Amsterdam – Part 2 – Holland Holiday


Amsterdam, You will fall in love with it!

Part 2

In Part 1 we ended at the lively Museumplein. But Amsterdam has more interesting squares. Like the Leidseplein with the City Theatre and a big cinema. In addition, the Americain Hotel and Cafe where artists and intellectuals come together. Nearby other attractive places like a casino, the Hard Rock Cafe and pop temple Paradiso.

This square, the Rembrandtsplein, is named after our most famous painter. His statue is in the middle. The statues around him are figures from his most famous painting, the Nachtwacht. Walk of Rembrandt Square towards the Munttoren. You will come along this famous cinema, Tuschinsky. Completely build in Art Deco styleWhen you have reached the Munttoren, shopping street the Kalverstraat is on your right side. Enter the flower market on the left side.

An old flea market is at the foot of a characteristic church on the Waterlooplein. We’ll come along Amsterdam’s town hall. It also houses a theatreWe are taking a look inside the house where Rembrandt lived and worked.

Another nice square is the Nieuwmarkt. In the middle the monumental weighhouse, surrounded with other historic buildings and cosy terracesAlongside Belgium and the Scandinavian countries the Netherlands is the most gay-friendly country in Europe. Every year Amsterdam organizes the Canal Pride. It is a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian, and transgender.

Another big party is Kingsday. It is one of the largest open-air festivities in the city. From all over the country people come to Amsterdam for second-hand shopping on the streets. Hundreds of small boats sail along the canals and the beer flows freely. Amsterdam is also famous for its many coffe shops where you can buy cannabis and marijuana, but beware, there are strict rules. And they change occasionally.

So go to to check the latest rules.

There are many more interesting things to do. Expand your world at the Science Museum Nemo. Or experience our rich nautical history in theScheepvaart Museum. Amsterdam has a lot to offer: Art, culture and history. A dynamic cosmopolitan with a tolerant population and spectacular events.

Don’t miss the very exiting places around Amsterdam, like:

  • De Zaanse Schans wit its remarkable windmills…
  • Authentic harbour Volendam….
  • Picturesque former island Marken….
  • Several cheese markets…
  • The historic harbours at the IJsselmeer with there traditional ships…
  • Or in spring the beautiful bulb fields…
  • and world famous bulbspark Keukenhof!

So take your time in Amsterdam and all the exciting places around this interesting city.

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