Amsterdam is well known for numerous reasons. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, the Almshouses, coffeeshops, the red light district etc. Already in the 17th century Amsterdam was the biggest city of the emerging state of the Netherlands. Ever since it has remained the only true metropolis of the Netherlands. With its own particular atmosphere Amsterdam is a joy to visit, both for its history, its canals and its museums as for the many hidden treasures it harbours. You can discover Amsterdam on your own. But during a short stay you will get the best of it by taking a guide who shows you around.