Enjoying Amsterdam On-Foot

T hey say that when you travel on-foot, then you have a better chance of enjoying the city’s cultural life, and you will be more aware of the lives of people, and about the city’s trends and traditions. And this is indeed very true in case of Amsterdam.

The city, known for being one of the liveliest and happening places of Europe has a lot to offer, especially if you have just reached there via the Central Station. Luckily, a lot of places in Amsterdam are close to the Central Station, so you can just walk down till there, and the others can be reached via the excellent tram system.



Just as you exit the Central Station, you will see that there are cruise facilities offered by many companies. There are cruises of 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours to choose from.

Then there are special night cruises with dinner and music as well. Most of the 1 hour and 2 hours cruises focus on giving you a brief introduction to the city on your canal tour. If you want to experience the same in a different manner, then there are bicycle tours as well to choose from.


Walking down the big street right opposite to the Central Station, you will see an array of wonderful restaurants and eating joints, along with a lot of souvenir shops.


Keep walking straight, and you can visit the Madame Tussads Wax Museum, followed by the Amsterdam Dungeon. Both are interesting must-see places, and there are often combo tickets available for them, which help you save some money.


Then just about 10 minutes away from the Wax Museum is Anne Frank’s house that you can visit. You will learn more about World War II, and Anne Frank’s life over there.

If you are looking for some fun and entertainment, then you should probably visit the 3D Ice Bar, where you will have chairs, walls, and even glasses made out of ice!

Enjoy great beer and a wonderful 3D movie over there. For still more fun, you can visit the famous Heineken Brewery, which can easily be reached via the city’s tram services.

There are many great museums as well to see in Amsterdam, but two of them that you can’t afford to miss are the Rijks Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, again easily reachable by the tram.

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Rashmi