Amsterdam is a joy. The city really shows off the golden age of the Netherlands, when the city was the richest in the world. It got that way over a few hundred years first as an exploring and whaling nation and then as a trader in spices and other valuable commodities in the east and west indies. Over this time the country acquired many colonies overseas. Many of the buildings in the central part of the city reflect this richness.
|Anne Frank was a native of Amsterdam|
Of course, the Netherlands is noted as the world capital of bulbs. Here is a tiny selection for sale in the floating flower market.