Life in the lively city at the water’s edge
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Business people, schoolchildren, police officers – the Dutch love their bikes. Tourists too like to cycle through the city of canals or admire the scenery from a house-boat.
More than 50 museums offer history and artistic delights, including the Anne Frank House and the Vincent van Gogh Museum. The Vondelpark reminds you of New York’s Central Park – people meet here for a picnic or inline skating. Hip bars, cafés and clubs make sure the mood is good on Leidseplein.
Of course Amsterdam has its top sights like the historic canal district and the world-famous museums – but you can also discover a lot more! You really must visit one of the special districts around the centre. Each area has its own character and shows a different side of Amsterdam.
Whether you want to see modern architecture, visit a cultural centre or go on a sporting trip – there’s something for everyone. Just wander through the different districts and enjoy all the lovely things Amsterdam has to offer.
|Route||Name of train||Bicycle carriage|
|Zurich - Amsterdam||Pegasus||yes|
|Copenhagen - Amsterdam||Borealis||yes|
|Munich - Amsterdam||Pollux||yes|
|Prague - Amsterdam||Kopernikus||yes|
Amsterdam and the water are inseparably connected. In 2010, Amsterdam and the surrounding area are organising a number of events entitled “Water Sensations”, to show Amsterdam’s close relationship with the water.
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