Amsterdam is an instantly likable and compact European city. The city is not only appealing to look at but that Amsterdam is also enjoyable to walk around with its dreamy canals and cozy cafes. Amsterdam is where international and parochial behaviors join. It is where attitudes towards visitors are welcoming. This attitude has resulted from embracing liberal counterculture during the past four decades.

It is very safe to walk or bike within the beautiful city and explore its attractions.

Here are the most stuning places to see in Paris, to get the most out of your journey:

1. The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam-interior

The Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam

I love to visit Museums! Do I need to mention it? I went to explore The fabulous Rijksmuseum which is home to some of the most important historic art in the world. Perhaps the most famous pieces here are that by Rembrandt. Beautiful examples of porcelain dolls and dolls’ houses can also be seen.

2. Begijnhof courtyard

Begijnhof courtyard Amsterdam

Begijnhof courtyard Amsterdam – Photo: © Wiki

The tranquil Begijnhof in the heart of Amsterdam is like a village square in a metropolis, but it has still retained its sanctified atmosphere and it’s free. Take your time as you admire these massive group portraits of the important citizens of Amsterdam. Houses in Begijnhof are still occupied by single women, so please respect their privacy and be quiet.

3. Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

In close proximity to the Square, Anne Frank’s house provides a constant reminder of Nazi occupation during the Second World War. Her infamous diary is kept here; be prepared to queue as it gets very busy during the tourist season.

4. Civic Guards Gallery – Schuttersgalerij Amsterdam

Civic Guards Gallery - Schuttersgalerij Amsterdam

Civic Guards Gallery – Schuttersgalerij Amsterdam – Photo: © Jonathan Ziapour

Located in a passageway between the Kalverstraat and the Begijnhof it is possible to admire 15 substantial paintings.

5. Amsterdam Canal Ring

Amsterdam Canal - Photo: ©  Jonathan Ziapour

Amsterdam Canal – Photo: © Jonathan Ziapour

The city old centre is formed from canal rings, which give you the feeling of space, freedom and peace. Walk through these canal streets or better – take a trip with a boat by boarding one of the tourist cruises or by renting the boat yourself.

6. Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Another unmissable illustration of fine art is exhibited at the purpose built Van Gogh Museum. Including many of his finest pieces, the Van Gogh Museum is home to the largest collection of his work in the world.

There are also a number of shops for shopping travelers. Aside from city attractions, there are music, antique, food and cheese, vintage comic & clothing, modern clothing, and souvenir stores. No matter what kind of experience you are looking for in Amsterdam, there is something for you to make your own unique travel truly unforgettable.