If you’re heading to Amsterdam you are in for a treat. There is something for everyone in every corner of the city so enjoy it all by renting a car at Schiphol Airport.
Top Attractions in Amsterdam
Museums are some of the big attractions in Amsterdam and you can't walk a kilometre without bumping into a masterpiece in the city. The most popular museums include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, but there is much more. Amsterdam has over fifty museums which attract millions of visitors each year.
Pay a visit to Anne Frank’s House. This famous landmark still strikes a chord with visitors and offers a moving insight into the life and struggles of a young girl and her family during WWII. Due to its popularity it is often busy so try to arrive early or after 7pm to avoid huge queues.
Shopping and Sightseeing in Amsterdam
You never know what you'll find: a hidden garden, a shop selling scarves, a Dutch gin distillery, and an old monastery-turned-classical-music-venue.
Foodies and shopaholics alike will fall in love with the Albert Cuypmarkt. This is arguably the best-known and busiest outdoor market in Europe. It attracts thousands of visitors every day, and is especially popular on Saturdays. There are over 300 stalls and goods range from fresh produce, to clothes, to odds and ends, with prices among the cheapest in Amsterdam.
Even if it’s not normally up your street, you might be tempted to take a peek at the Red Light District near to Central Station. It’s like a smaller version of Las Vegas but with a scattering of coffee shops you wouldn’t find in the USA. Good or bad, you probably won’t be able to resist talking about it when you get home.
Visit the beautiful and tranquil Botanical Gardens as well as Artis Zoo. The admission ticket also allows entry to the planetarium, geological museum, aquarium and the zoological museum.