Amsterdam is a city founded in the twelfth century there was initially a small fishing town, today is the world’s financial and cultural center, is a tolerant city, its nightlife and daytime activity is extraordinary.
One of its great tourist attractions is its historic center was built in the twelfth century and is considered the largest in Europe, in those days many circular canals were built around the old city and that today is known as “The North Venice. Famous people such as Van Gogh and writer John Irving, were inspired by this city.
The gateway to Amsterdam’s Central Station, it was reached by train from the airport, built below sea level, it emphasizes its Renaissance-style building is the starting point for sightseeing. In Amsterdam there are over half a million bicycles and you can rent one just for 10 Euros to the city tour and appreciate the hundred miles of existing canals in the city, there are many bridges that cross it, if not wish you can walk on foot or in boats, which offer continuous tours in either the morning or afternoon, along the original channel can be seen houseboats.
You can also visit the tiny house of Anne Frank or the house of Rembrandt, the Museum Square, was so named because four museums are located around the square: the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum Diamonds, Börse in Amsterdam, this building offers an overall vision of three centuries of architecture, its baroque facade and Gothic structure offers a magnificent view.
Amsterdam has museums of great global importance as the Van Gogh Museum, which has the largest collection of paintings by Van Gogh in the world, will go see the oldest botanical garden in the world where you can see many rare species and ancient plants.
Also in town is the factory of Europe’s most popular beer, Heineken, which has its own museum also has a series of concert halls the best known being the Concertgebouw, with many buildings and churches of beautiful architecture .
In the city there are many clubs to be very active nightlife, many bars are located mainly in the streets of Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Amsterdam is famous for having the largest gay community in Europe, which very well tolerated by most Dutchmen.
The Red Light District is one of the tourist attractions of the city, not just by the color of light that illuminates this neighborhood, but also the world’s oldest profession is practiced here, the profession of prostitution is legal in areas designed for this.
Amsterdam is a magical city, its extensive canals, its buildings with architecture from the XVI and XVII, give it that magical charm one this beautiful city!.
The winds from the Atlantic Ocean determine the climate moderate the city, the winters are cold, being very frequent sub-zero temperatures, snowfalls are two or three days a year, the extreme humidity gives the sensation of heat in the months summer.
The train service it can connect to any destination in Holland and international destinations such as Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Marseille, Moscow, Paris and other cities.
Finally, Amsterdam is a city to enjoy a vacation trip, alone or accompanied.