Amsterdam is a big, safe and cosmopolitan city with a lot of tourism. It is the capital of the Netherlands with an impressive architecture, lovely cannels, great shopping and friendly people who almost all speak English. Whether you prefer culture and history, big parties or just the relaxing charme of an old European City, in Amsterdam there is something for everyone.
Essential: A boat trip
Famous for: the channels
In three words: aquatic, mesh, welcoming
Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, the so-called ring of channels comprises a network of connections on the water, which have expanded over the centuries to connect the old city center, the medieval part, the port and gradually all areas of the city.
HISTORY: There are basically three parallel channels, built during the Golden Age of the city, connected by a dense network of narrow streets filled with shops, bars and restaurants. The really ambitious architectural project dates back to the seventeenth, when the city organized a plan which provided for quadrupling its size.
ATMOSPHERE: It's a beautiful area of the city, which always swings between the typical quiet of residential neighborhoods and the chaotic bustle of the centers of social and nightlife. In any case it is a great area for apartments in Amsterdam. The two points of reference are the Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein.
PLACES: The three canals are Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht: Here the tip is to walk, or at most, cycling. In this area you will see see the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk.
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