Amsterdam is a picturesque city filled with many things to see and do. If you’re debating whether you should visit Amsterdam or not, here are a few reasons why you should.
Why You Should Visit Amsterdam
- The canals
- Cycling Lifestyle
- Art And History
Amsterdam is known for it’s beautiful canals. We see photos of these everywhere on the internet and it’s even better to experience it in person. If you didn’t know already, Amsterdam is actually made up of almost 200 different canals going through the city and the canal belt was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2011. The entire city is actually below sea level and is built on a swap which is why there are so many canals.
Since the city was built on a swap and surrounded by canals, the houses are uniquely structured- tall, narrow and crooked. The history behind the reason why they were built this way is because residents were taxed on the width of the houses, hence why they’re all tall and narrow. These classic Amsterdam houses are historical and picturesque, and can be found in almost every street in Amsterdam.
Experience the cycling lifestyle in this beautiful city. A bike is the main transportation used in Amsterdam, whether that’s going to work, on dates or going to the market. In fact, it is said that there are more bikes than people! If you want to explore the city, hiring a bike is the best way get around.
Amsterdam has an internationally diverse selection of food. It is particular good for Indonesian cuisines and Surinamese food. If you’ve never heard of or know little about Suriname, it is a former Dutch colony in South America that is now an independent country. That’s something new for you to try out! There’s also the traditional dutch food such as Bitterballen, a deep fried meatball, Poffertjes, baby fluffy pancakes, Stroopwafel, a thin waffle, and cheese!
Art and History
Amsterdam is filled with much art and history. Van Gogh and Rembrandt were two famous artists who have museums that house many of their previous works. There are also other museums showcasing years of history such as the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum.
The city is filled with so much culture and history, and you’ll probably love the lifestyle there on your visit.
If or when you do decide to visit Amsterdam, don’t worry about getting your clothes cleaned. You can book a collection with Laundryheap and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel or Airbnb within 24 hours.
If you’ve visited Amsterdam before and absolutely fell in love with city, let us know in the comments what you love about the city.