The Netherlands' unique, funky capital is a city of contradictions. Amsterdam is at once everything you expect it to be as well as everything but. Sure, there is tulips, windmills, sleaze, endless rain and people on bicycles – but you will also find ice-cool contemporary designs, hidden surprises down cobbled backstreets, friendly neighborhood hangouts and ethnic markets that mirror Amsterdam’s harbor history.
Full of surprises, most of Amsterdam’s gems can be found within its historical center, but the thriving alternative art scene in the Red Light District is as much a part of this town as the debauchery it is hidden behind. Cycle to the eclectic east or the leafy west. Try to get a little lost. You will always find your way: A city of this kind would quickly feel like home.
People who visit Amsterdam, also visit travel spots like Eindhoven and Rotterdam.