The North Venice
(26th october 2013)
Amsterdam is among the most visited destinations and loved by young tourists.
The red light district, coffee shops and a rather libertarian culture make this city a must for those looking for fun. But Amsterdam also offers a lot more: culture, history and picturesque spots. There is not a particular monument that stands out from the others. Infact, Amsterdam is a city to visit wandering aimlessly among the countless canals and bridges that make it unique in its kind, after Venice.
Any tourist route of Amsterdam can not, however, irrespective of the visit of at least one of the major museums (Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum).
Despite the beauty and peculiarity of the city, the most trendy place, loved and photographed by young people is the huge inscription “I Amsterdam” heading at the entrance of the Rijksmuseum, real brand widely used in all the goodies on sale in shops in the city. Unmissable stop, even for those not seeking “adventures”, is the red light district.
BEFORE LEAVING (links)
Current weather forecasts (external link)
Public transport (external link)
ARRIVAL (some tips)
Amsterdam has a single airport, at Schipol.
The city can be reached by train. Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines located throughout the airport (you can also pay with cash) or, for a small fee, not far from the ticket offices. And it’s appropriate to put some attention to identify the right track from which to take the train. From the train station located inside the airport, in fact, many trains pass. Joints in the central station of the city, we are already in the center.
NOT TO BE MISSED
The numerous canals and bridges of the city
The red light district
At least one of the Riskmuseum
WITH A LITTLE MORE TIME
The Anne Frank House
A bicycle ride
WHERE TO EAT
Maximus, Max Euweplein 27-29
Premises for “high-tech style” located in a small square not far from Riskmuseum. The highlight is the meat dishes.