In Part 1 we ended at the lively Museumplein. But Amsterdam has more interesting squares. Like the Leidseplein with the City Theatreanda big cinema. In addition, the Americain HotelandCafewhereartistsandintellectualscometogether. Nearbyotherattractiveplaceslikea casino, the Hard Rock Cafeand pop temple Paradiso.
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. Youwillcomealong a famous cinema, Tuschinsky. Completely build in Art Deco style. Whenyou have reached the Munttoren, shoppingstreet 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’llcomealongAmsterdam’stown hall. It alsohouses a theatre. We are taking a look inside the house where Rembrandt livedandworked.
Anothernice square is the Nieuwmarkt. In the middle the monumentalweighhouse, surroundedwithotherhistoric buildings and cosy terraces. Alongside Belgium and the Scandinavian countries the Netherlands is the most gay-friendly country in Europe.Every year Amsterdam organizes the Canal Pride. Itis 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 coffee shops where you can buy cannabis and marijuana, but beware, there are strict rules. And they change occasionally.
Check the latest rules here below (Coffeeshops 1 and 2).
There are many more interesting things to do. Expand your world at the Science Museum Nemo. Or experience our rich nautical history in the Scheepvaart 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 ZaanseSchans wit its remarkable windmills…
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 bulbsparkKeukenhof!
So take your time in Amsterdam and all the exciting places around this interesting city.