Amsterdam is a great city to linger in. This is why annually millions of foreign tourists visit the Dutch capital. The Dutch themselves also enjoy a day out in Amsterdam and frequently spend a day out in the city. Luckily there is something for every visitor in Amsterdam. Culture lovers can see museums to their hearts content, while others can visit one of the many shopping streets or pubs which the city is full of.
Next to that, the city of Amsterdam itself is a sight. It is not for nothing that a boat ride through the canals of the city is the second most popular attraction of the Netherlands. More than three million people a year make such a cruise.
Some of the most famous museums of Holland are found in Amsterdam. The centre of cultural Amsterdam can be found, without a doubt in the Museum-Square. The biggest Museums of the city are situated on this square, namely the Van Gogh Museum, the National Museum and the City Museum. In the Van Gogh Museum, a visitor can gaze upon thousands of paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. This Museum displays the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the entire world. The National Museum has also built up an impressive collection, with its show piece being of course the world famous Night Watch by Rembrandt. Nearly a million people annually come to gaze at the collection. Modern art lovers can indulge themselves in the City Museum.
The city of Amsterdam is known for more than just Museums. A boat trip around the canals of Amsterdam is also extremely popular, where people can see the city centre from a different perspective. People who like architecture, will feel easily at home in Amsterdam. Famous buildings such as the Beurs van Berlage and the Palace are walking distance from each other. Also a visit to the monumental Central station is always worth the effort. From the central station u can walk in one go over the Damrak to the Dam, killing three metaphorical architectural birds with one stone. When you find yourself on the Dam anyway, it is easy to visit Madam Tussaud’s, to gaze at the wax statues of national and international stars.
A nice day out in the spring or summer in Amsterdam would be to visit the famous Vondel-Park. This park was made in the nineteenth century. Its construction was financed by nearby inhabitants of the park, if you bought a property in the vicinity, you would automatically pay a fee towards the construction of the park. Ever since 1996 this park has become a national monument, with around ten million visitors annually