yourself to Amsterdam’s colorful lifestyle… and all within
either walking distance or accessible via water taxi, tram or even bicycle
(available for rent). The Canal Bus is another pleasurable option which
provides transport along their vast array of canals (also referred to
as ‘Venice of the North’).
Amsterdam’s many unique cafés, coffeehouses, bars, eateries,
restaurants, canals, and museums. Wander the Leidseplein (adjacent to
the Melkweg), a hotspot square ranked highly for not only its fine restaurants
and nightlife, but where during the summer, performers take their talents
to the streets; everything from accomplished musicians to jugglers and
clowns. In addition, browse through several of their famous daymarkets,
one of which is located on Albert Cuyp St. which boasts of old charm
and features a “bustling multicultural street filled with the
famous Amsterdam humor”. Another focal point and physical center
of the city is Dam square, known throughout the 60’s flowerpower
for its Damslapers (‘hippies camping out on Dam square’).
visit to the Anne Frank House, Rembrandtplein, Beginjnhof (‘an
oasis of peace’), Artis Zoo, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (the
oldest medical gardens in the world), Magere Brug (the city’s
most famous and oldest pedestrian, hand-operated drawbridges) or the
Heineken Brewery, are only samplings of Amsterdam’s offerings.