There are many reasons to travel to Amsterdam the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually. The number of visitors has been growing steadily over the past decade.
And for those who like nothing better than to wander, Amsterdam is a weekend breaks destination like no other. The quaintly gabled 17th and 18th century houses are a Dutch delight, as are the cosy rings of picturesque tree-lined canals than encircle the whole city with their cobbled canal side streets full of boutiques, curio shops and book stalls
The centre of Amsterdam is quite impressive in terms of its adhering to its historical design and lack of tall modern structures. Yet throughout there are also examples of Gothic architecture, Renaissance architecture and Art Deco.
There is a vibrant and fascinating melting pot of various lifestyles, customs, traditions and heritages that are evident in various districts, attractions, sights, arts and commerce found within the boundaries of Amsterdam city, and also the surrounding areas which have been influenced as well. Overall, this has all created a wonderfully unique and distinct culture all its own. A visit to any new city wouldn't be complete without shopping. Tourists can shop till they drop at the numerous souvenir shops, street markets, and plazas.