Things to Do in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Things to Do in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

With its rich cultural history and different places the Netherlands is definitely a great country to spend your vacation. In its capital, Amsterdam there are a lot of things to do. In this article I’m going to mention a few things for tourists to do in Amsterdam.

Museums

To get a good view on various subjects within the cultural history from the city of Amsterdam, you should make a visit to the museums. The Rijksmusuem Amsterdam is the national museum of the Netherlands. There are a lot of paintings on display form famous Dutch painters. Amsterdam got its own Historical Museum where you can see exhibits from different items that relate to the history of the city To get a look into the lives of people during the second World War you should visit the Anne Frank House.

Squares

Every square in the city has its own character. One of the most famous squares is the Dam square. From the square you have a view on the Royal Palace. The National Monument which you can visit on this square is made as a memorial for the victims of the Word War Two. This square is in the centre of Amsterdam from which various different attractions could be reached. Other popular squares are the Leidseplein, Museumplein and the Rembrandtplein.

Parks

The parks in Amsterdam are lovely to visit to relax and enjoy the day. These parks are well maintained and offer a lot of trails and nice spots to sit down.

The most popular park is the Vondelpark. You can find the park in Amsterdam-South. The film museum in the Vondelpark is definitely worth a visit. This museum is the only cinematography museum in the Netherlands. In June, July and August you can enjoy free performances in the Open-Air Theatre

Windmills

If you want to make your trip complete you have to make a visit to the windmills in Amsterdam. There are 8 windmills in total. The oldest windmill is located in Amsterdam-West, which was build in 1632. Most of the windmills were used to keep the land dry.