National museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam.
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, Dam Square is known as the “navel” and is a landmark in Amsterdam. There are a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars on Dam Square. The majestic buildings around Dam Square are also worth a visit. The imposing blue-top building on the west side of the square is the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. It is now used as a venue for the reception of the royal family and the new king's succession ceremony. The steeple Gothic church adjacent to the Royal Palace is a new church, which usually hosts organ concerts and exhibitions. To the south of the square is the famous Madame Tussauds, from which the huge round glass overlooks the entire Dam Square.
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is one of the four royal palaces in the Netherlands. It was originally a town hall and court. As the political and economic center of the city, it is also an important part of the square and the artist's favorite theme. The highlights here are its architecture and the magnificent decoration in the palace. All places in the citizen's hall are covered with marble. The more eye-catching is the impressive map of the giant hemispheres drawn on the marble floor.
The Red Light District in Amsterdam's Old Town is perhaps the most famous Red Light District in the world. This place is known for its "tolerant" atmosphere. Come and enjoy fun that you won't get anywhere else! Visitors' curiosity about this place has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Amsterdam. Of course, the best time to visit the red-light district is at night. Things really ramp up at nighttime. Visitors can look through the large glass windows to see women in sexy outfits, or browse the shops selling "alternative" goods.
The Van Gogh Museum is located near the Museum Square in Amsterdam. It houses the works of the Dutch painter Van Gogh and related artifacts (as much as one quarter of Van Gogh's total works). The museum contains more than 200 classic Van Gogh oil paintings, 580 sketches, 4 sketchbooks and about 750 letters written by Van Gogh to his brother, Theo. The museum has 4 floors which display his works according to chronological order. You can admire works including "The Potato Eaters", "Sunflowers", "Wheatfields with Crows", "The Harvest", etc.
The total length of the canals in Amsterdam is more than a hundred kilometers, with numerous islands and bridges, making the city known as the “Venice of the North”. There are thousands of "boat houses" on the river, although they are houseboats but fully equipped. You can truly appreciate the unique charm of the water city by visiting Amsterdam by glass boat. Cruises pass through the famous river course, which is lined with typical Dutch traditional houses.
On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank and her Jewish family went into hiding here from the Nazis. They survived in solitude for over two years, but there was not a happy ending. Although the original furnishings were removed by the German occupation, Anne Frank's beloved diary paints a vivid picture of what life was like. The museum was opened to the public in 1960 and was joined by an impressive visitors center in the 1980s.
Madame Tussaud Scenerama is located in a very big building in the middle of Amsterdam. It is spread over four floors. An entire section is used for Dutch history, and more specifically, the history of Amsterdam. Multiple European celebrities, sports figures, artists and royalty are present to greet guests (in wax form at least). There is a section with modern Hollywood stars and another dedicated to famous historical figures such as Gandhi and Einstein. Those who enjoy standing hand in hand or cheek-to-cheek with your favorite movie star, politician or sport star will greatly enjoy their time here.