Wide-open, world-class art, delectable food… Amsterdam has it all, whatever your holiday hopes may be! Whether you’re a lover of Rembrandt’s moody self-portraits or prefer finding your own canvas in the canopied parks that grace this elegant city, you’re sure to be inspired by Amsterdam’s diverse neighborhoods. There are the wild nights out in the city centre, the quiet families enjoying the Dutch Protestant open-window tradition, and of course plenty of flannel-wearing hipsters and young intellectuals biking from houseboat to club. If you’re more of an art lover, get your culture fix at one of the city’s countless museums, where you’ll come face to face with some of history’s most famous works of art. Whether you’re familiar with Dutch culture or don’t know your bitterballen from your Broodje haring, you’re sure to be fascinated by the city’s tastes, sights and sounds, whether you choose to smooth them out with the occasional stop at a coffee shop or not. Who will you be in Amsterdam? Take this quiz and get to know the city that’s as adventurous as you are!
The Sinner: Amsterdam Jordaan
Let’s be honest: you’re in Amsterdam to have a good time. You’re fun and you’re frisky, but you’re also on a budget. In the Jordaan neighbourhood, you’ll find yourself saving on accommodation while surrounded by plenty of bars to get the party started. Just a stone’s throw away from the historic Red Light District and many of Amsterdam’s best coffee shops, you’ll never miss out on the party in this exciting neighbourhood.
The Family Type: Amsterdam Oost
Cruising with kids in Europe’s Las Vegas doesn’t have to mean constant dodging of the city’s most notorious elements. Discover Amsterdam Oost, a leafy neighborhood lined with typical Dutch houses that’s ideal for families. There’s also no lack of trendy (actual) coffee shops to delight the kids with oliebollen, a doughnut-like pastry, while Mom and Dad can grab a much-needed dose of caffeine.
The Art Freak: De Pijp
Culture vulture? You’ll bring inspiration home with you when you stay in Amsterdam’s vibrant De Pijp neighbourhood. This borough is home to many high-class boutiques, the gorgeous Sarphatipark and the best brunches in the city. You’ll love trailing by the many examples of the Amsterdam School architecture and sipping cocktails above the city skyline. Trust us, it’s enough to make you weak at the knees.
The Hipster: Amsterdam Noord
You’re always on the cutting edge, so you’ll love Amsterdam Noord, an up-and-coming area that remains off the beaten track but plays host to a robust bar scene particularly popular with the locals. Noord is home to De Ceuvel, a riverside hangout for forward-looking hipsters that care about urban environmental recovery, sustainable food and good music. Hop off your bike at one of the many artisanal markets and connect with locals about the crafts that inspire them.
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