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    Tourist Guide & General Information

    Amsterdam is the largest and the Capital City of the Netherlands, also known as Holland. Amsterdam is a city with rich culture and dates back to 27th of October 1275.

    Festivals & Events In Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is a hub for music and concerts. Every year a variety of music festivals happen in the City, from Death Metal to Jazz to Pop, Amsterdam covers nearly almost every genre! There is also a feast of sporting events to see, and the football culture is huge. Watching Ajax Amsterdam play (One of the most successful teams in Europe), is a must for any soccer fan.

    Amsterdam has a variety of festivals that can be enjoyed. Cultural events and festivals happen on a nearly weekly basis, and can be seen by all. The most well-known events are:

    • The King’s Birthday – Two-day party and market celebration
    • Holland Festival – Artistic event
    • Grachtenfestival – Live music festival
    • Pride – Gay pride parade, the largest in Europe
    • IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival
    • Museum Night
    • Arrival Of St. Nicholas
    • International Fashion Week
    • Amsterdam Light Festival

    There are a variety of exhibition, fairs and trade shows throughout the year in Holland’s Capital City. There are many kinds of markets as well as book and antique shows/fairs.

    Some of the other events Amsterdam hosts are:

    • Taste of Amsterdam
    • Dutch Raw Food Festival
    • Amsterdam Day of Architecture
    • Vondelpark Open Air Theater
    • International Theater School Festival
    • Amsterdam Roots Festival
    • Nachtrit Amsterdam
    • Kwakoe Zomer Festival

    Places to Visit

    Amsterdam is well known for its artistic heritage and stunning architectural structures and small narrow houses throughout the city. Famous Amsterdam residents include Anne Frank the diarist and Vincent van Gogh.

    Places of utmost importance and interest would be the Netherlands national museum Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank’s House. Other stunning places to see are the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum.

    There are over 100 kilometers of canals throughout Amsterdam and 90 islands and well over 1500 bridges in the city. There are over 400 kilometers of cycling paths and Amsterdam is considered the most bicycle-friendly capital city in the world with over 1 million people utilizing this means of transport.

    There is an urban public park called Vondelpark that is around 47 Hectares in Amsterdam, so if you want to take a relaxed casual walk this would be the place to do so.

    Those who love shopping and collecting souvenirs will appreciate the numerous squares of open market trade throughout this vast city filled with countless goods where you can shop till you drop. Beer lovers will also find Amsterdam a stunning place to be as there is a broad variety of beers available as Heineken International is based in Amsterdam so you will be sure to drink your fill.

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