Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. It is the most populated city in the Netherlands. According to the 2015 statistic, it has a population of 821752 people. The origin name of Amsterdam is a dam in the river of Amstel. Amsterdam is known for its canals and amazing architecture of buildings. This city is filled with beautiful parks, coffee shops as well as historical and art museums. Biking and walking in around the city are common for the locals in their daily lives. It is also famous for the Red Light District and Dutch cheeses.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main airport of the Netherlands. It is the largest airport in the Netherlands. There is only one terminal with three departure halls at this airport. This airport handles for international and domestic flights. Among the airlines that operate in this airport are American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, and many more. It also operated for international cargo airlines. The visitors can drop by to an art museum and a library in this airport. This airport is located about 23.3 kilometres from the city. By taking a taxi, the taxi fare will be around 39 Euros which is about PHP 2277.69.
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Peak season in Amsterdam happens during the spring and summer season which is from April to August and middle of December to early January. There will be a very long queue in each of the tourist areas and huge crowds on the streets. During the spring season, the visitors can see beautiful tulips and other types of flowers at parks in this city. Many visitors choose to travel to this city during this period because the weather is pleasant. Meanwhile, the off-peak season occurs during the winter season. The weather in Amsterdam during the winter season is very cold. That is the main reason this city receives lesser visitors. For those who choose to visit at this period, the visitors can still go for indoor attractions and get cheaper deals on flight tickets and accommodation. Nevertheless, the best time to visit Amsterdam is during March and September. The visitors can experience mild weather and still get to explore around the city conveniently. Amsterdam has an oceanic climate. The highest average annual temperate in this city is 22 degrees Celsius and the lowest is 0 degree Celsius.
Amsterdam has organized several festivals and events throughout the year. Firstly, the Holland Festival. It is a performing arts festival that held every year in June. The visitors can see many types of performances such as visual arts, opera, dance and theatre. It is joined by local and international performers. Next is King's Day. It is a celebration of King Willem Alexander birthday. The visitors can join the biggest street party at this celebration. Amsterdam Coffee Festival is another festival that should not be missed out. There will feature barista demonstrations, a few food stalls and artisan coffee. The visitors can also visit art exhibitions and see band performances during this festival.
There are a few interesting places in Amsterdam that you can visit.
1. Rijksmuseum-Rijksmuseum an art and historical museum located in Museum Square. There are 8000 artworks and historical objects being showcased in this museum. The visitors can see famous paintings such as Frans Halls, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. The visitors can also find collections of Delft Blue pottery.
2. Vondelpark-Vondelpark is a famous park in Amsterdam. The area of this park is 47 hectares. It receives many locals and foreign visitors in the morning and evening. The visitors can find sculptures, a beautiful rose garden and playgrounds. It is a perfect place for the visitors to do recreational activities like running, jogging and rollerblading.
3. Bloemenmarkt-Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world. It has several stalls that sell different types of fresh flowers such as tulips, orchids, roses, peonies and many more. Besides that, there are plenty of souvenir shops and places where the visitors can try Dutch pancake and Gouda cheese.