Amsterdam - the city of freedom

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We decided to relax and today we invite you on a trip to Amsterdam - the city of tulips, coffee shops and many cultures.

Of course, we are going to the Netherlands in a camper because driving on the local roads is a real pleasure. There are many routes and they are usually well marked. What you need to be especially careful about, however, is the speed at which you are driving. Speed cameras and the police do not forgive anyone, and the penalties are severe. Exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h. threatens to confiscate the car, take away the driving license and take the case to court. Detailed regulations regarding traveling in the Netherlands can be found on our website: Road traffic regulations in the Netherlands .

Getting to Amsterdam

What you need to watch out for along the way is the exit to Amsterdam after crossing the German-Dutch border. Only one signpost informs about it. It is also a good idea to avoid rush hours, because there are huge traffic jams. The best solution is to park your mobile home in the suburbs and go on a walk... or a bike ride. You must not leave your camper or trailer outside the designated areas. The Vliegenbos campsite is closest to the center.

It is also worth getting the Amsterdam Pass - a ticket that gives you free entry to museums or sightseeing the city by boat on the canals for a single fee.

Amsterdam sightseeing

Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands, a large industrial center and the second largest commercial port after Rotterdam. It is also an important scientific and tourist center. The city center and its canals were mostly built in the 17th century. You will find over 7,000 monuments there, so it's time to start exploring.

Walking down Damrak Street you will see the building of the former stock exchange - Beurs van Berlage. Today it is a cultural center and the seat of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlage Museum. Going to the end, you will reach the Dams - the only large square in the city, which is currently a place where political and cultural events take place. There is also the Royal Palace, built in 1648-1655 by Jacob van Campen.

It is certainly also worth visiting the Amsterdams Historisch Museum , Begijnhof - the most beautiful courtyard of the former orphanage, and at the same time one of the most unique places in Amsterdam. It is a complex of stone and brick houses, which includes the oldest preserved residential building. Another pearl of architecture is the Westerkerk church, and a little further there is the house where Anne Frank and her family hid during the war.

Art lovers should definitely set aside a lot of time for museums and galleries. The most important ones include: the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandt House Museum.

After satisfying your cultural appetite, you should indulge in a wild night in Amsterdam and try the national drink of the Dutch - juniper.

Several campsites in Amsterdam

Camping Vliegenbos | Camping Zeeburg | Camping Het Rietveen

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"Yeah, it looks like ... You're crazy, you're crazy, you're crazy. But I'll tell you in secret. Only crazy people are worth something ..." Alice in Wonderland- Tim Burton

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