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Amsterdam, Netherlands June 24-26, 2024
With its picturesque canal network, rich history, and thrumming cultural scene, the capital of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. There are endless things to do in Amsterdam in any weather and many of the most rewarding experiences lie beyond the well-trodden tourist paths of the city centre.
Here are some Best Things to Do and see in Amsterdam, Netherlands:
See windmills, countryside, and beaches
If you’re in town for more than a few days, then plan a day trip to explore the diverse attractions of the surrounding area. Just a short hop from Amsterdam lies a rich landscape of gorgeous countryside, beaches, windmills, and historic towns – all easily reachable from the city center. Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central by train, the picturesque city of Haarlem overflows with history and culture, plus a great selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants. And if lying on a beach is more your thing, then the beautiful golden stretches at Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee will be happy to oblige with golden sands, dunes and plenty of watersports. Looking for picture-perfect views of windmills, rolling grassland, and winding canals? Set your sights on the Zaanse Schans, a pastoral paradise that’s so photogenic it is basically why Instagram was invented.
Cycle to Hidden Gems
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the region’s attractions than by pedal power. Hop on your bike and head to Sloterplas for a dip in the sprawling lake, or cycle over to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to explore a 12th-century village idyll packed with historic sights. Many of Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets can be discovered from the comfort of your saddle.
Try Herring from the Herring Cart
Raw herring may sound a little scary to the uninitiated, but every visitor to Amsterdam should give it a go. You’ll spot haringhandels (herring carts) serving up this Dutch specialty all over the city - ask for a broodje haring to get the fish served in a small sandwich with pickles and onions. The best time to try raw herring is between May and July when the herring is said to be at its sweetest.
Check out museums and majestic buildings in Museumplein
Home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and The Royal Concertgebouw, Museumplein is the cultural beating heart of Amsterdam. Recently renovated to a world-class standard, the leafy and architecturally astounding 19th-century district of Oud-Zuid is an art lover’s utopia. The open square between the buildings pulses with activity all day, with open-air exhibitions, markets, and a large paddling pool to dip your toes into on warmer days. In the winter months, the square transforms into a vast outdoor ice rink.
Wake up and smell the Tulips
Yes, they’re as clichéd as clogs, but tulips are a definitive symbol of Dutch culture, and a trip to the Netherlands wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes on these beautiful blooms. If you’re visiting Amsterdam in spring, then take the short 20-minute trip out to the world-famous tulip fields (Bollenstreek) – stretching out in colorful stripes across miles of lowland fields between Haarlem and Leiden. There are also ample opportunities to stop and smell the tulips right in the heart of the city; the bulbs spill out of bouquets at the Bloemenmarkt, line the windows of the Tulip Museum and seem to burst forth from every possible planter during the Tulip Festival, which lasts all of April.
Eat your way around food stalls in a former tram depot
Located in the hip Oud-West neighborhood, De Hallen is a hotspot for arts, crafts, fashion, and food in a recently refurbished industrial building dating from 1902. De Hallen houses a cinema, independent stores, and a boutique hotel, as well as the impressive Food Hallen where visitors can munch their way through a selection of upmarket street fare from one of many vendors located around a central bar. Every other weekend, a fortnightly local goods market sets up a stall in the building’s central passageway.
How to get to the Venue?
When you are visiting Amsterdam, you definitely will arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
The airport is located 9 km southwest of the city center of Amsterdam.
and for this year EMEA 19th Next Generation Contact Center & CX Best Practices, the Event will be held at Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.
There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) to Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel:
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