Amsterdam is an astounding city known for its legacies of the 17th Century Golden Age. The city offers a wide range of incredible buildings, beautiful and historic museums and fascinating canals, topped off with a lovely ambiance.
It’s Museum District comprises of the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum for the Modern Art and the Rijksmuseum which possesses the largest and most important collection of classical Dutch art. Another facet of this unique city is cycling and so the city has several bike paths.
Amsterdam being the cultural and commercial capital of Netherlands has emerged from a small fishing village to world’s one of the most developed city today. The city has expanded with centuries in terms of innovation. Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC). Many people who work in the television industry live in Amsterdam.
Legendary for its glorious and vivacious nightlife, Amsterdam is a sure shot place for party lovers. We as individuals have so much diversification in our choices and so the splendid city of Amsterdam offers numerous options to look forward to, to fulfill every heart’s desire.
From cafes to discotheques, from varied ethnic restaurants to many cultural centers, from boat tours in canals to cycling on the bike paths; Amsterdam is indeed a place for joy. The best part about Amsterdam is that you will find a variety of places ranging from luxurious and expensive to ordinary and affordable.
Talking about the best time to visit this wonderful city, well, I personally feel this is a city you can visit at any time of the year and you’ll enjoy yourself and have a great time. However, August is the month when the major festivals take place, including Amsterdam Gay Pride – a fun filled canal parade with street parties and the annual Uitmarkt (festival of artist, musicians & poets).
To witness the beautiful Tulips, one must plan their trip to this city between the months of April to June. Another magnificent time to visit is between the end of December and early January as during this time the city is exhilarating.
Basic Expenses in Amsterdam:
- Avg meal in a restaurant €14
- Monthly ticket public transport €87
- Accommodation (hostel): €26/night