Food, art, history...and the red light district. Amsterdam has it all.

 

A city known for its art and culture, Amsterdam has many museums. Of note is the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.   

 

As with any European city, there is no shortage of good food. Heavy on the cheese and meat, some of my favorites included Bitterballen (fried mixture of minced meat, beef broth and spices), Dutch apple strudel, and any sandwich you can buy on the street or in a eatery. Of course, Stroopwafels (not pictured), are a must. 

 

Utrecht is a good choice if you want to venture outside of Amsterdam. Its less crowded, and showcases a native side of the country. 

 Central Utrecht

Central Utrecht