November 22, 2016 2 min to read
10 Reasons Why Life Would Be Better If You Were In Amsterdam
Category : Via World
Where can you go for an escape that has world-renowned art museums, vibrant nightlife, important historical monuments and unique architecture?
Still trying to figure it out. The answer is: Amsterdam — the city that’s basically wonderland for adults. It may just be everything you ever wanted in a home and more. Life would just be better if you could be in Amsterdam right now, wouldn’t it?
Not convinced? Check out these 10 reasons below.
- It is a cyclist’s heaven
Throughout the city, 800,000 bikes are being used! Cycling is one of the main forms of transportation and everybody does it.
2. Because anyone over the age of 18 can buy and smoke weed legally (if that’s what you’re into)
If you’re going to indulge, head to one of the city’s famed coffee shops, where buying and smoking marijuana is legal.
3. Home to the only floating flower market in the world
It makes shopping for pretty flowers that much more fun.
4. It is a foodie’s paradise
Food is a big deal in Amsterdam, and les frites – perhaps better known as fries in the English-speaking world – are everywhere and utterly delicious.
5. A city with quirks and character
Amsterdam is nothing if not quirky and full of character; it’s an unusual place to visit or live in. The city has drawn artists and dreamers to its streets for centuries, and its traditional Dutch architecture is a magnificent monument to the imagination and drive of the City Fathers.
6. The sheer abundance of Tulips
Keukenhof’s flower extravaganza is located about half an hour from Amsterdam. The epic garden is only open from March 20 to May 18 and features a vast, colorful array of flowers, including the Netherlands’ famous tulips.
In a houseboat, of course. There are also houseboats you can rent for short-term stays.