"Short trip to Amsterdam"," Once a small fishing village, Amsterdam grew to biggest city in the country, its financial and cultural center.
Amsterdam is an old city with a lot of attractions, but it's more widely known as a symbol of liberal morals and a place where you can buy light drugs without fear to be arrested.
They position Amsterdam as a city with highly developed economy, a business centre of European class and an attractive tourist destination with beautiful architecture.
The samples of Amsterdam ""Golden Age"" (XVII century) neighbor with the squatters of hippies and ultra-modern structures.
Comparing with the largest European capitals, such as London, Paris or Rome, Amsterdam is not that big, but its historical part is relatively large.
It this very time famous Amsterdam canals were dug through the city.
One of the problems of Amsterdam is that is founded on the marsh soil and houses built along the canals now begin to go down.
It has about 1200 bridges and when they are enlighten at night it creates a fairy tale impression.
This building created (like the most of that is worth visiting) in XVII century at first housed Amsterdam municipality.
It is furnished in empire stile and decorated with the paintings of Rembrandt school artists.
Rembrandtthuis occupies a house where Rembrandt lived from 1639 till 1660.
Holland is a country rich with talented painters.
Besides Rembrandt, there are works of Vermeer, Halts and some others.
If you are not an admirer of the ancient palaces and classic art, then you way should lead to Erotic Museum or Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum.
It presents erotic art and devices of the different cultures and periods.
Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum presents various sorts of marijuana and tells how to cultivate this plant.
It occupies a part of the old Amsterdam and attracts crowds of tourists.