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If you are planning for visit then small flat city Amsterdam is the worth visiting place. It is the major tourist destination of Netherlands. The charming lanes, lush and beautiful parks, magical museums littered with golden Age art attracts a million of visitors every year. Amsterdam is the city which is occupied with plenteous attractions and most of them are in or near the city centre. Besides this it has been posed as one of the most romantic and vibrant cities in the world. The world-wide famous attraction of the city includes unmatched museums, astonishing canals and the beautiful parks. Amsterdam is the small city which is renowned for its tolerance and diversity. It is well known as the cultural and creative centre of Netherlands. Besides five major concentric rivers there are about 160 man made canals which is a attribute in itself. Impressive architecture, criss cross of lovely canals and friendly people is the identity of the city. For shoppers Amsterdam is a shopping paradise.
Amsterdam have sources of entertainment as well as knowledge for every age group. Appealing feature of the city are its more than fifty museums as Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Anne Frank Museum, Van Gogh Museum and many others that attracts a large crowd of tourists. All these museums illustrates some story or history of the legends and the city. The history, culture, tradition and attraction of the place can grab the mind of any person easily. Architectural heritage like churches, museums, along with modern architecture, Zoo and botanical Garden ( hortus) are the knowledgeable places that one should visit. Casinos attracts about one million visitors every year. Youngsters can have fun at number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants. In addition to this the nightlife of the city is incomparable with any of the other fun. Red light area includes heavy police presence and many of the security cameras. Prostitution is limited to certain areas. Exercise in parks and dining out are another activity for relaxation. To enjoy the cuisine international as well as regional restaurants are located almost at every corner and to unwind from the tiredness of the whole day a number of hotels of wide range are available in all the areas of the city. Bars and lounges are also there to enjoy wide variety of drinks.
This city is illustrious as bike friendly cities in the world so one can notice little road traffic here. Pleasant way to hold these eye catching views is by hiring a bicycle and undergo the magnetism of the place. One must visit the attraction on bike for authentic experience. This reduces the traffic and result in less pollution in the city. One can sense the fresh and pure atmosphere. But be aware to lock your bike. Even these attractions can be visited on foot also. Guests are given a warm welcome all round the year. None of the season creates any kind of the problem to trouble the visit. Although the weather is always pleasant here yet the best season to visit is from April to November. January and February are the coldest while July and August are the warmest month. In these months a number of events, exhibitions and cultural functions could be enjoyed among which the main are ice skating, Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag), Opening of Keukenhof Gardens, New Year’s Day Celebration, Christmas Celebration and many more.
Schiphol airport of Amsterdam is one of the most busiest airport. Network of public transportation is well maintained. Transportation mode as Metro, trams, buses and trains are also available to venture outskirts but within the city it is preferable to ride on a bike. Among these trams are considered as the backbone of public transport network of the city. Tram is the best mode that is accessible to almost every attraction of the city. Destinations are easily accessible on foot from public transportation. The Central Station of Amsterdam is located in the centre of Amsterdam. OV- chipkaart can be used for public transportation. Many of the companies offers canal cruise for about an hour. Canal bike or rented boat can also be hired.
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