Top 5 Amsterdam Sights are engrossing. Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands. It is famous for its canals, narrow houses with gabled facades and windmills. The citizens of Amsterdam are avid cyclists and there are 400 km of cycle paths.
This is the main train station in Amsterdam. It was opened in 1889 and is a national heritage site of Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal is located in the city centre. It is a 10 minute walk to the Royal Palace and Dam Square. High-speed trains connect the station to Paris, London, Frankfurt and other European cities.
Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug)
This is probably the most famous bridge in Amsterdam. Skinny Bridge is so narrow that two persons can hardly pass each other. Only cyclists use it. Illumination of the bridge at night is brilliant. Some scenes of the James Bond (Sean Connery) movie Diamonds Are Forever were filmed on the bridge.
Westerkerk one of Top 5 Amsterdam Sights
The church in Amsterdam was built in 1631 and has an iconic 85 metre tall spire. It is possible to climb up the church tower. Westerkerk has been built in Dutch Renaissance style. It is near Amsterdam’s Jordaan district.
Amsterdam Cruise Port
Amsterdam Cruise Port is in the heart of the city. There is a tram stop outside where you can take tram 26 to Centraal Station or you can walk to the station in 15 minutes. The historical city centre of Amsterdam is a world heritage site and everything is within easy walking distance. Schiphol airport is 15 minutes by train.
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Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge)
A historic bridge across the Amstel River is Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). It connects the Rembrandtplein with the Waterlooplein in central Amsterdam. Blue paint originally covered the seventeenth-century wooden bridge. It was replaced by the new bridge in 1884. Its architecture is similar to the bridges across the River Seine in Paris.
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