Top 10 Sights in Amsterdam


If you are planning on an Amsterdam city break then there are some must see places that you will have to go to. Below you will find a list of the top 10 sights in Amsterdam that you will not want to miss during your visit.

Anne Frank House
This is considered the center of Amsterdam and is where Anne Frank was hiding when she wrote her all famous diary, while WWII was going on. You can actually see the famous diary on display in exhibition of Anne Frank’s house.

Begijnhof
This is a tapered, arched passageway which leads to a delightful garden that is completely surrounded with old homes. The beautiful sites here are free to see and at the entrance you will find the oldest home in Amsterdam and that is No.34.

Koninklijk Paleis
This was actually built to be the town hall. The way it was built with the fine sculptures and the Classical façade, it was meant to adore the government as well as the city of Amsterdam.

Magere Brug
This is a beautiful double-leaf Dutch draw-bridge that brings together the sides of the river Amstel. You can see the bridge open up around every 20 minutes so the boats can pass through.

Museum Amstelkring
This is located on the outside of the Red Light District where museum houses have been restored from the 17th century. There are 2 smaller houses located in the back and the lowerlevels have actually become a museum back in 1888. Here you can see first hand a collection of silver from the church as well as artifacts and painting of religious nature.

National Maritime Museum
This museum actually has the biggest collection of boats anywhere in the world.

Oude Kerk
This is a beautiful old church that is surrounded by small homes and is located in the heart of the Red Light District. Must see for the Gothic-renaissance style bell tower.

Rijksmuseum
This is actually the largest museum located in the Netherlands and is visited by more than 1 million people each year.

Stedelijk Museum
This is the museum where you can find the works of art from such artists as Picasso, Monet, Matisse and Cezane. You can also find a lovely sculptured garden located behind the museum.

Van Gogh Museum
Here you will find more than two hundred painting as well as at least 550 sketches that show the true Van Gogh in his many moods. You will also find letters by Van Gogh and certain work done by his friends.

Source @ Travel Guru


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