9 Fabulous Attractions of Amsterdam ...

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With all of the attractions of Amsterdam on offer, how can you choose what to see and do?

The canal-ringed city of Amsterdam is a world-famous tourist destination, sought out by libertines and artists and scholars for ages.

Deciding on which attractions of Amsterdam to visit is a worthy challenge, but be sure to hit all the spots on this list to avoid missing out on a great adventure in one of the world’s coolest cities.

1. Van Gogh Museum

This interesting building houses the world’s largest collection of works by the renowned artist and is always one of the most popular attractions of Amsterdam.

There are more than 800 paintings and drawings on display for art lovers to admire.

Plan on spending 3 to 4 hours perusing the master’s works.

Helpful hint: Buy your tickets online to save money and to avoid the long lines at the entrance.

2. Canal Tour

One of the features that make Amsterdam immediately recognizable is the canal system.

There’s no better way to see the city than by booking a canal tour.

The dedicated boats offer hop on/hop off service to make browsing the sights of Amsterdam easy.

Key points: historic houses line the Herengracht, and there are too many boutique-shopping areas to miss.

Keep an eye out for high quality bargains.

3. Red Light District

Whether you’re “shopping” or just “browsing,” the legendary Red Light District is one of the must-see places to visit in Amsterdam.

The area is generally safe for all tourists, except for the easily shocked or embarrassed.

Satisfy your curiosity by seeing the ladies on display in the glass windows lining the streets.

Come at night to see the streets lit up, or come by day to see the Oede Kerk and the surrounding bars and restaurants.

Helpful hint: photographing the ladies is strictly forbidden!

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