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Amsterdam Travel Guide

Things to do in Amsterdam

Not only is Amsterdam the capital of the Netherlands, but it is also the largest and one of the most historic cities in the country (and in Europe). Flat, with a clear, crisp atmosphere, Amsterdam is perfectly navigable by bicycle, the transportation of choice for many Amsterdammers, or on foot. Bicycles are easily available for rent and the city''s historic canals are well worth a sightseeing ride.

A culture of art appreciation pervades Amsterdam. Two of the city''s museums are each dedicated to a world famous Dutch painters, the Van Gogh Museum and Rembrandt House. The Rijksmuseum hosts a collection of 17th century Dutch artists including Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Keeping with the rich history of the city, the very home in which Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during the 1942 occupation is open to visitors. The girl''s famous diary is preserved and on display. Popular among tourists is Amsterdam''s Red Light District, where legalised prostitution and the sale of marijuana draw revellers perhaps not used to such activities back home.

Travellers wanting to make the most of their Amsterdam experience might want to invest in an I Amsterdam card, which allows for free use of public transport as well as discounts on restaurants, museums and attractions. The card is available at several Tourist Offices of Amsterdam, or online at .

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