Amsterdam is my something new to visit this year. During our German trip last summer, we were fortunate to have a day to explore this city. And because it was not so far from Hamm, we went there by car. However, we needed to park a bit far because parking is a nightmare at the city center.
We parked under the Olympic Stadium and from there we rode the tram to Amsterdam Central Station.
Exploring Amsterdam on Foot
With cobblestone paths and lively scenes here and there, we have decided to explore this city on foot instead of availing the Hop on- Hop off Bus Day Pass. We first visited the Basilica of Saint Nicholas just a few meters away from the central station.
From there, we walked along the narrow streets of the city while feasting our eyes with the building facades, food displays, and a lot more.
Art in the City
Amsterdam is also a haven for art enthusiasts as it houses big museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. At the center of the busy city is the Amsterdam Museum that displays various historic artifacts of the city from middle ages up to the present.
Outside the museum walls are different art and historic exhibitions for people to explore.
There is also a life size sculpture of the Night Watch painting at the center of the Rembrandt Plaza.
A Happy Place Day and Night
The city has different areas for people from all walks of life. It is a place for those who are into history and the arts; people who love the nightlife; shopaholics; and a legal haven for weed lovers.
Cruisin' Around Amsterdam
With a few hours still left before sundown, we decided to explore a few more areas on board one of the boats.