I visited Amsterdam three years ago at the end of April ... by Eindhoven, an industrial and quite city, dominated by Philips factories. City woke to life on weekends when football team PSV develop their games at home. Amsterdam is crossed by the river Amstel, where his name comes.
Station Amsterdam is a picturesque building in 1980, where come and go every day about 1,500 trains. Hotels are generally expensive, I paid around 110 per night for a 3 star hotel near the National Museum.
The Dutch are the biggest consumers of fish, herring is their traditional food, and drinking beer, the most consumed beer is Pils, also different kinds of cheese can be found in Dutch consumer preferences.
I visited the National Museum (Rijksmuseum) where I admired Rembrandt and Vermeer creations, Oude Kerk, the oldest church of the city, Dam Square where reigns grand hall building, Wax museum - Madame Tussaud, Flower Market where you really buy a variety of tulip bulbs. I walked quietly along water channels. Red District is also an emblem for Amsterdam, where prostitution is legal. I missed Van Gogh Museum because huge queues, so if you plan to visit allocate a few hours to admire the wonderful works of famous Dutch artist.
I chose a short stopover in Eindhoven due low ticket price, about 50 E / person (starting with Wizzair from Bucharest). I took the train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam, (www.ns.nl) approximately 10 Euro I got an hour and a quarter in Amsterdam.