Known for its intricate artistic heritage, carefully arranged canal system, and narrow houses with its tilted gabled facades, Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands. Enjoy reading this article and LIVE IT UP WITH AMSTERDAM’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. Amsterdam can also be called The City of Museums with around 75 interesting big and small museums occupying a special place in the city.
ANNE FRANK HOUSE: Located on canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in the central Amsterdam area. The Anne Frank House is a writer’s house and a biographical museum dedicated to the Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.
One of the major attraction to visit in Amsterdam. The Ann Frank Museum was opened on 3rd May 1960 that preserves the hiding place of Anne Frank during World War II. When she hid from the Nazi persecution with her family. The museum also has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank and also has an exhibit on all forms of persecution and discrimination.
VAN GOGH MUSEUM: One of the world’s most well known artist Vincent Van Gogh, who needs no introduction, for his work over the years have spoken for itself.
The Van Gogh Museum features the work of the legendary artist with over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, along with works of other famous artists.
Van Gogh’s work has been organized in a chronological order into the five periods with each representing a different period of his life and work.
DAM SQUARE: A popular square in Amsterdam, jostling with activity throughout the day with visits by locals as well as the foreign tourists. Dam Square is a favorite gathering place with frequent events being organized making it an extremely popular square.
Home to scores of pigeons and the street artists the Dam Square is a leisure destination for shoppers and foodies with lots of restaurants and food stalls to indulge. Many famous attractions around the square are an Icing on the cake for the visitors.
RIJKS MUSEUM: Dedicated to the Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, the Rijks museum is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam South. Showcasing a gamut of famous art and a huge variety of artifacts which throw a light on more than 800 years old Dutch and global history.
Being one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most iconic museum, the Rijksmuseum has on display some world famous paintings by renowned artists like Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer’s to name a few. With 80 galleries and 8000 objects on display the Rijksmuseum is a treasure house with never enough time to go through all the collections.
The scenic magnificence of the sculpture – filled sprawling gardens designed by Pierre Cuypers in 1901, with intricate topiaries, water features and a vast spectrum of colorful flowerbeds are simply breathtaking.
EFTELING: Let’s take a break from all the museums and head for the Efteling Themed Amusement Park which takes you into a fantasy world. Opened on 31st May 1952, the amusement park is located in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands and takes around one hour to reach from Amsterdam.
The fairy tale forest is a major attraction with kids as well as the grown-ups which takes you back to Cindrella and Hansel and Gratel stories which we read as kids. With a bounty of attractions to explore from the Efteling Themed Park has its own steam train which circles the parks magic kingdom.
Spoilt for choice there are plenty of thrill rides, haunted houses, dark rides, flying Dutchman roller coaster, an alluring water show, boat ride through the beautiful lake and so much more.
Efteling Theme Park also has themed hotels on its premises, along with two holiday parks, a golf park and a theater too.