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Sightseeing in Amsterdam - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


While speaking about cultural attractions of Amsterdam, it is surely worth noting numerous medieval architectural monuments. Munttoren medieval tower is, definitely, one of the most notable sights of this place. The building of the tower was completed in the end of the 15th century. The tower was reconstructed in the 17th century and so today guests can visit this magnificent architectural monument of the Renaissance. Montelbaanstoren Tower is a no less interesting attraction. This tower was built in the beginning of the 16th century. The tower served as a protective facility during the Middle Ages. Nowadays it is used as the main office of the city’s water management.
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Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museu) is a noteworthy place among the cultural institutions of the city. The museum is located in an old synagogue. Its opening took place in 1987. Many artifacts have been lost during the war, but even this modern collection of artifacts looks very impressive. Pathé Tuschinski Theatre was opened in 1921. Today this theater is considered one of most striking sights of the city. A unique combination of architectural styles and an unforgettable design of the facade and lobby make all visitors stop in admiration for nearly a century. The full reconstruction of the building was completed in 2002. Nowadays a cinema is opened in it.
Dam Square is the location of the famous historical monument - National Monument (Nationaal Monument). It was opened in 1956 in the memory of victims of World War II. Every year on May 4 a solemn wreath-laying ceremony takes place at the memorial. You will find much pleasure simply in making a usual walk through the city’s streets as you will find many interesting museums and galleries there. Some of the local cultural institutions are truly unusual, for example, Museum of Hashish and Marijuana. This is the only institution of this kind in the world. Museum of Tattoos was opened in 1995. It has also quickly gained popularity among holidaymakers. During the excursion visitors will see numerous interesting decorations and ornaments from ancient times till the present. The museum has an interesting thematic literature. It is visited by more than twenty thousand people each year.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Amsterdam: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Amsterdam.