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Top 5 Things to Do in Amsterdam

It's no secret that Amsterdam should be on your Europe cities to visit list. With its

rich history, artistic legacy, intricate canal system, major airline hub, one of the busiest river cruise ports and abundance of museums, you will find that there is so much to do and see in the time you are there to visit.

To help you come up with an itinerary for your vacation, we've decided to write a list of the top 5 things to do while you're in Amsterdam.

Take a historical canal ride. The water tours of Amsterdam are some of the most desired.

Since there are hundreds of canals throughout the nation that were created just for travel,

there is no reason not to give this popular attraction a try. During your gentle water ride, you'll get to view some of the country's most detailed architecture and most beautiful


Take a walk through the wildflowers. Amsterdam takes great pride in its bulb flowers,

especially tulips. Visit the amazingly vibrant bulb flower park in Lisse if you wish to see

the tulips in all their glory. If you happen to miss the tulip season, don't worry. There are

plenty of bulbed flowers that grow year-round at the park.

Visit one of the many spectacular art museums or history museums. Check out paintings

by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, or other world-renowned artists or revisit history by walking into the Anne Frank House, where you can see the secret annex where Anne hid during World War II.

Walkthrough De Wallen, the nation's red-light district. Although it's famous for some

risky behavior, there is much more to the city. Try out one of the district's fine restaurants,

small boutiques, or find more responsible entertainment at any of the places not lit up

with red lights.

For a faster way to venture through, rent a bicycle. Do be careful crossing the streets as cyclist don’t stop for pedestrians.

Last, but not least, you mustn't leave the country without trying some of its authentic Dutch cuisines. Herring, Pannekoeken (Dutch pancake that can be sweet or savory) and from Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) try a rice table.

Whether you are ending or starting your river cruise in Amsterdam or just touring the Netherlands and Northern Europe, we would love to help you plan your stay and river cruise out of Amsterdam.

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