Category: Western Canal Belt
The Anne Frank House is the third most popular museum in Amsterdam — after the van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
The popularity of the small museum has made it necessary to introduce a new , online tickets only system, complete with timed entry slots.
While it can be quite a challenge to secure tickets online, there are benefits as well. Earlier, waiting times in the line to the box office could easily top 2 hours.
Ask tourists what they like best about Amsterdam, and the historic belt of canals around the town’s medieval center is bound to be high on the list.
The Westerkerk is Amsterdam’s — and indeed Holland’s — most famous church. At its completion, in 1631, it was the largest Protestant church in the world.
Crooners have written countless songs about the Westerkerk and its tower. Anne Frank and her family described hearing its bells from their hiding place. The painter Rembrandt van Rijn is buried in the church.
One of the city’s most photographed monuments.
Enjoy the 10th Anniversary of the Canals Festival, and the 26th edition of the Prinsengracht Concert.
Lions, Elephants, Pinguins and Zebras… Amsterdam hosts an open air exhibition of Steve Bloom’s life-size photographs of animals in the wild.
Authentic Indian meals can be enjoyed at Indian restaurant Koh-I-Noor in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam wants the ring of canals around its 17th-century old center to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Amsterdam shopping guide: Liens & Linnen sells clothes, furniture, lamps, pillows and various home decoration items.
Truelove is both a guest house and an antiques shop in the heart of Amsterdam.