If you're planning a vacation in Amsterdam and you don't know a lot about it, there's no need to worry — we'll let you in on the basics!
Amsterdam is the national capital of Netherlands. If you want to find it on a map, it's 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast of Rotterdam, a prominent city.
750,000 friendly locals live in this area of North Holland.
Whether you're the kind of traveler who prefers going down the road less traveled or you're more inspired by those well-known sights, you'll find the perfect accommodations in Amsterdam. Netherlands' exciting capital offers no less than 606 properties to choose from.
After a long day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than coming home to a fancy room and luxurious sheets. The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam (Professor Tulpplein 1) and the Amsterdam Boutique Apartments (Singel 401) are the top upmarket accommodations to check out here. However, if you doubt you'll see much of your suite, why not try a cheaper option like the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel (Stadhouderskade 12) or the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam (Rusland 17)?
Taste the unique flavor of this lively metropolis by checking out attractions like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. If you want more options, the Artis and the Van Gogh Museum are well worth visiting too.
Try to envisage the secrets and stories hiding within the walls of Royal Palace as you stare up at its dazzling facade. Like some more ideas? You don't need to know your Degas from your Monets to roam the halls of Stedelijk Museum. It boasts a thought-provoking array of works that'll capture your interest and deepen your appreciation of art. And there's more. Sure, jamming out to music on your computer is great, but it'll never beat the excitement of attending a fantastic live performance! So why not buy front-row seats to an event at Concertgebouw?
When you're planning your Amsterdam vacation, keep in mind that the nearest terminal, Schiphol Airport (AMS), is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the southwest of the city center. Book your ticket, fill up your luggage and prepare to hit the streets!
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