Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.
The Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
So what else is Amsterdam known for?
Amsterdam is known for its beautiful canals, quirky architecture, and lively nightlife. It’s also a great place to find Dutch art and culture, and the city has a rich history that dates back to the 13th century.
Did you know that Amsterdam also has more bicycles than people & more canals than Venice? Hard to imagine but true …
Yes! Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful fascinating cities I have ever been to.
Sights, sounds, smells, flowers, rain and air fill your senses. Remarkably clean, friendly people, quiet places and busy sound filled areas.
Something for everyone. Delightful.
Rich in fun and historical places.
Thanks for the memories. I have over 150 photos. Need to do a proper write up.
My 2 week cat sit is nearly coming to a close sadly. I have so loved being here in Amsterdam exploring each day for a 3-4 hours going from district to district. Each offers so much.
It has been a special time, and I do love slow travel, so when I am tired of being out and about, I can come back to the comfy of my temporary home and the affection of the cats.
The other day almost in the middle of the city, everything from bicycles, trams to people, came to an abrupt holt, as the bridge lifted to let in a few huge barges. Quite amazing, so it is still very much a canal working city.
During my time here, I was reflected only yesterday, with the chaos of the bicycles, trams, and pedestrians, I haven’t seen one accident. I am sure there are some, but they really do seem minimal in line with everything that is going on. Reminds me of organized chaos!
I am going to venture to the beach tomorrow for my second to last day - Zandvoort - which is only an hour by bus and even quicker by train.
I do hope to return next year too.
@Angela-HeadOfCommunity I am so looking forward to the time we can visit Amsterdam, as we have seen and heard nothing but great stories about the area. It’s funny, it was never on our bucket list until we started watching so much Youtube and all the traveling nomads who visit all the different locations and put out such great videos of the area. That’s how we decided to travel to Portugal. Would never have done so without youtube influencers…
We spent a week in Amsterdam (and many more weeks throughout the Netherlands) this spring and summer. It was our first time there and we loved it. We’re heading back to the Netherlands in a little over a month and may try to catch a few more days there on our way through.