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Amsterdam
Amsterdam
#About the City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an amazing city of canals, known as "The Venice of the North," a city that is calm, ancient, relaxed, modernized, and always up to date. There are many contrasts in the city. On one hand there are many canals, pretty floating houses and cute bridges, and on the other hand the city is modern and new, a lively and vibrant capital. It is a crowded metropolis, an ancient city, picturesque and pastoral, with architecture that hasn't changes since the Renaissance. The city of Anne Frank, impressive churches and artists like Rembrandt, a pluralistic and patient city, with red lights and some light drugs.

As a rule, the graceful tolerance shown by the Dutch towards the minorities and the different is one of the things that make Amsterdam so loved and appreciated. "Live and let live" exemplified here! Waves of immigration and the many cultures not mixed here have made the city into a liberal heaven that naturally accepts different populations and lifestyles.

This is not a big city. Many of the sites are located in the center, and many of the tours can be done by walking or by bikes. In general, Amsterdam loved bikers, and is full of biking lanes. Everything starts, more or less, in Dam Square, which is a meeting point for the pedestrian walkways Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk, two main roads. From here you can reach the outer circle, to the circular canals around, and to the 15 districts formed between them.



#Tours
Getting to know the city's canals?
Click on the tag "Amsterdam Canals."
Culture and general knowledge?
Click on the tag "Museumplein."
A tour around the picturesque city
Click on the tag "Tour of Jordaan."
Fun city attractions?
Click on the tag "Amsterdam pleasure tour."
About the Red Lights
Click on the tag "Red Light District."


#10 Places to Visit in Amsterdam in Winter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjlEYgx6kFc



#Must See Sights

What to see the most popular places in town? Click on the tag "Must see in Amsterdam."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coATMi4YnF0



#With Children

A trip for the whole family? Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Amsterdam."



#Food

An unforgettable meal? Find awesome restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Amsterdam."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAsch2LZ37s



#Tips

In most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.



#Interests

Interested in certain things? - Click on the tag "Interests."



#Holland Country Code

+31



#Savings
Public Transportation - Buy a OV-chipkaart ticket, reloadable for more rides.
Supermarket - Chains like Aldi and Albert Heijn are very cheap and easy to located. Aldi is very economical but sells mainly basic products, the second store is a bit more expensive but you can find everything there.
Free events - On the website 'I Amsterdam' you can find all the city's functions that have free entrance.
Regular Bus - A great way to see Amsterdam, you can used this app and discover sites close to you wherever you are and listen to the voice recordings.
Discounts in Various Spots - Use a student card, not accepted everywhere.
Museum and Attraction Lovers - if you are thinking about visiting many spots, the iAmsterdam card is for you.
Picnics - Vondelpark is the place to go, or any other amazing park in this city, a picnic after a museum tour is fun and saves a lot.



#Shopping

First and foremost there is a Primark, on the shopping street Kalverstraat. Also see the link below for more recommendations.



#Entertainment

The well-known clubs are Club Roses, for the rich and famous that is located in a space that was a gas factory, the Bij Jansen, that is for students and requires a student card to get in, and the renovated Odeon, the Sugar Factory with hip hop music, Bitterzoet, alternative, and Escape Lounge that is the largest in Amsterdam.



#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plugs are Type C, Type E and Type F.



A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/IpytNrNdkFo
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
#About the Concert Cuilding

The concert building, and the home of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, is considered one of the three finest concert halls in the world. It has outstanding acoustics, which provide wonderful sound and enhance the audience's experience.

The exterior and interior architecture of the building, designed by Dutch architect Adolf Leonard van Gendt, is strikingly impressive. The walls of the building are decorated with golden flowers and angels. The building is filled with columns, arches and huge chandeliers that provide the place with a royal touch.

The museum opened in 1888, and in the first concert held here, works by Beethoven and Bach, two of the greatest classical composers of all time, were played. The orchestra at the time had 100 musicians and a chorus of 500 singers.

The Main Hall is the most impressive. It is painted in royal colors of red and gold. The hall is 44 meters long, 28 meters wide and 17 meters tall. It has over 2000 comfortable and inviting seats. Almost one million people arrive every year to enjoy quality concerts and other musical performances.

Apart from the Main Hall, you'll also find two small oval halls - the Small Hall and the Hall of Mirrors. The Small Hall holds mainly chamber music concerts. The doors of the second hall, the Hall of Mirrors, are covered in - you guessed it! – mirrors.

