The city of Amsterdam is a hot spot for tourists visiting Europe. The vast array of museums, restaurants, and captivating sites makes it the perfect destination for anyone looking to site-see a city rich in culture. Amsterdam is home to a large number of famous museums and history, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. No matter what time of year, Amsterdam offers visitors and locals a lot of exciting sites and stops along the way.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh museum serves as the most visited museum in not only Amsterdam but all of the Netherlands. People flock from all over to come see the artists most famous works that reside in the museum, including “Sunflowers” and “Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat.” Tickets to the museum are best purchased before attending the museum, to make sure you avoid the long museum lines.
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank house is one of the most sought-after attractions for tourists in Amsterdam. The front of the house has been turned into a museum filled with artifacts, and the back of the annex has been preserved to show what Anne’s time was like during the two years she hid in the house and wrote her diary. Tickets for the museum are always at high demand, so it’s essential to plan accordingly when visiting the Anne Frank house.
The Canal Belt
One of the best ways to explore the city of Amsterdam is by taking a canal cruise along the UNESCO protected canal belt. Guided boat tours can be anywhere from a hop on and hop off ride or a more extended tour that gives you the history of the city. The tours are said to be magical during the daytime and also during the nighttime when the bridges are all lit up.
Brouwerij ‘t IJ (the IJ Brewery)
Out of the eight windmills left in Amsterdam, the De Gooyer windmill serves as the location for the Brouwerj ‘t IJ (the IJ Brewery). The brewery is located under the sails of the windmill and offers 30 minute guided tours as well as an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy both organic and seasonal ales found in most of the local bars and restaurants in Amsterdam.
A special perk of visiting Amsterdam is their I amsterdam city card. Tourists and locals alike, have the opportunity of purchasing this card that serves as a free ticket to get into all of the attractions in the city. Cards can be ordered from 24 hours to 96 hours depending on your itinerary.