Artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s ancient Golden Age and scenic beauty are some of the features of the Capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. Mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, Amsterdam holds the status as the Dutch capital. The city is also called the cultural capital of the Netherlands.
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange happens to be the oldest stock exchange in the world located in the city center. In 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live by the Economist Intelligence Unit and 12th globally on quality of living for environment and infrastructure by Mercer. The city also was previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009.
Throughout the year, you can find Flights to Amsterdam by various different travel portals.
The opulent city of Amsterdam offers so many sightseeing and touring opportunities that you will be flooded with choices. He art and history buffs will have a prodigious time exploring the numerous affluent attractions such as Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Museum Our Lord in the Attic, The Resistance Museum, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Micropia, Body Worlds: The Happiness Project, Begijnhof, Het Scheepvaartmuseum | The National Maritime Museum and Museum of Bags and Purses.
The nature romantics can delight themselves with the spectacular sites such as Vondelpark, Prinsengracht, Herengracht, Emperor’s Canal (Keizersgracht) and Amsterdamse Bos. The bookworms can find a lot to discover at the Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek).
The theatre, Ballet and Opera adorers can uncover some stellar display of stage crafts with Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Anne Frank, Her Diary On Stage, Koninklijk Theater Carre, Tuschinski Theater and Theater Amsterdam.
For the foodies, Vinkeles, Brasserie Ambassade, Omelegg – City Centre, Ivy & Bros, Restaurant Johannes and Arendsnest Dutch Beer Bar are must stopovers to relish some of the most appetizing meals in the city.
The best nightclubs and bars includes Wynand Fockink, In de Wildeman, Brouwerij’t IJ, Abraxas Coffeeshop, Beer Tasting Room Arendsnest and Beer Temple.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Amsterdam is from April to May and September to November – right before or directly after the summertime peak tourist season. You can contend with lesser visitors, rejoice somewhat milder temperatures and you can also find some Cheap Flights to Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS) is the main international airport serving the city. It ranks as the fifth busiest airport in Europe and the world’s fourteenth busiest in terms of number of passengers. It is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls.