Monday, November 2, 2009

Top 5 Attractions:

1. Amsterdam Canal Bus Day Pass (boats): “Stops at 14 major attractions and shops. All stops are near must-see attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museums, which house the works of such renowned Dutch artists as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and, of course “Fou-Rou” (that’s the “crazy man’s” nickname). Enjoy an authentic Heineken or a coffee-brew at one of the city’s 1,000 brown cafes, named because of their dark-wood paneling. Looking for a potpourri of people-watching? Amsterdam represents at least 172 nationalities! So grab a bench at Vondelpark, which features an open-air concert venue, large outdoor cafes, and a Film Museum. No adult-only trip is complete without a visit to Amsterdam’s uniquely “revealing” Red Light District.” (RailEurope) Price $32.00 on the RailEurope Website.

2. Anne Frank House: Tells the story of where Anne Frank and 7 other people who hid there from the Nazis for over two years. Admission Price: 7.50 Euros

3. Dam Square: “Has many historic buildings like the Royal Palace, famous museums and many shops, pubs and restaurants”. For more information Click Here. 

4. De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets): “Between Leidsestraat and Raadhuisstraat there is an area known as De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets), named after the nine side streets connecting the main canals. Together they constitute an appealing neighbourhood full of unique shops, wonderful places to have lunch and a great atmosphere.” Click Here for more information.

5. Heineken Brewery: Admission Price: 15 euros. A new experience in the Heineken Brewery is an interactive ride. For more information Click Here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I definitely agree with your suggestions for the Anne Frank House, Dam Square, and Negen Straatjes! There are great stores and cafes all throughout the 9 Streets. I really did not like the Heineken Experience! It's much better to visit the Heinekenplein (right behind the brewery) and have some beers in the great cafes there. The canal cruises are ok, but I always find it better to get out and walk (or take a tram) instead. Just my opinion from having played "tour-guide" to lots of visitors!

    Have a great time!