How to Explore the Beauty of Amsterdam

Sunset over Amsterdam (Frontpage)

Amsterdam has always been a popular destination for tourists from around the globe. There is something in this city to interest everyone.

It does not matter if you are a lover of food, music or art, Amsterdam will provide you with enough fun and excitement to make your visit to this beautiful city worthwhile.  Amsterdam hotels can easily be found by simply doing a small amount of online research. If you are wondering how to explore the beauty of Amsterdam, here is how to go about doing it while you in the lovely city:

1. Rijksmuseum

This is the biggest museums in all of the Netherlands. It is most notable for containing many works by the legendary Rembrandt, including “The Night Watch” masterpiece, which is generally considered by most art experts to be the greatest painting of his career.

There can be no dispute that it is his most famous work. Other paintings by such masters as Vermeer adorn the walls of this magnificent museum. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, with an estimated one million people coming through its doors yearly.

2. Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Van Gogh’s amazing artistic talent, along with his sad and tragic life, have made him one of the most beloved and iconic painters of all time. Hundreds of his greatest paintings and sketches are on display for the public to enjoy at this museum that is devoted specifically to him. Along with his artwork, visitors will also be able to get to know this artistic genius on a more personal level through many of the letters written by Van Gogh that are on display. There are also letters displayed that were written to Van Gogh by some of his friends. This is truly a staggering collection. If you have been an admirer of Van Gogh’s work, this is an attraction you can’t afford to miss.

3. Anne Frank House

“The Diary of Anne Frank” is one of the largest selling books in the world. It has been translated into dozens of languages. The story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who was forced to spend years hiding in a small room to avoid being captured by the Nazis captivated millions of people around the world. The building containing the real rooms where she and her family hid from the Nazis has been turned into a museum. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and has become an international symbol for the horrific deeds committed by the Nazis in World War II. It will undoubtedly be one of the most moving experiences of your life.

4. Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk is one of the many architectural wonders of Amsterdam. It is a church that is designed in the Gothic style. Sailors would often depend on the tall bell tower of this church as a way to figure out their exact position when they were out at sea. Tours of the church are given regularly, but you should be aware that the lines to get inside can be long sometimes. Therefore, you should schedule your time accordingly.

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