To do in Amsterdam
In the centre of Amsterdam, where Bed of Roses is located, there are many points of interest, most of them within walking distance. We advise you to plan ahead: some sights have long waitinglines.....you'd better just walk past them with your pre-ordered tickets in hand!
Are you into art: on the Museumsquare there are 3 famous museums - all of them in interesting architecture, reflecting the age of their collections
- The Rijksmuseum- biggest museum of Amsterdam, with Dutch masterpieces from the Golden Age:Rembrandt (The Nightwatch), Vermeer (The Milkmaid) or modern art: Appel (The Square Man) for more info
- The Van Gogh museum, full with paintings of 19th century artist Vincent van Gogh and contemporary artists
- The Museum of Modern art Stedelijk
Want to visit historical places?
- The Amsterdam History museum
- The Anne Frank house (just 5 minutes walking from our place)
- Make a walk along the city's inner court yards called "hofjes"
- It may sound like a tourist trap, but actually it is quite nice to take a boat tour!
Amsterdam for free
- Start your trip in Amsterdam with a free tour: Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafes and bars of the Jordaan District, SANDEMANs New Amsterdam free walking tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city, and allow you to make the most of your stay here.
- Take the ferry behind the Central station to go across the IJ (water that separates Amsterdam from the northern part of town) for a free cruise. If you take the ferry to Buiksloterweg, you might wanna visit the EYE filmmuseum . If you take the ferry to NDSM there is Pllek (hangout built from containers) - great place on a sunny afternoon!, Look also new in Amsterdam on this website
- Walk the Vondelpark (traditional park in the centre of town, great for running, crowd viewing, rollerskating)
- or visit the Westerpark (recently created, modern park with a lot of cultural venues, here the locals hangout)
- stroll around in the red light district at daytime
- Amsterdam is a compact town, where you may walk to visit any point of interest.
- Shopping.....mainstream is Kalverstraat, for high end you should go to the PC Hooftstraat (continuing in the Van Baerle straat), the nine Streets area or the Haarlemmerdijk have more of the local flavour and one of a kind stores
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