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If you want to snap up something special, you are bound to be successful here. Contrary to the large shops in the city Centre, nothing is standard here. Expect the most easy-going atmosphere and the great amount of creativity.
The collections in the shops show that the owners are passionate enthusiasts. Many of them make their hobby their job. If you love clothes with just something special, you can indulge yourself ie more than fifty clothes shops. No sameness here, but mainly colorful, chic, trendy and exciting. The area is big on vintage chic and second hand clothes by the way.
All the shops really show sincere interests in what they have to offer. There is a shoe shops with unusual collections, a sock shop with hundreds of different type of cheeses and have you ever seen a White Teeth shop before?
There are a number of things you cannot get round doing in Amsterdam. Culture enthusiasts cannot go home before they have admired a number of masterpieces in Holland’s most important museums with their own eyes. But where do you begin?
Rijksmuseum which is the National museum.
In this impressive monumental building dating from 1885 you will find the famous masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish painters from the fifteenth up to and including the nineteenth century. It is here that you will find Rembbrandt’s world famous Night Watch. Other masters to be found here are Jan Steen, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. After a long renovation project, the Rijksmuseum has been fully opened again.
Van Gogh museum
When you walk through this museum you clearly see how this painter developed. As somber as the paintings are that he made in the Netherlands, so colourful and vivid are the works that he made on French soil. You will also find works of contemporaries like Monet and Gauguin in the museum.
The Stedelijk museum established in 1874, has a large collection of classical, modern and contemporary art. The museum owns about 90, 000 objects from practically all important 20th and 21st century schools of art.
Concertgebouw concert building
In 1888 the first concert took place in this famous Concert building. The acoustics in the building are extraordinary and in 2013 the Concertgebouw celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Together with the adjacent Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, opposite the Rijksmuseum makes up the heart of the Spiegelkwartier, an area with many antique shops and galleries.
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