Amsterdam is the capital of the small European country of the Netherlands. The city is small - by "metropolitan" standards - about 850 thousand people live. But today it is one of the priority destinations for travelers. However, most of the knowledge about the city comes from movies, jokes, TV shows. Amsterdam is suitable for both adventure lovers and families with children.
What can you see in three days
When traveling, the main thing is competent time planning. In the first days after arrival, you can visit the city sights of Amsterdam. To take a leisurely stroll through the streets, fit:
Leiden Square is a cozy place where life is constantly in full swing, here you can see performances of street artists (jugglers, singers, fakirs) around the clock, surrounded by bright old buildings of several theaters, rock clubs, several cafes.
Flower Market - located near Leiden Square, its history dates back to the 17th century, an interesting feature - it is built on the water, suitable for buying souvenirs.
Mint tower - considered one of the oldest buildings in the city, built in the 15th century, the bells can be heard every 15 minutes.
Popular attractions among the city's attractions include the Spey and Dam Squares, the Beguinage Courtyard, and the invariable Red Light District.
How to relax with children
Amsterdam is suitable for a full-fledged family vacation and children's excursions. The appearance is like from a fairy tale, consisting of bizarre facades, bright colors. Acquaintance with the sights can begin with a trip along the water "arteries" of the city. A leisurely walk and the opportunity to see houses "growing" out of the water delight all visitors.
Other places of interest:
Artis Zoo - is the oldest in Holland;
museums - of microorganisms, navigation, boats for permanent residence and secret churches;
interactive center NEMO - a complex of scientific and technical orientation, built specifically for teenagers and children;
entertainment complex World of Ajax and Amsterdam Arena will appeal to fans of computer games and not only.
In addition, there are many children's entertainment centers in Amsterdam, where you can take a child aged 1 to 12 years. Little art lovers will love the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
The Netherlands is an amazing country, and its capital is striking in its fabulousness. Cozy old squares are perfectly combined with the latest modern centers.
And the unique way of building the city - on piles - and numerous water channels will be remembered for a long time.