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What to see during your stay in budget hotels Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city of great architectural beauty and history. Its best appeal is the historic environment combined with modern metropolis dynamism. Its narrow streets, canals and squares make it unique. It also has many museums and a high monuments concentration. It has no equal in Europe. Amsterdam is also internationally known for its cheese, bikes, flowers, mills and the orange color, among others. Simply this is Amsterdam.
If you have arrived to one of our “cheap hotels Amsterdam”, then you can start your visit in Dam Square. It is the point where the first dam of the Amstel River was located in the 13th century and the city starting point. It is surrounded by historical buildings and monuments like the Royal Palace and the National Monument, and other buildings such as the Church Nieuwe Kerk and Madame Tussaud Museum.
From there you only have a little walk to The Red Light District, named so because of the amount of neon red lights can be seen. Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands since 1911. It is one of the most visited districts, very famous especially for that. However, you can find also here monuments such as the church Oude Kerk (the oldest in the city built in 1302) and the Museum Amstelkring.
As said before, if you stay in our budget hotels Amsterdam you can take a look to the Coffee Shops. These are cafes where it’s legalized the smoke and sale of marijuana. Originally more than 1,000, actually in Amsterdam just survive around 300 coffee shops. You can find in these coffees very common local and foreign people having a smoking-relax; however the most famous are usually full of young tourists.
Other thing you will love when staying in our economic hotels in Amsterdam are the canals. Amsterdam river system historically was greater than Venice one. Currently there are 75 kilometers of canals and more than 1,000 bridges. Thousands of families live on the canals. Canal Ring is the ring that links the three most important channels of the city, which are: Prinsengracht, Keizersgratch and Herengracht. In the latter, on its banks are some of the most beautiful mansions of Amsterdam.
One of the most interesting points of the city is Leidseplein Square. Bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, theaters and street performance as the National Theatre take place here every day and night. And if you want to go shopping, Leidsestraat is the right place. Moreover, the American Hotel, which is located in the square, is an architectural gem to visit. It was built in 1900.
Not far you’ll find Anne Frank House. Located on Prinsengracht 263, houses an exhibition about the persecution of Jews during World War II. You can see empty rooms, photographs, material objects people hided from the Nazis, other notebooks and the original diary of Anne Frank, which has become a worldwide bestseller. Anne and her family lived in hiding here for over 2 years and helped other families to take refuge with them. Ana's hideout was discovered in 1944. This is a great area to book a cheap hotel Amsterdam.
Other stuff to do when staying in cheap hotels Amsterdam
Other places you may like are in the first place the Westerkerk, a Renaissance church with a stark interior that has a tower 85 meters high and a hood of over seven tons. It is the ideal place to take photos thanks to its magnificent views. In second place, you will want to go to Vincent Van Gogh Museum. This museum contains the largest collection of works made by the artist: 200 paintings, 500 drawings, over 700 letters and Japanese prints.
In this category, Rijksmuseum it is also a must see in the city. It is considered the best museum in the Netherlands. It has seven million masterpiece of the Dutch Golden Age. Some of the paintings to highlight are: Rembrandt's Night Watch, The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer and the happy drinker of Frans Hals.
Have you heard about the Heineken Experience? It is an interactive exhibition on the history of Heineken beer brand. It is located in the first Heineken brewery built in 1867. At the end of the visit, get the best time with is a delicious cold beer. We also encourage you to go to Spui Square, where you will find the statue "Het Lieverdje", representing youth in Amsterdam. Or Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam with 470,000 square meters, in which are hundreds of species of plants and small animals.
Some other people prefer to book cheap hotels in Amsterdam close to the Flower Market. You may want to remember the most sold flower, which is the symbol of Holland, is the tulip. If you like this kind of stuff, go to the Hortus Botanicus. Created in 1638, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe. For several centuries, have stored thousands of exotic plants as the basis for medical studies worldwide.
Events and festivals in Amsterdam
If you want to stay in economical hotels in Amsterdam, you can do it during some of the dates that we are presenting you. One great moment is the 5 Days off. At the beginning of July, this widely recognized electronic music festival is celebrated in different venues throughout the city. Art Amsterdam (formerly known as Kunst RAI) is also a modern art fair that takes place in May during one week at the RAI in Amsterdam South.
On the other hand, you make like visiting this capital during the Amsterdam Marathon or the Free Museums Week, always the second weekend of November.
For last, High Times Cannabis Cup is a festival celebrated in the month of November which attracts many "passionate" of the sector; and the Keukenhof, a historical festival of flowers between mid-March and mid-May.