The 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis create a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares make for a unique atmosphere. It has the highest museum density in the world and is home to many cultural highlights. It is the ideal city to explore: it’s flat, compact and friendly. The best way to get around is by foot or by bicycle, just like a local. However, don’t forget to take a boat trip on the canals, Amsterdam seen from the water is simply beautiful!