Albert Cuyp Market

Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

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If you are in Amsterdam, be sure to visit the Albert Cuyp market. It is the largest outdoor market in Europe. The market can be found in de pijp, in Albert Cuypstraat and is named after an 18th-century cattle trader who had a stall in this street. The Albert Cuyp market is always bustling, the ideal place for (Dutch) delicacies such as a fresh stroopwafel or a delicious herring sandwich. You will also find fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, flowers, clothes, shoes and souvenirs at the market.

Open six days a week, the market is located in the middle of the pijp from Ferdinand Bolstraat to Piet Heinkelstraat. De Pijp is a cosy neighbourhood in Amsterdam. It is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, originally located outside the 17th-century Golden Age fortifications. But nowadays it is easily accessible by Metro.

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Dam Square

Dam Square, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s Dam Square is the historic heart of the city and the location of many events of national significance. Compared to the past, it is now a peaceful square where you can find many street performers and pigeons.

On and near Dam Square are the Royal Palace, the New Church and the National Monument. The National Monument is a monument commemorating the victims of World War II. Every year, the National Remembrance Day is held here on 4 May, attended by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mรกxima, among others.

The dam is easy to reach and not the central point of Amsterdam for nothing. You walk from Central Station via Damrak to the square. From Dam Square, you can easily walk into Kalverstraat, Amsterdam’s busiest and most important shopping street.

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is home to one of Europe’s most renowned museums – the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum is a huge museum with more than 8,000 works of art and artefacts from the 15th to the present, it has the largest collection in the country. Several world-famous masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and other artists of the Dutch Golden Age hang here. Some famous paintings hanging here are; The Milkmaid by Vermeer, Jan Steen’s Merry Household, Marten and Oopjen and the Night Watch (Nachtwacht) both by Rembrandt van Rijn.

The building, which is a masterpiece in itself, was opened in 1885. It recently underwent a massive renovation and reopened in 2013. A visit here can already take an hour, if you only see the highlights. If you are interested in Dutch art, plan at least half a day to spend here.

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Explore the canals

Explore the canals, Amsterdam

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When you think of Amsterdam, you think of the canals; the city consists of a network of beautiful canals, which are on the Unesco World Heritage List. Walk, cycle, rent a boat with friends or join one of the canal tours and see Amsterdam from the water. ย 

Horseshoe-shaped canals run from the city centre, which is called the Grachtengordel. The Singel is the first of these canals and was originally the canal that surrounded the city centre. Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht form the core of the ring of canals. Like spokes of a wheel, these canals are intersected by streets, bridges and smaller canals. The most beautiful streets in the centre of Amsterdam can be found around Groenburgwal, Raamgracht, Kloveniersburgwal, Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Zwanenburgwal. The romantic canals and countless bridges will make you instantly fall in love with the city!

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