Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The Top Sights of Amsterdam
Here are our top sights of Amsterdam. What are yours?
Canals: From the Singel to the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam’s canals and the Golden Age homes that line them make Amsterdam a unique destination.
Begijnhof: The courtyard of this 14th-century hofje (almshouse) is a peaceful getaway from the bustling city.
Anne Frankhuis: Anne Frank’s hiding place, where she penned her famous diary, comes to life in this poignant museum.
Rijksmuseum: The Royal Museum is one of the world’s greatest art museums with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and countless others.
van Gogh Museum: A study of not only van Gogh’s art, but also his fascinating life.
Amsterdams Historisch Museum: Follow the history of Amsterdam from fishing village to modern metropolis.
Red-Light District: The oldest profession in the world sells itself (legally) in a new type of window-shopping.
Museum Amstelkring: Gorgeous clandestine church in, of all places, an attic.
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art: One of the world’s most prestigious modern-art museums.
Coffeeshops: What’s that smell? It certainly isn’t coffee. Because of Amsterdam’s tolerant attitude to certain drugs, you’ll find them “served” in the city’s numerous coffeeshops.