Information & Facts
Anne Frank’s House
Most of us know the renowned story of a young Jewish girl named Anne who, along with her family, spent most of the World War II hiding out in the attic of an Amsterdam townhouse. Once your cheap flights from Ireland to Amsterdam are booked, make sure to visit this house and get a better insight into this gorgeous story of hope, survival and strength, and the little space in which she stayed and wrote for so long.
Visit a Coffee Shop
When going to another town it is common to try the regional delights, those one or two things that a city is renowned for. In Rome it would be the delicious Gelatos, or a journey to Vienna wouldn’t be complete without getting a taste of its widely known hot chocolate; probably this applies to Amsterdam as well and their regional delight could be said to be available in its Coffee Shops. Though it is definitely not for everybody and even if not partaking in what they’re offering, it is still well worth watching it!
The Van Gogh Museum
This museum hosts the biggest collection of Van Gogh artworks on the planet. Right in the centre of the town it is an easily reachable and pretty affordable adventure. So whether you’re a die-hard Van Gogh fan or taking your first tentative steps into the world of art, this is a memorable experience.
Chill Out in Vondelpark
A green stretch right in the heart of the city, rivalling Central Park though on a slightly smaller scale. You will surely get to see some weird and fascinating attractions in this location and in summer it is a perfect place just to lie down and take in the sun. Amsterdam’s young people will be out here in force, and with nearly everybody’s grasp of English being second to none, chances are you’ll meet a friendly face at some stage.