterdam.

Distance from the city: 5 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Architects
Best Time To Visit: All year round

6. Vondelpark (Nieuwe Park)

Vondelpark was constructed in 1865 is located in Oud-Zuid to the west of the city’s Museum Square. A statue of Joost Van Den Vondel (Dutch poet and playwright) was placed in 1867. This statue became the most familiar landmark that people began to address this park with the name ‘Vondelpark’. It is a place where you can spend some quality time with your friends and family. You can relax, play sports, bike on the pathways or kill your hunger pangs with a sandwich and beer at the facility provided inside the park.

Distance from the city: 5 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Couples
Best Time To Visit: All year round

5. Bloemenmarkt

Bloemenmarkt is a floating flower market where flower sellers load stands and barges with all the flowers. This market was an idea that took shape in 1862. It includes a dozen of different florists, gardens shops and souvenir stalls. The bunches of flowers are arranged in such a way that they are travel-friendly and tourists can purchase and take back as a memento to their home.

Distance from the city: 5 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Nature-lovers
Best Time To Visit: All year round

4. Van Gogh Museum

The largest collection of artwork by Vincent Van Gogh is housed in the Van Gogh Museum. The museum is divided into two buildings and it is designed in a way so that it can hold a large crowd. The building possesses different pieces of art as a permanent collection as well as some rotatory exhibits. The museum encourages the young generation of artists by a series of extensive programs for children. These include drawing competition for children, treasure hunts, diorama making and guided workshops.

Distance from the city: 2 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Everyone
Best Time To Visit: All year round

3. Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum. It is a grand four-floor museum that walks you through the history of Netherlands. The museum consists of over one million objects and 8000 of them are on display. This collection includes works by famous people such as Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt. You can marvel at all the beautiful exhibits in the museum through a guided tour offered by the museum.

Distance from the city: 3 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Everyone
Best Time To Visit: All year round

2. Heineken Brewery

Heineken is a historical brewery built in 1867 that educates its visitors about the whole process of brewing beer and how Heineken began its journey many years ago. The place gives  you a tour of the exhibits that make you understand how Heineken became an international brand of beer that is distributed throughout the world.

Distance from the city: 3 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Liquor Enthusiasts | Bachelors | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round

1. Anne Frank House

Anne Frank Huis is the place where Anne Frank was hiding along with 7 other people during the World War II until the Nazis were able to find them. Little Anne used to write a diary that includes the happenings of the war, her personal experiences and the relationships that developed in that small room. A visit to this house is a remarkable experience as the house still holds some personal items that belonged to Anne and her stay.

Distance from the city: 5 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Everyone
Best Time To Visit: All year round

Other Museums That You Can Visit In Amsterdam

  • Rembrandt
  • Huis Marseille
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • Museum Van Loon
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Amsterdam Museum
  • Allard Pierson Museum

If you wish to explore Amsterdam in a way that you do not miss out any important place to visit, you must book your trip from a holiday package and save your money by using:
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How To Reach Amsterdam


New Delhi Airport to Amsterdam
You can book your flights from:  Cleartrip International Flights | Yatra Flights International 

Where To Stay In Amsterdam

Eden Hotel Amsterdam | XO Hotels Couture | CitizenM Amsterdam Hotel
You can book your hotels and avail great discounts by using: Agoda Coupon Code | Airbnb Coupons | Goibibo Hotel Offers 

Hidden Gems

  • Van Stapele Koekmakerij is a famous shopping place that you must visit
  • If you are fond of cheese, you should visit Amsterdam Cheese company
  • You can visit the Amsterdam flea market named ‘Noordermarkt’ to get a feel of a typical dutch market.
  • You must try ‘stroopwafels and poffertjes’ from a Saturday market named ‘Lindenmarket’
  • Go on a ‘Gs Brunch Boat’ to explore Amsterdam from the waters
  • Dine in a ‘Restaurant De Struisvogel’ for a wonderful experience and delectable Dutch dishes
  • Visit OT301 as it is full of artistic activities like music concerts, jam sessions, DJs and much more
  • If you are a shopaholic and possess good bargaining skills, visit Albert Cuyp Market
  • Groove on a beach bar in Amsterdam named ‘Pllek’.

CashKaro Recommendation

  • Visit the Dam square situated at the banks of River Amstel
  • Take a sightseeing cruise in Amsterdam
  • Leiden Square is a transport hub that give access to city’s shopping and nightlife
  • Visit Marken, a small island near Amsterdam
  • If you are interested in wildlife, visit ‘Artis Royal Zoo’

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