Amsterdam is not only the capital of Netherlands, it is al also one of the most romantic citys Europe.
If you arrive after the sunset your first impression of Amsterdam will be of a city lit by yellow street light, so that your first image is of people sharing a bottle of wine on one of the houseboats in the canals, and the first sound you here is the happy murmur coming from the bars.
Whether you are on a romantic weekend, or a on a party weekend with your friends, you’ll always find a lot of things to do in Amsterdam that will suit your purpose for visiting the city. Visit interesting museums, engage in the lively nightlife scene of the city, or just sit and relax by the canal. Whatever your interests are, there is something worthwhile happening -all the time- in Amsterdam. In addition to world class museums and its canal network, the city is also famous for its red light district, cannabis coffee shops and colorful tulip and flower markets.
Amsterdam is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. The city with its canals and an infinite number of small bridges is a perfect city to stroll around in. In the old part of town with cobbled streets, it is easy to get lost – but don’t bring a map, enjoy getting lost and follow your instincts around. Just remember that there are almost more bikes then people in this city and people on bikes are used to be able to go fast on the bike-lanes, so watch out before crossing a street!
The Dutch are famous for their beautiful architecture, partly inspired by the Art Nouveau,so don’t forget to lift your gaze when walking around! In the old part of the city you’ll find amazing old wooden buildings with large windows which are as beautiful in daylight as during the night.
If you’re starting your tour at the city center, you can visit the Artis Zoo. Aside from the actual zoo, there is a planetarium and an aquarium that you can find inside.
Amsterdam also has some really good shopping and you can find everything from exclusive boutiques to small vintage shops. Make sure you stop at 9 Straaties where 9 small streets cross the main canal between the Jordaan district and Leidsestraat. Here you’ll find amazing shops, cozy cafes and galleries.
When you get tired and want to rest your legs for a while, there are plenty of places to stop by. You will find great bars in almost every street corner – the problem in Amsterdam is not to find a good places but to choose one! The selection of good beer are incredibly good so be sure to try a good Trappist beer made by De Koningshoeven Brewery. Hannekes Boom is another nice bar to stop by for a glass of wine or a cold beer.
A good area for going out is Leidseplain, go to the street Marnixstraat and you’ll find Weber and Lux, two really good bars.
And when going home late at night or when you just feel like having a bite try some Vlaamse Frites – delicious big fries with mayonnaise that comes in a paper cone.
Whichever time of the year you visit Amsterdam, you can catch a festival or two in the dynamic city of Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Light Festival is held in December or January and features a Christmas parade along light-strewn streets and canals.
Different music festivals are also held throughout the year, such as Amsterdam Roots Festival and Robeco Summer Concerts.
The Amsterdam Fashion Week is held twice a year, each featuring the spring/summer or fall/winter fashion trends.
There are over 50 museums, tons of galleries and design- and vintage stores to visit, so even on rainy days, you can be sure to find things to do in Amsterdam.
Most museums are concentrated around Plantage but you can find more throughout the city. The most visited are the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Amsterdam Museum.
One of the most famous museums in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House which is in fact the house she lived in.
One of our favorite hotels in Amsterdam is Hotel V, a small boutique hotel in Amsterdam, located next to Frederiksplein with modern design and an amazing atmosphere.
A budget option would be the Museumzicht. A nice hotel with a good location.
A more exclusive hotel in Amsterdam is Hyatt Hotel Andaz Prinsengracht, a concept hotel with a lot of design details.
If you want to experience a luxury vacation in the romantic city make sure to book a room at the five star Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has an oceanic climate that is defined by warm summers and cool winters. The summer months of May to October have average temperatures that range from 11 to 17.6 °C (51.8 to 63.7 °F). The winter months of November to April have temperatures averaging at 3.4 to 9.1 °C (38.1 to 48.4 °F).
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