Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe and also one of the most beautiful. In it you can enjoy a true open-air museum, where getting lost in its streets and canals, not in vain they call it the city of the canals, it is a pleasure for all the senses. We leave you a selection of those we consider the 5 essential visits in Amsterdam. If you want to expand your visits you can also consult our list of the 50 things to see and do in Amsterdam.
1- Walk through the channels
While this is not exactly a place, we consider it one of the first, if not the first thing you should do when you arrive in the city. In Amsterdam the channels are full of history and through them you can enjoy the most authentic corners of the city.
Getting lost in the canals of the Jordaan neighborhood is the best way to start getting to know the city and without a doubt one of the best ways to start falling in love with it.
We need you to travel the 75 kilometers in length of all the city's canals, or cross the 1000 bridges that cross them, you will only need a few hours to realize that this is the best way to get to know Amsterdam from within, from its most intimate and at the same time closest part and it is that in Amsterdam life is done in the street and therefore, around the canals.
Do not be surprised if on the sidewalk, in front of a door, you find some chairs and a table, with a couple of glasses of wine and a piece of cheese, waiting for two neighbors who expect to enjoy some rest after The workday.
3- The Anne Frank House
Another of the most visited places in Amsterdam, not to mention the most. We, before our trip to Amsterdam, had read all kinds of opinions about this visit. From people who did not recommend it to people who had moved as soon as they started the tour. Now, after having the experience and being able to speak in a consistent manner, we can only strongly recommend the visit to the Anne Frank House. While it is true that you usually have to queue to enter, if you do not go early in the morning, prepare to do more than an hour and the visit is not especially economical, 9 euros per person, we believe it is one of the essential visits in Amsterdam.
All told in a unique way, with an audio guide included in the price of the ticket, at times it seems that you have moved to the time and are living the same hard story of the protagonist of one of the summits of literature.
Overview of Zaanse Schans
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