There are plenty of reasons to visit Amsterdam aside from how good-looking it is. The waffles and beer are top notch, their museum game is the strongest for miles around and their standard of living is quite literally unbelievable. They always say it’s what’s on the inside that matters. The substance over style. But it does help when you have both… right?
My visit to Amsterdam was in November, which meant a LOT of grey skies. It’s that awkward not-quite-winter-not-quite-autumn. The leaves had almost all fallen, but it wasn’t cold enough for snow. But you know what? Amsterdam still pulled through for an amateur like me. So here are 25 of the BEST reasons to visit Amsterdam, and hopefully this will prove you that any time is a good time to visit Amsterdam.
Let’s get those incredibly boring canal houses out of the way…
The Canals and bridges that cover the city just look so peaceful.
And maybe you’ll see some of the millions of bikes in Amsterdam (you definitely will)
There is an #IAmsterdam sign that isn’t literally crawling with other tourists. It’s over on the Noord side!
And the houseboats are the actual bees knees. There’s only so many of them since the inception of the law stating there can’t be anymore:
Don’t get me started on how beautiful Vondelpark is. Okay you twisted my arm, it’s gorgeous!!
The Rijksmuseum had really interesting and pretty pieces from Netherlands’ past.
And the department stores/train station/churches are all so pretty and unique to Amsterdam:
Even where you’re waiting at the airport and it’s time to go home… maybe Amsterdam will give you one last reason to come back again. It certainly did for me!
Have you ever been to Amsterdam? Have these pictures convinced you to start booking your trip there now?