One of a popular destination all year, with about 800,000 people, Amsterdam is one of the smaller capitals in the world, the number of visitors has been growing steadily over the past decade. This can be attributed to an increasing number of European visitors. The city very popular for tourists visiting the Netherlands or just the city itself, and if you just have several days in the Netherlands, make a visit to Amsterdam your main thing.
Things To Do In Amsterdam
Artis Royal Zoo
The first zoo established in the Netherlands and located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It is a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where stories exist since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. Along with the usual stalwarts, including a baby elephant called Mumba, Artis has an ‘indoor rainforest’ full of nocturnal creatures and a 120-year-old aquarium. Artis is also one of the fewest zoos in Europe to have so many listed buildings within its grounds, namely the Large Museum (1855), the unique Library building (1867) and the Aquarium (1882).
The canal cruises are a very popular for travelers to glimpse the city from the scene of its canals. Visitors are provided by several companies that park their boats around the main tourist spots. Most of them run regularly, so there is no need to book in advance, except for large groups.
The city old centre is formed from canal rings, which give you the feeling of space, freedom and peace. Walk through these canal streets or better take a trip with a boat by boarding one of the tourist cruises or by renting the boat yourself. Alternatively, explore the Venice of the North is to take a ride on a bicycle. Both ways you will enjoy this city, one of the most beautiful in the world. When taking taking a canal boat tour they spent about 90 minutes, and bring you around the city and through the harbor.
Amsterdam has a rich history that dates way back to the sixteenth century, the diamond factories in Amsterdam rate among the best in the world. There are several diamond factories in the city, five of which offer free guided tours showing diamond-cutting and polishing. The tours are free and are usually conducted 9 am to 5 pm every day, but it is recommended to ring ahead for details. The factory also sells diamonds to visitors.