Welcome to Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam - The City of Canals
Amsterdam is the most famous city in the Netherlands. With more than one million citizens it’s the most populous city of the country and because of it’s hundreds of canals it is colloquially known as “ The Venice of the North” Amsterdam has the prejudices to consist of bicycles, canals and the red light district, but that’s not all! It is a World Heritage, a university city and there is literally an ongoing sprout of new creative artists and interesting multicultural people. Amsterdam is located in the province North Holland of western Netherlands and through Amsterdam runs the Amstel.
Information and Facts
If you are interested in art you should check out the Museumplein (Museum Square) which is located in the South of Amsterdam here you’ll find the most important museums of Amsterdam like: the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, EYE Film Institute – Film Museum in Amsterdam, De Appel Art Centre, Hermitage in Amsterdam, Fluorescent Art Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands Media Arts Institute (NIMk) - Montevideo. If you like to expand your cultural horizon and you’re especially interested in dutch culture you should go to: Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the Diamond Museum, Houseboat museum, Het Scheepvaartmuseum – The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam Noord Museum
Amsterdam has everything which your shopping heart desires, a lot of models start their career here and designers and fashion victims are here in abundance. The main shopping road is called Kalverstraat here you can find many shops selling competitively priced products. You can also find Kalvertoren and Magna Plaza there, two of the largest shopping malls in Amsterdam.
After sunset Amsterdam wakes up, lights from clubs and bars are flashing up and reflecting in the canals. The best places to enjoy the night are on Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein here you will find clubs, cinemas and bars from large and modern to small and cozy.
Depending on the duration of your stay you should consider an abo with GVB the public transportation company which serves Amsterdam and the Suburbs using trams, buses with 56 bus routes, metro and ferries. If you want to see more of the city and want to be independent you should rent a bike, all around the city are hundreds of bike rentals.