First time in Amsterdam

Posted by on October 18, 2013

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What to see, what to do, where to stay, what will entertain you and more useful information about your first visit to Amsterdam. Amsterdam along with Barcelona and Berlin is one of the most favorite cities, especially for young people traveling in Europe. It’s not only the coffee shops or the famous red light district that drives interest. The first time you visit Amsterdam you will pass by this purely tourist part of town, but in any case the real Amsterdam starts when you finish the ride in the streets around and near the Great Dam Square and Central Station. Plus every time you visit, you will discover a new look.

Amsterdam River

Amsterdam River

Amsterdam is very cuddly with public transport, especially trams and buses are very frequent until night time so you don’t necessarily need to stay downtown. This city loads a large variety of restaurants, especially if you are looking for Asian cuisine, although much of it is adapted to mild local flavors. The influence of the Dutch colonial past is evident as shown in a wide range of Indonesian restaurants. Broodjeszaak Kuyltje: A favorite Dutch habit is to eat a sandwich or a soup at 12 noon and dinner at 6pm. Well, here you can taste the most delicious and fresh sandwiches in town. You choose the bread you like and then you continue with the cheese and sausages, that will be cut in front of you and to complete your order pick a salad of your choice. You must accompany them with fresh orange juice. Open weekdays only from morning to afternoon.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Bazar used to be a church but now it’s a restaurant with delicious Turkish cuisine and generally flavors of the East. Coffee Company, located in different areas of the city is modern and it serves good coffee and delicious cheesecake. Amsterdam has an amazing collection of museums, ranging from masterpieces of art to porn, vodka and cannabis.The most popular can be crowded during peak hours, so it’s worth exploring with advance tickets or to get there at off-peak times such as early in the morning. Rijksmuseum is the absolutely top museum that has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. The museum also has a substantial collection of Asian art.

Amsterdam Dam Square

Amsterdam Dam Square

Van Gogh Museum: Even someone with short knowledge of art must have heard of Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch Post Impressionist painter whose work had a great influence on the 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact.This museum has the largest collection of paintings and drawings by Van Gogh in the world. The Vodka Museum is located in an old mansion on Damrak 33, at the main entrance to the city. The small and modern museum is also a part time event space. During a visit to the Museum of vodka you will receive a personal driver. The museum tells the history of vodka production process and different types of vodka.

Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam photos: Chuwei_LB, Moyan Brenn, vulture labs, Reisenfotos.

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