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Netherlands, Amsterdam – The Largest Party Center in Europe? Or Is It? – VIDEO
Most stories about the capital of Netherlands conclude with something which shouldn’t be told to anyone else but the closest. However, Amsterdam is not just a city where crazy parties happen. If you sit on a bike and ride away from downtown you can experience the true Amsterdam, long away from Red Light District.
Everybody has heard about coffeeshops, which are places where to buy (not only) weed legally. Did you know that the entire city is surrounded by Stelling van Amsterdam, the fortification system built at the turn of the 20th century and is placed on UNESCO’s list of important places? The entire fortification is 135 kilometers long. Its 42 fortresses were supposed to protect the city from an attack from the sea or land. UNESCO? There was a huge piece of land ready to be immediately flooded to prevent enemy troops from getting to the city and also it was done so that no ships would be able to sail there. Many of the fortresses are open to the public..
Let's get back to the city. It would truly be a missed oportunity to not see downtown. There are narrow streets line with brick houses. These often are bit inclined. Oude Kerk, a 14th century catherdral is a must, as well as grandiose St Nicolas basilica, renaissance and baroque-style palaces which belonged to the richest of the merchants. Amsterdam is also home to the oldest stock exchange in the world. Be sure to visit crazy Red Light District at night. Girls wait behind red display windows to catch some easy booty. You will smell weed all around and tourist try to beat one another in the quantity of alcohol drunk. Please, don't let downtown spoil the whole-picture. Like many other large cities – downtown is usually focused on tourists and is absolutely different from districts where ordinary people dwell.
In my opinion, Amsterdam is one of the best places to live in. There are several reasons supporting this claim. First, you can easily reach almost any place by bike. And you don't have to worry that a car would hit you. You can sit on a bench at some canal, walk in one of many parks, get some freshly baked croissants and great coffee. This all belongs to the life in Amsterdam. Just as coffee does..
After short observation we noted that Amsterdam is really diverse and colorful city – there live almost the highest number of nation at one place in the world. Thanks to this Amsterdam is a popular European destination for people who like good food – you can taste there everything beginnign with Holland cheese or traditional Asian, African or Latin American meals.
Amsterdam has rich culture. The city is one of the most important art centers in the world. The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most sought tourist attractions. There you find the largest collection of this famous artist. Be ready to spend considerable amount of time in a line. You can book tickets for some particular time online. Rembrndt van Rijn was even more linked to the city than Van Gogh. Him and other famous artists are displayed at Rijksmuseum. People who prefer modern art should see the Stedelijk Museum and many other small galleries, pop-up exhibitions and other evens. There are many of them in Amsterdam.
Let's see the south of the Netherlands. Close to Belgium and Germany, there is the city of Maastricht. Unlike other well-known famous places in the country, has its original looks. A few minutes in the city leaves you with feeling of historic atmosphere. Many sights, and buildings are well preserved. So let's see which places are worth visiting.
A small, and quite ordinary town in North Brabant province. This town is not only the birth place of the world famous Hieronymus Bosch. There are also many interesting places, and experiences to enjoy.
The most famous city in the Netherlands is known to everyone. Amsterdam is the main tourist attraction. Therefore, it is often overcrowded. Many, however, like less well known cities. If you count yourselves among such toursits, then there is we have great news. We know where to go.
When you say the Netherlands everybody think of wind mills. These are symbol of this prosperous country and have been for a long time. The mills were built to drain water and dry terrain in lower attitude. Such mills are all across the Netherlands. There are, however, several places where you can see more than just one or two.
Den Haag is surely the most attractive city in the Netherlands. Its atmosphere makes it a great competitor to the famous capital of this small yet rich country. If you think there is not much to surprise you than you are plain wrong.
Erasmus University, Europe’s largest port, and the city which was built almost from scratch after the WWII making it sandbox for many architects to unleash their creativity. Rotterdam is unlike any other Dutch city and this also holds true in Europe-wide perspective.
Water mills, tulips, bicycles, water canals, cheese, thousand-year old cities. What do you think of when you hear the Netherlands? This small western-European country is one of the most popular spots among tourists from all around the world. It is great place for students, young couples, families with children, or those who postponed travelling to the end of their carriers.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
Haarlem used to be one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. Its name also became the name of one of the most famous districts in New York – Harlem. This beautiful, historical city is home to Dutch upper-middle class seeking to enjoy peace and greenery yet be close to the capital. It takes only 15 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Amsterdam. I can recommend to pay a visit to the city.
One of the most sought tourist spots in Europe is the second largest garden in the world. It is a place with the best smell that I have visited. It is an experience of a lifetime. Welcome to a beautiful garden of Keukenhof – several dozen of kilometers southwest from the Dutch capital.
I am falling with Netherlands more and more. During my third visit in this country, in April 2014, I was enchanted by Utrecht. It used to be the most important Dutch city south of Amsterdam. Its population of slightly more than 300,000, is perfectly suited to a group of cities that are not too small but not too big. If we add to this the fact that there is the largest university in the country, it is clear that it will be a quiet and pleasant city, which is on the other hand really alive.