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Travel Tuesdays: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is often known as the place where everything is legal, and while that isn’t necessarily untrue in some cases, they do have laws. However, there are some interesting sights and history behind the city itself.

The water canal in Amsterdam is a UNESCO protected site and a picture-perfect one at that. Visitors are able to boat past houses, shops, and under bridges while learning about the history of Amsterdam. At sundown, the bridges are lit up with fairy lights and take on a whole new sight, even more magnificent than in the daytime!

Guests are able to reflect on WWII and the harsh realities Jewish communities had to face when visiting the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years after fleeing persecution in Germany. Be prepared to get in line early, as wait times can grow quite quickly as the day goes on.

This Dutch national museum is dedicated to the arts and history of Amsterdam. It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, near the Van Gogh Museum, and was moved to Amsterdam in 1808. This museum has more than 5,000 paintings and a library with 35,000 books! Feel free to spend the whole day here, with lots to enjoy.

This is the world’s only floating flower market, and is located in Amsterdam on the Singel canal between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city’s southern canal belt. It features 15 souvenir shops, but only a few still sell fresh flowers, as the establishment was founded 1862. Today, the market is one of the main suppliers of flower bulbs and tulip paraphernalia to tourists visiting Amsterdam.

Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam that lies in the Weteringschans neighbourhood, northeast of the Singelgracht. It is one of the busiest centres for nightlife and restaurants in the city. It also is home to the Stadsschouwburg (a theatre for performing arts), the most notable architectural landmark on the square.

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