In the halls, you can listen to all types of performances. Each year there are about 800 concerts in the various halls. Any lover of classical music will find performances of a world-renowned Philharmonic orchestra, of the highest quality and expertise in the world of classical music. In addition to these performances, there are also recitals, solo acts, and performances by various ensembles. And if you thought the place was only for adults, you thought wrong. There are also concerts for children, which provide them with a genuine, high quality musical experience.



A Closer Look at the Concert Hall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsz7-X_dBJU
Amsterdam
Giethoorn
#The Venice of the Netherlands: Where There are No Roads

Giethoorn is a small, peaceful Dutch town located in the northwestern part of Overijssel province. Giethoorn is also known as the "Venice of the Netherlands." The reason for this name is that this haven is built almost entirely on water canals, made crossable by pleasant bridges.

In Giethoorn, you can take in the village atmosphere, stroll beside lily-strewn ponds, and then rest and refresh yourself in a café. We highly recommend that you set aside a day for the town of Giethoorn, and spend it looking at the charming houses on the banks of the canals and absorbing some of the tranquility that surrounds this beautiful place.

If you get the chance, rent a boat and be your own skipper. Cruising is easy and the speed is slow, especially since the water is only one meter deep. You'll have a wonderful and peaceful time on the water.

Giethoorn is a great location for a couple, or a family with children. A fun time is guaranteed for everyone.



#Tips

If you can, it's best to arrive at Giethoorn in the early afternoon. In the morning the place is crowded and sailing in the canals is difficult and less pleasant.

Don't enter Giethoorn at the first entrance. Continue another 2-3 kilometers or (according to your GPS) enter the parking lot behind the supermarket. Walk a few steps out of the parking lot and you're ready to get started in Giethoorn.

Rent a boat for an hour only. Some boat owners offer two hours or more. Speaking from experience, it's tedious, unnecessarily long, and quite expensive. An hour of sailing is the perfect amount of time for you and your family.



Here is Giethoorn, the "Venice of the Netherlands":

https://youtu.be/FIYQLKBu9rQ
Anne Frank Huis
Anne Frank House
# About the house

The Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis) is a memory of Anne Frank stands exactly where she and her family hid during World War II. This is a totally obligatory visit dedicated to the memory of the Jewish girl and to the commemoration of the Holocaust in general.

#About the House

Anne's family had to hide from the Nazis in the back of an office building where her father was working. Throughout this period, Anne Frank wrote a personal diary, which has now become one of the most famous books in the world. Anne Frank's diary has been translated into more than 50 languages.

Anne and her family hid there until they were turned over to the Nazis and sent directly to the concentration camps. All the members of Anne Frank's family, including her, were murdered in the Holocaust, all but her father, who returned from the war, found the diary lying on the floor of the hiding place and brought it to publication.

The museum opened to visitors in 1960 and is located on the banks of the Prinsengracht Canal. Thanks to careful conservation work, the museum manages to preserve the rooms that were in this secret area, just as they were in those days. The front of the house was restored and adapted to that period, the terrible hiding period. In the museum you will find original family items, rare photographs from the hiding period and documents.

In 2007, more than one million visitors visited the museum. This is one of the most important tourist attractions in Amsterdam. But beyond that, it is an exciting and chilling place that tells the story of one family among the thousands who were murdered mercilessly during this terrible war.


#About Anne Frank

Time is the time of World War II and the Jewish girl Anne Frank finds herself hiding for years in a hidden attic, together with her family, against the Nazis. Anne Frank writes a moving and personal diary about her family and the other family hiding with them, her thoughts, her love for the boy from the other family, and her feelings as a teenager growing up in the shadow of the great horror.

One day, after they were apparently betrayed by the Dutch Green Police, they were caught by the Nazis and transferred to concentration camps. Anne Frank perished in the Holocaust after she contracted typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945.

When her father returned at the end of the war, after surviving it, to the house where he and his family were hiding, he found Anne's diary among the objects lying on the ground. He published it and the Anne Frank Diary became one of the most beloved and unique books in the world, a wise and mature testimony of the experiences of the Jews hiding in the Holocaust, from the personal perspective of a young and lively girl.

Thus, the diary of the Jewish and anonymous girl from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, became the most famous document of the Holocaust.



#Tips

Tickets must be purchased online and preferably many months in advance. In the two or three months before your visit, there are many chances that tickets will not be left.

