We pitted two of our most popular cities against each other to see how they would measure up. Both cities are considered ‘hip’ and ‘trendy’ destinations by most, but which one will win in a side-by-side comparison? It’s up to you to decide.
First up, Amsterdam.
Now, usually the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Amsterdam are legal marijuana and the Red Light District. But Amsterdam is so, SO much more. Amsterdam is the country’s largest city with an approximate population of 820,000 (city proper). As the country’s financial, cultural, and creative center, it hosts almost 3.4 million tourists a year and the story-book city is built on over 1,000 canals, a total of 1,281 to be exact. Amsterdam is home to some incredible nightlife, amazing museums such as the Ann Frank House and the Rijksmuseum (among many others), the Heineken Experience, Vondelpark, the Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields and so much more.
Berlin is best known for its historical associations as the German capital, for internationalism and tolerance, its lively nightlife, and its many cafés, clubs, bars, and street art; not to mention the numerous museums, palaces, and other sites of historic interest. Many people consider Berlin as one of the coolest cities on the planet. Why you might ask? Here’s a quote that explains this city’s overwhelming popularity: “You can dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant, hit Friedrichtstrasse for your pret-a-porter accessories or spoil yourself at Soho House’s Cowshed Spa. But it’s by keeping it street that Berlin has kept its edge… ‘Berlin’s underground culture, that’s the appeal — that’s why the stars want to come here, and that’s why people keep coming back,’ says Christoph Fisser.” — (via)