The Kingdom of Netherlands has it’s capital – and it is named Amsterdam.
In case you never heard of this beautiful city in Europe, you are missing on a lot. It is the largest city in Netherlands, but aside from that – one of the most growing tech scenes with tons of touristic activities and things to do.
Can we just say that Amsterdam has it all?
In a way, yes. And if you want to experience all of the things it has to offer, we have made a 7-step plan to guide you to the ‘City of Freedom’
1: Find The Best Hotel or AirBnB
After booking your plane to Amsterdam, it’s time to see where you will be staying. Although hotels are the most common choice for tourists, AirBnB is another great type of stay you must experience.
Basically, you can rent a room or an entire apartment through AirBnB and get to meet the host, hear some stories about the city and live like a local. Woah, isn’t that cool?
2: Get A Bike And Pedal Around The City
You are landing in Amsterdam, checkin into your hotel or AirBnB. What’s next?
Get a bike. In fact, you’ll look weird without one. Amsterdam is also known as ‘The City of Bikes’ because of the amazing culture on two wheels the city has. There are bike parking spots, lanes and even traffic lights everywhere!
So, why not rent a bike? (the prices are incredibly cheap!)
3: Take a Tour On The ‘Red Light District’
The Red Light District is the world’s most popular urban area for prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, sex shops, strip clubs etc. While we are not trying to be rude here, going to Amsterdam and not seeing this street is like eating a hamburger without the meat!
Secret Tip: If you are a boy, you’ll love it!
4: Go Clubbing
Amsterdam has a vibrant clubbing scene. In fact, most of the world’s most popular DJs like Avicii, Hardwell, Tiesto, Afrojack and Armin van Buuren come from Netherlands. So…let’s just say that you’ll have a great time in some of the popular clubs in Amsterdam including Paradiso, Jimmy Woo and Bitterzoet.
5: Shop For ‘Cookies’…
Amsterdam is known as the City of Freedom mostly because of the prostitution and drugs, which are legal in the country. And once again, while we are not meaning to be rude or point you to trying the weed, let’s just say that there are shops selling marijuana cookies, weed and other drugs everywhere across the city.
Step 6: Feed Your Artistic Soul
If you love arts, you’ll love Amsterdam – as simple as that. After all, it has the Rijksmuseum, which houses some of the most popular European masterpieces and the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see Vincent’s art from up close.
Even if you start painting on a canvas in the middle of the street, people won’t look at you in a strange way. Amsterdam loves art!
Step 7: Beer, Beer And More Beer…
There are dozens of different beers in Netherlands, and we challenge you to try them all. From the dark ones to the light pilseners, you will find an amazing variety and great tastes in some of the world’s best beer.
Did you know that Heineken, one of the most popular beers in the world, is made near Amsterdam. If you love this type of beer, you are definitely fit for the Heineken World Experience – an interactive tour which will fill all your beer senses!
So, are you ready?
Pack your bags, call your friends – and head to Amsterdam, creating unforgettable memories!