Amsterdam,is a progressive city which have legalise most of the illegal doings as coffee shops here sales marijuana , It was the first country in the world to legalise same sex marriage.
In 2000, the Dutch government passed a bill which made same sex marriage legal in the Netherlands, making it the first country in the world to allow same sex couples to marry.
Here is list of places to visit in open mineded city
Based around the pink triangle that gay individuals were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps, the Homomument commemorates the queer victims of the holocaust, while paying tribute to the ongoing and historical struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ people. It was actually the first ever memorial of its kind, and inspired many other similar monuments in cities around the world.
2. Dam square
Dam Square is Amsterdam’s beating heart. Nowadays Dam Square in contrast with the old days it is now a very peaceful square which is home to scores of pigeons and street performers.
Dam Square has had a turbulent history. Around 1270 a damn was constructed in this spot in the river Amstel. Dam Square was once the central marketplace
The Canal Belt
Central Amsterdam is encircled by four 17th-century canals – a system now recognised as an UNESCO Heritage Site. These waterways were built by Amsterdam’s municipality in order to enhance the city’s water traffic and encourage commerce.
the canal house which have been the UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010 has inspired many architect all over the world and state and City centre is bustling 24 hours .
Hundreds of typical Dutch townhouses line these canals, many of which date back to the Renaissance period,as in seventeen century land was expensive and taxes where based on the width of the house, some reason this with swampy soil which need wooden piling to be built .So,Dutches built skinny and straight up(with cramped interiors and steep stairs),homes come with the pully so,goods could be hoisted up and down on outside with a rope.
The Rijksmuseum, probably the most important museum in the Netherlands, houses over one million artworks. This vast collection contains many masterpieces created by pre-eminent historical figures and includes work by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.
I LOVE AMSTERDAM SIGN
Near museum is famous i love amesterdam sign in red and white is must have to pictured.
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, and regularly hosts exhibitions documenting certain aspects of the artist’s life. Besides its conservation and research projects, the museum also acts as a cultural centre and often organises nighttime events dedicated to its namesake.
Magere Brug is just beyond Amsterdam’s Hermitage Museum and connects the two banks of the river Amstel. The bridge’s charming sails and narrow walkway create an astoundingly beautiful silhouette, and it is regularly credited as the most romantic spot in Amsterdam, perhaps due to the frequent stream of couples that can be found posing between its arches.
Holland Casino has the legal monopoly on gambling in the Netherlands, and has fourteen casinos located throughout the country. Profits from Holland Casino go directly to the Dutch treasury.
De Waag on Nieuwmarkt is the oldest secular building in Amsterdam and was originally part of the city’s outer fortifications. In 1617, de Waag was repurposed into a weigh house where goods were measured according to Dutch standards before being traded. During the 1970s huge riots broke up on Nieuwmarkt, in response to the municipalities plan to demolish large parts of the neighbourhood to make way for a new metro line.
The Waag is a 15th-century building on Nieuwmarkt square in Amsterdam. It was originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam.
Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum
As its name suggests this museum in the heart of the Red Light District is dedicated to the history and culture surrounding cannabis. The museum regularly organises temporary exhibitions that explore cannabis’ impact on world history and retrace perspectives concerning the plant. There’s also a huge collection of historical artworks depicting cannabis smokers inside alongside many other artefacts related to its use and consumption.
Dutches believe ,its going to happen anyway .Its better to moniter it.The intention is Pragmatic Harm Reduction and keeping most people outside the jail.
Although A’DAM Toren has only been open since 2016, it is already an iconic part of Amsterdam’s skyline and among the most impressive buildings in the city. Its top 80 metre high floor is open to the public and features the tallest swing in Europe, as well as the best panorama in the city.
Buddhist Temple Fo Guang Shan
This large Fo Guang Shan temple is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Chinatown. Parts of the building were flown in from China and it was designed to resemble a traditional Taiwanese temple. Its roof is adorned with figures drawn from the Chinese Zodiac and its architectural style beautifully contrasts with the surrounding area’s typical Dutch townhouses.
Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch is easily among the most celebrated artworks ever created and has hung in the Rijksmuseum since 1885. The painting is displayed inside a custom-built gallery and takes up around five metres of wall space.
The sculptures of The Night Watch in 3D at the Rembrandtplein,The Night Watch is one of the most famous Dutch Golden Age paintings.
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This city certainty offers world best live and live philosophy and leave you with mesmerized floral and canal memories.