Amsterdam is a beautiful city with flowing canals, giving it the nickname "Venice of the North." It is also the capital city of the Netherlands and yet, not the center of government. As such, Amsterdam is rather a center of arts and culture. There are nearly 400 hotels in Amsterdam, and the guests at Amsterdam hotels may choose from inexpensive small inns to full service, upscale hotels like the Toren or the impressive Banks Mansion.
Amsterdam Quick Picks and Tips
The largest convention center in the Netherlands is the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center. It can host international trade fairs, expos, and shows like the Shrek Musical and the HET Instruments trade show.
Any type of cuisine in the world can be found in Amsterdam. If, hotels Amsterdam guests would like to sample Dutch cuisine, visit the Gartine that has been featured in major Dutch publications.
Major Point of Interest
The Anne Frank House is a must-see in Amsterdam. Visitors can see where she lived and learn the tragic history of the Frank family and World War II. Visitors also enjoy the local Van Gogh Museum, which features the world's largest Van Gogh collection.
Amsterdam is home to a number of shops, from open-air markets to high-end fashion boutiques. The Waterlooplein Market, near the Amstel River, has over 300 distinct stalls and sells all types of merchandise.
Sports are beloved in Amsterdam and ice hockey is huge. The Amstel Tijgers are the professional ice hockey team that plays at the Jaap Eden baan. The ArenA in Bijlmermeer hosts the Ajax soccer team.
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