This ultraliberal city has become a haven for free-spirited art lovers from all corners of the world. Amsterdam is cool in the fall, but the prices fall drastically and the locals come out in full force, making for an unforgettable cultural experience.
No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the WWII hideaway of Anne Frank, which draws over half a million visitors every year. The best way to navigate the city's intricate layout is on bicycle -- rent one immediately and ride it everywhere.
2013 also marked the 150th anniversary of Van Gogh's birth. In celebration, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo have joined forces to bring travelers a unique art experience they won't soon forget. Travelers can learn more about the artist and explore his best work on display at both locations through October 12.
1. Central Station
2. The Wallen / Red Light District
4. The Royal Palace on the Dam
5. Damrak and the Monument on the Dam
6. Burgerweeshuis / Schuttersgalerij (Municipal Orphanage / Marksmanship Gallery)
7. The Jordaan
8. Waterlooplein (Waterloo Square)
9. Albert Cuijp / The Pijp
10. Vondel Park