Amsterdam Capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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is a capital of Netherlands also called Holland. Holland is only the western part of the country. The Netherlands is a pleasant destination, though its climate is often damp and its days gloomy. Amsterdam is the CenterPoint of Dutch culture. In fact, Amsterdam is one of the Europe‘s major gateways. The country is known for its artistic heritage, canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. There are 165 canals, 1218 bridges in the city. The official language is Dutch but majority of the population speaks English too. You don’t need to know Dutch to travel to Amsterdam. See this website for common word in Dutch (https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/about-amster...
Canadians required their passports upon arrival to the country. Amsterdam is a part of Schengen area (referred to internal borders). People may need visa to stay in Netherlands for a period of maximum 90 days in any 180-days period (short stay visa). Depend upon the nationality https://www.government.nl/topics/visa-for-the-neth...
Tourist visa: Not required for stays up to 90 days*
Business visa: Not required for stays up to 90 days*
Student visa: Not required for stays up to 90 days*
* The 90-day period begins upon initial entry into any country of the Schengen area. Stays are cumulative and include visits to any Schengen area country within any 180-day period.
Transportation system in Amsterdam is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry. There are many cards that you can choose when you travelling https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/plan-your-tr...
OV Chip card
Travel in trams, buses, trains and metros. Always remember to check in and out. More information visit https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/home.htm
I Amsterdam City Card
Used mostly by travellers’. Free entrance available to the city top’s attraction, unlimited use of GVB public transport for 24, 48 or 72hours
GVB Day passes
Valid on Public transport for period of 1 to 7 days, with starting price of 7.50euro. You can also buy these passes online from GVB websites
Amsterdam & regional travel tickets
24 hours valid pass all public transport Operated by GVB (including night buses) .Price 13.50 euros (It also combined with I Amsterdam city card as a part of ‘Get out of Town’ special offer
Amsterdam main attraction
· The Rijksmuseum: famous for its magnificent collection of Dutch masters. The Rijksmuseum museum is dedicated to arts and history of Amsterdam. Located at museum square borough Amsterdam South.
· Anne frank house: The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The house was her hiding place during world war, where she hid from Nazis for two years .This building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht. (https://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/Practical-infor...
· Van Gogh Museum: It is famous for its world finest collection of works by Dutch artist. Museum offers exhibitions to guided tours, workshops, children's activities and events. More details visit.( https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on).
· Walking tour is the other best way to explore Amsterdam. Amsterdam canals are incredibly beautiful. People usually hire a private boat for around 20 euros for an hour to explore the beauty of the city.
· The Jordaan area is a heavily residential area which is probably the most missed part of Amsterdam. Although it’s right near the city center, hardly any tourists enter this maze of restaurants, cafes, and shops. It’s peaceful and a great place to wander while avoiding the mass of tourists crowding the main streets just a few blocks away. While in the area, be sure to eat at Moeders (traditional Dutch food) and Winkel 43 (apple pie). (https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/three-days...
· Red Light District: one of the most famous attractions with some stereotypes about these areas which some say are true. There are plenty of sex shops, sex museum and prostitutes in red-lit windows. But the heart of Amsterdam is much more than that. During the day it’s a quit place and in the night area becomes awash with drunks
· Bike tour: Amsterdam has more bikes than people. The city loves bikes and the best and cheap way to explore the city. Mike’s Bike Tours is the best company to use, whether for a tour or to rent a bike on your own.
· Vondelpark: Most popular and largest park in Amsterdam. Great places to walk, relax, and meet local peoples. During summer park is filled with people
Some other sites to see
· Waterlooplein Flea Market: This open-air market is like a giant flea market, everything and everyone can be found here. People sell secondhand clothes, hats, antiques, gadgets, and much more. You can also find new and unused items. If there’s something you want, you’ll probably find it here.
· The Amsterdam library : The city’s library is a beautiful modern building built in 2007. It’s gigantic, overlooks the IJ, and has a wonderful top floor cafe for impressive views of the city. It’s one of my favorite to relax in the city. It’s quiet, peaceful, and there’s nothing like reading a good book with a great view
· Day trip to Haarlem: Just a quick train (or bike) ride from Amsterdam, Harleem is a quiet Dutch town that has a beautiful central church, great outdoor market, and all the beauty of historic Amsterdam with fewer crowds.
Restaurants: One of the must go restaurant is De Kas. A 4.5 star restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes made from organic ingredients grown on-site. De Kas restaurant & nursery is located in a set of greenhouses which date back to 1926 and used to belong to the Amsterdam Municipal Nursery.
Two-course lunch €37.50
Three-course dinner €49.50.
Open Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6.30pm-10pm, Sat 6.30pm-10pm
Every type of traveller will find Amsterdam appealing, except perhaps those exclusively drawn to beach resorts and adventure travel. One possible reason people don’t want to go to Amsterdam because of permissiveness Drugs, prostitution, and pornography are tolerated and in many places legal.