Amsterdam is a vibrant bustling city with a culture so rich it will have you feeling a flurry of emotions from the moment you step foot out the train station. Filled with tulips, cheese, art, music and a rich history, the Capital of the Netherlands forms a truly unique city that is well worth a visit when wandering through Europe. Here are 10 of the best quotes around that will leave you with some serious Amsterdam cravings.
Amsterdam is like the rings of a tree: It gets older as you get closer to the center.
I get inspired in certain places. You have to write in places like Amsterdam or Paris or New Zealand, when you’re standing on a yacht, looking out at the middle of the ocean.
Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town.
James Weldon Johnson
Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.
I love Amsterdam. The city is vibrant and alive. It’s fresh and so open. It’s definitely one of my favorite places.
I am a village boy, and Amsterdam for me was always the big town.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
I think Amsterdam is to Holland what New York is to America in a sense. It’s a metropolis, so it’s representative of Holland, but only a part of it – you know, it’s more extreme, there’s more happening, it’s more liberal and more daring than the countryside in Holland is.