Places you should visit in Amsterdam

Places you should visit in Amsterdam

Places you should visit in Amsterdam

Go to the historical places in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam there are many historical places, among which are the following:

Anne Frank's home

Ann Frank's house is a museum and a memorial for a historical period, as many home furniture and items dating back to World War II are displayed, and the name of the house belongs to a girl named Ann Frank, the most famous victim of the Holocaust, as she wrote her memoirs and events during the war, and this memo became one of the most The books are sold after her death at the age of fifteen, and what is worth noting is that the entrance tickets to the museum are sold all two months or more before its opening, so visitors are advised to purchase tickets online before they enter into force.

The Rembrandt House Museum 

The Rembrandt House Art Museum shows the life of the Dutch painter Rembrandt, who spent more than 20 years in that house in the seventeenth century, in addition to his works, such as paintings, and the activities that the museum provides to the visitor. For example, touring the museum and accompanying the tour guide on a tour, participating in the art print workshop, or watching the etching demonstration and preparing the paint.

Concert Gebouw

The Concertgebouw theater (in Dutch: Concertgebouw) allows tourists to enjoy various free concerts, especially those presented by New Year by different orchestras, and the theater is of great moral value to the city of Amsterdam, as the Dutch queen Beatrix has been granted the honorary royal title (Koninklik) for the theater on the 125th anniversary of its inauguration, in the year 2013 AD, and before it granted this royal title to the Royal Concert Orchestra of Khipao on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the theater.


 The Begijnhof squares are one of the oldest squares in Amsterdam surrounded by many historical buildings, and the oldest wooden house in the city, and the English Reformed Church, and the most important thing that distinguishes it is the existence of quiet gardens that calm and relax, in addition to artistic windows designed using art Abstract attributed to the artist Mondrian.

Willet Holthuysen Museum 

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum is characterized by its privileged location overlooking the water channels, the most important of which is the Herringracht water channel, which belongs to the water canal belt in the Netherlands, and displays in this museum collections of distinctive paintings, furniture and artifacts belonging to one of the rich Dutch families who lived in The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; That is, at the end of the Dutch Golden Age, the museum was named after the wealthy family that inhabited it, a family is Abraham Willett and his wife Sandra Holthausen who lived in it between 1861 AD - 1895 AD, and donated it to the city of Amsterdam after their death nearly 124 years ago, and by that The museum became under the management of Amsterdam.

Van Loon Museum

The Museum Van Loon is located in the south side of the water canals chain in Amsterdam, and this museum displays pictures of the history of the life of the Dutch rich class that lived in the nineteenth century, and most important of it was inhabited by the Dutch painter Ferdinand Paul, then inhabited by the Van Loon family To which the name of the museum is attributed, and as for the paintings on display, the most notable are the marriage painting of Willem van Loon and Margarita Pass, which was painted by Dutch painter Jan Miense Molenaer, in addition to 150 personal paintings belonging to the Van Lon family, [7] On the other hand, the museum is distinguished by its back garden. They are filled with ornamental plant fences, flower beds overlooking the ancient façade of the building, as well as tools for horse carts that the Van Loon family-owned.

Going to religious places in Amsterdam

There are many religious places in the city of Amsterdam, including the following:

The Portuguese Synagogue 

The Portuguese Synagogue is a library, a historical landmark, and a place of worship belonging to the Jewish religion. The Synagogue was built in 1675 AD for Jews coming from the Iberian Peninsula to Amsterdam, where this synagogue was considered the largest Jewish synagogue in the entire continent of Europe at that time, and one of its most distinctive characteristics is that It does not use electric lights, but depends on the natural lighting that comes from 72 windows, in addition to 1,000 lumens lit in it.

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church is one of the most prominent Catholic churches located in the center of the old city of Amsterdam, as it is one of the oldest buildings used to defend the city, and its architectural design belongs to many periods of time; Like the New Baroque era and the modern Renaissance era, as for its design, it is characterized by a front facade with a circular rose window, in which a sculpted drawing representing Christian religious symbols is bordered by two tall towers on its sides, and as for its interior design, it was designed in the style of classical churches; That is, in the form of the Roman cross, and it contains two corridors and a side wing that separate them from the nave of the church, in addition to two chapels, two churches.

Western Kirche Church

The Westerkerk Church is one of the largest churches belonging to the Protestant Christian community in the Netherlands, dating back to the seventeenth century, and was built in 1631 specifically, and one of the most prominent distinguishes it is its architectural style that develops Renaissance architecture, in addition to its height tower 85 CE, [12] [13] The history of many Dutch historical figures has been associated with this church; Dutch painter Rembrandt was buried there in 1669, [12] and Anne Frank mentioned this church in her famous memoirs.

