An aerial view of the 'Dam.
Amsterdam Map | Amsterdam
tall, elegant houses in the Rokin area of Amsterdam.
The world famous Rijksmuseum.
is a mesmerizing, characterful and tolerant city latticed with 17th
century canals, humming with bicycles and studded with towering old
town houses and wonderful museums. This city, Netherlands' capital,
walks a delicate line between conservative culture and liberally crazed
This is a superb strolling or biking city with endless scenic canal
views and canal boats to ease the pain when the cobbles have worn
your shoes through.
typically small, comfortable houseboats in the city centre.
Click for Delft photos or
here for images of a typically Twisted 'Dam
tourist attractions are:
The Jordaan district for real, tourist-free, Dutch
living with lovely canals, good restaurants, entertaining little shops
and excellent flea market at Looiersgracht.
Begijnhof, a square
of very old and beautiful buildings.
Oude Kerk, a stunning 14th centurychurch in the red light district.
Koninklijk Paleis, a royal palace
you can wander around.
The Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh museums for the best
of Dutch art.
The WWII shocker Anne Frank Huis.
- The bizarre red light district and coffee
shops which can be desperately tacky but provide a unique and
fascinating experience in Europe.
Netherlands Travel | Amsterdam
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