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Amsterdam, the Heart of the Netherlands

by WCC on January 31, 2013

in Europe, Uncategorized

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and country’s largest city, is also its creative, cultural and financial center. The city offers something for the taste of every traveler, whether its culture and history projected in its world-famous museums and architecture or simple relaxing charm with its beautiful canals that crisscross the city.

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The city of Amsterdam is divided into various districts, the most visited of which is the old district, which is famous for its canals, traditional architecture, shopping as well as a multitude of coffee shops. The other districts in the city offer their own unique places to explore. Tourists can exploring the relaxing and intriguing botanical gardens and Artis zoo in the Plantage district, or take a stroll in the charming and vast suburban Old West district,

which was built in the late nineteenth century.

The city has all the advantages of city life, including international restaurants, a lively nightlife, and rich culture and history, yet at the same time, it quiet, which is largely thanks to the city’s many canals, reducing the need for road traffic.

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The city’s main attractions are its museums, the most popular of those being the Rijks museum, which houses a large collection of Dutch paintings, the Van Gogh Museum, which has the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world and the Anne Frank House, which is not only and exhibition of the life of Anne Frank, but also highlights other types of discrimination and persecutions.

Tourists can also experience the electric atmosphere in the Red Light District, Amsterdam’s most notorious neighborhood. The district also consists of several canals and side streets, as well restaurants, bars, historic buildings and museums. Although it is legalized, the prostitution itself is limited to certain side streets and alleys. The area is the oldest part of the city and is well worth the visit.

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Traveling around Amsterdam is also a unique experience, if tourists take the right mode of transport. Many companies in the city offer tours of the city by bus, mini bus or van, however, other companies also offer canal cruises. Tourists also have the option of going for a cruise of the canals themselves by renting a boat. Touring the city by bike, or being a part of a bike tour, provides a more authentic and affordable Dutch experience.

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The city of Amsterdam is a large and major tourist attraction, the weather making it possible to visit all the year round. The city is also a haven of various festivals that are held every month. The number of canals as well as the peaceful and historically romantic quality attracts a large number of tourists to the city.

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Anyone planning to visit the city can check into the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Central Station. The hotel offers an ideal location to all the lively places the city has to offer as well as quality service and friendly staff. The hotel is popular among both the business traveler as well as family and leisure travelers.

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