Didn't buy in advance? - Try to get to the Anne Frank House and take a place in the queue, before 3:00 pm, when you can buy a ticket in line.


A Closer Look at the House:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0MXlz6hoq8

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EYE Filmmuseum
EYE Film Institute
#About the Institute

EYE (EYE Filmmuseum) is the ideal place for all film lovers. This amazing architectural pearl, located on the banks of the River IJ, is one of the most fascinating attractions in Amsterdam. The way to reach it is by ferry and there is no doubt that it is a must see part of the experience.

The EYE Museum was established in 2009 and is the result of a union of three different cinema institutions in Amsterdam. It reopened at its present location in April 2012. Among the exhibits and displays you will see students who are going around and learning about the history of cinema and taking part in educational activities offered here.

The museum has a collection of more than 37,000 films, over 700,000 pictures from the world of cinema, more than 60,000 posters of films, soundtracks and more. The museum also has a permanent exhibition devoted to the history of the cinema and a room with a screen where you can watch scenes from different movies. The complex also has four halls where classic films and various art exhibits are screened.
Bijbels Museum
Bible Museum
#About the Museum

The charming little Bijbels Museum of Amsterdam is one of the most important places for the three religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It is located in two houses located on the banks of the Rangergracht Canal, called "Cromhout Houses". The houses were built by architect Philips Vingboons.

In the museum you will find Bibles, including the first Bible printed in 1477 in the Netherlands and the first edition of the first official Bible of the Netherlands in 1637. Copies of Isaiah and the Dead Sea scrolls discovered in the Qumran caves, a famous archaeological site near the Dead Sea.

Among the exhibits in the museum you will see archaeological exhibits originating in ancient Egypt. Among them are oil lamps, clay tablets, tools and coins. There are also two kitchens built in the 17th century. Note also the ceiling paintings by the Dutch painter Jakob de Witt.

Among the models you can see in the museum is a model of the Temple Mount, a model of the Temple built by King Solomon and a model of the Temple built by Herod. The raw materials used to build these models are the same materials used in reality. Another fascinating model is the Ark of the Covenant that wandered with the Israelites in the desert for 40 years.

In the museum garden there are biblical plants, including spices that are designed to disperse odors that will give the atmosphere of a temple or ceremonies that were customary at that time.



#A Closer Look at the Bijbels Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4waWi68wEI



#Some of the Pictures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KDivHRTXRg
De Nieuwe Kerk
The New Church
#About the Church

Although the name of the church, the New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk), is not really so new. The truth is that it was built at all in the 15th century, but it is relatively new to the ancient church built a hundred years earlier - Ode Kerk. The church is located in Dam Square, at number 12, near the Royal Palace. It boasts in impressive Gothic architecture.

The reason for the establishment of the new church was the limited size of the Ode Kerk Church in the face of the city's growing population growth during the second half of the 14th century.

In 1408 Frederik van Blankenheim van Utrecht, the second church was erected. In 1452 the church was damaged and therefore it took years to rehabilitate it. Some of the last parts completed in the church were the stylistic elements of the Renaissance.

Today, the church does not provide church services for the community, but serves as a display space and historical monument. It hosts concerts, exhibitions and ceremonies, including those of the royal family. Admission is free.



#Painting "View of Delft"

In the painting by the painter Jan Vermeer, "View of Delft," you can see the new church where you stand now - the De Nieuwe Kerk, where the painter was baptized, along with the old one (Ode Kerk), in which he was buried. The painting was completed in 1661 and you can see it today at the Royal Gallery of Mauritius in the Hague, Netherlands.



#The Coronation of King William

In April of 2013 there was a particularly royal event in this church. About 1,000 journalists and masses of Dutch citizens wore orange (the royal color of the Netherlands) and came to applaud the queen and his heir apparent.

Queen Beatrix passed the crown to her eldest son - William Alexander, after 33 years of royalty, at a spectacular coronation ceremony. This was the first ceremony in Holland in the past 122 years. The coronation ceremony was held in this church, De Nieuwe Kerk, with the participation of distinguished guests and guests only. During the ceremony, the King swore allegiance to Parliament. There was great joy and excitement in the streets of the Netherlands, to the point of heavy security to maintain order. The air space over the capital was also closed for three days.



