Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Europe 2015

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5. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of Netherlands.

There are number of tourist attraction places in Amsterdam. One of the most famous tourist site in Amsterdam is Seventeenth Century Canal. It is added in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Amsterdam has not only cultural sights but also recreational sights.

Amsterdam is famous for museums. There are more than fifty museums in the capital city. Few of them are very famous and attract large number of tourists like Rijks museum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. Rijks museum is the national museum whereas Stedelijk museum is known for its modern arts. Museum Van Loon is one of the oldest museums and is on the canal. Houseboat museum is the only museum in world which is houseboat.

There are number of churches to visit in Amsterdam. Ode Kerk is one of the oldest churches in the city and it has Gothic-renaissance style octagonal bell tower. Amsterdam has number of diamond factories. Prominent among them are Amsterdam Diamond Centre and Coster Diamonds. Coster diamonds is one of the oldest factories for diamond polishing. Few of the famous bridges worth visiting are Magere Brug and Python Bridge. Python Bridge won International Footbridge Award in 2002. Few buildings are very famous tourist destinations in Amsterdam, like Royala Palace, East India House and Emerald Empire. Royala Palace stands on The Dam, which is the central square of Amsterdam. There are number of open air markets, which are very famous for shopping for tourists like Waterlooplein, Albert Cuyp Market and Dappermarkt.

Number of International Overnight Visitors: 7.23 Million

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