20 Reasons You Should Visit Amsterdam Before You Die

20 Reasons You Should Visit Amsterdam Before You Die

1. Because you can travel everywhere by bike.

Because you can travel everywhere by bike.

Flickr: earcos / Creative Commons

2. Or hop on the back of your friend’s bike.

Or hop on the back of your friend's bike.

3. Because this is how people take their kids to school.

Because this is how people take their kids to school.

4. Because it’s easy to get to places thanks to the trams.

Because it's easy to get to places thanks to the trams.

5. Because you can smoke weed if you want.

Because you can smoke weed if you want.

Flickr: arthur-caranta / Creative Commons

If you want to avoid the stag dos head into The Pijp where the coffeeshops are less touristy.

6. Because the Bruin cafés give you a slice of authentic Amsterdam life.

Because the Bruin cafés give you a slice of authentic Amsterdam life.

Flickr: benandclare / Creative Commons

7. Because the IJ-Hallen are a thrifty shopper’s paradise.

Because the IJ-Hallen are a thrifty shopper's paradise.

8. In fact, the city is full of excellent markets!

In fact, the city is full of excellent markets!

9. Because you can eat poffertjes.

Because you can eat poffertjes.

10. And they even sell them on the street.

And they even sell them on the street.

11. In fact, street food in general is awesome.

In fact, street food in general is awesome.

12. Because you can get fast food out of a wall.

Because you can get fast food out of a wall.

13. Because they know how to serve chips.

Because they know how to serve chips.

Flickr: vitamindave / Creative Commons

14. Because Amsterdam takes its coffee very seriously.

Because Amsterdam takes its coffee very seriously.

Flickr: screenpunk / Creative Commons

15. Because New Years Eve in Amsterdam is one of a kind.

Because New Years Eve in Amsterdam is one of a kind.

Seriously, Dutch people go crazy for fireworks.

16. And the firework debris the next day turns the city into a mesmerizing sea of red.

And the firework debris the next day turns the city into a mesmerizing sea of red.

Flickr: trixer / Creative Commons

17. Because the people of Amsterdam love to hang out on terraces.

Because the people of Amsterdam love to hang out on terraces.

18. They even squeeze terraces onto little decks over the canals.

They even squeeze terraces onto little decks over the canals.

Flickr: heylen / Creative Commons

19. Seriously, people-watching in Amsterdam never gets boring.

Seriously, people-watching in Amsterdam never gets boring.

20. Because there are museums aplenty.

Because there are museums aplenty.

flickr.com / Creative Commons

Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are the most well-known museums but you can go for something a little different at the Sex Museum or check out the Royal Institute for the Tropics, to learn more about tropical areas around the world.

Source: Buzzfeed

Comments

comments