Amsterdam Attractions Guide


Popular attractions in Amsterdam. Winkel in Jordaan Amsterdam experience can never be complete without giving one’s self a sweet treat. Apple pies are oh – so popular in Holland and anyone who wishes to have a taste of the best pies in town will love it in Amsterdam. For great tasting pies served with a blob of whipped cream on top that is delectably obscene, Winkel is the place to hit. The Negen Straatjes Also known as ‘Nine Streets,’ Negen Straatjes is the perfect place for boutique shopping. Get to this street on a busting Saturday for the ultimate shopping experience. It would be good to know that most shops are closed on Mondays and/or Sundays, so know your days. And don’t forget to grab a coffee; there are a lot of great cafes around the area. Just make sure that you know your coffee shop etiquettes, especially if you decide to dine in there. Recycled Bicycles Getting on a bike is the way Amsterdammers go about the city. It could be quite an enjoyable experience to go to different places on bicycles. Most people who hire a bicycle for a day realize that it is so much fun, they wish they had one from the day they landed on the town, so for your stay, make sure you get hold of a bike. If you are uber eco-conscious, hire one from Recycled Bicycles. Pathe If you want to experience Hollywood movie films here in Amsterdam, cinemas that are owned by Pathe would be the perfect place to watch these movies. Located at De Munt, this modern cinema is the city’s most technically modern and advanced among all the cinemas in Amsterdam. Tuschinski Is another impressive cinema in Amsterdam, and probably in Netherlands as it is a heritage building of art deco with six screens and a gorgeous lobby. Theater one which has comfortable seats, restored ceilings, and two balconies is actually considered as one of the country’s national treasures. Melkweg, The Paradiso, and Sugar Factory Disco houses or discotheques are also very common in Amsterdam. A lot of the people (if not all) here love to live the life of the party. The Rembrandtplein and the Leidseplein are two of the usually places where these clubs can be found. Melkweg, the Paradiso, and Sugar factory are actually cultural centers that transform into disco houses on certain nights. Other discotheques near Rembrandtplein are Club Home, The Escape, Panaman, Powerzone, and Hotel Arena. De Wallen The major tourist attraction of the city is the biggest and most popular red-light district – De Wallen. It can be found at the center of Amsterdam’s oldest part, that covers a number of block at the southern part of the Oude Kerk church where several canals intersect. De Wallen consists of numerous nets of alleys that containroughly 300 small one-room cubicles that female prostitutes and other ‘ladyboys’ rent. This is where they actually offer their services, just behind a glass door or a window that is commonly lit by red light, hence the term ‘red-light district.’ The area is also surrounded by sex theaters, sex shops, sex museums, peep shows, a cannabis, and marijuana-selling coffee shops.

OTHER NETHERLANDS CITY GUIDES

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