Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city in the Netherlands. In spite of this, it is a very quiet city, comfortable to visit and with beautiful corners that will give us the sensation of visiting a small town.
Great, but a little village. If we are lucky enough to visit it during a week, we will have enough time to get to know some of the most relevant places, but also to let ourselves be lost in its streets and places.
Enjoy its gastronomy, its cultural environment or its particular architecture are some of the most enriching aspects. For this, have a good Amsterdam guide will help us to draw the route that best suits our interests.
Without a doubt, it is all these charms that make each year 17 million tourists Visit the Dutch capital, which has a population of around 800.000 people. In fact, the presence of students and tourists who come to visit the city is increasingly noticeable.
This is, in fact, one of the realities that will lead us to think that it is better to visit the city in times of less affluence, such as autumn or spring.
In any case, regardless of the date on which we landed on Dutch lands, there are a number of places and points of interest that we can not miss. If we have several days, we can move through an infinity of very varied sites.
A cultural route
If we like art, in Amsterdam we will find true artistic gems. In total, some 50 museums ranging from the largest to the smallest and hidden. Some of the most appreciated are: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Anne Frank House Museum, etc.
A boat ride
After visiting some of the most reputed museums in the city, we can do something different sailing through the Venice of the North. The truth is that the city has numerous channels of extreme beauty, especially at night, when the bridges and houses that are on the shore are illuminated.
It is impossible to speak of the neighborhoods of Amsterdam without mentioning one of the best known and, at the same time, peculiar. We're talking about the Red Light District, or Rossebuurt. It is one of the most festive neighborhoods, but, above all, what most often calls attention to it, is the visibility and naturalness with which prostitution occurs, in the shop windows. Of course, we must not forget that it is an area where it is not allowed to take pictures.
Sightseeing often involves queues to enter museums, hours and hours of travel, a linguistic effort to make us understand, etc. This means that at certain times of the day it is very tempting to stop the rhythm and rest for a while. If this happens to us in Amsterdam, one of the best places to relax will be Dam Square. Being located in the heart of the city, we will have no problem finding it and in it we will be able to appreciate, calmly, the atmosphere and architecture of Amsterdam.