Five things you should try in Amsterdam

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Spring is just around the corner and in just a moment it’s peak season for quick get-aways and long weekends around in the European capital cities.

One city that has lots of charm and offers countless experiences is Amsterdam. The city is well-known for its history, cultural heritage and buzzing city vibe.

Here are our five ideas for what you should experience when visiting Amsterdam.

Five things you should try in Amsterdam:

1: Visit Anne Frank’s house and experience the fascinating Jewish Amsterdam

2: Take a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens and experience a world of colors

3: Go on a tour of two of Amsterdam’s best art museums

4: Experience Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District

5: Explore Amsterdam with a Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Bus

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1: Visit Anne Frank’s house and experience the fascinating Jewish Amsterdam

You can’t visit Amsterdam without visiting one of the city’s most popular attractions and museum – The Anne Frank House.  Here you’ll get a rare insight into life as a Jew during World War II, as you walk around the house where the young Jewish girl and her family hid for over two years, until she was captured by the Nazis.

A good tip is to order your tickets from home, so you avoid the hour long queues as the always popular attraction.

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2: Take a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens and experience a world of colors

Tulipans is Holland’s national flower and in spring the entire country is transformed into a world of bright colors and the air is filled with the lovely fragrance of blooming flowers. From March to May you can take a tour from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens and experience a flower park like no other.

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3: Go on a tour of two of Amsterdam’s best art museums

Amsterdam is also known for its many cultural offers, among which its outstanding art museums. Both Rijkmuseum (The State Museum) and The Van Gogh Museum houses some of the world’s biggest cultural treasures, hereunder several Dutch artists like Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer.

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4: Experience Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District

You can’t say Amsterdam without also saying Red Light District, the city’s infamous area known for its long history with prostitution. You can among other things take a guided tour around the area and learn why the trade got so popular in the area.

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5: Explore Amsterdam with a Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Bus

If you want to go sightseeing in Amsterdam, then the city’s Hop-On Hop-Off canal busses are a good way to get an overview of the city while you also get the chance to hop off and on at the attractions and sights you want to visit.

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