Giving the city much of its character are the canals that radiate outward starting at the Central Station. Do it the Dutch way and rent a bike for a relaxed waterside ride or charter a boat for a more romantic ride. Cycle your way through one of the numerous tulip gardens showing off hundreds of varieties of Holland’s most famous export. Pick up some bulbs at the impossibly colourful Flower Market on Singel canal.
Being a city of culture with such a rich history, Amsterdam’s offering of museums is staggering. Visit the Anne Frank House to understand first-hand the tragic wartime story of this young heroine. Follow it up with a trip to the Rijksmuseum and see some of the world’s most iconic works of art from the old Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and van Gogh. If you still want more, try out the Rembrandt House museum, the Stedelijk museum or the National Maritime Museum for a view of this city’s connection with the seas.
When you’re ready for a refreshing break, learn how one of the world’s most popular beers is made at the Heineken Experience, one of the most popular sights in Amsterdam. The entry price includes a fascinating tour of a Heineken brewery and of course, a beer tasting. Only a 15-minute walk away, kick back and relax with the locals in the Vondelpark, by far Amsterdammers’ favourite city spot for sunshine and green grass.