From old buildings, beautiful canals, interesting museums, colorful parks and exciting nightlife, Amsterdam has it all. And specially in this season, when you can enjoy the outdoors and be delighted with the amazing views of the blooming flower fields across Holland.
As a city we love, we wanted to share with you three reasons to visit this bursting city… Of course, you might find many more.
AMSTERDAM IS A SHOPPING LOVER’S PARADISE
Located in an 17th-century historic neighborhood, “De Negev Straatjes” (The nine streets) is an area between Leidsestraat and Jordaan districts. Here you can find boutiques, cozy cafés, nice restaurants and trendy art galleries. From well-established labels to emerging designers, variety of prices and an exceptional vintage goods selection, this is the ultimate alternative shopping paradise.
And if you are a freak for handbags, You can not miss the Museum of Bags and Purses or Tassen Museum. Hosted in a cute house with garden in Herengracht, 573, the handbag collection will make you dream and appreciate the history and craftsmanship of certain pieces.
Netherlands also has a history processing diamonds as it’s one of Europe’s capitals on the field. If you want to know all about “the best girls friend”, visit Gassan Diamonds. There you can take a guided tour and see their extensive collection. There are also plenty of small specialty jewelers with stunning pieces.
IF YOU LOVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS…
This is the best season for enjoying the greenery of Amsterdam. You can take a bike tour and discover the surroundings, amazing views of the flower fields, old windmills, canals and its fauna.
There are also, plenty of parks where you can walk or exercise, or even better, buy some wine and cheese have a picnic and relax under the sun and blossoming trees. Vondelpark is the largest and most popular one, and in this season they offer shows in their Open Air Theatre.
AMSTERDAM FOR CULTURE LOVER’S
Netherlands its famous for its prolific artistic and cultural scene. In Amsterdam, you will be able to see the called Dutch Masters from the 17th century Dutch Golden Age. “The Rijksmuseum” is one of the most visited museums. And it is no wonder, as it features over 8,000 exhibitions of historical and art pieces, showcasing well known artists like Pieter Claesz, Rembrandt and Frans Hals.
“The Anne Frank House” where she and her family hid during the German occupation in World War II its really interesting although always crowded. So we recommend you to go early, even before they open their doors.
If you are more into modern art, you should visit the “Stedelijk Museum”. This museum is focused on 19th and 20th-century Dutch and French paintings, featuring a number of renowned art movements, like De Stijl and Pop Art, and painters such as Chagall, Matisse, and De Kooning, among others.
Save time also to go to one of our favorites: “The Van Gogh Museum”. IT displays more than 600 pieces of paintings and drawings, and a dedicated exhibit of his letters.
WHERE TO STAY IN AMSTERDAM
If you want to have a unique and different experience on accommodation, leave the hotels and hostels aside. Try something new and stay in the floating hotel “Botel” with a splendid view of the IJ river.
If you are more adventurous and not scared of heights, you can stay in one of the, 35-meters-off-the-ground luxury suites of “The Crane Hotel Faralda”. Or maybe you prefer to live the authentic Dutch experience and find a house-boat for rent though Airbnb.
Whatever you decide, tell us how it was your experience! We all want to know!