Famous for the Max Bygraves hit song “Tulips of Amsterdam”, the capital of the Netherlands may well be, but there are so many more reasons why it is an ideal place to take a holiday in Holland.
You are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation in Amsterdam too because besides hotels, B&Bs and apartments, there are also many hostels there, and a price range to suit every pocket.
Amsterdam has so many tourist attractions with its festivals, museums, parks, bars, restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, and just like Venice is full of canals but no gondolas! But you can take cruises on these waterways, as I discovered on my holiday there.
Amsterdam is famous for its museums, and one of these is the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the work of one of the most famous artists to have ever lived.
It is easy to find because it is in the aptly named Museum Square and is said to be one of the most popular museums for art in the world. It is easy to see why if you like art.
Speaking of squares, no visit to Amsterdam would be complete without checking out theDam Square. Popular with people and pigeons, the Dam Square is a great place to experience and to relax at any of its many cafés and bars.
You can usually find some form of entertainment going on, such as the songs and routines of its street performers.
Getting around Amsterdam is easy enough and you have a choice of means of transport. Besides the boats on the canals (already mentioned), there are buses, trams, taxis and a metro service.
Bicycles are very popular too and you can always rent a bike if you fancy cycling around and getting fit at the same time.
Foto: Amsterdam Today