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City HighlightsAmsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has its origins in the 12th Century. It was granted city rights in 1300. It made its mark as a trading post, and the city’s ever present water had a major part in this development. Amsterdam is also known for its beautiful historic centre with its charming canals and plentiful shopping streets. Amsterdam has a number of special museums, and other interesting sights of international fame.www.iamsterdam.com
Van Gogh Museum
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist’s developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th century art history. www.vangoghmuseum.nl
With close on one million objects Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. It is perhaps best known for its collection of 17th-century Dutch masters, with twenty Rembrandts and many other highlights of the period, including works by Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank house is a museum with an impressive history. This is the house where Anne Frank and her family were hidden and where she wrote her diary during World War II.
The Rembrandt House Museum
In the Rembrandt House you will see how the famous painter lived his life and how he painted. Rembrandt’s paintings were made in this house.
In 1838, one of the Netherlands’ best known zoos opened its doors. Over the years, the zoo has grown and today accommodates different ape varieties, small mammals, nocturnal animals, reptiles, hoofed animals, elephants, predators and birds. There is also an insect house, an African savannah, and an impressive aquarium. Likewise, Artis does not neglect the arts, and also contains a geological museum, a children’s farm, a planetarium and zoological museum. In short, Artis is well worth a visit.
This is Amsterdam’s largest street market. Situated in the multicultural "De Pijp" area, this market and the adjacent little shops make for a pleasant afternoon’s shopping.
Situated alongside one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals, this market is open throughout the year. What is special about it is the fact that the goods used to be displayed on floating barges. Nowadays most of them are not floating anymore. This is a relic from the time when all the flowers and plants were still brought to this market by barge on a daily basis from the gardens surrounding the city. The Flower Market on Singel is the place to get your flowers and bulbs.
On the edge of the red light district and of Amsterdam’s Chinese quarter is the Nieuwmarkt. Here you’ll find De Waag, one of Amsterdam’s old city walls from the 15th Century. A small market is held here every day, offering food items and odds and ends. On Saturdays, there is a market of exclusively organic produce and an antiques market on Sundays. With its surrounding restaurants this area is an absolute must.
This market offers a diversity of goods and is very popular with the locals. For example, a market for organic products is held on Saturdays, and on Mondays, there is a second-hand market for clothing and other articles. The market is situated in the historic Jordaan area. www.boerenmarktamsterdam.nl
The Dutch best known flea market takes place on Waterlooplein along the Amstel. It is open seven days a week. This is where you will find second-hand clothes, bric-a-brac, curiosities and junk. A pleasant afternoon out.
If you want to escape the urban jungle, the surrounding of Amsterdam offers plenty of possibilities to enjoy the unique landscape of the Netherlands. Book your hotel excursions at Reception, museum or concert tickets here at exclusive hotel discounted prices!