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Popular Places To Visit in Amsterdam

Popular Places To Visit in Amsterdam

Popular Places To Visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, one of Europe's most touristic cities, is visited by more and more people every year. Consequently, visiting the city in the summer months can be more expensive and tiring due to the tourist crowd.

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Although the summer months are the most ideal months against the cold of Amsterdam from the North Sea, it will be the most ideal option to visit this city in the spring, which gets rain every month of the year and has always cool nights. Do not forget to buy suitable raincoats and umbrellas to prevent rain.

Transportation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a rich rail infrastructure despite its small area. You can use trams, metro and buses by purchasing a city card valid for 1-7 days or a day card for 7.5 Euros, suitable for your travel. You need to get the card at the stops; cash money is not used in vehicles.

By purchasing the I Amsterdam City Card, you can enter the most important points of the city for free; You can use it for an unlimited time between 24, 48 and 72 hours. 

Dam Square

A must for a European city and the point where all roads meet: the city's main square. You can start touring the city of Amsterdam from Amsterdam Central Station. If you go straight south on Damrak Street from your location, you can reach the most important and central location of the city.

Dam Square, which is one of the most well-known points of the city, where most of the events in the city are organized, visited by all tourists at least once, is also home to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Since it is one of the main palaces, the royal family, who represent the Netherlands, organizes important events in this palace every year.

The New Church, World War II monument and Madame Tussaud's Museum are also located in the square.
 

Red Light District

Every city has an extremely famous district. The "Red Light District", which needs no explanation, is one of the first places that come to mind when Amsterdam is mentioned.

Of course, this name is just the nickname of this region. The area appears as "De Wallen" on the maps and as a large region it covers the canals just east of the main city center.

We are talking about a region that is present in every port city. But the most important aspect of this region is that the region is regularly controlled by the state. Compared to similar regions in Europe, this district is much more popular and touristic.

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Zeedijk

Like every international city, Amsterdam has its own Chinatown. Although it has a general name as Chinatown, you can try Chinese cuisine as well as a variety of Far Eastern dishes, including Vietnamese and Thai cuisines in this area.

Zeedijk, one of the oldest districts of Amsterdam, is the first street where street lamps were built. The region, which had been home to rich merchants until the 17th century, has become a popular destination for seafarers doing canal trade, as can be seen from old bars and shops selling ship supplies. Naturally, this street is one of the important streets in the Red Light district.
 

Begijnhof

This area, which also has a sister in Bruges in Belgium, which is one of Amsterdam's closest neighbors, used to be a monastery. Currently, many houses are used as private property.

As Amsterdam is one of the rare regions from the Middle Ages in the center, we recommend you to visit here, but it will attract more attention with its calmness as its equivalent in Bruges is still used as a monastery.

The region is located south of the city center.
 

The Waag

The 15th century building overlooking the “New Market”, Nieuwmarkt Square, was once part of the Amsterdam walls and was used as the city gate.

The building, which is the oldest non-religious building in Amsterdam, had different functions in different periods. It was used as a museum, fire station and city hall.
 

Leidseplein

Leidseplein, one of the most important centers of Amsterdam nightlife, is a square famous for its restaurants and nightclubs. In terms of price, we can say that the restaurants and cafes in this region are slightly higher.

It is worth mentioning that this area and the shops in it are highly touristy and you will be with tourists rather than the people of Amsterdam.

The most famous building in the region is Stadsschouwburg Theater.
 

De Pijp

The "Pipe" neighborhood is also home to one of Amsterdam's busiest markets, the Albert Cuyp street market.

You can find many cafes and bars in Marie Heinekenplein Square where you can sit and have a rest. Compared to Leidseplein, this is a much more authentic area. CT Coffee & Coconuts is just one of the spacious cafes we can recommend.

The Heineken Experience building, one of the old Heineken factories, is now used as a museum.
 

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Amsterdam Science Museum (NEMO)

NEMO Science Museum is a museum opened as the science center of Amsterdam. The building of the museum was built in 1997.

The museum, which is the largest science center in the Netherlands, has 5 floors and is one of the most popular science museums in the world.

You can reach this museum in about 15 minutes on foot after turning left from Central Station.
 

Vondelpark

Amsterdam's most famous park is located in the center of Amsterdam, right behind Museum Square and Leids Square.

Approximately 10 million people visit the park every year, with an open-air theater, children's playground and food stands.

Music and dance performances are performed in the park throughout the summer.
 

Oosterpark

If you want to escape from the tourist crowds, you can spend time in Oosterpark, which is preferred by the locals of Amsterdam and exhibits the most beautiful park decorations of Dutch architecture.

Although you have to walk for about half an hour from Dam Square to reach this park, you will discover the beauties of Amsterdam all along the way, so you will never tire. After Rembrandt House, you can reach this park in the eastern part of the city by going straight on the same street.

On the way, you may want to see the Genocide Museum, the War Museum and the Genocide Monument, which were established for the Jewish people who were subjected to genocide like Anne Frank during the Second World War.
 

Kalverstraat

Kalverstraat is the most popular shopping street in Amsterdam. You can see the most famous brands of Amsterdam and the world from Dam Square to Muntplein.

Kalverstraat, the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands, is a true shopping paradise. But even if you are not going to shop, you may want to start your trip after walking down this street.

You will have no trouble trying to find the street. If you go straight from the Central Station and follow the crowd, you will find yourself wandering on this street. You can also browse the historical cheese shops on this street to try the famous cheeses of Amsterdam and take them to your loved ones; You should definitely try Gouda, Edam and Old Amsterdam cheeses.

If you want to shop in an area that is visited more frequently by the people of Amsterdam, you can choose 9 street zones arranged in parallel and vertical lines. You can find all your needs from clothing to household items and many antique items in this region. If you turn right from any street in Kalverstraat and follow the road, you will find yourself in this area after you cross the canal. If you are tired after shopping, you can try the Dutch apple pie at Ree 7 Cafe.

You should definitely visit HEMA, the famous Dutch brand that sells home products. You can also examine the porcelain sets unique to the city of Delft in the Netherlands.

For all your grocery needs, Albert Heijn (AH), Lidl or Aldi supermarkets can be found in every part of the city at affordable prices.

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