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10 Attractions To Visit In Amsterdam
The Dutch Capital is playground of sensual delights. It is the city widely known for its generous atmosphere. Amsterdam is a historic city that is a wonderful destination containing more than 6,000 momentous buildings, ornate mansion houses, restaurants, shopping malls, gardens, markets, museums, cafés, bars, nightclubs and many more. The ten major attractions to visit in Amsterdam are as follows:

Stedelijk Museum, established in 1895 is a home to the works of Sophia de Bruyn, Matisse, Picasso, Mondriaan and Cézanne en Monet. Designed by A.W. Weissman in neorenaissance style, Stedelijk Museum is a national museum for contemporary sculpture designs since 1938. The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions on a regular basis.

Damrak is one the chief shopping streets in Amsterdam. This street is located between Centraal Station and Dam Square. This is a noisy and active street, where you will find large numbers of shopping options plus fast eating houses. Sex Museum and Beurs von Berlage are some must see places here.

Opened in 1985, the Amsterdam Sex Museum houses a large global collection of historic erotic pictures, pornographic artistry, paintings, objects, recordings, sculptures, Greek temple devotional items, Japanese carved erotic ivories and antique and modern fetish wear. There is a broad range of manuscripts and illustrations ranging from the Karma Sutra to 20th century comics and a vast film and pictorial store offering every sexual predilection and preference.

The Hortus Botanicus is a 'Botanical Garden', which exhibits thousands of different plant varieties in both the gardens and greenhouses. The garden has many different scenes to offer including a pond, a rock-garden, a rosarium, a herb garden and many monumental trees.

This neo renaissance style building, Amsterdam Central Station is rested on three artificial islands. It is constructed between 1882 and 1889. The building is 306 meters long and 30 meter deep. From the exit/entrance you can directly reach in the centre of the town. The frontage is dominated by two towers.

The Bloemenmarkt is the only floating market in the world. It is one of the most odoriferous places of Amsterdam during all year times. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats, and you will find all kinds of tulips, narcissus, dried flowers, bonsai, bulbs, bouquets and fresh-cut flowers.

Located in Red light District, the Sint-Nikolaaskerk (St. Nicholas's Church) is the oldest church of Amsterdam. It was established in early 14th century in honor of the patron St Nicholas. Because of the whitewashed walls, the church's interior is very vivid and dazzling. The church tower was built in 1565 & is one of the most glorious in Amsterdam.

Artis Zoo is a great place to visit with your children. It is one of the nicest Zoos in the world, home to about 700 animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and insects. It is more than a zoo; it is also a Botanical garden, Aquarium, Geological Museum, Planetarium and Zoological Museum.

The Zuiderkerk is a well-known Amsterdam's attraction. This is a Church located in the direction of the Rembrandt Haus and the Stopera. It was a Calvinist church, which was designed by Hendrick de Keyser, and was built in 1603-1611.

Leidseplein is an outstanding area of Amsterdam for several activities you may be seeking. There are hundreds of eating houses across the street offering a wide variety of cuisines. You can also find various shopping stores, bars, discos and coffee shops; the nightlife is great.
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