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Top 10 Sightseeing Places in Amsterdam

Sightseeing Places in Amsterdam: There are amazing attractions to be visited in the city of Amsterdam. We list the top ten among these, including some hidden gems, below.

Vlooienmarkt

Sightseeing Places in AmsterdamVlooienmarkt is Amsterdam’s famous flea market, where you can find pretty much everything. This historic market has been in existence since 1806.

Jordaan

Home to many speciality shops, museums, and art galleries, Jordaan is one of the most upscale locations in the city. The neighbourhood used to be working class until the 1960s, and there are still hofjes that depict its very different past.

Amsterdam Canals

There is no better way to explore Amsterdam than to cycle or walk along the canals of the city. You can also cruise down the canal – a completely Amsterdam experience.

Leidseplein

Watching street performances on the Leidseplein square is one of way of experiencing Amsterdam. There are also cafes, bars, and hot food stalls in the square. It’s also a nightlife hub.

Begijnhof

With a cluster of old buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, the Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam. It used to be the home of Catholic nuns. It is one of the hidden gems in the city.

Vondelpark

Vondelpark is a public park that boasts of an open-air theatre, a playground, and several eateries. Music festivals are also held in this historic garden. 

De Ysbreker

In existence since 1702, De Ysbreker is a popular cafe named after the icebreaker boats that floated on the Amstel river to break ice.

Diamanthuisjes

Located on Diamantstraat, Robijnstraat, and Lutmastraat, the diamond houses of Amsterdam play an important role in the diamond industry. You can also visit the Asscher diamond factory while there.

Bloemenmarkt

The world’s only floating flower market is held in Amsterdam. This ancient tradition, going back to 1862, offers a large variety of lovely flowers.

Holysloot

Holysloot provides a strong dose of history with its past of dealing with Algerian pirates, the Protestant reformation, and. Archaeological excavations also showed the first settlement of refugees from across the sea. 

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