Amsterdam covers 219 sq km of land and water area. It is a city that has the land under the sea level. The Authority has done a reclamation and made a lot of canals to solve this problem successfully.
Now, alongside the beautiful canals, there are a lot of roads, bridges, habitation, office complex and other support facilities.
Despite its beautiful canals, The city has a lot of historic buildings and historic homes, which are about 6.800.
I am sure it will be wonderful to visit the city. That is why the list of 16 things to do in Amsterdam could be your next adventures.
16. Train Tour
There is ten train station at under Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). It is company owned by the country. Five of them is for city-interconnection. The cities are Sloterdijk, Zuid, Amstel, Bijlmer Arena and Amsterdam Centraal.
Amsterdam central station is an international train station. It connects the Netherlands to another country like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Switzerland.
Except for those stations, there is a small station that serves local destination, that is Lelylaan station, RAI, Holendrecht, Muiderpoort and Science Park.
Appealing to a bus tour? It is a good choice. Below are the summaries.
15. Bus Tour
Bus, as alternative transportation of tram, is very popular in Amsterdam. There is intercity bus service that is under the supervision of Connexxion and Arriva.
Public transportation like bus and tram is favorite used by Amsterdam citizen because the parking is costly. People here are encouraged to use public transportation.
You can go to another country in Europe by bus via Eurolines Path Bus from Amsterdam Amstel Station.
To go to the outskirt of Amsterdam, there is a City Bus.
Are the kids with you? Visit Madame Tussauds; it would be fun.
14. Visit Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is located at Dam Square. This places could be fun for kids and adults.
There is a lot of collection of candle statues of famous people in the Netherlands, such as Tiesto (DJ), Ali B (Rap Singer), Maxima Prince.
It is free for kids under five years. Above five years old, there is a cost to enter the museum.
For more info about it, visit www.madametussauds.com/amsterdam
Football is everywhere. Go to Amsterdam ArenA, one of the famous place of soccer.
13. Visit Amsterdam Arena
Do you like football? Amsterdam is home to a lot of famous football club. There are ajax Amsterdam, Stadion Ajax and Amsterdam ArenA.
Amsterdam Arena is a stadium which is one of the places for World Soccer 2000. Music concert of a famous singer, such as Celine Dion, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Rolling Stone has been here too.
It has a capacity of 68.000,00 chair.
There is a one hour tour for visitors around the buildings. The stadium tour schedule could change depending on the match schedule.
Then, Van Gogh artwork will impress you.
12. Visit Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh is known as a fantastic impressionist painter; even he had had a tragical story of life.
Today, Van Gogh Museum is one of the famous tourist destinations in Amsterdam. It is located at Paulus Potterstraat 7 1070 AJ, Amsterdam.
The museum contains all creation of his ten careers as a painter.
Some of his artwork here is The Potatoe Eaters (1885), The Yello House In Aries (1888), the bedroom (1888) and Wheatfield with Crows (1890).
It will be wonderful to see what he had painted. You could be the next Van Gogh.
It is not free to enter the museum.
Another place of artwork collection here is Rijksmuseum.
11. Visit Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum is a museum with a lot of collection of artistic artwork. A well-known artist makes this collection in the Netherlands, such as Van der Heist, Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol, Albert Cuyp, Jacob Ruisdael and Paulus Potter.
Except painting, there are a vast collection of decorative arts, from the most famous Delft ceramics to Giant puppet from the 17th century.
In fact, there are three kinds of collection in Rijksmuseum. They are arts collection Include painting and statue; history collection includes painting, sculpture, archeology, dress, weapon; and the collection of pictures, printing, and photography.
Then, do not forget to go to the Rembrandt Museum.
10. Visit The Rembrandt Museum
Rembrandt is known as a painter. He has made about 250 painting. This museum contains all of his art.
It is located in the middle of St. Antoniebreestraat and Jodenbreestraat.
It would be great to see the creation of master art. Who knows, you are the next Rembrandt.
For those who want to enter the museum have to pay the ticket.
