Weekend in Amsterdam.
The city of Amsterdam is an international mixture of arts and culture. Amsterdam has a diverse selection of arts including theatres, photography, film & museums. The community around Amsterdam highly values their culture and beliefs and see it as a strong pillar to their society. Thousands of tourists visit this small European city just to see some of the attractions on offer.
Some of Amsterdam famous museums and attraction hotspots include the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum after being closed for 10 years due to extensive refurbishment. The star of the museum is definitely “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt. The Van Gogh museum and Anne Frank’s house are also well worth a visit. These few suggestions considered a must see by tourists and are always busy. Another major fun attraction is the well visited Sex Museum. The Sex Museum is a very popular attraction in Amsterdam, although it doesn’t have the same kind of intellectual significance like the other places it is still ranked high as one of the most visited places in Amsterdam.
If museums and attractions are not really your thing then there are still plenty of things to do whilst you are there, Hiring bikes, canal boat tours and shopping are also worth doing. Amsterdam is full of high street brands and of course some of their own quirky shops which are ideal for getting souvenir gifts. After shopping in the summer time you can find a seat in the lush garden greens to relax.
How to get around Amsterdam? Having being to Amsterdam myself I have to say that the public transport is excellent. The trams are the more popular way of getting around and it stops at all the main places like Dam Square and the city centre. You can get day tickets or weekend tickets that will get you on both the trams and the buses (which are not that expensive). You can get tickets for longer periods of time as well.
Amsterdam is also famous for the popular red light district and the “café” culture. The red light district on the walks and back streets of Amsterdam are very accepted upon the community and tourists. It’s fair to say most people see it as interesting and fascinating as opposed to a negative thing. The same goes for the famous “café” culture which is the most open in Europe.