A boat trip is a must-do for visitors to Amsterdam. And the Amstel River is at the heart of any intinerary. But choose a sunny day or clear evening. We managed neither and peered at this waterworld through a storm.
Put on your comfortable shoes and be ready to walk Amsterdam in September!- Depending where you are staying, I suggest you go to the Hermitage Museum on Amstel 51, along the scenic Amstel river where you can see several... More
Put on your comfortable shoes and be ready to walk Amsterdam in September!- Depending where you are staying, I suggest you go to the Hermitage Museum on Amstel 51, along the scenic Amstel river where you can see several bridges, houseboats, mansions and more. Nearby Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht – are a must. Built in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, built mainly for residential purposes. You will enjoy admiring the beautiful mansions that line the streets. WILLET- HOLTHUYSEN MUSEUM on Herengracht 605, is a display of grandeur and wealth of its previous owners. Go for a nice High Tea- they claim to have the best in Amsterdam :-) (and visit the more than 5,000 bags many owned by famous personalities) at the Tassen Museum Hendrikje- Museum of Bags and Purses on Herengracht 573. The famous Anne Frank House is in Prinsengracht 263-267; Keizersgracht (Emperor's canal), 31 meters wide and the widest of the 3 canals. It was named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. There is so much to see so get a guide book and read all about the many things you can do during your visit. Don't foget to visit the KONINKLIJK PALEIS ( Royal Palace) in the Dam area. It was once called the 8th wonder of the world by a local poet. It is magnificent! And while you're in the area, go and visit the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) beside it. Have a great trip to Amsterdam.