Amsterdam is the capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and it is also the most populous settlement. The name of the city derives from Amstelerdamme, which means dam of the Amstel (the Amstel is the river that flows through the whole city of Amsterdam).
Thanks to its countless canals, Amsterdam is usually referred to as Venice of the North, or the city of waters. Not surprisingly, according to huffingtonpost.com, Amsterdam is the 10th most popular city in Europe.
The city offers several sights, and entertainment for the visitors, the most popular tourist destinations are the museums, the galleries, and certainly the Red light district.
The Rijks Museum is the national museum of the Netherlands, giving home to famous masterpieces of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Frans Hals, or Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has an excellent Asian exhibition, which is available in the Asian pavilion. If you visit Amsterdam, do not miss the outstanding Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum (museum of modern arts) the Anne Frank House, and the National Maritime Museum.
In the south-eastern part of Amsterdam we can find the famous Amsterdam Arena, which gives home to club Ajax. Amsterdam has a famous symbol, the three St Andrew’s Crosses, representing three attributes: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig, meaning Heroic, Determined, Merciful.
Typically, Amsterdam is characterized by the bicycles, and public transport, still, if you wish to visit more cities in the Netherlands, it is recommended to hire a car and travel around the country with a rented car. Our company provides more drop-off points in through the country, which means you can pick up a car for instance in Amsterdam, and drop it off in Haag, Eindhoven, Groningen, or in Maastricht.