The capital and most populous city of Netherlands/ Holland, Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe. The city is a mesmerizing amalgamation of seventeenth century historical buildings and a modern metropolis environment. The slender and long buildings of Amsterdam and the richness of its streets, canals and squares create a magical and tourist-friendly atmosphere.
One of our contributors visited Amsterdam a few days ago and so here are some latest travel photos of the mesmerizing city for our valued readers. If you are visiting the city for either pleasure or business, you can get much information on iamsterdam.
From the Central Station to the Dam Square, you will see a beautiful street ornamented with shops from food to every single international apparel brand.
Visited by 3.5 million foreign visitors every year, Amsterdam provides very tourist-friendly environment and an open culture.
Breath in the city’s combination of fascinating history and trendy spots by wandering around the streets lined with beautiful and creative architecture.
From grand museums to street art, you will see creativity in every nook and corner of the city. After all, Amsterdam is the city of famous artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.
Cycling is key to the city’s character. There are 400km of cycle paths spread all over the city. You can simply rent a bicycle and roam around.
Amsterdam is intimately connected with its beautiful net of 165 canals. Initially created to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city, these canals were created over the centuries and define the city’s landscape. In the year 2010 Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.
When you are done discovering Amsterdam on bicycle, taking a canal cruise gives a whole new perspective of looking at this beautiful city because everything in the city seems a bit more magical when viewed from a canal cruise.
Amsterdam’s night life is once of the city’s most sought-after activities. The colorful lights from the streets illuminate the canals tuning the city into an almost dream-like atmosphere.
The whole area around Amsterdam is dotted with beautiful and well-preserved windmills. The cluster of windmills closest to the capital is in Zaanse Schans.
One of the most famous iconic items of Netherlands is the raditional Dutch wooden shoes or clogs (klompen). They are an important part of Dutch heritage and are still worn in rural parts of the country.
Though today the Clogs are made by machine, but originally they were hand crafted. It is almost uncanny to know that the craft involved in hand-carving an identical pair of wooden shoes, but Dutch professional shoe makers could produce up to seven pairs a day.
Zaanse Schans, a quiet little village near Amsterdam has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and about 35 houses depicting the rural life of old Netherlands.
Each windmill in the area has a different name, for instance, Het Jonge Schaap (“the young sheep”), De Zoeker (“the seeker”), De Kat (“the cat”), De Gekroonde Poelenburg (“the crowned poelenburg”) and De Huisman (“the houseman”.