There are so many amazing options and destinations to discover and explore in every corner of this stunning city. So, if you are planning on travelling here this year – then do check out these amazing attractions and experience Amsterdam:
Scheepva Art Museum
The 18 rooms spread across this multi-story museum display exhibits and artefacts from Amsterdam’s maritime past. During the 1600s Holland’s capital became one of the world’s wealthiest countries, at a time when the Dutch dominated the seas.
The museum holds a range of exhibits including hand drawn maps, battle carvings and a collection of 17th century weapons. Moored outside the museum is a replica of an 18th-century ship which once sailed between the Netherlands and the East Indies.
This amazing and delightful forest provides an unusual experience in Amsterdam to visit. It has its own open-air theatre, a working goat farm complete with a tasty selection of cheeses and a fantastic attraction called “Fun Forest”. It’s more or less one great big adventure playground, popular with adults just as much as the kids, making for a great family day out!
Amsterdam City Archives
Another great experience in Amsterdam is to visit the archives which are housed in De Bazel. The former bank boasts an art deco design which has been fabulously restored in a successful mix of old and new. Visit the historical pieces displayed in the former treasury for an insight into Amsterdam’s past. If you visit at lunch time grab something to eat in the quaint café, there’s also a delightful book and gift shop on site.
Previously called the Amsterdam Historisch Museum and now referred to simply as the Amsterdam Museum, there are some interesting exhibits on display. One example why this is definitely a top experience to visit in Holland, is its unusual take on evolution using odd objects such as 700 year old shoes.
Following the Amsterdam Museum pop over to the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder in the city centre. This delightful old church has been renovated back to its 17th century origins, attracting 85,000 visitors each year. If you still have time, perhaps end your day with a trip to the old Jewish quarter and call into the Joods Historisch Museum.
Originally named Nieuwe Park when it first opened in 1865, the park gained its current name after a statue was erected by the sculptor Louis Royer. The statue was that of Joost van den Vondel, a famous 17th-century Dutch poet and playwright.
Providing the surroundings with a stunning landmark the park was renamed Vondelpark and remains a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists alike. It is a tranquil setting where you can relax, play sports, enjoy a picnic on the grass or bike along the many pathways.
Alternatively, experience Amsterdam by booking a tour with Tourily.com.