Today I’m showing you what I know about Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a beautiful and stunning city that I personally would love to visit. One day hopefully. The first part of my post is about the sightseeing. The places that I would go to in Amsterdam.
- Anne Frank’s house:
Anna Frank was a Jewish girl who was known for writing diary under the 2. world war. Anna Frank was hiding in their house for many years, and sadly the family was discovered by the Nazi. Anna Frank Died before she was free. Her house was open to the public as a museum in 1960. Today you can see how Anne Frank’s life was, it’s a place that I really want to go once in my lifetime.
- The Van Gogh Museum:
The museum is dedicated to the Dutch artist Van Gogh. The museum opened on 2 June 1973 and has the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work. The museum is the second most visited museum in the Netherlands. I personally love art especially Van Gogh work. You might have realized that I’m a museum nerd.
The park is a beautiful park inside the city of Amsterdam. With more than 47 hectares there is plenty of spaces to walk and chill in. Each year the park has more than 10 million visitors. I think it’s the best place to enjoy the nature and maybe eat an ice cream or sandwich. The park was open in 1865 for the citizen.
- Dam Square:
Dam Square is the historical center of the city. The square was build in 1270 and was used as the city center. Dam Square is well known to the Dutch people. Well, I think it’s impossible to not going to the square since it’s in the middle of the city.
- Royal Palace of Amsterdam:
Is one of the third palaces owned by the royal family in Amsterdam. The Palace was build in the Dutch Golden age in the 17th century. The palace was once the royal palace of Louis Napoleon and now by the royal family. I love visiting places and castles it makes me feel like a royalty.
- Van Loon Museum:
The museum is named after the Van Loon family who owned the house. The canal house was build in 1672 for the artist Ferdinand Bol. Thora Van Loon-Egidius was the lady-in-waiting for Wilheminia of the Netherlands. The museum is basically a time capsule from another century.
The museum is the national Dutch museum dedicated to the national art and history. The museum was founded in 1800 in the Hague and moved to Amsterdam in 1808. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885.
Is a neighborhood in Amsterdam with many art galleries and shops. It’s the expensive part of Amsterdam. The name means garden in French. The construction of the neighborhood was build in 1612. Most of the street in the area is called after trees and flowers. It’s a beautiful place that I would love to see.
- I Amsterdam sign:
The sign is an iconic symbol of Amsterdam. It’s the perfect opppurniity to show where you have been by a photo.
Even through Keukenhof isn’t located in Amsterdam, I could not include it in the list. Keukenhof means kitchen garden and has existed since 15th century. Keukenhof castle was build in 1641. It was the landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son Louis Paul Zocher, who also designed Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, redesigned the castle gardens in 1857. In 1950 the park was open to the public and was an instant success, with 236,000 visitors in the first year alone. Each year there is a flower show for everyone to attend. Don’t miss it.
Food to eat especially in Amsterdam:
Pancakes have become a traditional Amsterdam food so if you don’t taste pancakes in Amsterdam have you really been there then? There are plenty places to eat pancakes in Amsterdam but a good place is Pancakes Amsterdam. The shop sell traditional and new kind of pancakes.
- Dutch fries:
Ducth people love fires especially their own fries. So you ask what makes them different from other fries from all around the world. Well, the Dutch people eat them with Mayonnaise. Trust me it tastes good.
This delicate waffle is known to be the national gem. The waffles were founded in the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. The waffles made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. I have never tasted before so I don’t now how i taste like.
The tompouce cake is a famous cake named after the Admiraal Tom Pouce, the stage name of the Frisian Dwarf Jan Hannema. In the Netherlands the tompoes is iconic and it’s a must to eat in Amsterdam. You can eat with either tea or coffee.
I hope you enjoyed and sorry for not posting more frequently.