Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

With just over 1.2 million people, Amsterdam
is the largest city in The Netherlands, a country most people know as Holland. This multicultural city warmly embraces tourists, with over 3.5 million people visiting each
year. The Dutch are very tolerant and fun to talk
with, and everybody speaks English. The heart of the city is so picturesque that
it is like an historical open-air museum. No wonder that the inner canal district is
an internationally protected heritage site. In the 17th century Amsterdam was a center
for world economy and many of the canal houses and old warehouses
date from this Golden Age. Some landmarks, such as the Oude Kerk in the
Red Light District even date back to the 13th century. Just a short walk from the Central Station
is iconic Dam Square, built nearly 750 years ago. Its purpose gave the city its name: Amster.
Dam. A dam built around the river Amstel to protect
it from an inland sea. The square is dominated by the Royal Palace. From its windows you can see the National
Monument, dedicated to the many Dutch victims of World
War II. The Dam also houses Madame Tussauds’ wax collection. The impressive wax collection combines humor with an insight into Holland’s gripping history. Listen to fragments of Anne Frank’s famous
diary, or visit her old hiding place to understand
what life was like for Jewish families during Nazi occupation. It’s not surprising that Europeans call Amsterdam
‘The Venice Of The North’: No less than 165 canals – crossed by a thousand
bridges – divide the compact city center. Forget about cars, the best way to see the
city center is by foot, or, as the Dutch would say: “Just get on your bike!” Alternatively, take the tram across the city
to the Museumplein. Art and history lovers insist that you haven’t
seen Amsterdam if you haven’t seen the paintings by the Dutch
masters that are on display here. The Rijksmuseum focuses on Dutch painters
from the Golden Age. But don’t forget, there are over 1 million
other artworks on display in this museum with 200 rooms. Located nearby is the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to a poor but legendary 19th-century
painter. Sadly, he didn’t live long enough to see his
work become world-famous. Witness the fine art of transforming rough
stones into sparkling jewels in the Diamond Museum. For centuries, Amsterdam was the diamond polishing
center of the world. A gentle 10-minute stroll northwest brings
you to the popular Vondelpark. On sunny days it bursts into life as locals
and tourists alike come here to relax and people watch. If you are a beer lover, make your way over
to the old Heineken Brewery. It is the place to sample one of the world’s
most popular lagers. Submerge yourself in the interactive Heineken
Experience! From the tulip-filled stalls of the Flower
Market, follow the broad canal northeast to the Nieuwmarkt. In the old days, Dutch traders used to come
here to weigh in their butter and cheese. Leaving the Nieuwmarkt, you can walk through
Chinatown to the Central Station, or take a short detour to ‘De Wallen’, one of the world’s oldest and most famous
Red Light Districts. Today, coffee shops and adult emporiums keep
the ‘anything goes’ spirit of this neighborhood alive. As evening sets, head to the Leidseplein, a square that is buzzing with live music and
nightlife. After dark, the canal district takes on a
romantic air – the perfect backdrop for a moonlit walk before
you retreat to your hotel. There is no other city like Amsterdam. With its seafaring history, charming gabled
houses, remarkable art, and cosmopolitan people- it is a place that you won’t easily forget!

100 Replies to “Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. I'm not really a big Amsterdam, sure it does have wonderful museums and good architecture… but the annoying drunken tourists and red flashy lights everywhere just ruins my experience of going to Amsterdam.

  2. i verry like this town because there are so beautiful buildings and iwant be there i like trains too and church❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💋💋💋💋💋💋♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️💓💓💓💓💓

  3. I like this town very much it is so pretty. I like churchs very much⛪⛪💒💒. and bikes here is very good because I love walk with bike🚴🚴🚵🚵also last witch I like here is diamond💎💍💎💍💎💎💎💎👑👑

  4. wow! Amsterdam is best! I like museum and Royal Palace. Its very good that the humans can walk whith bike and in the evening this place is so incradible!!!

  5. Amsterdam is very beautiful.I want to visit Amsterdam.I really like museums ,paintings,monuments and I like that most of people are moving in streets by bikes.i hope i will visit it one day❤💙💖

  6. Amsterdam is a very amazing city where there are so many sights. I'll be surprised by this. I am sure you love bikes in Amsterdam. Everything is good but the museum is the best.

