Historical attractions in Amsterdam

Historical attractions in Amsterdam are among the most visited by tourists. The capital of the Netherlands is one of the largest ports in the world and the largest city of the country. Its name derives from two words: "Amstel" and "give" meaning "Bent of the River Amstel."
Amsterdam Admiraliteit
 Political and administrative capital is defined Hague, but Amsterdam is the official capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - the financial and cultural center. Since ancient times the city has dissipated and the glory of vicious. But the true face of Amsterdam is strictly civilized, and, mottled by many wrinkles - witness the great history of the capital of the Netherlands. The sights here are endless, but if you have little time, then the choice of where to go will be complicated. The main difference of Amsterdam from other capitals of Europe are numerous atypical and unusual museums: tattoos and marijuana, erotica, sex, torture. And, of course, Amsterdam is known for buckets stores, stores, and smart - places for tasting and sale of soft drugs. But for them in another article. We will present a list of the most interesting sights of Amsterdam:
Museum of Vincent Van Gogh
Amsterdam channels
Art museum is entirely dedicated to the work of the most famous Dutch painter. In Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has gathered the richest collection of paintings by the great artist - more than 200 works. In the museum are presented albums with his drawings, sketches, letters. The museum was so impressive that attracts attention even of those who are familiar only with Van Gogh "Sunflowers".
 Red-light district
Existed since the XIV century. In the past, the present location were located distillery. Began active seaborne trade with the outside world and appeared very rich sailors and traders, along which naturally began to hover ladies with less decorous behavior. In 2000, Holland officially legalized and legitimized prostitution. Very attractive and attractive place for millions of tourists all year round, attracting a "romantic cabins" of prostitutes.
State Museum (Reyksmyuzeum)
The museum, which is located in the spectacular neo-Renaissance palace are exposed works of art associated with the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Besides the paintings of Rembrandt and other artists mastitis, the museum store exquisite collection of porcelain. Reyksmyuzeum State Museum is a treasure trove of European art. Museum of Navigation
The museum is the most comprehensive collection of ships in the world. Amsterdam Museum of shipping is established in the building of the old arsenal, which formerly belonged to the Dutch navy. One of the most interesting exhibits in the museum of shipping in Amsterdam wooden barge of King Wilhelm I, built in the XIX century.
Amsterdam channels
Amsterdam has more than 160 water channels, the combined length of more than 75 km. Amsterdam is often called the Dutch Venice and compared with the Russian St. Petersburg, Stockholm Swedish, Danish and Belgian Copenhagen Bruges. During a stroll along the canals of Amsterdam you can safely enjoy the unique architecture of the old town and imagine what they looked like the narrow streets in the past.
Museum of Heineken beer
Fascinating exposition of the museum acquaints visitors with the history of the famous Dutch beer brand and the process of its production. The museum is located in the premises of the former beer factory of Heineken, which was founded in the mid XIX century. Tasting of sparkling drink is an integral part of the visit.
Tower Mint
Mint tower is adjacent to the building of the prison in the XVII and the two buildings are used for Mint, where appeared the name of the square next to the tower. Slender tower that rises above the Mint Square in the XV century was part of the fortified gates of Amsterdam.
Dam Square
The central square of Amsterdam are the Royal Palace, the New Church (huge building in the Gothic style) and the famous Madame Tussauds. For centuries, the square has held the ceremony of coronation of the Dutch monarchs and is used as the central city market. The central square of Amsterdam locals call simply dam. Just so translates the name of Dam Square. The Dutch have built this place dam in the XIII century, which later expanded, putting the beginning of the whole city.
amsterdam rijksmuseum
This is the largest public park in Amsterdam and covers an area of ​​about 48 acres. There are numerous picturesque lakes and various kinds of wood species. Street artists often organize various performances in the park. In the 70s and 80s of last century in Vondelpark they lived hippies, and today is a favorite place for residents of the city for biking, roller skating or just walking.
House-museum of Anne Frank
Persecuted by the Nazis the family of Anne Frank during World War II has found refuge in Amsterdam. And although the story is not a happy ending, as though captured, history is extremely shocking and human. It was here that 13-year-old girl began to lead her famous diary. The house was set for demolition after the war, but the townspeople have advocated its preservation. Museum visitors can enter the hiding of Anne Frank by rotating cabinets.

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