With its slew of cobbled streets, independent cafes and bars, museums and the infamous De Wallen Amsterdam has plenty on offer for the discerning traveller. In this blog we will take you through some of the more unusual places you can visit in Amsterdam, and if you’re looking to travel to Netherlands then why not use AiroLuggage to transfer your luggage.
Amsterdam’s history dates back to the 13th century when the people of Kennemer strategically penetrated through the castle at Amstel dyke. However, recently during an excavation for a new metro station, some 30 metres below street level, builders found pikes and pottery dating back to the neolithic era approximately 2600 BCE indicating Amsterdam had been inhabited for many years before.
Today, Amsterdam is one of the most popular cities to visit for tourists, it’s also one of the most spiciest cities to visit, and it’s blend of stunning Dutch Renaissance architecture is something you can’t help but notice. If you want to transfer unaccompanied baggage or excess baggage on your next rip to Netherlands then jump onto our website to find out more.
Top 5 unusual things to do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a culturally rich city and boasts some excellent museums such as the Anne Frank’s House and Van Gogh museum, and of course the red light district. However, once you’ve explored this and drank as much lowland beer, with all the selfie taking tourists, then there are a few other attractions off the beaten track that we’d like to tell you about.
- Jordaan – bohemian neighbourhood – Retaining the traditional renaissance theme, this neighbourhood is just outside the city centre, but encapsulates the Amsterdam that we know. Chilled out vibes, and great hospitality with stunning views of the famous Amsterdam canals. Let the pictures do this one justice.
- Blijburg beach – an artificial beach just outside the city centre. Prominent with locals, but adds another bit of value to the city.
- Albert Syrup flea market – you can find anything here from local chocolate, cheese to bed linen. Worth a visit and only a dash from the centre.
- Visit the Maritime Museum – Het Scheepvaartmuseum – a replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam ship is berthed outside. As soon as you see it you want to see more. Consistently ranks in top 10 museums of its kind in the world.
- Cruise the canals – you can’t go to Amsterdam and not tour the historic canals. Try a private boat tour that will take up a whole afternoon. Some of the tours take you right into the depths of Amsterdam.
Best places to visit outside Amsterdam
Regarded as one of the prettiest towns in the Netherlands, this is well worth a visit. Before the construction of the Ijsselmeer dam this used to be a quaint little fishing village. But has successfully converted to a tourist and boating village. With its 17th century architecture, the Zuiderzee Museum is well worth a visit. The Drommedaris tower, former defence tower, can’t be missed along with the Stadhuis (town hall). On top of this there are plenty of eateries and bars so you can stop for a well refreshed drink.
Rotterdam is a major port city and one of the busiest in Europe. The cities Maritime museum tells the history of the cities seafaring heritage. The city was destroyed in WWII, and after being reconstructed it has many modern and sleek buildings.
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