1. There are some fantastic restaurants in the heart of the Red Light District.
If you’ve never been to the Red Light District before, it may seem a little daunting. But contrary to popular belief, the Red Light District is one of the safest and friendliest places in Amsterdam due to its constant police presence. If you have been before, it’s likely you were too caught up in the lively atmosphere of the community of tourists to notice all the great restaurants in and around the district.
2. 63% of Amsterdammers use their bike every day
One of the first things you will notice when you arrive in Amsterdam is the plethora of bikes making their way through the city. It doesn’t take long to get used to this busy transport system, but be aware as the locals can be pretty speedy.
3. There is a Buddhist temple in the heart of Chinatown.
there is a Buddhist temple in the heart of Amsterdam. This is actually Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and if you’re visiting at the right time, you’ll be lucky enough to see the Monks and Nuns make an appearance on the balcony. Located near the Red Light District, The Fo Guang Shan is often described as a peaceful place to go in a busy area and is built in a traditional Chinese style with special roof tiles flown in from China.
4. April is the driest month of the year in Amsterdam
Forget April showers! Amsterdam’s average rainfall is at its all-time lowest in April. If this alone is not enough to convince you, April’s arrival also means that Spring is here – probably one of the best times to visit the city.
5. There is a piece of work by Picasso himself in the heart of Amsterdam
Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam and is a great place to do some exercise or just chill out and people watch, however, a large number of tourists walk through the park and straight past this sculpture every year without realizing they have just passed a famous piece of art work.