Welcome to Amsterdam
From its canals to its world-famous museums and historical centers, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful European cities. There is nothing quite like this small capital and its deep cultural heritage. Not only is Amsterdam colorful, serene, and romantic, it is also exciting and sophisticated.
Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city and is visited each year by over four million people. Visitors can enjoy Amsterdam’s outstanding architecture, musuems, art galleries and other tourist sights. Amsterdam is just 9.5 miles from Schiphol Airport, the fourth largest airport in Europe, is also close to the continental motorway network, and is a major port used by ocean-going liners.
Amsterdam is a cultural, historical, and architectural marvel. The city is laid out in concentric rings of canals around the old center, crosscut by a network of access roads and alley-like connecting streets. Most of the museums are clustered at the edge of the canal district and are among the best in Europe. In addition, visitors will want to see Europe’s first stock exchange, which now serves as a grand concert hall and exhibition space, and pause for coffee at one of the first coffee houses in Europe. There is also the Anne Frank house, where the famous diarist’s family hid during World War II. The Museum of the Resistance provides educational and historical information about the Holocaust.
Amsterdam is city of incredible beauty and charm in a land of canals, windmills, dikes, and picturesque countryside. Its museums house some of the world’s masterpieces, and its history is an important part of the story of Europe itself. This is a city in which culture, commerce, ambience, and romance combine with a proud and lively sense of humor and vitality. It is not to be missed!