Dam Square and the National Monument

Dam Square and the National Monument

Dam Square and the National Monument Dam Square is at the very heart of Amsterdam. The National Monument is right in the middle of this vast square that buzzes with activity all year round. In spring, the fun fair attracts locals and tourists with its Ferris wheel. In...
Museum Quarter and the Big Three

Museum Quarter and the Big Three

Museum Quarter and the Big Three Museum Quarter houses Amsterdam big three – Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art – showcasing the brilliance of Dutch masters, modern art and impressionists. Add Amsterdam Concert Hall, throw in a high-end...
Buddhist Temple in Amsterdam

Buddhist Temple in Amsterdam

Buddhist Temple in Amsterdam The Fo Guang Shan He Hwa Temple in Amsterdam Chinatown is the largest Buddhist temple in Europe and built in traditional Chinese style. This Buddhist Temple is locally known as the Zeedijk Tempel. Zeedijk is the name of the street where...
Canal House for Rich Merchants

Canal House for Rich Merchants

Canal House for Rich Merchants Canal houses were once the homes of wealthy Amsterdam merchants. Today, these houses are offices, museums and sometimes hotels. Bartolotti House is one of these eye-catching canal houses in Amsterdam. This mansion is not open to the...
Westerkerk and Anne Frank

Westerkerk and Anne Frank

Westerkerk and Anne Frank Late 16th and early 17th century Amsterdam expanded. Homes along the newly dug canals were built for the growing population of Amsterdam. Not only houses were needed also churches. Westerkerk became the showcase Protestant church for wealthy...
Bridge of Fifteen Bridges

Bridge of Fifteen Bridges

Bridge of Fifteen Bridges Amsterdam is the city of gabled buildings, tranquil canals and ‘bridge of fifteen bridges’. Canals and waterways crisscross the historic centre. Working barges sail past. Houseboats festooned with flower boxes bob at their...