Top 10 Most Popular Attractions To Visit While In Amsterdam

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6. Diamond Museum:

Diamond Museum

Up until 19th century, India and South Africa were the only two countries where diamonds were found. Since 16th century, Jewish people and other tradesman in Holland found work in the free diamond cutting profession. Diamond cutting became even more popular when they became more accessible in South Africa and other countries such as Australia and Canada. Although the diamond industry suffered a blow during WWII, it is still a profession that is practiced widely in Holland, specifically in Amsterdam. At Coster Diamonds, tourists could visit the factory and experience the diamond cutting process themselves. Tours are offered in 25 different languages and allow clients to purchase souvenirs as well as merchandise towards the end.

 

7. Albert Cuypmarkt:

Albert Cuypmarkt

Those who grew up in Europe, are used to shopping and bargaining for their merchandise outdoors in a place they call the “Bazar”. The Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the busiest outdoor market in Europe, with thousands of people visiting every day. If you are looking for fresh fruits and vegetables and cheap clothes and souvenirs, this is the place to go in Amsterdam. One thing tourists should try is the different flavors of herring, which is a delicacy in Holland, including in Amsterdam.

 

8. Heineken Experience:

Heineken Experience

Originating in 1867, Heineken is a popular Dutch beer brand around the world. The local beer in Amsterdam is quite different than the beer you taste at home in various parts of Canada and United States for example. In the heart of Amsterdam, there is a historic museum and brewry that tourists could go to. According to the museum, all clients will be able to feel, see, hear and smell the experience. If you are a beer lover and would like to know more information about the how the Heineken beer is made, this attraction is also definitely for you.

 

9. Windmills:

Windmills

You cannot go to Amsterdam without seeing a windmill. There are 8 windmills in the center part of Amsterdam and are synonymous with the Dutch culture and industry. If you ever are in Amsterdam on May 11 (National Holiday for Windmills), the Dutch put on dances, celebrations and parties as a way to honor the machine that has boosted its industry for centuries. If you are tourist who likes to feel the culture of different countries, these 8 attractions in central Amsterdam are for you as well.

 

10. Visit to Clog Maker:

Clog Maker

If you have seen just about everything in Amsterdam and have more time on your hands, a visit to a clog maker is a must. Holland is known for making clogs. Many hotels provide excursions to small fishing villages outside of Amsterdam. In Vollendam, there are various places that still make hand made clogs. You can experience the process and take pictures standing in large clog figures. Furthermore, you will live the culture of Holland, as many villagers wear traditional clothing and perform cultural dance in Vollendam. This attraction is a must see if you ever visit Amsterdam and would like to explore nearby towns.

 

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