Amsterdam Southern Church

The Southern Church (in Dutch: Zuiderkerk) is one of the most prominent religious monuments in the city of Amsterdam, it is the first Protestant church in the city designed in the style of modern Renaissance architecture by the Dutch architect Hendrik de Kaiser in 1611 AD, and is characterized by the top of its tower covered with lead metal, it is worth noting the stop The church reported its services in 1929 and was later used as a slaughterhouse for the city of Amsterdam during the Dutch winter famine in 1944 AD. Now it is considered as a tourist attraction that allows visitors to tour it within guided tourist tours.

Amsterdam's Chinatown

The Chinatown (Fu Guangshan) in the city of Amsterdam is one of the most distinctive Chinatowns in the European continent, where there is the largest Buddhist temple in Europe, as this temple contains the Shrine of Buddha and statues that express Buddhist religious symbols called the Buddhist Sata, [15] In addition to the presence of a library and the seat of Buddhist nuns, the temple is distinguished by its Chinese-style building, thus forming a distinctive view in its vicinity of Dutch houses built in European style. 

The old church 

The Old Church (in Dutch: Oude Kerk) in Amsterdam is the oldest building in the city, where the Catholic parish in the thirteenth century built it on the bank of the Amstel river in the city of Amsterdam to reach about 800 years old, thus becoming the main place of worship for Christians in the fourteenth century, and in In 1403AD a new church was built in Dam Square in Amsterdam, and then it was called the old church, and it was expanded and renewed to become a building on the design of the Roman Cross during the next two centuries, but now it is considered as a cultural center after it was a place of worship in the past.

Go to the natural places and parks in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has many natural places and parks, including the following:

Vondelpark Amsterdam

Vondelpark is the most popular free destination for tourists and locals, with 10 million annually. It is the largest public park in Amsterdam with an area of ​​approximately 45 hectares. The park was opened in 1865, after The Dutch engineer, Jan David, designed it in the style of the English gardens, and called it the New Garden (in Dutch: Nieuwe Park) until it changed its name to Vondel in 1880, according to the statue of the Dutch poet Vondel in the park. As for the activities that can be practiced, it allows the visitor to enjoy In restaurants, children's playgrounds, plays and concerts that take place in the open theater between May and September.

The Herengracht 

The Herrenracht-Gentleman (Dutch: Herengracht) is located in the water canals region or what is known as the belt / chain of canals in the center of Amsterdam, and it is the first water canal that was established in the belt of the four canals, and its creation and excavation dates back to the Dutch Golden Age specifically in the century The seventeenth century, and the water channel belt as a world heritage site at the present time, called the Herringrach Channel the name of the aristocrats channel in relation to the rich layer that inhabited the banks of the canal, therefore surrounded by buildings with distinctive architecture, and among the most prominent of these buildings is the former office of the Dutch West India Company, which It was built in 1590, and it is considered the oldest building in Amsterdam, and the luxurious Bartolotti house (Dutch: Bartolotti) built in 1617 AD, which belongs to one of the richest merchants of the golden age, and the group of Cromhouth homes (in Dutch: Cromhouthuizen), in addition to the golden bow zone * that inhabited People with prestigious positions as mayors of the city or children of the royal family at the time.

The Emperor's 

The Emperor or Kaisersgracht channel is the largest water channel in the city of Amsterdam, where the tourist can identify the tourist attractions along the canal either on foot, or by participating in boat tours, and the most prominent of these is the Syriac Orthodox Church with Modern Gothic architectural design, and old warehouses converted into luxury homes dating back to the seventeenth century.

Amsterdam Forest 

Amsterdamse Bos Park is located in the south of the city center of Amsterdam, and covers an area of ​​10 km2, and thus it is the largest park in the entire continent of Europe. The park has a wide variety of wildlife, with 150 types of trees and more than 200 types of birds, and allows the visitor many activities. Like wandering in water crossings using boats, learning to ride horses, feeding young goats in the spring, watching plays in the open theater, climbing trees in the climbing garden, and wandering in the park using a bike rented from them, as for the ways to reach them, they are multiple, and the electric tram bus is used Or the subway in the city center of Amsterdam to reach, in addition to the bike that needs 20 minutes to reach from the Vondel park.

The best time to go to Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and the best time to visit it is in the months when tourism congestion decreases and the weather is moderate, that is, at the end of the spring season such as April and May, or the beginning of the fall season like September and October, [27] With the unique nature, rich history and strategic location of the European continent; It is considered a stopover station for flights from America and Asia.

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