#A Closer (and Breathtaking!) Look :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SON2-grn-B4



#Marilyn Monroe in Church:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWWhxekRQhw
Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam
Royal Palace of Amsterdam
#History of the Palace

The Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam was designed by architect Jacob van Kempen in 1662 as a city building whose purpose was to reflect the importance of the city and the prosperity of the period. The new building was decided to be built in the center of the city, on Dam Square. The construction of the building took seven years and the total cost amounted to 8.3 million Dutch guilders.

The modest facade of the palace did not prevent Louis Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon, the ruler of France, from wanting the building for himself. But what is the connection between him and the Netherlands, you ask? Well, Napoleon's brother ruled the Netherlands and he loved the palace, mainly because of the park and the tremendous impression it makes when you enter it. Bonaparte turned the building into the official royal palace of the Netherlands, but upon the end of its reign the building was restored to the city. The cost of building maintenance, which was too expensive, caused the government to rent it to Prince William to serve as an official residence.

In 1935 the state again bought the palace and renovated it. To this day it is considered an official palace, although it is not used for the Queen's residence but only for official events and royal ceremonies.

Between 2005 and 2009 the palace underwent a major renovation and opened many parts to the public as a museum and tourist attraction.


Body worlds amsterdam
Body Worlds Amsterdam
#About the Museum

In 2008, Queen Beatrice dedicated a particularly interesting museum, which to this day is among the few in its field in the world - the Body World Museum, dedicated to the human body. The purpose of the Amsterdam Body World Museum is to take visitors on a fascinating journey of discovery and understanding of what makes people happy and the impact of happiness on our health through the learning of the human body.

The Body Worlds Museum will take you on a fascinating and educational tour of the human body. The museum is built so that on each floor you come to another area of ​​the body, study and delve into it. To enhance the experience, you can tour the muscles, the heart, the digestive system, the structure of the oral cavity, and more, while playing relevant and even 3D videos and audio clips with 3-D glasses, 3D movies and moving chairs.

More than 200 anatomical models of human bodies show the complexity, strength and vulnerability of the body. They show visitors how the organs work and how the body is affected by common diseases.

The tour is educational and recommended for children, as it encourages proper nutrition and the preservation of the human body.
Begijnhof
#About the Garden

Begijnhof, is a green and quiet compound, which, when you enter it, leave behind the busy city. This is one of Amsterdam's most interesting escape spots. The rainbow arch, made of oak, will bring you into an ancient courtyard. This courtyard is surrounded by ancient houses, some of which have existed here since the 15th century. Although most of the original buildings have not been able to survive, the courtyard will still provide you with a historical sense.

The courtyard was built in 1346 for the women of the Begijnhof. They were fraternal societies that devoted their lives to the sick and the needy. The Begijnhof lived a life that was very reminiscent of the life of the nuns, but instead of dedicating their lives to God, as nuns do, they devoted them to the poor. They had their own rules and rules, which they were careful to keep. In 1578, with the religious revolution, the Protestants confiscated their Catholic Church at the end of the courtyard. Having no choice, the women were forced to continue their worship in secret, in improvised prayer houses.

In most of these housing units, single women still live today. Their apartments usually have one large room. Since the entire site is defined as a historic preservation asset, it is forbidden to demolish walls or one apartment here, which is the reason for the restrictive conditions. Do not forget, although the place is very interesting and interesting, it is a private compound and the quiet should be maintained.



#A Closer Look at Begijnhof:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIeXhkIqTog
Diamond Museum
#About the Museum

Amsterdam is a major center for diamond exchanges. True, not everyone can afford to own many of these, and this is why this museum is worth a visit.

The Diamond Museum displays different looks and colors: starting from jewelry and rocks from different time periods, all diamonds of course. Notice the variety of diamond crowns, rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, some were worn in the past by famous women in history.

The museum is small but straight to the point. During you visit you can watch a movie that explains the process of making the jewelry, combining mineral readings and the final diamond product, after polishing. You can also learn the history of diamonds and their origins, and even see diamond polishers at work.



A Closer Look

https://youtu.be/iFNCLBQ9FPg


Another Look

https://youtu.be/JyCzc9UkIjc
Allard Pierson Museum
#About the Museum of Archeology

The Allard Pierson Museum is the Museum of Archeology at the University of Amsterdam. It displays works of art and useful tools that came straight from ancient Egypt, the ancient East, ancient Greece and Rome. You can also see examples of temples, ancient buildings, mummies, sarcophagi and ribbons that show the process of mummifying. Like many Amsterdam buildings, it is also located on the banks of the canal.

