AMSTERDAM - General Impression
Yes! We have good news for you! First of all you made the right choice selecting Amsterdam as you next travel destination. This vibrant city is an absolute European highlight. Moreover, Amsterdam is the hometown of Travelspecs so you have just found yourself THE best source on the internet for all the ins and outs of the wonderfully wicked Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is a unique place in the world. Of course the city is renowned for its wild nightlife, the infamous red light district and its countless coffeeshops where people don’t come to get a cup of coffee. Sure this is all true, but also for people who are not looking for this kind of ‘trip’ Amsterdam is a top destination. The city is home to some of the world’s finest museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The historic city center with it’s romantic century old and ever winding canals is both unique and delightful. You could spend hours and hours marveling at the imposing facades of the grand canal mansions while imagining living there one day. There are many more sights in Amsterdam and while the city is relatively small it will allow for hours and hours of strolling or.... cycling.
Indeed the most popular way of getting around in Amsterdam is by bicycle. Students, business men in suits, small children, whether it’s sunshine or rain, day or night, the Dutch sure love their bikes and you’ll see hundreds no thousands of bicycles everywhere. As it’s easy to rent a bicycle tourists seem to have adopted this habit eagerly and it’s a nice and fast way of getting around. While at the Canals make sure to visit the Anne Frank Museum and make another stop at the Heineken Experience where a nice cold beer will be very welcome at the end of your day.
At night things go wild at the Red Light district, but if you’re looking for a more decent area go to the Leidseplein or Rembrand Square to experience Amsterdam’s great nightlife.
Without a doubt one of Europe’s finest destinations.