Amsterdam is called Venice of the North, because the capital of Holland is built on canals, which seem to be nested in a semicircle. Today, Amsterdam is a "city on stilts", a city of canals, bridges and impressive architecture. The city was founded in the 13th century, when several million wooden piles were driven into the foundation. Until the 16th century, the city grew into houses on stilts, because bearing soil layers suitable for foundation lie here at a depth of 12 meters.
You can spend your holidays actively, in the fresh air, in a new country for yourself, renting a yacht in Amsterdam - a city with hundreds of kilometers of canals. Our site has collected enough offers for renting vessels of various types, with or without skipper. With the help of 2Yachts experts, it’s very easy to charter a yacht in Amsterdam , to plan a water itinerary and calculate the cost of rent.
The capital of the Netherlands is the most multinational city in the world, with residents from 175 countries gathered here. Amsterdam annually attracts millions of tourists from all over the World, because here you can visit the museum with works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, look at the old Dutch houses along the canals, visit shops and cafes, as well as bars offering a wide selection of beer, a flower market and the Red Light District . This city is also famous for its tulip plantations, diamond processing workshops, Dutch cheese and an abundance of museums, as well as architectural monuments.
Amsterdam is divided into seven districts, the main tourist attraction center is Center (translated as “center”), where there are Old and New Side quarters, as well as the Jewish Quarter. Nyvezeides is called the "intellectual center" of the city, in the center of the quarter is Dam Square with the Royal Palace. The city center is surrounded by the Grachtengordel district (“ canal belt ”), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many hotels, restaurants, shops and galleries are located in the Jordan area - it is located east of the center.
In the famous "Red Light District" you will be offered sex for money, a special atmosphere prevails here not only at night, but also during the day. In the center of the quarter is the 13th-century Oude Kerk church , which has preserved its medieval look to this day. At present, the church also serves as a concert hall, and orchestras perform here, choral and organ concerts are held.
Leidseplein Square, near the city center, offers many attractions and entertainment. In summer, there are bar terraces where you can relax with a mug of your favorite drink, and in winter a skating rink opens.
Amsterdam has both traditional-type museums and quite exotic ones, for example, the Torture Museum, the Prostitution Museum, the Heineken Beer Museum, or the Erotic Museum. The National Museum of the Rijksmuseum contains the work of artists of the "Golden Age", the painting "Night Watch" by Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the best work. Nearby in the Zeid area is the Van Gohg Museum, which collects information on the dramatic life of the famous artist and exhibited his works, as well as the Diamond Museum and the Stedelek Museum. Fans of architecture should visit the Ost district, where unusual residential quarters are located on the artificially created islands.
Amsterdam is said to have more bicycles than residents. This can be partially confirmed - cycling is very popular in this city. There are rental points in every district of the city, for the most part there are separate lanes and traffic lights for bicycles, you can successfully ride out of town on a bicycle - to visit, for example, Amsterdam Forest Park or the place where Rembrandt worked on the Amstel River.
Amsterdam's beaches can be of two types: on which you can swim, and those on which you can only sunbathe. The most popular beach is Blijburg near the center. The nearest accessible stretch of coast is located in Zandvoort - you can get there by train from the Central Station. It is also worth visiting the equipped IJmuiden beach. Bathing in canals and rivers due to their navigation is not permitted, except for specially allocated places.
In Amsterdam, water buses run, one of which can be rented for several tens of euros. Canal cruises include a tour of the most interesting sights of the Dutch capital.
To truly appreciate the city's beauty, you need to rent a yacht in Amsterdam , for this you do not need special documents and permits. When traveling on water on a rented yacht in Amsterdam , adhere to the rules: do not moor to trees, bridges or where prohibition signs are installed, skip sightseeing and commercial vessels, do not make a lot of noise - because people who need peace live next to the canals. We wish you a pleasant stay and memorable water trips around Amsterdam!