Amsterdam, Things to See
Getting Around Amsterdam On A Short Stay
There are a number of things Amsterdam has to offer travelers visiting the city on all lengths of visits. Amsterdam is home to a number of budget hostels located within walking distance of the city’s major sites. Of course, you can also rent a bike from one of the street stalls around town to really get a feel for life in the Dutch city as you zip over canal after canal.
We recommend staying near Vondelpark, a quieter section of Amsterdam. From there you can easily get to the Anne Frank Museum but first walk and take pictures of Amsterdam’s historic center square. Another popular stop for many tourists is the Van Gogh Museum which is also in the general vicinity on your way.
Of course later in the evenings many curious visitors will be in the Red Light District, which is quite tame during the daylight hours. However, there are a number of antique and vintage shops open early in the day, which actually makes it a nice place for shopping. In the evenings however it can be quite active with a number of lively bars in the area.
Continuing with the theme, the Heineken Experience is a tour many beer drinkers will appreciate. A bit expensive to get inside but a visit is a good way to change up the pace of your vacation to Amsterdam. Finally, be sure not to miss a stop into the Woonbootmuseum, or “Houseboat Museum” to see what these homes along the canals are really like inside.
The city center is also an easy ride via subway from one of the best airports to sleep in. That makes Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport a good place for a long layover, as you can catch a part of Amsterdam while in waiting for your next flight.
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