In August, the annual Loveland Festival will turn Amsterdam into Amster-dance, with a line-up that includes some of the best-known DJs in Europe. There are eight separate stages for the event, ensuring there will be something for everyone. The Netherlands has a deserved reputation for loving dance music, and this year’s festival in Sloterpark will enhance it further.
Of course, if the intense beat of dance music isn’t your cup of tea, there are hundreds of other things to do and see in this wonderful city. One of the best known landmarks is Anne Frank’s House, where the ill-fated wartime diarist lived until she was captured by the German occupying forces. Tragically, Anne died in a concentration camp in 1945.
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Her former home is a major tourist attraction in Amsterdam, and thousands of visitors flock to the property, which is now a museum, in order to get a realistic taste of what life was like for Anne and her family. Among the exhibits is the Academy Award statuette won by Shelley Winters for her starring role in the Hollywood movie The Diary of Anne Frank.
Amsterdam is the ideal tourist city, because it has a huge number of landmarks all contained within a relatively small area. Getting around is so easy, thanks to a comprehensive public transport network. And when trams and buses can’t get you there, the taxis are plentiful and affordable. More than 4.5 million people visit this stunning metropolis every year, a figure that comes as no surprise to those that have been there.