Exploring the Magnificent Gardens in the City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal Tour
Amsterdam’s Magnificent Gardens

If you are into flowers, chances are you will be able to see the floating flower market “Bloemenmarkt” in an Amsterdam canal tour. Founded in the year 1892, Bloemenmarkt is the world’s only floating flower market featuring plenty of flower florists. Some florists even sell cut flowers arranged in the popular garden shops in Bloemenmarkt.

Farfetched from the city outskirts, the medieval Keukenhof Gardens has more than 800 varieties of tulips as well as the spring flowers. Keukenhof Gardens is another hub that has blooming flowers and tourists go there to tiptoe through the tulips. However, it must be mentioned the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam will be open to public only during blooming seasons.

When you take an Amsterdam canal tour for the first time, the bobbing houseboats and the ringing bicycles will stay etched in memory. If you are into history, take time to see the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the oldest Catholic Cathedral residing in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam. The Basilica of St. Nicholas has a rich history that traces back to well over 125 years and is one of the largest cathedrals in Amsterdam.

If you are into photography, you please visit the iconic ‘I amsterdam’ motto on Museumplein. More than six feet tall, the playful letters that denote the ‘I amsterdam’ are fun to see; the slogan is also symbolic of the city of Amsterdam and its peering traffic.

When on an Amsterdam bike tour, sightseers and commuters go to the ‘I amsterdam’ site especially to take photographs and capture lasting memories. In fact, some tourists at times say, “I have seen everything Amsterdam has to offer,” with the picture posted on their social media accounts, but in actual, they might have only gone to the backside of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

When you document an itinerary, make sure you go to Museumplein and precisely see the other sights Amsterdam has to offer. You can even partake in the Dubuffet Exhibit on the Rijksmuseum Gardens and see the iconic “Group of Four Trees” in all its glory. The “Group of Four Trees” by Jean Dubuffet is a sculpture which resides in New York City, and much like ‘I amsterdam’, the sculpture is part of sightseeing in NYC. The “Group of Four Trees” is now on public display until October 1, 2017 in the city of Amsterdam.