Amsterdam is a huge capital city of Netherlands that offer impressive architecture, attractive canals that interweaves the city, great shopping, and friendly people most of whom speaks English very well. Amsterdam has something for every traveller whether you are a culture and history fanatic, serious partying, or simply want to relax at the charming old European city. Amsterdam holds more than a million inhabitants in the urban area and is located in the Province of North-Holland.
Amsterdam is the biggest city with cultural and creative centre of Netherlands. So if you are planning to visit this striking beauty like heaven, then plan your vacation perfectly before reaching here. This huge city is divided into two districts – City center and Outer districts. The City center is a cluster of breathtaking attractions like Old Center, Grachtengordel, Jordaan, and Plantage. If you do not get that much time to explore the entire city then at least make time to visit the City Center that will make you go crazy.
The Old center flourishes traditional architecture, canal tours, Dam Square, and shopping. The Old Side offers Nieuwmarkt, Chinatown and Red Light District. The Old Jewish Quarter with Waterloo Square is a worth visiting place to explore. Besides this, the Granchtengordel is a home to many Dutch celebrities. It includes Rembrandt Square and Leiden Square, which are the main nightlife areas of the city. Head to the Jordaan and enjoy plenty of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants where as, Plantage offers lots of greenery, botanical gardens and Artis Zoo.
Amsterdam is a major tourist destination where tourists visit all year round. Winters is too cold and may make you little uncomfortable to walk around the city. The months of July and August are the warmest months. So reach to this amazing destination any time through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which is among the busiest airports in the world. You can even travel by train from Schiphol to Amsterdam. There is a direct train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station. This will take some 20 minutes. You can even travel by taxi to reach here.
Besides this, Amsterdam is also served by the Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam Airport. There are plenty of old and modern architectural structures, churches and synagogues, museums, Zoo and botanical garden, attractions and tours, and of course, the Red Light District. The Red Light District includes various canals, some adjoining streets, many side streets, alleys, and many other areas. This entire area remains filled with police and security cameras. Well, the Red Light District is also a residential district that has many bars and restaurants including historic buildings and museums. This is the oldest part of Amsterdam.
The best way to explore the Red Light District is through the tours provided by many companies. Enjoy your shopping experiences at the main central shopping streets that lined close to the Central Station to the Leidseplein. The only upmarket shopping street is the P.C. Hooftstraat that gives immense pleasure to every tourist. So make your life the best by visiting the huge city of Amsterdam that will take you to the top of the sky.