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  8. Amsterdam is beautiful

    He is like water

    On Amsterdam's flag

    Three men are mentioned

    Courage, dignity and dignity

    There are also millions of mills

    It was 140 windmills in Amsterdam

    But now there are a few

  9. That was very cool video. I like very much museums and inside sculptures, too jevelery. This city was very beautiful and intristing. I hope I will treveling there

  10. umster dam is a very good and cool city I like umster dam I like Avery one cityes but I don't like Indiana reservation how city like you master dam is a very good city there are big and small buildings I like umster dam. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😍😍😍😍

  11. Woow…it's realy amazing city I am amazed… the streets with river and smal boats was's exeting place…museums is cool too but especialy i like tiny streets and river in city..I realy want to travel in this place))

  12. it my dream to travel Amsterdam.It's amazing colorful and interesting.i wish i could live there somedays.Amsterdam is perfect❤️

  13. Amsterdam is one of beautiful country I like eveything in Amsterdam specially I like when they spoke english language I was very happy I like building so much and river too wow 😯 Statius were so exciting and films were good 🎞
    I like bridge 🌉 too it was beautiful there were 1000 bridge 🌉 wow 😮 gallery was beautiful there were beautiful pictures wow 💎 jewelry were so beautiful 😍 it was exciting I like so much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌄🌄🌄🌄🌄🏖🏖🏖🏖💜🏖🏖💜🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🌆🌆🌆🌆🌆🌆🌆🎞🎞🎞🎞🎞🎞I like you Amsterdam this is exciting place I know Amsterdam has so many people and I am very happy 😊wow flowers 💐 was really good
    I want to go other places because it was good wow 😯

  14. Amsterdam is my first of first place,whose I very like ❤❤ I interest museum see where is famous persons ❤ I liked flower market ❤ beautiful and older buildings ❤ I know Amsterdam is Sex city😊 from film ❤❤ I want travell in Amsterdam ❤ because there is very important and interesting places

  15. it was a very good video.its pretty beautiful for you to travel with great pleasure .l liked the museum the flags .l wonder how many tourists are visiting?🌹🌹🌸🌸🌸

  16. I love Expedia's videos they are very good I now they Amsterdam is very big and beautiful I want to go here and see everything.I pike very much building and big good places.I love this city because here is very good places

  17. Winter is very cold in Amsterdam. It's a beautiful city. The buildings are beautiful n preserved revealing history in detail. Worth visiting again

  18. Mooie plaatjes. Het aantal toeristen dat jaarlijks Amsterdam bezoekt is inmiddels 5,3 miljoen. En dit aantal is nog stijgende. Ik geloof dat het een beetje te druk wordt…

  19. Amsterdam doesn't have much iconic landmarks. Unlike Moscow , St Petersburg, Budapest , Vienna and Prague where I have been to

  20. Are you getting into a long journey? Try this to have a convenient and sound's sleep on your way

  21. Have given my love to Amsterdam for years since the day i saw it through a movie called The fault in our stars. Everything about this place is just undescribable. I just wish i could make it there some day
    Love from Vietnam

  22. Dear Netherlands,
    I was in young age when i dream to see you in real, to see your beautiful places, and one of my dream is to see the windmills in real and touch them even i can't reach the upper part of it. I dream to witness your beautiful view and see how you create winds. I really want to touch and reach you Netherlands even just for a days. Its so glad that i try to apply for a visa to have the opportunity to see you and meet my loved one there. Its make me feel amazing that i know in my heart i willl have the approval of the Honorable who do the approval of all people who wants to visit Netherlands. I was so exciting, that im so excited to call my name to have my passport.. But just a minutes the happiness , joyful that i feel turn into sadness, its breaks my heart when i open my passport and there's no visa because its denied. I was cry while walking to the hallway , but then i tried to make my self calm because i know this is not the end of the world. Its jusy so sad that I cannot have the chance to see you Amazing Netherlands…❤️❤️❤️…And to my love.. just keep the faith .. be kind and have courage.

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