For me? The most unexpected place of beauty.
Amsterdam is an ideal conference venue, being home to a number of big conventions, Amsterdam is a city that is never sleeps. It is very popular amongst tech conferences and is renowned for their innovation and their quality facilities. The capital of Holland may not be your typical location for your next event, but it is one of the easiest European cities to travel to, via air or train. You will not be disappointed – the diverse culture of Amsterdam will sure stick in your mind and make your event a memorable one.
I describe Amsterdam as having a split personality; one side is full of bars and home to the red-light district and the other is the full of culture and beauty.
Top 5 things to do/see whilst in Amsterdam
Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well-known former residents. The museum in Amsterdam is where she lived in hiding with her family for more than 2 years during World War II. Now converted into a museum it contains, a poignant presentation of the persecution of the Jews during the war. Currently under-going a refurbishment, although the attic will remain the same, directors plan to dig deeper into the World War Two and the Holocaust and what is means for us today.
You really cannot come to Amsterdam and not go on a boat trip on the River Amstel. Whether you hire your own pedalo or hop along a canal cruiser, a boat trip is a great way to see the sights of Amsterdam from afar.
Be adventurous with food choices
Amsterdam is home to some incredible food, the favourites including Dutch cheeses, waffles and Raw Herring. Amsterdam is also a fan of street food, selling different cuisines throughout the centre. The Dutch are big foodies and really appreciate good food so whether you fancy indulging in Dutch traditions or just admiring all the different food shops and stands, the food in Amsterdam is really something special.
Whether you’re a beer fan or not, the Heineken factory tour is a great experience for all. The brewery was built in 1864 and is now one of the nations favourite beer tour. It is not just a beer tour, it offers four floors of multimedia displays, brewing artefacts and a tasting bar.
Famous for their beautiful flowers, Amsterdam is home to several flower markets that will be sure to stun you. Whether you fancy visiting the floating flower market or the Tulip museum, you will sure get to know why Amsterdam is renowned for their flowers.
A big advantage of Amsterdam is that it is not too big, you can get around easily by foot. Wherever you walk, you will see so many beautiful tall buildings and some amazing artwork. The city prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population so when you visit Amsterdam, be sure to explore and witness what Amsterdam has to offer.
For more information on where to go and what to see in Amsterdam visit I am Amsterdam