The museum was founded in 1934 and was named of Professor Allard Pierson, who was the first lecturer of archeology at the University of Amsterdam. Many of the items he collected over the years were acquired by the university after his death and are now exhibited here at the Allard Pierson Museum. Here are the plaster replicas he collected, sculptures and architectural elements from the Middle East, Greece and Italy. Other artifacts discovered by other archeology lecturers are also exhibited here, such as archaeologist Jan Six, are also on display at the museum.

Despite the museum's interest in archeology, it has a lot of experience in presenting innovation and connection to the 21st century. The renovations made here bring innovation, while trying to preserve the historical structure and authenticity. Beyond displays and permanent exhibits, there are also temporary exhibitions that change from time to time.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/KuW3cHAEY60



An Outside View:

https://youtu.be/ItWjQVaDwhQ
Amsterdam National Museum
#About the Museum

Rijksmuseum was established in 1800, in order to display modern art (modern at the time). It is also known by the name "The National Museum of Art" and is one of the most important museums in the world. The museum is located in the museum squre, and nearby are other museums that are worth the visit. It is easy to spot this museum thanks to its impressive building, that looks just like a palace. This is the reason it is nicknamed the royal museum.

The truth is that the beautiful building only hosted the museum from 1885. The building was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers who designed the building in a mix between the Gothic and Renaissancestyle.

Among 4,500 pieces of art that you can see here are paintings, sketches, statues, prints, photos, and more. There are many works of art from the 17th century, and pieces from Amsterdam's golden age.

The five wings at the museum you will find the Philips division (also named after the electronics giant who donated the money for its construction). The wing includes, among others, Rembrandt's "Night Watch." In addition, among the rooms in the museum will be exposed to a huge selection of exhibits that will provide a nostalgic and fascinating experience in time, from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and beyond. Through the presentation of the items, arranged according to the periods, we can learn about the common characteristics of the art and the subjects that occupied the artists.

Especially interesting exhibits are art objects from Asia, dolls' houses, porcelain objects and more. The museum is very popular and has many visitors throughout the day.



#Renovation of the museum

In 2013 the museum was renovated in a large and significant way. Although the original structure of Pierre Cauppers has added wings and courtyards, the result has not yet been sufficient in the museum's vast collection that has only grown over the years. In 2003 it was closed for extensive renovations.

It was opened 10 years later, in 2013. The renovations lasted five years longer than planned (originally designed 5 years of renovation) and their total cost amounted to about $ 500 million. Despite the enormous deviation from the budget and the times, something particularly nostalgic about it in the 19th century returned to the museum, combined with elements that characterize the 21st century.

The architects, Cruz and Ortiz, won the competition and undertook the renovation of the museum. They began a precise reconstruction of the galleries and decorations that characterized the building in the past. They believed in simplicity and made sure to stick to tradition and nostalgia. Among other things, he added a display space, shops, restaurants, educational facilities and a renovated library.

The museum's public interior, with a size of more than 2,200 square meters, contains glass roofs and Portuguese stone floors, which can be accessed free of charge and featuring performances and artistic installations.



#Rembrandt's "Nightwatch" Painting (Courtesy of Eureka Encyclopedia)

One of the most prominent paintings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is Rembrandt's painting, "Nightwatch," or "night shift," as his name is sometimes written, a masterpiece of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. This painting is considered the artist's most famous painting and probably the most important work of art of the Netherlands.

The painting was completed in 1642 and depicts the civil force of Captain Koch (dressed in black and red) and his deputy Willem van Roitenbork, together with the soldiers of their platoon.

The name "night watchman" is given to her even though it is not a nightly picture, because it is coated with dark varnish that gives the viewer the feeling that it is nighttime.

History of art knows that the fact that not all members of the Guard were painted with their faces clearly and some of them were hidden in the face, caused the photo was rejected by the invitees and it was hung in the city hall of Amsterdam. It was also cut at the edge to hang it on a wall too small. The full picture remains today only in a small copy of the original picture.



A Closer Look at the Rijksmuseum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOqdCNjq-x0
Museum Square
#About the Square

The Museum Square (Museumplein) in Amsterdam is familiar thanks to the big sign located here, in big letters the letters read "I AM AMSTERDAM." This area is usually very crowded with tourists, and everyone, like you, wants a photo with the large letters.

