The Old Centre
The Old Centre is located in the city centre and is the medieval inner city where centuries old tradition and architecture remain. It is also home to many canals which are crossed over by bridges and offer a spectacular view when lit at night.
The Anne Frank House
Now a musuem, the Anne Frank House is where Anne Frank, a Jewish teenage girl, hid with her family to escape Nazi persecution. She wrote a diary describing events in the house during the family's sojourn there before being captured by the Nazis. For historical enthusiasts, particularly those who want to know more about the Holocaust, this is a must see museum.
Van Gough Museum
Art lovers particularly those drawn to the works of Vincent Van Gough will enjoy this museum which displays the largest collection of Van Gough's art work. Students of art should pay homage by visiting this museum to get a feel of this great artist's works.
Amsterdam has many parks for recreational activities, the biggest one being the Vondelpark. The Plantage is host to the Hortus Botanicus and also hosts a myriad of mansions and boulevards. One can take leisure walks in these parks and enjoy the fresh air, ride bicycles and have a picnic on a warm summers day.
This is one of the oldest churches in the Netherlands. Ironically located in the Red Light District in the Old Centre, it is a sight to behold. The tower is accessible from April to September at a fee and by appointment during other months. Amsterdam has a lot to offer any traveller and sampling all these sights will leave one a happy customer with a view to return.