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5 Things to do in Amsterdam

I first visited Amsterdam as a child and fell in love with the canals and all the bicycles. My second visit as a student was dedicated to more cultural pursuits and I explored several museums. The highlight of my trip was a visit to Anne Frank's house.


It's no secret that Amsterdam is one of the most exciting places on this Earth to visit. With its

rich history, artistic legacy, intricate canal system, and abundance of museums, you will find that there is so much to do and see in the time you are there to visit. To help you come up with somewhat of an itinerary for your vacation, here are my top 5 things to do while you're in Amsterdam.


1. Take a historical canal ride. The water tours of Amsterdam are some of the most desired.

Since there are hundreds of canals throughout the nation that were created just for travel,

there is no reason not to give this popular attraction a try. During your gentle water ride, you'll get to view some of the country's most detailed architecture and most beautiful

landscapes.


2. Take a walk through the wildflowers. Amsterdam takes great pride in its bulb flowers,

especially tulips. Visit the amazingly vibrant bulb flower park in Lisse if you wish to see

the tulips in all their glory. If you happen to miss the tulip season, don't worry. There are

plenty of bulbed flowers that grow year-round at the park.


3. Visit one of the many spectacular art museums or history museums. Check out paintings

by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, or other world-renowned artists or revisit history by walking into the Anne Frank House, where you can see the secret annex where Anne hid during World War II.


4. Walkthrough De Wallen, the nation's red-light district. Although it's famous for some

risky behavior, there is much more to the city. Try out one of the district's fine restaurants,

small boutiques, or find more responsible entertainment at any of the places not lit up

with red lights.


5. Last but not least, explore the narrow, winding streets of Amsterdam's historic 17th-century city center by bike. There are up to 400 kilometers of bicycle paths leading just about everywhere in town, and it's no surprise that Amsterdam is a true cycling city. Renting a bike to get around town will surely acquaint you with the local scenery plus it's a cheaper option for public transport. Don't hesitate to ask expert guides and rental shops on how to get around the city as they offer great advice to inexperienced bikers.


However, you choose to explore Amsterdam I'm ready to help you plan your next visit. Just contact me and we can get you on your way to Amsterdam.