The Secret Places of Amsterdam that You won’t Find in a Travel Guide

Row of typical houses and boat on Amsterdam
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Northern Venice is a city of canals and bridges, exquisite architecture and flowers. Perhaps this is the brightest European capital, which combines centuries-old traditions and modern mores. There are many interesting places in Amsterdam, but there are some places that you won’t learn about from the guidebooks. If this is your first time in Amsterdam, then first of course visit the places from the list of Top Ten Amsterdam Tourist Attractions. And if you’ve already seen them all, then here’s a list of secret places.

  1. Hortus Botanicus

This botanical garden is one of the largest and oldest in Europe.

In the Amsterdam Botanical Garden, you can enjoy greenhouses, in which different climatic conditions are specially created for plants to grow beautiful and healthy.

Hortus Botanicus
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  1. The Pancake Bakery

If you get hungry after visiting the Anne Frank Museum, then be sure to go to the famous bakery The Pancake Bakery.

If you are visiting Holland, then you must taste it, and not just see the beauty. This is both kibbeling and croquettes. And in this bakery, you can try 75 types of national Dutch pancakes, as they are called in Amsterdam pannenkoeks.

  1. NEMO Science Center

Children always have a lot of questions, and parents are not always able to explain, and it is not always clear from books what it really is. If you went to Amsterdam with a child, then be sure to visit the NEMO Science Center. Although it will be interesting for adults there.

NEMO Science Center
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In this museum, the rule “do not touch anything with your hands” does not apply. On the contrary, in this place science is learned by touching, pressing buttons. After all, it is this method of comprehending the world that is most effective for children.

These are not the only interesting places in Amsterdam, but they will definitely impress you.