Amsterdam Should Be on Every Traveler’s List

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To someone who’s traveled all around Western Europe, Amsterdam may not seem like an exciting destination at first. But those who have visited it know that the city has a unique energy that’s contagious and spreads among residents and tourists as they interact.

Amsterdam’s popularity started growing in the 17th century when it was a trading city. The city’s Golden Age, the time when Rembrandt and Frans Hals lived, was the time when the city’s famous mansions were built.

The history of Amsterdam wasn’t so bright in the first half of the 20th century, but the city started living again in the 1960s with the hippy culture. To this day, Amsterdam stayed a unique city with a vibrant culture and an exciting art scene. Young people around the world visit it when they want a boost in contemporary art and innovative solutions for all kinds of problems. The city is a heaven for cyclists in every sense. From highway rules to flat streets, the whole environment is cyclist-friendly.

There’s so much more this city has to offer. From incredible beers to lovely parks to relax in, the whole atmosphere is warm and inviting. The only difficult thing is saying goodbye once your vacation is over.