Captivating canal network, pulsating cultural scene, and the well-trodden tourist paths the
stunning capital of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most scenic city destinations.
Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is one of the leading financial hubs of Europe.
Founded in the 13th century as a fishing village, it became a significant port around the 17th
century. The city is also considered to be the cultural and commercial capital of the country.
Famous for its charming little buildings along the canals, it has been the subject of admiration
and creativity of many painters. Many aspiring artists choose Amsterdam as a place to stay-over
for a while and develop their skills. At night, the lights along the canals reflecting off the
glittering waters create the illusion of it being a living, breathing entity. The city is also well-
known for its vibrant nightlife.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Anne Frank House
– Located in central Amsterdam, it is the biographical museum of Anne
Frank, a diarist who lived during the harrowing times of WWII. She was a teenager during the
war and kept a detailed record of her life and the events taking place all around her. She kept
her journal while she and her family, along with others, hid from the Nazis in the attic of a family
friends’ home. It is situated on a canal called Prinsengracht.
– It is a huge urban park, inaugurated in 1865. It consists of a playground, bars &
restaurants, a pond, an open-air theatre and statues. This amazing park is loved by the locals as
well as the visitors from every alcove and bend of the world. Vondelpark is always full of
activities and you can see people lazing about the green grass, enjoy a sunny day, jogging,
roller skating etc.
Natura Artis Magistra
– Located at the centre of Amsterdam, Artis, is the oldest zoo in the
country. Along with being home to a range of animals, it also consists of an aquarium and a
Other Popular Attractions
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam Central Station
Royal Palace of Amsterdam