The Lonely Planet (an organization that knows what it’s talking about) just named their top 10 places to visit in Europe in 2015 and Amsterdam is one of them.
This is what they had to say:
“With its photogenic canals, masterpiece-packed museums, ubiquitous bicycle paths, flower-filled markets, nightlife that needs no introduction, and a cosmopolitan foodie scene (including a new food hall inside the converted tram sheds of the cultural and design complex De Hallen (dehallen-amsterdam.nl), there’s never a bad time to visit Amsterdam.
But 19 to 23 August 2015 sees the Dutch capital host Sail Amsterdam (sail.nl), a once-every-five-years extravaganza that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors (so start making your travel plans now). Highlights of this huge event – the Netherlands’ largest – include tall ships sailing into the city, nautical-themed performances and concerts, and the opportunity to climb aboard old and new vessels.
Seafaring enthusiasts can also check out year-round attractions like the Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum), just across from the boat-shaped NEMO science centre, where the deck-like roof terrace has panoramic views of the city.”