Netherlands: Two Days in Amsterdam

in City Guides, Sightseeing

A canal in Amsterdam

One of the many interesting canals in Amsterdam

The land of the tulips and windmills – that’s what Holland means for a lot of people. Of course, there are more than flowers to be seen in this part of the world. Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands, and is home to a lot of cultural sites as well. If you have two days to spend here, make sure that you pay a visit to the following places.

Anne Frank Museum
This is definitely a must visit. Every child knows about the brave little Jewish girl who wrote her thoughts and experiences while hiding during the war. The museum is actually the Prinsengracht canal house where Anne Frank and her family hid – you can’t get any closer to the real thing here. A tip: do wake up early to visit. Otherwise, you can expect to wait at least an hour in line.

Amsterdam Historic Museum
To experience a fantastic overview of everything Dutch, this museum is the destination. From paintings to model ships, the museum contains them all. The setting is an orphanage, which was built sometime in the 1500s.

Rembrandt’s House
Rembrandt is one of Holland’s favorite sons and a visit to Amsterdam is not complete without a visit to his house.

De Pijp near Sarphatipark
If you feel the urge to experience the real local scene, go to De Pijp – this is where the locals go to escape tourists. You can find a lot of cafes and restaurants, all of them unique in their own way.

Regulierdwarsstraat
This is the destination for gay travel in Amsterdam. The most fun and friendliest gay bars can be found here, behind the flower market.

Enjoy discovering Amsterdam!

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