The square was originally a was candle factory, in 1999 the square was renovated by the design Swedish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. Among other things an underground parking lot and supermarket were built. Starting in the 19th century, this area houses many impressive museums. This is how the square got the name, "Museumplein," the museums here are: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the Diamond Museum.

In the square you can see a large lawn area where concerts are held, as well as protests, markets, and public events. The pool at the center of the square becomes an ice rink each winter.
Canal District
#About the Canals

You might often hear about Amsterdam's nickname, Venice of the North. This is mainly because of the canals that are in it and cross the city. The entire canals network (Grachtengordel) extends over 100 kilometers, with 90 islands and 1,500 bridges between these canals. This canal network was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010.

Most of the city's main canals were excavated by workers in the 16th century. Their original purpose was to drain the marshes, to keep the land from flooding and to allow for expansion outside the walls surrounding the city. Later, they became waterways for ships and boats. Most of the goods were transferred to warehouses located on the banks of canals in the center of the city. Some of the warehouses were right on the water. Today, the most common sight on these canals is the sight of tourist boats sailing over them. At night the lights on the bridges light up and give a pleasant and romantic atmosphere especially during the cruise.

Amsterdam has three main canals, which you will not miss: Hernegracht, Prinsengracht and Kaisersgracht. They were excavated during the Golden Age of the Netherlands, around the 17th century. You can find 1550 buildings along the canals.



#Canal Network

The canal network area is recognized by tourists from all over the world for many years. The three canals, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht are joined by streets filled with restaurants, cafes and shops built in the golden years of Amsterdam. It is not by chance that the three verbs end with the end of "Haracht". The word "haracht" in Dutch means "canal".

The canals form a horseshoe around the center of the old city and the entire area serves as a passage from the noisy area to the quieter and calmer neighborhoods. The area becomes particularly lively at night, where you will find plenty of clubs, bars and pubs, restaurants and more.



A Closer Look at the Canals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1njyeyvN2s&t=210s
Museum of Bags and Purses
#About the Museum

The Tassen Museum is an amazing place where you can see endless numbers of designer bags from around the world. The building is located in a historic building, and has five floors with extensive bag and wallet collections. Here you can see and learn about fashion, and the history of bag fashion - beginning with the bags of the European nobility, all the way to golden sewn bags with gemstones, and more.

It is interesting to see the history in the materials used for the bags, colors, and shapes. Among the bags you will see bags by famous designers like Versace, Coco Chanel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and more. Today the museum collects items from all over the world- starting with hand bags, evening bags, luggage, and more. The stories behind the bags are not any less interesting than the bags themselves.



#Examples for Display Items

Bags of French cards for amateur gamblers, wallets of letters that women gave to their husbands with their pictures so they would miss them, wedding gift purses that contained coins for the couple. There were often 13 coins, symbolizing Jesus and the twelve apostles.

There are special purses from the 1930's, such as bags in the form of the ship Normandy, designed by fashion designer Elsa Shafarelli in the 1930's, commissioned by the shipping company and distributed to the first class passengers on board. Next to them are shoe-shaped wallets, crabs, magazines, an envelope and a pot ...

In the temporary exhibitions you can see something else every time, like modern men's bags that look like futuristic pods, knight hats or crystals and minerals or male sports bags at another time.



#A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6MrMCwUGLo
Rembrandt House Museum
#About the Museum

The Museum het Rembrandthuis, located in the Jewish Quarter, is home to the painter Rembrandt van Rijn. He lived here for 20 years, between the years 1639-1659 and now serves as a museum for the commemoration of his life and work.

The building was built in 1600. At that time, where the young painter was newly married, lived in this respectable middle-class neighborhood. Among the Jews living in the quarter, Rembrandt was able to find inspiration in the creation of his famous biblical images.

Rembrandt was also known for his amazing engravings. They were very sought after and their printing in books revealed his work in all directions. The exhibits in the museum explain the complex creation process of the etching. Rembrandt took advantage of the method of engraving with a flexible hand and dealt with all kinds of subjects - from magical leaps to Biblical subjects.

At the end of the 19th century the museum was renovated and in 1911 it was opened and dedicated entirely to Rembrandt's art. The museum has 260 works out of the 290 works Rembrandt painted in his life. You can also see the self portraits that he used to paint, which allow you to dive into his inner feelings. It is apparent that at the beginning of the publication and the glory of his face he was full of confidence and pleasure, while in the later pictures he seemed more restrained and closed.

