Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Overview

Amsterdam, the Dutch capital city, is known for its Grachten (canals or ditches) and stands on 5 million wooden posts, some of which have now been replaced with concrete posts. Walking around the city, you notice the houses with their narrow gables. Many buildings are constructed in the Amsterdam School style: a classic modern style.

Wooden church from the 17th century

With respect to the sights worth seeing, the Amstelkerk at Grachtengortels, a wooden church dating from the 17th century is certainly worth a mention. Fans of the natural world visit the botanical garden or Vondelpark. Amsterdam has two universities and there is also plenty for art lovers here, including the national museum or Anne Frank’s house in der Prinsengracht 263. The Van Gogh Museum and Rembrandt’s house are also interesting destinations.

Stroll through the market

A special experience is a visit to one of the many markets such as the weekly market, Albert-Cuyp in De Pijp or the flower market at Singel. Fresh goods can be bought here. Bars and cafés are usually open until two in the morning.