10 Damn Good Reasons To Go To Amsterdam

The world is full of beautiful and scenic places that deserve to be explored. No matter how far you go or how hard you search, there is no better place than Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is like a sacred crown with jewels embedded in it in the form of mesmerizing architecture, mighty mansions, and captivating scenery. Drenched in fascinating history and picturesque scenery, the city is every traveler’s dream. 

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Amsterdam is such a hotspot for wanderers; it is natural that it receives a massive amount of luggage daily. To ensure that you have a wonderful experience without having to worry about your luggage, Vertoe Amsterdam is here and ready to help with your needs.

If you didn’t have enough reasons to go and explore Amsterdam already, we will give you ten damn good reasons to do so, read on!

Museums and Galleries

The city is blessed in terms of rich history, and it doesn’t hesitate to showcase it. Museums like Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum are places of major attractions for tourists. Van Gogh Museum houses the artist’s most prolific works. With over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and letters, the Van Gogh museum is truly a paradise. 

Anne Frank’s House is another such an exciting place. It is a moving museum that showcases Anne Frank’s hiding place as well as her now-infamous diary.

The Stedelijk Museum, Hue Marseille, and Foam are other famous museums that are particularly appealing to the young hipster generation.

The Art

The 17th century is popularly known as the Golden Age of Amsterdam. This Golden Age also saw a flourishing of the Arts, much of which can be witnessed even today. Works from artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and Frans Hals adorn Amsterdam’s museum and galleries. 

You can also enjoy a romantic evening at the art hotels in Amsterdam. The Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, which allows you to sleep and view some truly mesmerizing artwork, is a popular tourist destination.

The Festivals

Amsterdam is known to celebrate, and they leave no stone unturned when they do. Festivals like the Kings Day held on 27th April, have boat parties, outdoor concerts, and many colorful parades that line the streets of Amsterdam. But don’t worry if you miss this, Amsterdam has no shortage of festivals, it is joyous year-round. Don’t miss these festivals and the windmills, tulips, and of course the wooden shoes.  

The Food

When it comes to food, Amsterdam doesn’t take things lightly. It has 12 Michelin starred restaurants which offer a range of variety. The street, too, is delicious and doesn’t disappoint. 

Another extremely famous thing is the Jenever or in simple words, Gin. Jenever is sold in small glasses and sold at many gin bars and is a must-try for every tourist. 

You can mix things up with a glass of beer and Jenever, this combination is known as kopstoot, and it’s bound to make you drunk. 

Cycling

Amsterdam being flat geographically, naturally predisposes itself to cycle and is famous for cycling, and its people love it. Numerous bike hire outlets have led to the prosperous cycling frenzy that is seen today. You can hire a bike and start exploring the city on your own. Peddlers are well protected by traffic laws, too, so you don’t have to worry about rash vehicle drivers.

Nightlife

With much of it draped in historical background, you wouldn’t expect Amsterdam to be the hotspot to enjoy the nightlife. But you would be so wrong. Amsterdam provides everything from a quiet beer to a wild night. So put on your best dress and get rocking!

The Architecture

If you are tired of seeing skyscrapers and towers hoarding the horizon in every city, Amsterdam is the perfect place for you. Ditching tall skyscrapers and towers, Amsterdam has opted for a more organic approach. Places like the Eye Film Museum and the Het Schip municipal housing estate are places where you can witness the genius Expressionistic style. Whereas, the reclaimed islands of Oosterdok, which has stylish houses and apartments, offer you calm and gentle canal views. 

Flowers

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Tulips are Amsterdam’s national flower, and the country fully embraces its love for them. Tulips are all over the city and barely escape notice. You can visit the famous flower shows which happen in Keukenhof, 30 mins away from the city, between March and May. Tulip island in Vondelpark is another display which takes place between July and September and is breathtaking. 

The Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market, is present all year round on the canal and is a must. 

Markets

A lively market adds an authentic feel to any place, and Amsterdam has no shortage of happening markets. The Rembrandt art market and the Mercatormarkt are places where you can buy local produce, flowers, souvenirs, and art. These markets are especially festive around Christmas time, wherein they are decorated, which adds to the atmosphere. 

 The Canal

The Canals of Amsterdam, which are famous for their picturesque and captivating view, are very atmospheric and fun. Apart from taking pretty pictures alongside it, you can hop on a canal cruise and soak in the beautiful scenery. There are many options for a cruise, like a standard canal cruise or a canal bike, or hire your mini boat for the day. No matter what you choose, you will not be disappointed. 

Now that you have read the many reasons for visiting Amsterdam, the next step is to pack your bags and explore. But while you are busy exploring your luggage must be taken care of. Luggage storage facility at Amsterdam Centraal is here to take care of that. Luggage storage Amsterdam is here to ensure that your luggage is safe while exploring the canals, museums, and galleries.