Discover Amsterdam with STUBA
Amsterdam conjures up notions of picturesque, albeit slightly wonky buildings, bridges, and bicycles; and a bit of liberal freedom thrown in for good luck. Amsterdam (originally called Amstelredamme) has over one million inhabitants (plus scores of happy tourists of course), being labelled the Venice of the North!
Settled as a small settled fishing village in the late 12th century, Amserdam become a vital trading centre (during which it was known as the The Dutch Golden Age), creating the worlds first stock exchange helping to give birth to modern capitalism. In 2010, its canal belt region was designated a Unesco World Heritage site, affirming the uniqueness of the region.
Amsterdam is a relaxed kind of place, and its people genuinely friendly and affable. If you are booking your clients on a Europe trip, don’t forget to include a trip to Amsterdam, and put the following on the to Do list:
1.Rijksmuseum: One of the worlds finest, with extensive collections from the Golden Age, with contributions from Remrandt Van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen. Don’t miss Rembrandts Night Watch.
2. Van Gogh Museum: One of the worlds most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh’s influence cannot be calculated. The museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world.
3. Anne Franks House: Anne Frank’s diary gives us a unique perspective on the horrors and persecutions of the world war. The house she and her family hid in also contains a wider display of pieces surrounding discrimination and human spirit.
4. Amsterdam for Free: If your clients are looking to save money, there are plenty of no cost attractions in Amsterdam; Ferry over the River IJ, Diamond Factory Tours, tour of the Royal Concert Centre. Join the Friday night skate tour; a unique perspective and awesome way to see Amsterdam
Few visitors to Amsterdam are disappointed, so ensure you include Amsterdam on your Europe itinerary.
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