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5 Different Sides of Amsterdam

5 Different Sides of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a multifaceted city which seems different to everyone. So, what is Amsterdam like in reality? In this article we will try to find it out!

God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.
Dutch joke

 

 

Amsterdam is probably the only place in the world where prostitution and soft drugs are legalized, and for many people it is one of the main reasons of visiting the city.

There are a lot of unique attractions which in other countries would seem at least indecent!

But you should remember that Amsterdam is first of all a delectable and beautiful city with stunning architecture, clean environment, hospitable people and huge amount of amazing sights.

The holidays in the city will bring you a lot of bright emotions!

So, Amsterdam is…

…scary and frightful

Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

Address: Singel 449, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Operating hours:
daily 10:00 – 23:00
Price: 5 euros for adults, 3 euros for kids

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It is one of the most frightening, unusual and interesting museums in the city!

The museum has a collection of various instruments of torture and executions. The exhibition shows a reality that existed less than 200 years ago. So many people were killed in such ways.

This place is a good example of how cruel people can be. This place isn’t for the faint hearted!

…amazing and full of surprises

Madame Tussauds

Address: Dam Square 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Red Light District)
Operating hours: daily 10:00 – 18:30
Price: 22 euros for adults, 17 euros for kids

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It is a great opportunity to take pictures with celebrities!
Yes, Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam is a little bit expensive but it will impress you with its scope!

There are a lot of wax figures and they are indeed very similar to real people! Despite the fact that the entrance is free for kids under 4 years, it is a bad idea to take them with you. Children may be frightened by these motionless figures.

…calmness and peaceful

Vondel park

Address: Van Baedestraat & Vondelpark|Museum Quarter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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It is the largest park in Amsterdam, which is named in honor of the main Dutch poet and playwright – Joost van den Vondel.

It is a perfect place for relaxation from the city noise and crowds of people. This place will satisfy everyone!

You can lie in the cool shade of the trees or run on the numerous paths of the park. There are also playgrounds for children, few interesting museums, tennis court and cafes.

…interesting and curious

Science Center NEMO

Address: Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam 1011 VX, The Netherlands(Binnenstad)
Operating hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Price: 13.5 euros per person

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It is the next unique museum in Amsterdam, which is perfect for small kids.

Actually, even adults will recall their childhood in this place!

NEMO is a center where you can effortlessly learn the basics of science and technology. It proves that science can be interesting and exciting even for kids! All exhibits are interactive, so your kids can safely play with them.

…sad and tragic

Anne Frank Museum

Address: Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Opening hours: 
November – March: 9:00 – 19:00
April –October: 9:00 – 21:00
Price: 9 euros for adults, 4.5 euros for 10 -17 years old, free for kids less than 9
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During World War II there was a hiding place. Otto Frank hid 8 people here in almost complete isolation for more than 2 years.

But the Nazis found them and took concentration camps where they were killed.

Only Otto survived and published the diary of his daughter. It is the story of the real life with tragic end, but it will teach you how to find happiness even in the most dreadful situations.

How to rent a car in Amsterdam?

It is a great decision to rent a car on holidays! It will help you to see more attractions in the city itself and also surrounding areas.

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You can arrange car rental directly at the airport! All you need is just follow this link and find the cheapest offer to book online in advance: http://netherlands.rentalcars24h.com/amsterdam-schiphol-airport. And then just pick up the reserved vehicle at the airport upon your arrival.

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