Amsterdam is replete with vintage-filled shops, treasure-packed museums, and hyper-creative designer structures; all these suit the interest of all kind of travelers. Situated on the European continent, the capital of the Netherlands has, in fact, an enormous number of tourist attractions to offer to the travelers from around the globe.
Apart from the beautiful canals, breathtakingly beautiful flower gardens, and historically and artistically rich museums, the city has even more amazing sites that travelers should definitely visit during their travel to the beautiful city. Discussed below are the three places one should visit during their tour in Amsterdam.
Beurs Van Berlage
This aesthetically pleasing building was designed by the famous architect Hendrick Petrus Berlage between 1896-1903 in modern Dutch architecture style. It is located in Damrak, right in the heart of the city, and the building was a stock and commodity exchange market for almost a century.
The roof of the building is made of double glass panes, which give natural light inside the building. It influenced many modern architects, especially Amsterdam schools, and brought international recognition to the creator. Currently, the building is used as a venue for exhibitions, conferences, and concerts.
Named after Abraham Icek Tuschinski, the theater is located between Rembrandtplein and Munt tower. Formerly known as Pathé Tuschinski, it is a movie theater and, in fact, one of the world’s most beautiful ones. The theater was designed by Hijman Louis de Jong with a mix of styles being used in the interior as well as the exterior. The interiors of the theatre were inspired by Far Orient, and the building itself has Asian influences too.
Opened to public in the year 1921, the theater’s lobby gives spectators an illusionistic feeling. Moreover, the unique ventilation and heating system of the building keeps a constant temperature throughout the building.
Although Nieuwe Kerk means “new church” in English, it is not a “new” church as what its name suggests. It was built in the 15th Century in Gothic style and is located in Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace.
The church went through a major renovation and added neo-Gothic details later on. There are so many artifacts, which are worth seeing here, especially the sophisticated copper desk, the beautiful mahogany pulpit, the richly decorated baroque organ, etc. The church is also the burial place of Dutch naval heroes, including Commodore Jan van Galen and Admiral Michiel Ruyter.