A Cultural Tour Around Amsterdam

by Jesse Miles / Nov 27, 2012 /

Amsterdam is a city as famous for its rich culture as its canals, although what is defined by ‘culture’ will vary depending on who you ask. What’s certain is that the city has something to offer for every type of traveller, of every age group and taste, so leave your preconceptions at the airport when you visit, because you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised. Take a quick cultural tour around Amsterdam with us now and you’ll see what we mean!



Take in a Concert at the Concertgebouw

Home to one of the world’s best symphonic orchestras, the Concertgebouw draws over 800,000 spectators annually that travel often great distances to take in a concert. Only the Parco della Musica in Rome is more popular with music lovers, so be sure to check out the programme whilst you’re in Amsterdam to experience an unforgettable evening of music.





Let Your Hair Down in Amsterdam’s Clubs

If you came to Amsterdam to party, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find the city’s best clubs, bars and nightspots in the busy (yet often touristy) Leidseplein and Rembrantplein, and in the old quarter of Jordaan, which has an ultra-cool, neighbourhood vibe and is almost certainly where you’ll find Amsterdam’s most beautiful residents hanging out.






Feast Your Eyes in the City’s Art Galleries

You’ll see art everywhere you turn in Amsterdam, whether it’s an ornately decorated balcony on a block of apartments, some tasteful graffiti or an exquisite sculpture in one of the squares, but don’t miss out on the city’s galleries too. There are far too many to list here, as there are dozens if not hundreds, but you may find the best ones nestled away in unsuspecting locations.






See Amsterdam’s Sexy Side in the Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is to the city, what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris – a huge landmark, of which you can be sure they’re very proud. Even if you don’t intend to stay a while in the area, a walk through the Red Light District is a must as it is steeped in history, but you might want to avoid drinking in the bars around here as they’re really rather expensive.