Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, known for its distinctive culture, heritage, and the intricate canal system that crisscross across the place. Due to this, Amsterdam remains one of the most preferred destinations of tourists across the globe.
Amsterdam has a highly liberal culture and law that makes it an ideal place for traveling and enjoying the ethnicity and heritage of the city. Below are some of the unique places to see in Amsterdam and a few things to do while you are there.
Amsterdam is a city noted for its contemporary art culture, which is promoted through small independent galleries. The Van Gogh Museum is one such place, but it is much expensive and crowded. Yet the independent art gallery makes a great place to know about the active art scene thriving in the city.
Radar is another such gallery with exhibitions that focuses on urban inspired themes. There are many other prominent ones as well, like the Galerie Fons Welters with its magnificent art installations and KochxBos, converted living room style gallery focusing on surreal artworks.
EYE Film Museum
EYE film museum have a free permanent exhibition that requires no tickets at all. It is a highly immersive experience in a panoramic shaped room, where the visitors are surrounded by many clips and scenes from popular movies. There are also future style viewing pods for personalized movie watching. The design of the building is a stunning piece of architecture with jagged angles and white exteriors.
Markets are the ideal locations to know and experience the rich and diverse culture prevailing in the city. Amsterdam has many markets with its own unique character like, Albert Cuyp marker in De Pijo, Noordermarkt farmer’s market, the Waterlooplein flea market, etc. The floating flower market, Bloemenmarkt is another great attraction and a must see place in Amsterdam.
Beijnhof is an alternative place most suitable for picnicking and resting. It offers many small historical buildings and courtyards that make it an ideal place to know about the history of the region. It has a beautiful garden, which is suitable for relaxing and watching the unique architecture around.
Amsterdam City Archives
The Stadsarchief, Amsterdam City Archives hosts a permanent exhibition, which is a perfect place to learn about the rich history of the city. It contains a rich collection of many artifacts like letters, telegrams, and rare photographs of celebrated intellectuals and artists like Karl Marx, John Lennon, etc.