The museum is an excellent place to visit.
Do you want to know the story of every canal in Amsterdam? Then, visit Het Grachtenhuis.
9. Visit Het Grachtenhuis
Het Grachtenhuis is a museum. This museum contains images, video and the history of every canal in Amsterdam.
It is located at Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam. You are going to need some money to enter the museum.
You must be liking a bike. Let’s rent a bike. Read on.
8. Rent A Bike
Biking is one of the famous things to do in Amsterdam. According to the latest survey, the amount of bike is more massive than its citizen. Fifty-eight percent of its citizen is biking every day.
Parking and a road are designed for the biker in every turn. Going around to Amsterdam by bike could be your unforgettable experience.
There is a place provided a bike for rent. Here are some of them :
a). Rent a Bike Damstaraat
It is located at Damstraat 20-22, 1012 HK, Amsterdam. The cost is not expensive about 6,75 euro per 3 hours. Identity card and the credit card is needed to rent the bike.
b). MacBike Amsterdam
It has four location. These are the address of the place.
b.1. Waterlooplein 199, 1011 PG, amsterdam
b.2. Station 5, 1012 AB, amsterdam
b.3. Weteringschans 2, 1017 SG, amsterdam
b.4. Marnixstraat 220, 1016 TL, amsterdam
If you want to know more about it, just visit www.macbike.nl
Seriously, you need to eat something tasty. The list at #7 is your next things to do.
7. Eat at De Kas
De Kas is a restaurant with A Big Glass. It has a garden for planting the vegetables. The good news is the vegetables are organic.
The main recipes are European recipes. It is located at Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam.
The cost is not cheap. You are going to need for about 37,5 to 49,50 euro for enjoying the food.
Another best restaurant is waiting for you below, named Greetje.
6. Eat at Greetje Restaurant
It is located at Peperstraat 23-25, 1011 TJ, Amsterdam. You will find the typical food of Amsterdam in this restaurant.
Here is the unique. This restaurant is using goose fat, instead of butter. The goose fat served with vegetables and crushed potatoes.
Find more about the restaurant at www.restaurantgreetje.nl and stay a while at Conscious Hotel is the list at #5.
5. Stay At Conscious Hotel Museum Square
It could the place recommended for every traveler. The location is in De Lairessestraat 7, 1071 NR, near to a lot of tourist destination in Amsterdam. It is available starting at 2009.
The design of the buildings is modern and stylish. Using wood in the main part of the buildings, make it so elegant. Every room equipped with flat television, modern bathroom and free internet connection.
The hotel provides organic food, besides non-organic.
As a traveler, you won’t forget a souvenir. Below will tell you, the right place for the souvenir.
4. Buy Souvenir At Dappermarkt
Dappermarkt, located at Dapperstraat street, is a market providing a lot of goods to buy, such as food, dress, shoes, etc. In 2007, it was regarded as the best market in the Netherlands.
There are 250 stores in this place and could be more. To find out more about it, just visit www.dappermarkt.nl.
Hey, Canal Trip is waiting for you.
3. Canal Trip
There are a lot of amazing canals in Amsterdam. It is designed properly. They used to be primary transportation and defense. They are still beautiful as it is well-maintenance.
Canals trip can bring the traveler go around to see the beautiful canals, an old VOC boat and beautiful historic buildings. It is a trip using a boat.
The tour guide will tell about the Amsterdam history.
Canal trip will introduce you to one of the memorable trips, that is The Bus Canal Trip.
2. Bus Canal Trip
The best way to visit historic buildings and any other tourist destination around the canal is using bus canal.
There is three route of bus canal: green line, red line and blue line.
The route could change anytime. Visit www.canal.nl for more info.
Another way to go around the canals is using a Boat. Read below further.
1. Canal Tour With Blue Boat Company
Blue Boat Company is providing a boat canal tour in amsterdam netherlands. During the trip, a traveler can see the beautiful view of Amsterdam and listen to the story of every turn while on a boat. For more info, visit www.blueboat.nl.