The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is one of the most-visited cities in entire Europe. The reason for its popularity lies in its indescribable atmosphere, beautiful architecture, hundreds of kilometers of romantic canals, and plenty of top-notch museums. The architecture of Amsterdam can be vaguely divided into the 17th-century buildings in the canal district and the new modern buildings noted for their unusual style around the globe.
When in Amsterdam, take advantage of the chance to visit at least one of the great museums, including the Anne Frank House which is set in the actual place where Anne and her family lived during WWII. Of course, the Riksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museums should also bee on the "musts" list.
To make the most out of your Amsterdam getaway, make sure not to miss the following sights:
- Dam Square and the Royal Palace
- Rijksmuseum with the iconic IAmsterdam sign
- Van Gogh Museum
- Anne Frank House
- Rembrandt House Museum
If you're not short on time, it is advisable to reserve a day for going to the outskirts of the city to view the historic windmills of Holland. Moreover, if you're planning a tour to Amsterdam in spring, say in April, you have a great opportunity to see the blooming of the colorful and vast tulip fields!