Amsterdam is one of the most dynamic and youthful of European cities as well as one of the Continent's key cultural and tourist destinations. Its picturesque location finds it perched on a lattice of canals and as the possessor of the largest historical inner city in Europe, it has 7000 registered monuments dotted amongst the waterways which provide a magnificent visual backdrop to such a diverse and interesting city. Fodor's detailed entries written by Amsterdam residents will help you to navigate your way around two of the city's infamous gems, the Rijksmuseum and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum and if you're short on time, the help time-specific itineraries, will help you to see the best of the city in the time you have available. Relax in the cozy bars, linger in the 'brown' cafes, wander in the markets or do as the locals do and get around the city by bike. Whatever your design, Fodor's will help you to plan and fully experience one of Europe's most cosmopolitan, exciting cities with ease.
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