Let’s imagine that you are finally in Amsterdam for the biggest venue in 2019 – EQ European Convention. Make sure to come in advance to admire the city itself and have some spare time for rest, inspiration and motivation. Here we would like to present the top 5 things which you can do while in the city of bikes and canals.
1. Do the boat tour
That is the first thing you should go for when in Amsterdam! Experiencing the city from the water is one of the best ways to get to know it. There are various cruises through the canals, where you will have drinks, sometimes dinner or even a night party. All boats are electric-powered and environmentally-friendly, also available for each budget.
2. Visit Paleis op de Dam
The Royal Palace is the largest and most prestigious building from the Golden Age, making it one of the Netherlands’ most famous monuments. What’s interesting, it is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. During the rest days, the place is open for public visits, however better to check the opening hours prior on the official website, as some exceptions may occur.
3. Explore Rijksmuseum
One of the most valuable museums in the Netherlands. Here you will see works from all the Dutch Masters of the 17th century: Rembrandt, Vermeer and more – as well as other modern icons like Van Gogh. The building is not in vain, considered the most photogenic spot with stunning architecture and surroundings.
4. Go to Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is the place where the girl hidden with her family for more than two years during World War II. For now, this location is converted into a museum. It contains a sobering exhibition about the Jews genocide during the war. Anne’s original diary and other her notebooks are also the part of the exposition.
5. Have a walk in De Wallen
Plenty of you probably has heard about Red Light District even before visiting the city. This place is full of legends and stereotypes. This district belongs to the oldest part of Amsterdam and has an enormous amount of pubs, bars, and shops. Pro tip: take care of your belongings, as this area is crowded and very convenient for pickpockets.
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