Amsterdam's historic city centre with it's beautiful canals has been UNESCO World Heritage since 2010. The best way to see the beautiful canals is by boat. Join a canal cruise or even better, rent a boat yourself.
The Netherlands are famous for it's painters; Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh and many others. The Rijksmuseum and the van Gogh Museum have a extended collection of the Dutch cultural heritage. Also the Anne Frank House is a museum you do not want to miss.
Amsterdam is an excellent shopping city. Big shopping areas are the Kalverstraat and Leidsetraat. You will find fancy little boutiques in the Nine Streets (Jordaan), and Haarlemmerstraat. Visit the P.C. Hooftstraat for haute couture and the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat for antique shops.
Are you looking for entertainment? Then Amsterdam is the place to be! You can found over 1.215 cafés and bars in all kinds (brown cafés, grand cafés, beer cafés, theatre cafés, lounge bars and coffee shops). At night you can go clubbing. Visit one of the top music spaces: Bimhuis, Paradiso, Melkweg, Heineken Music Hall and Ziggo Dome.
Amsterdam has over 1.250 restaurants. Close to the Amsterdam RAI you'll find plenty opportunities to eat. The Okura Hotel (5 minute walk) has 3 excellent haute cuisine restaurants. Also, the nearby "Vis aan de Schelde" serves delicious fish dishes (opposite of the street). Other options in the city are the "Restaurant Amsterdam" (French cuisine), "de Goudfazant" (French cuisine) and "Incanto" (Italian cuisine). All three restaurants serve excellent food. A more vibrant atmosphere you'll find in the nearby "Pijp", the quartier latin area of Amsterdam with multiple little restaurants.
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