Amsterdam Tourist Attractions

Amsterdam Tourist Attractions
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and one of the primary destinations for travelers in Europe. This Dutch city is known for cultural attractions, like the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, as well as the Anne Frank House. Amsterdam is also famous for the open sale of illicit substances and the sexually-charged Red Light District. Still, the city has much more to offer in terms of outdoor attractions, with over 30 parks and a beautiful network of canals.


VondelPark is Amsterdam's version of Central Park in New York City, consisting of a scenic green space, with meadows, woodlands, lakes, gardens and trails. Situated southwest of Leidseplein Square, VondelPark has facilities for skateboarding, soccer, basketball, biking and paddle-boats. Visitors may also encounter a variety of free summer concerts at park amphitheaters.

Vondelpark 1
1071 Amsterdam, Netherlands
020 678-1678‎

Hortus Botanicus Gardens

Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy the Hortus Botanicus Gardens, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. First established in 1638, the Hortus Botanicus Gardens is home to over 4,000 diverse plant species. A cafe with a terrace overlooking the gardens provides a scenic setting for guests to relax before or after touring the area. This quiet oasis is also located within walking distance of Rembrandt's House, as well as the Artis-Amsterdam Zoo, making it a convenient stop as you visit nearby parts of the city.

Hortus Botanicus Gardens
Plantage Middenlaan 2a
1018 DD, Amsterdam
020 625-9021

Mike's Bike Tour

Take a trip with Mike's Bike Tour company to see many points of interest throughout the city, while cycling along the old bridges and canals of this unique town. The tour provides English-speaking guides, who cycle along with the group as you stop off at famous sights, as well as hidden attractions off the beaten path. Bike the three rings of canals as you pass by the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Red Light and Jordaan Districts, Albert Cuyp Market, Dam Square and the Skinny Bridge. Take Mike's Countryside Bike Tour as well, visiting scenic meadows and traditional windmills in the Dutch countryside surrounding Amsterdam.

Mike's Bike Tour
Kerkstraat # 134
1017 GP, Amsterdam
+31-20-622 7970


Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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