City trip to Amsterdam
Dinsdag 4 oktober 2022, Amy
Everybody has heard of Amsterdam. If it’s not in the party and nightlife type of way, maybe it's in the historical and art kind of way. Or maybe even in the architecture and canals kind of way. Whatever type of way you have heard about Amsterdam, a city trip to the beautiful city is definitely worth the hype. Let us tell you why and our best picks for a trip to the city.
Anne Frank house
One of the Amsterdam places you can't miss is the Anne Frank House. This is a museum built around the hiding place of the Jewish Frank family in the Second World War (Prinsengracht 263). Hidden on the second floor and only accessible via a staircase that was hidden behind a bookcase. Visitors can view the spaces, as well as photos and stories from back then. It is also possible to make a Virtual Reality tour through the building. The place where Anne wrote the world-famous diary 'Het Achterhuis'. Impressive to see.
The choice of museums is huge in Amsterdam, but the Rijksmuseum is certainly one of the top favorites. After a thorough renovation – which lasted from 2003 to 2013 – the art museum reopened its doors. This makes not only the art, but also the building itself very worthwhile. You can easily enjoy yourself there for a whole afternoon, and nothing can prepare you for the Night Watch in real life. A visit to the Rijksmuseum will leave an unforgettable impression.
This could be the most touristy outing on the list, but it's fun nonetheless. The canals of Amsterdam are truly one of the most recognizable places in the Netherlands. Many cruises are organized. If you rent your own boat, you will see Amsterdam from a unique perspective, but without explanation that tells you what you see left and right.
Red light district
A district where Amsterdam is known for around the world. The Red Light District. The area is known for its prostitution, bars and clubs, coffee shops and sex shops. There is always a special atmosphere, day and night, but certainly in the evening when the streets turn red and all that neon light reflects in the water of the canals. A tip: try not to take pictures of the women, because that is strictly forbidden.
Weekend in Amsterdam?
In Amsterdam, on the A2 and the A9, lies Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam. The brand new futuristic design hotel is a real eye-catcher and guarantees a unique overnight stay in Amsterdam. It can be described as a unique destination in Amsterdam.
Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam is located near the city center and is the ideal location for an city trip to Amsterdam. For example, stay in the hotel after a visit to the Ziggo Dome, AFAS Live or the Amsterdam ArenA. The hotel is also conveniently located for Schiphol Airport. Of course you can (for a fee) use the shuttle service to Schiphol. The hotel is also a great starting point for guests who love a wonderful cycling or walking tour. The cities of Abcoude, Weesp and Muiden are just a stone's throw away. The distance is ideal for a bike ride where you can enjoy the natural surroundings at the same time. In short, perfect for a weekend in Amsterdam!
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