1. The Tulip Museum:
This little spot, located inside a tulip shop, tells the historical background of tulips in Holland. The scandalous tulip frenzy, which occurred in the Dutch Brilliant Age, is generally viewed as the largest financial air pocket ever.
According to legend, tulips were brought to the Netherlands from the Ottoman domain in the seventeenth century and quickly became enormously popular throughout the country (particularly among the upper crust). Tulip prices soar that at one point, the bulbs were worth more than a similar load of gold. While the tulip craze did not last long, the tulip continues to hold a special place in Dutch culture to this day. The country produces more than 60% of the world’s tulips, and visiting the vast tulip fields spread across the countryside is a well-known springtime activity. Regardless of whether you’re visiting during tulip season, you can become familiar with the bloom’s set of experiences in this comfortable historical center. Furthermore, you will never be able to locate a group here!
2. The Houseboat Museum:
Amsterdam is home to more than 2,500 notable houseboats, drifting homes that began as converted nautical vessels. With expanded lodging interest during the 1960s and 1970s, an ever-increasing number of individuals took to the trenches, building the cutting-edge, energized houseboats that beautify the waterways today.
While it’s a sorry gallery, this finished houseboat gives an intriguing look into what residing on the waterways is like. In implicit 1914, the boat was initially utilized for pulling sand, coal, and rock. It was converted into a houseboat in the 1960s, where I lived for nearly 20 years. The owner eventually converted it into a gallery to answer the common questions that people have about living on a houseboat. While experiencing life on a houseboat was enjoyable, I left with areas of strength for an experience of life in the trenches: squeezed.
3. The Jordaan:
I’m constantly flabbergasted at what a small number of sightseers visit Jordaan since it’s right close to the downtown area. This previously common locale is currently a refined neighborhood with a labyrinth of bistros, little shops, cafés, and workmanship displays. During the middle of the year, it’s a famous spot for individuals to go to eat, so on the off chance that you’re a foodie like me, have a go at taking a food tour while you’re here (Eating Europe runs one that lasts 3.5 hours and covers the features).
The region is likewise home to a few of the city’s significant business sectors. Each Saturday, the noteworthy Lindengracht Market assumes control over the road of a similar name, with more than 200 merchants selling everything from new blossoms, fish, and cheddar to customary tidbits like Dutch stroopwafels. The Noordermarkt likewise springs up each Saturday along the nearby channel. This one is more similar to a swap meet, with collectibles and rare clothing available to be purchased.
In any event, when the business sectors aren’t open, I love simply meandering around as the tight roads have a wide range of perfect shops and bars. It’s an incredible spot to window shop or gets a few trinkets to bring back home.
4. Explore Oost:
The region east of the city (“Oost” signifies east) is a different neighborhood with an astounding park, zoo, and heaps of delightful Center Eastern restaurants. Meandering around here, you’d be unable to track down more than a small bunch of travelers, the greater part of whom are presumably lost.
Make certain to visit Dappermark, a roadside market that has been around for nearly 100 years. You can track down basically everything here, making it a decent spot to peruse or human watch. Also, don’t miss Oosterpark, the neighborhood’s main park and an ideal spot for strolling, cycling, or having a cookout. There is constantly something happening here too, as the recreation area has hosted various social celebrations over time.
5. Visit Rembrandt Park:
In no way related to Rembrandtplein in the downtown area, this park west of the city is one more great spot to meander. Named after the renowned seventeenth-century painter Rembrandt van Rijn, it’s the second-largest park in the city. Come for its many strolling and cycling ways, as well as the models sprinkled all through the recreation area.
The area around the recreation area, which dates back to the 1940s, is mostly made up of working people and is somewhat more modern—a welcome change from the memorable focus. You’ll know you’re there when signs out of nowhere quit being imprinted in English!