10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer won’t share with you – Part 1

10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer wont share with you

Here is  a list of secret experiences that the Amsterdammers keep for themselves:

 1- Openbare Bibliotheek

Openbare Bibliotheek in Amsterdam

The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Public Library Amsterdam) is not only the biggest public library in Europe, it has spectacular waterside views over Amsterdam.

2- Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder

Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder museum

Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum. It’s a small museum, but a hidden gem, and the clandestine church at the top of the building is well worth a look.

3- The IJhallen flea market

IJhallen flea market

The entrance fee isn’t cheap (€ 4.50) but it’s packed with everything and anything you could ever imagine buying.

 4- Stroll the canal ring

canal ring Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s 400-year-old waterways have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

5- Blijburg beach

Blijburg beach in Amterdam

Amsterdam isn’t located next to the sea, I hear you cry. Well, no it’s not, but the Dutch have prevailed and built a beach. Actually, they built an entire island: IJburg, and throw amazing beach parties there.

6- The Albert Cuypmarkt street market

Albert Cuypmarkt street market in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the most multi-cultural city in the world and is home to at least 176 nationalities. Amsterdam’s largest street market, Albert Cuypmarkt , reflects this, selling everything from meat to fruit to flowers to sunglasses.

7- Exploring the town on a rented Bike

Exploring Amstedam on rented bike

50% of Amsterdam’s traffic is made up of cyclists and it’s a quick, easy and cheap way to get around town. A good place to rent from is Rent-a-bike Damstraa.

8- Vondelpark

Vondelpark park in Amsterdam

Vondelpark was opened in 1865 as a respite from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.

9- Art community at NDSM-werf

NDSM-werf community in Amsterdam

NDSM-werf (wharf) used to be known as the Nederlands Dok en Scheepsgebouw Maatschappij or the Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company.

10- The medieval court

medieval court in Amsterdam

Begijnhof court, a hidden group of ancient buildings and private houses, dates back to the Middle Ages.

10 Secret experiences an Amsterdammer won’t share with you – Part 2

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