The place is very authentic and allows you to enter the artist's life story and imagine him walking around the studio and passing his time with the family. Welcome to the family!



A Closer Look at Rembrandt's House:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCEehdpHy0


Beatrixpark Park
#About the Queen's Beautiful and Pleasant Park

Beatrixpark named after the Queen of the Netherlands, Beatrice, is considered one of the cleanest parks in Amsterdam. It is well maintained and maintained. It was created between 1936 and 1938. The truth is that in his early years he was named after Dutch composer Alphonse Dabenbruck, but his name was changed later on.

Although over the years the park has undergone changes and additions, its ancient and original part is the most beautiful. He managed to maintain an original and authentic design and character, influenced by English parks. You will find a swimming pool with a fountain, water canals that can even be used in swimming and suitable for children in the summer, paths that invite a pleasant walk and lawns on which you can enjoy picnics.

The pavilions that stand in the park remain "remnants" of the Floriada exhibition, which took place here in 1972. The park is not crowded with visitors and mainly local residents.

It's worth it!


A Closer Look at the Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZKZYc5qYD0
NEMO Museum
#About the Museum

The largest science museum in the Netherlands, with its sea-shaped building, located on the water, was designed by architect Renzo Piano. The museum is named after Captain Nemo, commander of the ship "Nautilus" in the story "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas."

The museum was opened in 1997 by Queen Beatrice. It is ideal for children. With 5 floors of exhibits, this is a huge museum. It has a charm that makes curiosity the main motivating factor, especially since it encourages visitors to touch and try. Children can participate in scientific experiments and educational activities. In the museum you can see interactive displays related to science and technology and permanent and fascinating exhibitions: the water world, special phenomena, chain reactions, a journey within the brain, where you will learn about various processes that occur in the brain such as dreams,

One of the highlights of the museum is its roof. It has an amphitheater and an observation deck, from which you can view the magnificent view of the city using a telescope.



#A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Zzaz2oP7U
Albert Cuyp Market
#The Market that is Trendy and Popular Among the Locals, Which You'll Enjoy Too!

Although we're used to markets targeted at tourists, this one, the Albert Cuypmarket, also known as "The Cuyp," actually appeals to the local residents. On a busy day, around 20,000 people visit the Cuyp's 260 stands, which maintain local authenticity and intimacy. It is one of the oldest, largest and most recognized markets in Amsterdam. The merchandise is varied, and not too expensive. In the market you'll find anything from clothing to household items, as well as delicious street food, cafes, and restaurants.

The market, which was named after 17th century painter Albert Cuyp, was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and started from just a few street vendors and stands. Even as the market grows, the vendors today are managing to preserve the same atmosphere of solidarity and familiarity that was felt back then.

In the sixties and seventies, the market was the largest in the Netherlands, and it continues to grow today. In 2005 it celebrated 100 years of activity. Today, in addition to the stands and shops, there are plenty of evening attractions, restaurants and bars where you can spend a good few hours. Don't be shy to bargain with the vendors - it's customary and accepted here.



A Closer Look at the Market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UMt_f2yq7g
The Resistance Museum
#About the Museum

This historical museum (Verzetsmuseum) tells the story of the Dutch people during World War II (1940-1945). The Dutch underground was an underground that opposed the Nazi occupation during the war. Through the intelligence it gathered, the media networks that created and sabotaged the Nazi forces helped to liberate the state from the Nazi regime.

In a permanent exhibit at the museum, you can learn about the life of the people through actions taken by the underground: strikes by the people, forgery of documents, opposition to power, underground journalism and more. You can watch amazing authentic materials from that period: recordings of speeches, documents, letters and pictures. You will learn about the different conflicts and stories of private individuals in all the commotion.

The founders of the museum emphasized the creation of an authentic atmosphere through visual means - to enable the visitor to take an integral part in the dilemmas of daily life under occupation.

Other colonists who receive expression here are the Dutch settlers in the colonies (especially those near India) controlled by the Japanese occupation. The children and their lives under German occupation also appear here. You can see their belongings, hear about their personal stories and be exposed to original displays from that time.

About 15,000 children visit the museum each year.




#A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/nYyRPxlKtDo?t=8s
Ooster Park
Dapper Market
Amstel Park
Royal Delft
Keukenhof Gardens