|Amsterdam Sightseeing and
by: Rahul Viz
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands,
and is one of the largest historic cities in Europe. The city lies near
two bodies of water, the Amstel river and the IJ bay. For many tourists,
Amsterdam is a city which is well known and praised for its
entertainment and culture. The city at this time has a population of
Amsterdam is a city, which had very humble
beginnings. It was founded in the 12th century as a small fishing
village, but didn't begin to gain recognition until the 17th century,
during the Golden Age of The Netherlands. A series of canals have been
built around the older part of the city, and many luxurious mansions and
homes lie near these canals.
If you are planning a trip to Amsterdam, do not
expect to be bored. For those who love art, Amsterdam is well known for
its many museums. The Rijksmuseum showcases art from the Golden Age, and
the Van Gogh Museum along with the Rembrandt House Museum are places
every art lover should visit.
Those who enjoy history may want to visit the Anne
Frank House, and anyone with a love of classical music should visit the
world class Concertgebouworkest. Amsterdam is also known for its red
light district, called de Wallen, and the many coffee shops, some of
which sell cannabis.
Amsterdam is a city that has something for
everyone. If you are traveling there, it is important to get
accommodations at excellent hotels. Although you can find nice hotels on
a budget, Amsterdam is an upscale city. Budget travelers and backpackers
may find themselves spending a little more than in other European
When it comes to money, Visa or Eurocard are
widely accepted. Most large purchases will require use of a credit card.
For everything else, just keep fifty dollars handy. Changing your
currency in Amsterdam is easy. Any post office or bank will exchange
currencies for you, often at good exchange rates.
The restaurants available in Amsterdam have a very
international flavor. Traditional Dutch food is fairly simple, with
meats and potatoes. There are restaurants for those on a budget as well
as those wanting to eat in luxury.
Restaurants in Amsterdam usually charge service
fees and taxes along with the prices you pay for your meal, and tipping
is always welcomed. When it comes to traveling, Amsterdam is bicycle
friendly. Buses also travel heavily throughout the city, and you can
always catch a taxi cab. Due to the many types of transportation
available, getting around in Amsterdam is fairly cheap.
About the Author
Viz recommends Sightseeing and hotels in Amsterdam. See
http://www.bookings.nl/city/nl/amsterdam.html?aid=305255 for more