Amsterdam has many things that make it attractive especially its 17th century atmosphere
combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.
The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijmuseum with Rembrandt’s world famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and Rembrandt House.
With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theatre, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. Food in Amsterdam especially in areas popular with tourists is not particularly cheap there are cheap eats available.
If you are staying in Pijp, you must definitely pay a visit to Leeman Doner this place is famous in Amsterdam for the best doner kebab and Turkish pizza in town. Besides having the tastiest doner with the best meat, they are the cheapest spot in town. A doner costs 2 Euro’s and a Turkish pizza 1,70. It is located at Van Woustraat 160.
There are many options for eating out in Amsterdam as there are restaurants. International fusion, exotic, vegetarian and local dishes all clearly mark their presence on the culinary scene of the city, which boasts over 1,000 venues, Exclusive restaurants sit next door to small cafes with comfortable sofas where you can chat the afternoon away with your friends over a cup of delicious coffee.
The two main shopping streets in Amsterdam’s city
centre are the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat. Of the two, the Leidsestraat has the more exclusive shops like Flippa K, Karen Millen, Paul Warmer and Shoebaloo. The Kalverstraat is home to all the shops you would expect to find in a large European city like H&M, Mexx, Zara and Esprit. Looming over Dam Square and home to a broad selection of high-end brands, De Bijenkorf is one of Amsterdam’s best-known department stores. Situated in am impressive historic building just behind Dam Square, Magna Plaza is a collection of shops, ranging from Mango to Sissy Boy.
When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste. DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno clubs, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house. Some of the most well-known venues include Paradiso, Melkweg, Bitterzoet, Club up, Trouw, AIR and Escape.