COOLEST DISTRICTS IN AMSTERDAM
The most striking feature of the great city of Amsterdam is the true stereotypes and picturesque of a modern city that needs to be visited. The tall buildings with towers and the streets that will mesmerize you all contribute to why you need to think of what to see in Amsterdam. From the small nine streets, the sex museum and Jordan district are all that will contribute to making your visit to Amsterdam memorable.
This is one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands attracting up to 800,000 visitors yearly, the Sex Museum is located in the busiest spot of Amsterdam. This museum is at the Damrak Street in front of the Central station and is a museum that tells about the sensitive area of human sexuality. The sex museum is a combination of a rich collection of artifacts and element of Attraction Park; this is the first thing you will realize immediately you get inside the museum. The full name of the museum is the sex museum-the temple of Venus and the plaster figure of Venus is the first thing you will notice at the entry. The full-size wax figure of Mata Hari, her male partners and Marilyn Monroe with the air pumped repeatedly under the skirt. The erect standing huge plastic phalluses will spice up your picture gallery if you take them. Each tiny room of the museum will produce different muffled noises that will make your visit memorable.
THE NARROWEST HOUSE
Located at 22 Oude Hoogstraat in the old city center is the narrowest house in Amsterdam which is about 6 feet 8 inches (2.02 meters) wide and 116 feet 5 inches (5 meters) deep. The narrowest house in Amsterdam is just a miniature version of the common Canal house in Amsterdam. This house was built 1600 and has its walls lined with illustrations, charts, and photographs that tell you the story of how the house used to be. In a real sense, living in the narrowest house is extremely impractical. Another reason why you need to visit the narrowest house s to have a natural backdrop that will make your picture gallery stand out, this is because the narrowest house is located between wider houses making it stand out.
The Nieuwe Kerk is the church of the highest order located Adjacent to the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The Nieuwe Kerk was built as far back as 1400 due to the lack of churches in Amsterdam but over the years many changes and modifications have been done to the church building. The new church in Amsterdam managed to escape the two great fires of 1421 and 1452 that took place in Amsterdam, but centuries later the church raved to ashes when plumbers started a fire accidentally. After then, the church has reclaimed all its glory and it exhibits the early renaissance feature of Amsterdam even though the church does not have a tower. Today the Nieuwe Kerk is the most important church in the country, most of the Dutch monarchs have been inaugurated in the church, coronations and weddings are not left out too. Aside from using the church for all the events stated earlier, the church is also used for temporary exhibitions on Art and history. The elaborate alter; the great organs and other features in the big church will mesmerize you.
NINE SMALL STREETS
If you won’t visit this area for any reason, you need to visit the nine small streets because the trendiest shopping area in the city is located on these streets of the old town. Three streets crossing the Herengracht and Keizersgracht canals led to the birth if the small nine streets. The aesthetics of the small nine streets is as a result of the fashion shops, coffee bars, restaurants and interior decoration stores; the nine small streets is bordered to the west by Prinsengracht canal and to the east by Singel canal. The Nine small street you will be exploring are “Reestraat” dominated by fashion and décor stores, restaurants also find their place on the street, “Hartenstraat” where the Karl Lagerfeld boutique is , “Berenstraat” where you can eat and shop, “Wolvenstraat” the home of Italian shirts and Vintage, “Gasthuismolensteeg” houses the National museum of spectacles, “Huidenstraat” the busiest of all nine, “Runstraats” home of beauty salons, Oude Spiegelstraat home of second hand bags and Wyjde Heisteeg the shortest of all. Visit the nine small streets to enjoy the best meals in Amsterdam because it’s not fun in the nine streets if there is nothing to buy.
From the French word “Jardin” meaning “beautiful” is this beautiful district which has streets named after flowers. Some people also believe that the street was named after the river Jordan because of the Jews that lived in Amsterdam. Jordaan district is not a mere tourist attraction, it houses major tourist points in the city, the Jordaan is the city center of Amsterdam and it is a breathtaking point with beautiful houses, shops, and nice restaurants. Stroll through the streets and the canals in Jordan and see the reason why Amsterdam is worth being called the Venice of the North. The Jordaan district houses other major streets in Amsterdam like the Prinsengracht, the Harlemmerstracht, the Westerstraat and the amazing nine little streets. Originally this beautiful district used to be a densely populated area (80,000 people) serving as the home of the working class immigrants from England, Spain, Portugal, France and other countries but now only about 20,000 live in this district.