5 good reasons to go to Amsterdam
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Culture and history
Rijksmuseum, a monumental museum
The Rijksmuseum is monumental given its size and location, and boasts an impressive collection of Dutch works. You will be travelling from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Paintings, weapons, crockery and jewellery make up the Netherlands’ priceless historical treasures. Leave yourself half a day to admire as many exhibited pieces as possible.
A poignant testimony
Looking back on the Second World War. Anne Frank and her family - German Jews who had emigrated to Amsterdam - were hiding from the Nazi police. The young girl kept a diary throughout her entire time in hiding, that is now known throughout the world. Anne Frank’s House tells the tale lived by her family, and reveals her former hiding place.
Out on the Oosterdok, a strange silhouette can be seen afloat - that of NEMO. This boat-shaped museum is dedicated to science. All the visitors will certainly have fun with all the experiments it has to offer. The exhibitions dedicated to exploring the universe’s phenomena - from the infinitely small to the infinitely big.
Amsterdam is renowned for its traditional “brown cafés”. These lively places owe their name to their brown walls, stained by tobacco. Next to the “brown cafés” you can find the famous coffee shops, known not for their coffee but for the cannabis you can smoke in them.
Floating along the flower market
This is a must-do excursion while in Amsterdam. Set on the Singel canal, the Bloemenmarkt boasts an abundance of flowers. More specifically, it sells bulbs which will grow into beautiful tulips. As well as being a lovely walk, you can bring back some souvenirs of Amsterdam.
Stroopwafels, the Dutch waffles
Belgium and the North of France are not the only places renowned for their delicious waffles. Dutch waffles offer stiff competition too! Very similar to the brown sugar waffles made in Lille, stroopwafels and thinner and filled with treacle. They can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Bitterballen, the perfect snack
Amsterdam does not have any culinary specialities as such. Nonetheless, the Dutch have their own day-to-day traditions. Bitterballen and chips can be found around every corner. Food trucks and vendors sell these breaded meatballs to those wanting a quick bite to eat.
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