According to Wiebe van Eijsden of Hotel Seven One Seven, everyone should enjoy a cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, which are included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. The Andrew Harper Travel Office adds, “A canal cruise provides a relaxing and scenic introduction to one of the loveliest cities in Europe.”
A visit to the attic where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis is moving and unforgettable. www.annefrank.org
The palace, situated in Dam Square in the historical center of Amsterdam, was originally built to be the town hall. www.paleisamsterdam.nl
Take a tour of this historic brewery, where the world-famous pilsner was brewed until the 1980s. www.heinekenexperience.com
Amsterdam’s various museums house incredible collections. Robbert van Rijsbergen of InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam recommends the Rijksmuseum: “This is our national museum with all the Dutch masterpieces,” he says.
Excerpt from the July 2012 Traveler.