13 Reasons Why You Should Visit Amsterdam

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There are places that should be on your bucket list. And then there’s Amsterdam. Few cities meld history with modern urban flair like Amsterdam. It's more easily experienced than defined. 

1. Because two-wheeling is a way of life here. That's how Amsterdammers commute to work, go to the shop and meet a date for dinner. 

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2. You never know what you'll find in Amsterdam: a hidden garden, a jenever distillery, an old monastery-turned-classical-music-venue. 

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3. And a canal-side walk in Amsterdam would make any day better.

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4. Because you can buy four joints, pay the same price as for twenty cigarettes and nobody will arrest you.

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5. The world's oldest profession is fairly mainstream in Amsterdam. The fluorescent-lit, fishbowl-like red light windows!

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6. Because the IJ-Hallen market, biggest flea market in Europe, is every thrifty shopper’s paradise.

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7. When it gets too much, you could take a little city break and be in tulip heaven.

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8. Because Amsterdam is possibly the best place to celebrate Gay Pride! Explore your sexuality.

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9. Because the city really comes to life at night.

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10. Because the city is steeped in history and museums. 

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11. It's impossible to get tired of Amsterdam's stunning architecture.

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12. Because Amsterdam has the largest historical inner city in Europe.

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13. No city can beat Amsterdam for beauty and effortless cool. Its attractions and gorgeousness has ruined people around the world.

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Have you been to Amsterdam? Do you live there? Please share your impressions!

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Pic of 2nd point isn't from Amsterdam. It's National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Please change it
Wed 03 21 18, 04:22 · Reply · Report
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Akshay Bansal
beautifully written!
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Merill Shah
A really good read
Tue 06 09 15, 04:52 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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Amrita Narang Pai
Yes yes been and so much I can connect
Tue 06 09 15, 00:35 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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Prasanth Vp
cool
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