By Steven Cronin,
The Owner of the City Breaks website,
An enticing fusion of ancient and
avant-garde, Amsterdam is a beautiful city of creative
legacy. Take a walk along the cobbled streets and
serene canals and you can seem a million miles from
the vibrant nightlife on every corner.
1. Dam Square
Dam Square is the hub of the city and located on the
site of the original Amstel dam. The focal point of
the Square is the Royal Palace. Originally the town
hall, it became regal following Louis Napoleon??™s crowning
2. Anne Frank??™s House
In close proximity to the Square, Anne Frank??™s house
provides a constant reminder of Nazi occupation during
the Second World War. Her infamous diary is kept here;
be prepared to queue as it gets very busy during the
The fabulous Rijksmuseum is home to some of the most
important historic art in the world. Perhaps the most
famous pieces here are that by Rembrandt; the works
of Frans Hals and Vermeer also feature prominently.
Beautiful examples of porcelain dolls and dolls??™ houses
can also be seen.
4. Van Gogh Museum
Another unmissable illustration of fine art is exhibited
at the purpose built Van Gogh Museum. Including many
of his finest pieces, the Van Gogh Museum is home
to the largest collection of his work in the world.
5. Albert Cuypmarkt
If you feel the need to shop, the Albert Cuypmarkt
offers just about everything you could wish to buy.
This cosmopolitan shopping region will provide your
credit card fix.
7. Vondelpark Summer
This summer festival is held between June and August
and features all forms of entertainment including
open air concerts, theatre and cabaret. The fun is
enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages.
8. Holland Festival
The Dutch certainly enjoy their festivals; this is
the biggest annual arts event in the country and continues
for three weeks during the month of June.
9. Dutch Clogs
You cannot visit Holland without at least trying on
a pair of their famous wooden clogs. Other iconic
souvenirs include Dutch dolls and Delft pottery. Cheese
and the famous windmills are also very popular.
10. Grand Cafes
Amsterdam??™s notorious cafes are spread densely throughout
the city. Take a well earned break and try the local
erwtensoep as you wet your whistle.
About the Author: Steven Cronin owns
the City Breaks website featuring city break special
offers from luxury hotels to budget accommodations.
For more information please visit http://www.sargas.co.uk