Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city in the Netherlands, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, famous for its beautiful canals, top art museum, cycling culture, and Red Light District. Here are some of the key points to remember as you plan your trip to Amsterdam.
Most visitors begin their Amsterdam adventure in the Old Centre, which is full of traditional architecture, shopping centers, and coffee shops. You’ll also want to chect Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter in the South District, which is great for shopping at the Albert Cuyp Market and having a picnic in the Vondelpark. The top museums to visit are the Rijsuem, the Ann Franse, and the Van Gogh Museum. The Canal Ring is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was originally built to attract wealthy home owners and is a popular place for celebrity spotting and nightlife today.
Travelers should be aware that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the busiest airports in the world. This airport is located about 15 kilometers southwest of city center. You can catch a train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station, which has many connecting routes. It’s typically not a good idea to drive a car to the city center because traffic is heavy and parking is difficult to find. Cycling is incredibly popular here, and it’s easy to find cheap bike rentals around town. Amsterdam has a flat terrain(地形) and is a great city to explore on foot.
Money Saving Tips
Unless you really want to see the tulips(郁金香) blooming, avoid booking between mid-March and mid-May. This is when hotel and flight prices rise.
Look for accommodations in Amsterdam’s South District, where rates are generally cheaper than in the city center.
Buy train tickets at the machine instead of the counter to save a bit of money.
Instead of hiring a tour guide, hop on a canal boat. They’re inexpensive and will give you a unique point of view of the city.
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1. Which attraction was built with the original purpose of drawing the rich?
A. Albert Cuyp Market. B. The Ann Franse.
C. The Van Gogh Museum. D. The Canal Ring.
2. Which means of transportation is not advisable in Amsterdam according to the passage?
A. The plane. B. The train. C. The car. D. The bike.
3. Which way can help visitors save money in Amsterdam?
A. Seeing the tulips blooming in spring.
B. Avoiding accommodating downtown.
C. Buying car tickets at the machine.
D. Hiring a local tour guide.
An Arizona woman who was attacked by a zoo’s jaguar(美洲虎) over the weekend has apologized and admitted she crossed a safety barrier(栅栏) to snap a photo.
The woman Leanne told CBS News that she leaned over the barrier at Lichfield Park’s Wildlife World Zoo on Saturday, but she refused to admit she climbed over it as the zoo has said.
“I never passed the barrier, but I do admit to leaning over the barrier,”she told the news network.
The woman had injuries that were not life-threatening to her arm after the big cat caught onto her through a fence. A fellow park goer got the cat to release its painful grasp by distracting the animal with a plastic water bottle.