Before leaving the Netherlands’ capital, there are a few things you should tick off your checklist.
With its rich, abundant history and world famous cultural sights, Amsterdam is a city with a multitude of things you would want to do before leaving. It’s quite easy to get distracted by the temporary events and festivals that the city plays host to, but the things that are there year round are the ones that you can’t miss.
Bikes, Canals and Historical Sites
One can hardly visit Amsterdam without being constantly reminded of its brilliant canal system. It’s 90 islands, 1,500 bridges and 100km worth of canals date as far back at the early 17th Century, and it’s quite easy for tourists to utilise the systems as a means to view the splendour of Amsterdam.
In a short period of time, you can gain a unique view of dozens of the city’s numerous sights, and you’ll also be provided with an invaluable view of how the city is connected.
With a reputation of being one of the great biking cities of the world, you can hardly visit Amsterdam without taking to its cycle paths yourself. The flat layout of the city, coupled with its 400km of bike paths and great facilities, make cycling an easy and thoroughly enjoyable way of travelling. If you don’t take your own bike when you visit, you won’t encounter any problems hiring one on short notice from one of the city’s numerous bicycle companies.