Amsterdam is one of the entertainment capitals of Europe. It offers
nightlife in abundance, from bars with live music to stylish casinos,
from trendy nightspots to dynamic discos, from theatre productions
to eye-opening entertainment in the red-light district.
Global Holidays has visited Amsterdam several times as we like
the place. The last time we visited was in May, when the weather
was good and the city was bustling. Amsterdam is not really a place
for families, it is a couples or a group destination as one of members
of staff can testify to when he went on a stag night!
Most of the cafés, restaurants, nightclubs and discotheques are
located around the Leidseplein and the Rembrandtplein areas, and
are still lively in the early hours of the morning.
Amsterdam is an ideal city to discover on foot. Nowhere else will
you find as many places of interest per square metre. Almost all
tourist attractions are located within walking distance of each
other; on your way from one sight to the next you will see many
special, beautiful and crazy things to feast your eyes on.
When you visit Amsterdam make sure you find a hotel in a central
location and close to the nightlife. For more information on where
to stay in Amsterdam visit our hotel section by clicking here
Dam Square - Is in the very heart of Amsterdam, one of the
busiest places in the city. Storks used to walk around Dam Square
in the old days, to eat the fish refuse. Some 400 years ago this
was already a busy trading place and the location of the fish market.
If you stand on the steps of the National Monument, with your back
towards it, you will see the renowned department store De Bijenkorf
(the Beehive) on your right.
Artis Zoo - With its 12,000 different animals and Holland?s
largest and oldest aquarium, Amsterdam?s Artis Zoo also features
a reptile house, a small mammal house and a special house for nocturnal
animals. Admission includes entrance to the Planetarium, the Zoological
and the Geological Museum.
Experience Holland in 30 minutes - See, smell and feel Holland
at Holland Experience, the new multidimensional film and theatre
show, situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Seated on a moving platform,
in the comfort of an aircraft seat, take a trip through the many
different faces of Holland. It's all there, the waterland, the agriculture
areas, the tourist-sites, the culture and even the high-tech industry.
New Metropolis Science and Technology Center - In NewMetropolis
visitors discover that technology, science and art are expressions
of human nature. You are invited to explore themes like energy,
communications and being human in a playful way.
is a key word. There are many surprising and informative films,
workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions as well.
The design of the startling copper-green building is the creation
of the architect Renzo Piano.
Madame Tussaud's Scenerama - This wax museum takes visitors
on a unique historical journey. Special effects and moving wax figures
create a vivid impression of life in Holland?s Golden Age. The museum
also features famous figures of modern times.
Anne Frank House - In the center of Amsterdam from the "Secret
Annex" in the back of a canal house Anne Frank wrote her famous
diary during the years she and her family were in hiding during
World War II. You can visit the rooms of the actual hiding place,
which provide an impression of the life of Anne Frank, her family,
her diary and the hiding period.
Amsterdam has ...
over 750,000 inhabitants 400,000 bikes 165 canals 206 paintings
by Van Gogh
The currency in Holland is the Euro
The diamond trade was introduced to Amsterdam in the 16 Century
and the city is today still an important diamond centre
Avoid taking your car into the city centre as parking is difficult
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