The Dutch capital, Amsterdam is a delight to all visitors who are in quest for natural beauty and cultural treasures. The city offers numerous museums, hi-tech and science venues in a setting of lush gardens, flowers and canals.
Van Gogh museum and Madame Tussauds
In addition to the world-renowned highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum or Madame Tussauds, you may delight in less obvious treasures that can be unearthed in hidden locations throughout Amsterdam.
There is no better way to start your tour from the old city center. At the corner of Reguliersgracht and Herengracht you may enjoy a unique view from one of Amsterdam’s countless bridges. As you stand on the bridge and look over the canal, you can actually make out fifteen bridges from this single view point; quite a remarkable panorama, you should not miss.
The canals offer an enchanting setting that give the city its unique character. While you stroll through Amsterdam’s canal district you will come across many museums along the route. These, less renowned sites often propose inspiring exhibitions that are quite unique. As you wander through the old town make sure you head towards the peaceful Begijnhof, an oasis in the heart of the capital. On entering this charming site, you will feel you are stepping into a village square, for it has preserved all the charm of the past.
If you are in the mood for fragrant smells and bright colours, the Singel flower market is just the place. This floating flower market is an unmatched site, with its abundant display of flowers throughout the four seasons of the year.
Amsterdam is of course the capital of art and culture, and a visit at the Van Gogh Museum is an unforgettable experience. Here you can admire countless paintings from the world-famous artist in one sole venue. The Hermitage boasts an enormous collection of works of art, exhibited in the galleries of the 17th century Amstelhof building.
For those who are interested in science and technology the capital proposes its NEMO Science and Technology Centre, situated in a bright green building facing the historical port of Amsterdam. Here visitors may take a trip through our ever-evolving world of science.
STORE HOURS Amsterdam Holland
These are the store hours in Amsterdam:
Monday hrs Tuesday 09:00 - 5:30 pm Wednesday 09:00 - 5:30 pm Thursday 09:00 - 5:30 pm Friday 09:00 - 9 pm Saturday 09:00 - 5:30 pm Sunday 12:00 - 5 pm
PARKING Amsterdam Holland
Amsterdam is located 74 km north of Rotterdam. There are direct trains leaving from Rotterdam Central station, Rotterdam Blaak, Rotterdam Zuid and Rotterdam IJsselmonde to Amsterdam. It's only a 60 minutes ride from Rotterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Central Station.
If you come by car you have to take highway A13 to The Hague (Den Haag) and onwards to highway A4 (direction Amsterdam). Close to Amsterdam you will enter the ring road and you just need to follow the signs to Amsterdam Centrum. There are many parkings in Rotterdam city centre, but you will have to pay and it might be difficult to find a free spot!
CONTACT Amsterdam Hollans
More information can be found on the tourist internet site of Amsterdam.
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