The incredible canals, pioneering water management technique, treasured museums, vintage shops and cosy cafes – all these and much more combines the beauty of Amsterdam city. Creativity is seen everywhere - be it the exhibits displayed all across the city, design of the historic buildings, the appealing houses or the art galleries - Amsterdam is a city of creative masterpieces. Amsterdam has welcomed other cultures with arms open which reflects in its art and culture. The locals here like to cycle or use the canal route to commute for work, shop and for most other things. The abundant bike rental shops make it easy for tourists to use the bikes too. Overall, Amsterdam is a wonderful city. Amsterdam is better experienced rather than hearing stories about it.
Cycle around Amsterdam city
Cycling around Amsterdam is one of the most popular way of getting to know the city. In fact, cycling is a rather essential Amsterdam experience that one can’t miss. Visitors can also take guided cycling tours to make this experience all the more interesting. It also allows visitors to see more places in one day. If not a guided tour there are numerous interesting cycling routes that one can follow.
Take a canal cruise – Amsterdam
Like cycling, canal cruising is another very interesting activity to enjoy in Amsterdam. The city’s history is very closely connected with water. There are around 165 canals in Amsterdam created over centuries to boost the trade and transport system of the city. Take up a boat tour and see how it defines the landscape of Amsterdam.
Visit Tulip Garden–keukenhof
Mid- March to mid- May is the time when the Keukenhof Tulip Garden in Amsterdam blooms with millions of tulips, daffodils, and orchids. The garden has over 800 variety of tulips which presents a spectacular sight. Besides, there are incredible flower shows, inspirational exhibitions on display which one must visit. This park also serves well for children.
As nights falls, the streets and squares of Amsterdam gets busy. Areas like Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, and old area Jordaan are all bustling with cafes, night clubs and theatres and are always full of visitors. Then there is the famous red light district of Amsterdam which also appeals to many tourist.
Visit the traditional Alkmaar Cheese Market
The Dutch cheese has a rich history and tradition associated with it. The traditional Alkmaar Cheese market is the place to be in for enjoying a unique cheese experience. At 10 in the morning, the market starts with the ring of a bell. You can see cheese bearers in colourful cloths displaying the cheese, smiling at people, while samplers inspecting and sharing it with public. This traditional demonstration is worth experiencing.