Thousands of amazing cities and destinations offer thousands more great places to see, things to do and ways to relax and this year, one of the newest and most popular destinations for travel is the city of Amsterdam.
Island Trader Vacations Reviews invites travelers to explore this popular city for travel in 2013.
Capital and largest city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is home to some 1.5 million people in the city alone with a greater metropolitan area of over 2.3 million. Once a small fishing village, it became one of the most important ports in the world during the late 16th and early 17th century. Perhaps most famous for its canals or grachtengordel, this feature was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010.
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the cities "canal ring" in addition to Van Goghs 160th birthday and the grand reopening of both the Van Gogh Museum and the infamous Rijksmusum after 10 years of renovations, this and a multitude of annual festivals promises to make this year, one of the best.
What To See And Do In 2013
Take a canal trip down the 400 year old canals and explore
Visit the Royal Artis zoo during its 175th anniversary celebration
Celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Felix Meritis by exploring this, the oldest astronomical observatory in the Netherlands.
Enjoy a concert by the Royal Orchestra during the 125th anniversary year of the Concertgebouw
Visit the Franz Hals House, celebrating its 10th anniversary
Enjoy the grand reopening of the Rijksmusum Museum
Other popular activities in Amsterdam aside from museums and anniversary celebrations include spas, excursions out into the country, the city beaches and biking, which represents the most common way of getting around. Festivals, historic districts and much more await in this one of a kind destination for travel in 2013.
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