I’ve lived in Amsterdam for 19 years
I speak English, Spanish, Italian
I am a Tour Guide and Hostess
Hello guys, my name is Maribel and I live in the enchanted city of Amsterdam, internationally known as the Venice of the North, an open city full of cultural and artistic events. What I like the most about this city is the great diversity of manifestations that I can find throughout the year, from music festivals, singing, and cinema to drinks festivals and international gastronomy. I've had a lot of fun at the wine festival 3 years ago, I've also been to the chocolate and coffee festivals, festivals that take place every year with great participation from the city and its surroundings. But of all the one that has stupefied me the most has been the Whiskey festival. The places I frequent the most in Amsterdam are the parks and its historic center. Amsterdam has a large number of natural parks where you can play sports, breathe fresh air or just meditate, have fun with your friends, have a picnic, etc. These parks also collect stories of the city and are immense in their large number. As tourists, I like to visit the entire historic center of the city, while we walk we can appreciate the architecture of the city of the Dutch golden age, and we also visit the most emblematic monuments, museums, and streets of the city. People who come to Amsterdam should experience a boat cruise, Amsterdam is a city crossed by 12 canals, and seeing the city from its canals is something magical, especially at night, you can take beautiful photos, and the boat cruise allows you to see the center Historic and though modern part of town. If you like gastronomy and want to know a little about the gastronomy of the city, visiting "De Moeders" should be part of your itinerary, a restaurant dedicated to national cuisine and to the tender hands of the mothers of the city who, with so much love and passion have been cooking for centuries, in this restaurant you will also find photos of generations of Dutch mothers. My favorite gems are the Jewish quarter and the northern part of the city. In the Jewish quarter, we can see monuments and museums dedicated to the survivors of the Second World War, the house of Rembrandt, the most important painter in the Netherlands, the leaning houses, the diamond museum, the Portuguese synagogue, the market of fleas, etc, all in the Jewish quarter. While in the northern part of the city we can visit the NDSM, a neighborhood located in the old naval company, there we can see the student houses built with containers, the Faralda Crane hotel, located on a crane, some museums such as the museum of the cinema or the Outlook, the tallest tower in Amsterdam, etc".