With around one million people residing in Amsterdam, it also means visitors will be awed by more than one million bicycles as well. Truthfully, you will never be able to see elsewhere in the world with so many bicycles in one place alone! If this is your first time in Amsterdam, you need more than just a few tourist attractions for your excursion. What you will need is a few tips on how you can make good use of your trip in a dazzling city of Amsterdam.
Taking the Train
The Netherlands is well-known for its university towns and wonderful sandy beaches. If you get used to taking the train just to explore an entire travel destination, Rail Europe is a good choice to move around between one country to another and from one city to the other. For an example, a trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem will only cost you AU$5 and to Hilversum, that will be AU$8. If you are traveling from Frankfurt, you will pay for AU$166, however, for just AU$79 you get to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam easily. Amsterdam can easily be reached via train from another capital cities of European countries such as London, Paris and Brussels.(Image by rcbrug)
The Amsterdam’s Cafes
Excuse us for listing this down, but we need to warn you about this city and the country first. With more than 250 cafes in the city, you can’t possibly miss them easily. These cafes are all over the place! However, we are not entirely talking about the one where you can request for another cup of Caramel Macchiato. Of course, you are in Amsterdam and the language boundary is one of the problem here. What we mean by “cafes” are the ones where you get to learn that weed is legitimate in the Netherlands. Isn’t that an amazing fact? You get into one of those cafes and you get to smoke some weed like a professional.
Historical City Center
Apart from the weed “cafes”, you get to view the historical downtown area of the Amsterdam from the waterways as well. Let’s take a moment to appreciate those array of 17th century’s delightful old houses including the Anne Frank House and amazing bridges. As you take the cruise drifting down the channels, you will also be served with a glass of wine and delicious dinner. Some of the tours offer countless beverages and extraordinary environment. If you are traveling with your partner, this is one of the best ways to enjoy Amsterdam at a full out extent. We highly recommend such activity like this.(Image by Jaume CP BCN)
Public transportation and bicycles are everywhere in Amsterdam. If you ever feel like you’re lost, do not worry too much about it. You can always communicate with the Dutch in English because almost everyone seems to speak English in the Netherlands. The city itself is an energizing and assorted destination to visit and there are a variety of meals to try anywhere you turn to. There’s no doubt about it when some travelers actually addressed Amsterdam as the Venice City of the North. Indeed, it is and we are confident that you will feel the same too..
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