Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical Amsterdam sights, it is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Canal cruises are a popular way to see the city from the perspective of its canals.
Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city: rich culture, lively Amsterdam nightlife, international restaurants, good transport – but is quiet, and largely thanks to its extensive canals, has a little road traffic. In this city your destination is never far away, but get a bike for an authentic local experience. To know more about Amsterdam you can read some basic facts and info.
Amsterdam tourist attractions
Museums are the main tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Everyone knows the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, but there is much more. Amsterdam has over seventy museums which attract millions of visitors each year. See our suggested itineraries to explore these attractions.
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Nightwatch Rembrandt in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Following ten years of attentive renovation, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the world’s great museums, was reopened in April 2013 by HM Queen Beatrix prior to the accession of Her son Willem-Alexander as the King of the Netherlands. The Rijksmuseum with its magnificent exhibit of more than 8000 works, including those of masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens, is today one of Amsterdam must-see attractions.
Coffeeshops Amsterdam Coffeeshops in Holland are allowed to sell small amounts of cannabis and are strictly regulated and taxed. Furthermore, coffeeshops must not sell to anyone under 18 and they must not sell more than 5g to any customer. Hard drugs are strictly prohibited.
Spring in Amsterdam
Events in March, April and May
The most important event each spring is the King’s Birthday (April 27), a street party and free market which usually takes 2 days of celebrations. Many young people arrive to Amsterdam for these festivities and usually the whole Old Town is closed for the car traffic on that day. At the end of May usually the Holland Festival begins, an important artistic event seeking to connect low and high culture, presenting new important works in the fields of music, theater, opera, ballet and visual arts.
Summer in Amsterdam
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