When you ask for suggestions on places to visit on Amsterdam tours, you will get many options like the Rijksmuseum, Moulin Rouge, Dam Square, Erasmus Bridge, and so on. Of course, these are the typical tourist places in the city of Amsterdam, but the place is capable of offering much more than Rijksmuseum tour. There are many people, who believe that the lesser-known attractions are more fun. Below is a list of some of the hidden attractions of Amsterdam, which you might not have heard of.
You may know about the Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco bay, but may not have heard of the Pampus Island, which is a manmade island in Holland. The island was made in 1880 to defend possible attack via the sea routes. Originally, the island was a fort but now it is open to tourists and can also be rented out for private events.
You can find the polders (pools) of Groningen in the northeast of Holland. The eerie fog on the damp mornings will give you a chilling experience with a beautiful landscape that is complete with typical old windmills. You need to understand that most of these windmills are still functioning and the others are used as little shops for selling organic food items.
Another hidden Amsterdam attraction that you should not miss on your Amsterdam tour is the Clingendael Park that is located in the Hague. You can find attractive Japanese gardens here, which would make you think that you are in Japan, while you are actually in Amsterdam. You can capture great selfies here and experience the overflowing beauty of the place.
Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens of the world and is called as the Garden of Europe. It is most attractive spring garden in the world with more than 7 million hyacinths and tulips stretching across thirty-two hectares of land filling you with colors and fragrances of joy. The place will be bustling with tourists and locals every spring.
The city of Naarden may remind you of the fictional world of Westeros. The city is located in the Gooi region of North Holland. The place looks like a place from a movie set or a video game and is not so far from the city of Amsterdam. The city is one of the best preserved fortified towns in the whole of Europe.