Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world with its coffee shops, red lights, houseboats, historic architecture, and famous canals. Its picturesque buildings, historical significance, and beautiful canals will leave you breathless. Amsterdam is famous for its Founded in 1275 (supposedly by two fisherman and their dog), the city grew in importance and wealth as Dutch colonies were set up around the world and companies like the Dutch East India Company (VOC) controlled trade around the world.
The city is downright charming, and there are endless things to see and do. If you’re visiting around summertime, you can expect everyone to be outside — sipping coffee overlooking the canals, barbecuing at the Vondelpark, or biking around the city. In the colder months, locals trade outdoor seating for cozy cafes and bars or ice-skating in the square. There’s so much to love about Amsterdam, but my favorite is the people: diverse and friendly, they make this trendy city feel like home.