If this is your first visit to this city feel the sensation of opening a Pandora’s box, houses and Baroque buildings Netherlands and Renaissance architecture with modern designs, canals and bridges, beautiful parks and people who love art, culture, the good life. If you are a connoisseur of Amsterdam certainly has the curiosity to find something new or enjoy some time with a visit he made haste.
In April 1996 the City of Amsterdam and the official tourist office (VVV) ordered the Holland Touring Club (ANWB) to signalize the streets of the city by creating a system of signs to guide visitors through six distinct visitors who tour the important to see in the city. The posters are similar to those that indicate the street names but with a color for each circuit.
The circuits are walking or cycling tour, starting at Central Station, but one part of the Oosterpark, in special places informational pillars have been installed with plans to guide visitors. This system is added to the description of the circuit 7 De Wallen, Red Zone, which lacks the signal tourism and is considered important by some historic locations found there.
Tourist Attractions in Amsterdam:
Amsterdam has more than seven thousand declared monuments and buildings of historical value, more than fifty public and private museums. The cultural scene is full every day and flowers during the summer with outdoor entertainment. The night of the city offers plenty of fun throughout the year. Here is a non-exhaustive list of Amsterdam attractions.
The most visited places:
Several attractions are museums and can have an overview of the most important museums of Amsterdam visiting.
Anne Frankhuis, The Anne Frank House
The house where Anne Frank wrote her diary in language Dutchman, is located next to the Westerkerk, you can get to this museum with trams 13,14 and 17, also with the bus 21 in any of these facilities will be lowered at stop Westermarkt.
Vincent Van Gogh Museum
The work of the painter Vincent Van Gogh is shared by museums in the world, here in Amsterdam you can admire the largest collection. The museum is located at Museumplein and accessed by tram 2, 3, 5 and 12 down at the stop Van Baerlestraat. Also served by trams 16 and 24 with a stop at Museumplein.
Rijkmuseum, National Museum
Located at Museumplein trams approaching the 2 and 5 with decrease in stop Hobbemastraat. At the stop Spiegelgracht stop trams 6, 7 and 10 and finally the tram 3, 12.16 and 24 to the Museumplein stop. It exhibits works of great masters of the “Golden Age”.
Het Koninklijk Paleis, the Royal Palace
Located opposite the National Monument on the Dam, about five hundred meters from Central Station.
It is an ancient church which is now the center of De Wallen, the red light district, surrounded by display cases of prostitutes and “Crazy Life” from the streets of Amsterdam. This temple was originally dedicated to St. Nicholas, Patron and Protector of Amsterdam since the fourteenth century, now belong to the reformed worship has lost some pictures and other relics. But brimming with history, with an impressive body where concerts are regularly executed, tombs of the city’s characters and other curiosities. You could say that is the oldest building in Amsterdam and an icon of the city.
Next to the Royal Palace and just a few meters from the National Monument on the Dam, is now an exhibition center, concert hall, convention center and coffee. It is accessible for people in wheelchairs. Building started in the late fourteenth century, in response to population growth of Amsterdam in the year 1408 the Bishop of Utrecht granted permission and the temple has since undergone several fires, rebuilding, and contributions. The most important are the “Golden Age” when he built the pulpit and the organ was added.
Begijnhof, The Novitiate
It is an ancient place, originally in the thirteenth century was a novitiate where women could live in a communal, temporarily taking religious vows. It retains a group of houses around a large courtyard, a church, a chapel and a gift shop and objects of Catholic worship. Reached through a narrow street in the Kalverstraat looming between the Historical Museum and the Spui street.
National Monument on the Dam
Since May 4, 1956 that erected the monument in front of Royal Palace, surrounded by the Hotel Krasnapolsky, the Bijenkorf store and the building of De Groote industries Club, Grand Club Industry. Each May 4, at Dam performed the solemn and austere ceremony commemorating the Day of Victims in the Second World War. In the center of the monument is erected an obelisk surrounded blunt other allegorical figures, at this place was built the first dam (dam in Dutchman) in the thirteenth century on the river Amstel, marking the first flood control .
Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt House
On the street Jodenbreestraat 4, in the Jewish Quarter can be reached by descending into the Metro stop Waterlooplein. With trams 9 and 14, getting off at the stop Visserplein.
The house and the artist’s studio, where he spent his family life, art and the place where he trained his students.
It is a central square around which concentrates a large amount of bars, pubs, restaurants, discos, cinemas and other entertainment premises. The area is always active but at nightfall always a little more heated. Visit our sections Gay Lesbian Entertainment Area. Rembrandt Square is named in honor of the artist and is remembered with a bronze statue that stands in the center of the place. It comes with trams 4,9,14 and 20 were down at the stop Rembrandtplein
It is the hot spot of the night in Amsterdam with major theaters, discos, bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, cinemas, street artists. Also find hotels, casino and also all close to the Vondelpark and Museumplein. More details in Sections Entertainment. Trams 1,2,5, 6,7 and 10 as close to the Leidseplein stop.
The Red Zone
It is the ancient site of the city, close to Central Station and behind the Sint Nicolaaskerk, where it mixes the possibility of walks in the history of Amsterdam and find the most sophisticated adult entertainment. It is a place for walking and exploring during the day and night.
The Flower Market
Located on a margin of the Singel canal between Muntplein Koningsplein and are floating about twenty positions where they sell the famous tulips, plants, seeds, bulbs and a rich variety of souvenirs of all kinds and value. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 17.00 pm and Sundays from 11.00 to 17.30. It reaches the Bloemenmarkt with trams 1, 2 and 5 to the stop and to stop Koningsplein Muntplein with trams 4, 9,14,16, 24 and 25.
A cruise through the canals of Amsterdam
Finally, without taking away the importance it deserves it comes to water, matter is abundant in Amsterdam with hundreds of channels and bridges connecting the islands that make up the city. Take a cruise, with the typical boats with the glass roof and enjoy another perspective of the city.
The find in different parts of the city and some businesses offer a day pass with the ability to pause to see something of interest and then return to sea.