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Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
The city first evolved on the world map as a nondescript fishing community
in the 11th century and was granted city rights in 1300 AD. Ever
since then, Amsterdam has been progressing steadily and artistically over
the curve of time. Amsterdam was frontrunner of the the Dutch Golden Age in
17th century. It is now one of the one of the leading European financial
and tourist destinations and begets the nickname of the ‘Venice of the
North’ for its scenic canals, 1500 bridges and 16th century
Things to do in Amsterdam
Dam (or Dam Square)
For those interested in exploring the glorious history of the city, the Dam
is a historic town square in Amsterdam. It is located at the arterial
access point of the city’s transport hub. You should visit here to see some
of the most stellar highlights of last 600 years like the Royal Palace and
the New Church.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated the noted 19th-century Dutch
Post-Impressionist painter and his timeless classics. He is regarded as one
of the best artists ever produced by the Western Art. You should visit here
to see more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 700 letters from Van
Gogh- an assembly that clearly makes it the world's largest collection of
Van Gogh paintings.
Rijksmuseum (the National Museum)
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest art museum in the Netherlands.
It was moved from its original location in Hague to Amsterdam because of
space constraints in early 19th century. The museum features 1
million objects, central to which are several timeless classics of the
Dutch Golden Age by Rembrandt.
Best Time to Visit Amsterdam
Summer season, the months from June to August are the best to book your
flights from New York City to Amsterdam. Book your flights from NYC 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.