Amsterdam City Tour Guide | Where to visit and what to eat?
Plan your trip
If you are planning a trip in the spring or summer, Amsterdam might be the perfect place for a city trip. Amsterdam is a fantastic city where you would find various interesting sights and activities to do. Read this blog to find out more about what you definitely can’t miss during your stay in Amsterdam.
What to do/visit in Amsterdam
Wondering what are the best things to do or visit in Amsterdam? Here are a list of must-visit and some tips that you might find useful.
It is not complete to travel through Amsterdam without visiting the museums. There are over 70 museums in Amsterdam, among which we have chosen the top three that you should not miss.
It features art from the most important Dutch artists since 1200, and there are regular exhibitions here. Among the most famous paintings: Rembrandt van Rijn’s night watch. This is the most important museum in the city and even in the Netherlands.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum can be found on the other side of Rijksmuseum. This museum is specialized in Van Gogh and contains over 1500 works from him. With his paintings, drawings, and sketches, you will learn more about Van Gogh, his masterpieces and his story.
Anne Frank House
Here you will find the story of Anne Frank, a Jewish teenage girl who died during the war. It is located at the secrete shelter in which Anne and her family were hiding before being found.
If you have been to Amsterdam before, perhaps you have already visited the above museums? Would you like to discover something extra special about the city?
Amsterdam is characterized by the canal belt. The canal belt is a symbol of Amsterdam. The canal belt was built during the Golden Age (1600-1700), and over the centuries has grown into one of the most unique places in the world.
If you want to explore the city from a different perspective, canal cruise might be a good idea. A cruise through the canals is one of the best-known and fun ways to discover Amsterdam. You will find several departure points in the city. The tours are available in different languages and types.
Do you want to visit as many sights as possible or do you want to avoid the busy crowds during your trip? You can also get to know Amsterdam well by bicycles. At the central station you can rent a bicycle for only 10 euros per day. A bike tour through this beautiful historic city with the enthusiastic Amsterdam guide doesn’t seem like a bad idea, right?
VINTAGES AND MORE
On a sunny day, it is so nice to just walk through the city. Besides museums, there are also many nice vintage clothing stores in Haarlemmerdijk. Eating at the food halls: there are several stalls where you can order different types of food in one place. The ramparts are also one of the city’s most popular landmarks. This area is known for window prostitutes. Especially in the evening (from 8 o’clock) tourists flock here to taste the atmosphere.
It may not be an ordinary sight, but it is a place where you can look at eroticism from a different perspective, in the middle of the ramparts there is a museum that collection of historical erotic objects, paintings, prints, and photographs.
What to eat in Amsterdam?
When I go on a city trip, I prefer to eat at a unique restaurant where the locals themselves like to come. In case you are looking for some comfort food, you are always welcome at Hot&Hot, a Chinese hotpot restaurant.
The best part concerning hotpot is that it is a social thing. A hotpot meal is composed of variety of ingredients (meat, fish, and vegetables) that you cook in a delicious spicy broth. You would sitting around a soup pot and cooking fresh ingredients in the soup.
Cooking together gives not only delicious food, but also a moment to share your journey. The name of Hot&Hot was chosen for a reason: the restaurant is both warm on the inside and out. this is definitely a must try on your list.
In Amsterdam, there are two stores of HOT&HOT. One is located in De Pijp area near Museumplein, and the other one is located at China town near the train station Amsterdam Centraal. China town is definitely a recommended place in the city center. The street runs from the Prins Hendrikkade to the Nieuwmarkt. The Zeedijk is the heart of Chinatown — the Chinese neighborhood of Amsterdam.
Hotpot is something that is known for the Chinese, and hotpot is something that is indispensable for the Chinese. Maybe it the chance to give a try when you are traveling Amsterdam.
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