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Top Ten Things to do in Amsterdam

If you are considering taking a ferry to Amsterdam then you are spoilt for choice on things to do upon your arrival. While Amsterdam has numerous attractions, here are the top ten on most tourists’ travel itinerary:

1. The Amsterdam Canals

A perfect way to see Amsterdam is to travel along the canals to visit the many waterside attractions.

2. The Amsterdam Diamond Centre

The Centre is situated in the heart of Amsterdam and has a large collection of exotic diamonds. You can even see stones being cut and polished.

3. Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum contains some of the best exhibits of art in history and shows many of Van Gogh’s masterpieces.

4. Anne Frank House

Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in this house when the Nazis occupied Amsterdam.

5. Hortus Botanicus

The Hortus Botanicus is one of the greatest gardens in Amsterdam.  It is located in the centre of the city. 

6. Shopping In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for its selection of antique shops such as jewellers and art galleries. There are also many modern department stores.

7. Amsterdam Historical City Bike Tour

“Get on your bike” and see this historical city accompanied by a guide to show you the most memorable attractions.

8. Magere Brug

Magere Brug is a special small bridge that is a popular tourist attraction. At night it is brightly illuminated and several times during the day it opens up for river boats to pass through it.
Slightly outside Amsterdam but worth paying a visit to:

9. Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields

Holland is world famous for its tulip fields and other springtime bulbs and to enjoy the colourful displays a visit is a must.

10. Zaanse Schans Windmills

Windmills are part of Holland’s heritage and you are able to drive from the city into enchanting countryside to enjoy a perfect morning’s sightseeing and to view the windmills in all their splendour.