Amsterdam, the "Venice of the North"
With over 60 miles of canals in the city proper, this alluring Dutch city does not fail to entice you to take a ride along its waterways.
When you first arrive in Amsterdam, be sure to jump on one of the many canal tours offered. This will help give you a quick overview of the city that is so eager to show off it's historical remnants of the East India Trading Company. Take caution when crossing the street because the Dutch way of life is on bicycles. There are many bicycle companies that offer wonderful tours or you can pedal around on a self guided tour. The Rijksmuseum is a great starting place to experience Dutch culture. Rembrandt's famous painting "Night Watch" is on display and is a must-see. You can order your tickets online to the museum and bypass the wait to purchase tickets. Whether you are interested in the Anne Frank Museum or Van Gogh's Museum, Amsterdam provides you with wide array of cultural choices and leaves you wanting more.
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