Want to do something fun with your escort in Amsterdam? Here are listed some interesting places for sightseeing in Amsterdam. You can take your escort in Amsterdam to beautiful places, to have a special and fun evening.
XtraCold Ice Café
Tell your escort in Amsterdam to get those leg warmers on and head off to XtraCold Ice Café Amsterdam, which features over 60,000 kg of ice and ice sculptures. Styled by local interior guru Jan des Bouvrie, the cafe serves Smirnoff cocktails and Heineken extra cold beer. Once served, it’s time to chill in style.
Really want to visit a beautiful and comforting place with your escort in Amsterdam? Just off Amsterdam’s main shopping allee you’ll find the Begijnhof, a secluded court of almshouses with a quiet innergarden and the English Reformed Church in their midst. Dating from the 14th century, the Begijnhof used to house devout lay-women who did religious work for the adjacent nunnery, mostly in education and nursing. Most of the houses were renovated during the 17th and 18th century and only one of the original medieval wooden houses remains (no 34, dated 1475). True to tradition the Begijnhof still houses the elderly poor, and this island of tranquillity is certainly worth a visit. The Begijnhof can be reached through a doorway on the Spui, or from within the Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
The canals of course are one of the major attractions of the ‘Venice of the North’. By daytime already very charming, by night they become even more enchanting because a lot of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. The four main city centre canals are Prinsengracht, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Singel, and of course there are numerous smaller canals, of which the Brouwersgracht, the Bloemgracht and the Leliegracht are especially pleasant.
During the sixties flower power in the Netherlands was symbolized by the famous Damslapers, a ‘bunch of hippies camping out on Dam square’. Nowadays the square has lost a lot of it’s former easygoing charm but it’s still one of the focal points of the city. Not surprising, as Dam square is the physical center of the city ever since the dam was built to keep the Zuiderzee (Southern Sea) out. In the midst of the square is the Nationaal Monument, dedicated to the Dutch soldiers and members of the resistance who died during World War Two.
During the sixties when Amsterdam was divided between Nozems (greasers) and Provos (hippies) the Leidseplein was the major Nozem hangout, and thus a very cool place. Nowadays the area has deteriorated a bit, with an abundance of fast food, travel agencies and money changers. Nonetheless, the Leidseplein itself is a pleasant enough small square, flanked on three sides by bars and with a large tree-shaded terrace in the middle. During summer the square comes alive with street performers; everything from jugglers and fire-eaters to percussionists, mime players and clowns.
The former Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, a national monument and listed in the European Route of Industrial Heritage, offers some 3000 square metres of special exhibition space. Millions of hectolitres of Heineken beer have been brewed here until 1988, when the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude took over production from the Amsterdam brewer. In this unique environment, you’ll experience Heineken’s rich history and the tradition and craft of brewing.
The Sloten Windmill (Molen van Sloten)
The Sloten Windmill is a tower mill, with an octagon from 1847. It is the only mill in Amsterdam that is accessible to the public. The mill lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam, at the ring canal and sees to it that the water level in the lower lying surroundings remains below a specific level.