More To Amsterdam Than Meets The Eye
World Famous Music Venues
Whether you’re visiting Amsterdam city for the first time or know the city well, there’s never any shortage of activities to help you make the most of your stay. So, if it’s the very best in culture and cuisine you’re looking for, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes, with each neighbourhood home to the very best in music and dining. For instance, in the heart of the wonderfully atmospheric Jewish quarter you can take in a candlelit concert at the Portuguese Synagogue. These special events are held each month, and range from the very best in jazz, classical and Balkan folk music. The concert hall is lit by hundreds of candles, all part of an evening beloved by locals and tourists alike.
Amsterdam city: Local Cuisine That Can’t Be Beaten
In recent years Amsterdam’s restaurant trade has blossomed, resulting in the appearance of more high-quality eateries than ever before. A firm favourite is Gebr Hartering, part of a new wave of local dining spots that pride themselves in being wholly unpretentious, offering up simple, hearty food at reasonable prices, and with good wine to match. Or, if you prefer a waterside dining experience, look no further than Restaurant Stork. A short ferry ride from near the central station, Stork’s offers wonderful al fresco eating, and includes great views of the river. Then there’s Gs, where you’ll get an American style brunch, 13 different types of Bloody Mary, or a chicken waffle burger that’s become the stuff of legend.
History To Capture The Imagination
No visit to Amsterdam city would be complete without a visit to the Anne Frank House. The front of the house is a museum, the back annex preserved exactly as it was when Anne Frank hid from the Nazis, providing a thought-provoking insight into what exactly life was like for the families who took shelter there. Visitors might also enjoy the Begijnhof, a courtyard and garden right in the centre of town that many consider an oasis, surrounded as it is by wonderful architecture dating back to the 14th century. And if you need affordable, high-quality accommodation during your stay, look no further than the Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein, where travellers are welcome all year round.