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Amsterdam - Netherlands
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Amsterdam, the capital and symbol of Holland tolerant and libertine, a goal is very famous and loved by young tourists, attracted by the famous red-light districts and coffee shops. Also called Venice of the North for the characteristic system of channels that form, Amsterdam has much more to offer especially in terms of cultural and architectural heritage, with its numerous museums (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, the most famous ), many churches scattered throughout the city, markets and musical events of all kinds.
Red Light District
The Red Light District (Red Lights District) in Amsterdam is without doubt the most famous attraction of Amsterdam, along with the coffee shop, a symbol of Holland liberal and tolerant. The red light district of Amsterdam, named for the color of the neon lights of the windows where the girls waiting for customers, are actually three, the district Walletjes, in the Singel and the Pijp and can be thought of as a kind of Disneyland of sex, with sex shops, porn dvd shops, porn cinemas, bars with live sex shows, striptease, lap dancing and, of course, prostitutes on display in shop windows features single room with the red neon. Warning, it is FORBIDDEN to take pictures girls in the windows.
Coffee shops are the typical local Amsterdam where you can buy and consume small amounts of soft drugs. Cannabis and marijuana legalized in the Netherlands are not tolerated but, when consumed in small doses. The Coffee Shop in Amsterdam have very strict rules do not allow minors, do not serve alcohol, they can sell more than 5 grams of smoke per day per customer and do not allow use of hard drugs. And 'possible to smoke only in the coffee shop and is FORBIDDEN and illegal attempt to export the drugs purchased.
Dam Square is the beating heart of Amsterdam, just 10 minutes from Central Station, which is connected from the Damrak, just off Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Dam square is divided in two by the city traffic, on one side overlooking the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis), New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) and the wax museum Madame Tussauds, the other Nationaal Monument obelisk. Dam Square is a favorite street artists, musicians, mimes, acrobats, jugglers, often occupied by the rides and stalls.
Damrak is the street leading from the Amsterdam Central Station to Dam Square, cutting north to south, the center of Amsterdam, on the covered bed of the river Amstel. The Damrak, a street crowded and lively, full of shops, restaurants and travel agencies, welcomes tourists to the station and takes just a few minutes to the Royal Palace on Dam, passing trams, boats for canal tours and Beursplein (Exchange Square).
The canals of Amsterdam are a symbol of the city, so that Amsterdam is also known as the Venice of the north. The canals of Amsterdam are about 1400 and developed fan-shaped, the larger channels are the Singel, the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. Since 2010 the Amsterdam canals have been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Amsterdam Central Station (Centraal Station) located in the north of Amsterdam, built in Renaissance style on three artificial islands. Centraal Station is the hub of the city of Amsterdam and the hub of the entire network of transportation, from trains to trams, buses and night buses, ferries and boats for excursions, taxi and rental bicycles. Characteristic of Amsterdam Central Station is the huge and crowded parking of bicycles.
Anna Frank House
Anne Frank is the name of Annelies Marie Frank Italianized, a German Jewish girl, became a symbol of the Shoah, the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis against the jew people, thanks to the discovery of his diary, published as "The Diary of Anne Frank" , written during the 2 years where Anne Frank hid with her family lived in a house at 263 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, before being deported to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen, where he died in 1945.
The flower market in Amsterdam (Bloemenmarkt) is located along the Singel between the Munt Square and Piazza Konings, is open daily and is well worth a visit even if you are not passionate about flowers and plants. This flower market is indeed very characteristic of Amsterdam since 1862 because it has maintained its original position on barges floating on the Singel canal and offers a spectacular variety of flowers, especially tulips, bulbs sold to tourists as souvenirs.
The Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam, on Dam Square, is one of the locations of the famous Madame Tussauds wax museums, originally created in London in 1802 by Marie Tussaud, and now owned by Merlin Entertainments, with offices worldwide. In addition to London and Amsterdam, you can find the wax museum Madame Tussauds in New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Washington DC, Bernini, Vienna, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok. In these museums you can see wax figures of the most amazingly resemble famous characters of history, entertainment and sports.
The New Market of Asterdam (Nieuwmarkt) is located in central Amsterdam, close to Chinatown and the Red Light District, in one of the most vibrant and fun city. The Nieumarkt dates from the fifteenth century and is home to stalls of various kinds, small circuses, street performers, cafes and restaurants, including the Waag Gatehouse, in the middle of the square, once used as a gateway to Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum (National Museum) is the largest museum in the Netherlands, with over one million visitors a year. Founded by Napoleon in 1809, The Rijks museum contains a rich overview of Dutch art of the Middle Ages to the Golden Age, with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. The Rijksmuseum is in Luijkstraat Jan 1 and is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 [www.rijksmuseum.nl].
The Church of San Nicola (St. Nicolaaskirke) is one of the oldest and most popular churches in Amsterdam, dedicated to St. Nicholas, patron of sailors,
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is located in the Museum Quarter in Amsterdam, Paulus Potterstraat 7, exactly between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum in the old location. The Van Gogh Museum houses a permanent collection of 200 paintings and 550 drawings and watercolors by Van Gogh, divided into 5 periods in chronological order: the Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise. Info: vangoghmuseum.nl.
Vondelpark is the green heart of Amsterdam, in the heart of the city, near the Leidseplein, with its 45 hectares is the largest park in Amsterdam. Dedicated to the poet Joost van den Vondel, the Vondelpark is an oasis of ponds, bridges, meadows and streams, much loved and frequented by the inhabitants of Amsterdam. In the summer the Vondelpark you can find dance and theater, concerts and various street performers, you can skate or relax with a cup of coffee.
Amsterdam by Bike
The bike is definitely the most practical and convenient to move to Amsterdam. Crossed by a thousand canals and bridges and miles of bike lanes, well-tracked and regulated, Amsterdam is the domain of bikers and the bikes are really master of the city, and thus often at risk to pedestrians and unsuspecting tourists. Typical and are always crowded parking of bicycles, such as the Centraal Station.
You can not visit Amsterdam without getting lost in the dense network of canals and bridges that make up and be impressed by the numerous boats that parade in silent channels. Amsterdam by boat is definitely an easy, efficient way to see the city and enjoy a striking view of the historical center of Amsterdam. There are many offers cruises on the canals, from 1 hour to 1 whole day, for every budget and taste.