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Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ charming capital, known for its ancient castles, narrow houses with gabled facades, stunning bridges, gleaming skyscrapers and maze of scenic tree-lined canals. This cosmopolitan European city also boasts plenty of historical towers, international restaurants, modern shopping streets, manicured gardens and beautiful churches and synagogues. There is so much to discover here; take photos next to majestic windmills at the Zaanse Schans neighbourhood, visit the Keukenhof Botanical Garden to explore stunning tulip fields, take a boat ride around the city’s canals to admire charming canal houses and step inside the Artis Royal Zoo, the country’s oldest Zoo to spot more than 900 animal species, including elephants, zebras, giraffes and chimpanzees. You can book exclusive holidays to Amsterdam through Brightsun Travel.
Being a prominent centre of arts and culture, Amsterdam is home to several world-famous museums. Step inside the Rijksmuseum to discover over 8,000 historical artifacts, including sculptures, antique furnishings, ceramics, weapons, prints and drawings. Visit the Van Gogh Museum to admire a rare collection of 200 paintings and 400 drawings created by renowned Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. You can also head to the unique Museum of Bags and Purses to explore more than 4000 ladies’ bags and purses dating back 500 years. Then there’s the Stedelijk Museum that features 90,000 artifacts, including posters, ceramics, jewellery, photographs and manuscripts, as well as paintings created by some of the world’s most established artists, including Pablo Picasso and Marlene Dumas.
Amsterdam is home to some of the top attractions in the Netherlands. The most iconic among them is the Royal Palace of Amsterdam which features a magnificent dome, tall bell tower with a ship-shaped gold wind vane and a maze of balconies. Another stunning attraction in Amsterdam is the Begijnhof Chapel, which features an impressive facade and Gothic-style architecture. Then there’s the Magere Brug Bridge, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful structures constructed over Amstel River with Dutch architectural styles. Other must-see attractions in Amsterdam include the old traditional style Weeping Tower and the Gothic-style Oude Kerk church. Contact Brightsun Travel to book cheap holiday packages to Amsterdam and discover the rich cultural heritage of this immense city.