Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
One of the most famous tourist destinations in Europe, it is home to the
best of Dutch Golden Age in 17th century. The same is evident in Dutch
historic homes, royal palaces, museums, theatres, and entertainment venues.
Visitors will find more than 6750 buildings that are 300 to 500 years old,
all dispersed among 160 canals and numerous houseboats. Amsterdam is also
home to many scenic bridges that connect the city's 90 islands.
Things to do in Amsterdam
One of the most significant art collections in the city and the kingdom
alike, the Rijksmuseum is a more than 200 years old museum in Amsterdam. It
features a large collection of rare art and antiquities, central to which
are nearly seven million works of art and more than 35,000 books and
manuscripts. This is seconded by numerous fascinating displays dealing with
the development of art and culture in the Netherlands like traditional
handicrafts, medieval sculpture, and modern art styles.
Westerkerk (Amsterdam's West Church)
The West Church is best known as the place where former Queen Beatrix had
got married in 1966. This Renaissance church was completed in 1630 and its
interiors feature signatures of Gothic architecture. The church rises
through the city’s skyline with its 85-meter-high tower called Langer Jan
and is the highest in the city.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the sheer genius and life of
19th-century Dutch maestro- Vincent Van Gogh. It is considered one of the
world’s most significant and famous art galleries because it houses the
world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings. This number amounts to
more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 700 letters from Van Gogh.
Best Time to Visit Amsterdam
Summer season (the months from June to August) are the best to book your
flights from Miami to Amsterdam. Book your flights from MIA to AMS during
summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Holland Festival, UNESCO World
Heritage Weekend and Taste of Amsterdam. It is advised to book Amsterdam
flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.