Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris

Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
Relax with a glass of wine at Cafe Marly overlooking the pyramid entrance to the Louvre.

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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.

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