If you are a traveler who loves to explore and has a great love for arts, culture, physical structures, and history, Europe is the best place to go to. Europe, as most people know, is one of the seven continents of the world that you shouldn’t miss seeing. One of the cities that caught the attention of many tourists in Amsterdam.
You can’t actually go wrong when visiting this city. Amsterdam is one of the cities in Europe that has a lot to offer. It has a rich history and a charming ambiance. Here is a list of places to go to in Amsterdam.
PLACES TO VISIT
When it comes to arts and paintings, it is highly recommended that you visit the Van Gogh Museum. This museum features hundreds of paintings, drawings and written documents which portray the life and work of Van Gogh.
If you want more artworks, the Rijksmuseum is just a few minutes from Van Gogh, so why not go for it. Rijksmuseum is the national museum in Holland. It showcases the art and history of Holland from middle age up to the present. Visitors can travel through time since it is already presented in a new way. There are 8.000 objects in 80 rooms that tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history and art. The famous artworks that you shouldn’t miss are the Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid.
For individuals who want to experience life during the war, the best place to see is Anne Frank’s House. It is a museum with a great story and history. You can see how Anne Frank and her family hide from the Germans. You can view her diaries and notes that depict their daily life in hiding for two years.
But if you are not up to museums or indoor activities, you should experience the canal cruise through Amsterdam’s historic waterways. You will have a boat tour of the city and be able to enjoy it with dinner or a glass of wine. It is also very convenient since the city’s history, famous landmarks and sightseeing tips can be presented and available in different languages.
FOOD TO LOVE
Netherlands is famous for their CHEESE, don’t miss out visiting many ‘Kaas’ shops or markets and tasting some Gouda, Geitenkaas or Maasdammer. If you are not familiar with these terms, you can stop by the Cheese Museum for some introduction of the most famous Dutch cheeses.
For people who have a sweet tooth, try one of Dutch’s stroopwafel. It is best described as two thin waffles with a layer of delicious syrup. You can buy this hot, soft, and sticky from the street market or bakery.
Fries are usually eaten for snacks all over the world, but this one is quite exceptional. They serve Thick Dutch Fries, which is commonly named patat or frites on menus. They also come with some toppings. You can ask for some peanut satay sauce/ mix curry ketchup, onions, and mayo.
Anyone for Indonesian dish? Indonesian food has a significant influence on Amsterdam’s food scene. Indonesian Rijsttafel or what they call rice table, is something to try. It is composed of small dishes all over the Spice Island.
There is still a lot of food that Amsterdam has to offer. Whether it is a sweet treat, salty, or spicy food. You can have a taste of each to experience and feel Amsterdam’s culture and love for food.