Amsterdam is the capital of Holland and one of the most visited cities by tourists in this part of Europe. Too see what is the big deal, I decided to head out and check out what this town has to offer. Today we will talk about the coolest places to visit in Amsterdam. This time no museums and historical stuff, just some of the best places to have a nice time with your friends. On the list you can find the top five places that impressed me, but surely you will stumble across all kinds of different tourist destinations when you reach Amsterdam.
This is a perfect place to have a picnic and every weekend a lot of people come here to relax and chill. If the weather is nice you can even make a whole day out of it. The park is named after the famous local poet Joost van den Vondel. There are also a number of sculptures that can be seen in Vondelpark and this is one of the reasons why there are a lot of tourists around. Social activities are held from June to September and many families with children are visiting the park in this period.
2. De Wallen
The famous Red Light District is a number one place for all tourists who visit Amsterdam, especially the younger generations. This is the oldest part of the city and it is not that big like many people imagine it would be. It has a big historical significance, but now it is mostly used to attract tourists who are looking for some party time.
The most famous place to buy tulips in Amsterdam is surely the Blomenmarkt. The best thing about this place that it is probably the only floating flower market in the world. It was founded in 1862 and today has dozens of flower shops and places to get souvenirs. From what I’ve seen the market is set for tourists, since there are not a lot of locals in the area. The visitors can be all kinds of flowers here, like narcissus, tulip, roses and many other types. The Bloemenmarkt is located between Koningsplein and Muntplein, and it is really easy to reach. Also, the market is open 7 days a week.
4. Anne Frank House
Since this is the number one tourist attraction in Amsterdam, I decided to go and see it for myself. The line is usually long, but somehow this time there were only a couple of people waiting. The Anna Frank House is located close to the Prinsengracht canal. The decision to preserve the house where Anna Frank and her family were hidden was made in 1955. It is worth saying that there were supposed to be tearing the house down at first, but in the end it was preserved and opened as a museum in 1960. The people who are visiting this place can take a short tour and see the rooms where Anna lived.
5. The Amsterdam Canals
These famous canals were built in the 17th century. There were supposed to control the flow of the Amstel river and merchants came up with the idea to build their mansions near the actual canals. Today, tourists can take a boat ride along the canals, and it is considered to be one of the best and relaxing ways to witness the beauty of the city. There are more than a thousand bridges and also a number of houseboats in the canals. We took a one hour ride and it was amazing, so I would recommend this to everyone who is planning to visit Amsterdam. There are also evening cruised with candle lights for couples and people on their honeymoons.
Amsterdam is surely a place worth a visit. Besides the historical monuments and the beautiful canals, this city offers a rich nightlife for young people and also a relaxing time for families with children. Make sure to pin this lovely city to the must see places on your travel planner.