Sights & Attractions in Amsterdam

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Name Category Location
 
Albert Cuypmarkt
More than 100 years old, the Albert Cuypmarkt is...
Markets / Bazaars The Pijp
 
Allard Pierson Museum
Once the repository of the nation's gold supply,...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Amsterdam Museum
Any city that began in the 13th century as a...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Amsterdamse Bos
The largest of Amsterdam's parks covers almost a...
Parks Museum District
 
Anne Frankhuis
Anne Frank, one of the most famous authors of the...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
ARCAM
Architecture Centrum Amsterdam is dedicated to...
Museums / Galleries Waterfront
 
Artis
Short for Natura Artis Magistra ("Nature is the...
Zoos / Aquariums East of the Amstel
 
Bananenbar
Since the 1970s, this supersleazy bar has...
Restaurants Old City Center
 
Beurs van Berlage
Down otherwise tacky Damrak is the old...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Bijbels Museum
Although this museum does indeed have a massive...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Bloemenmarkt
This is the last of the city's floating...
Markets / Bazaars Old City Center
 
Bloemgracht
Lined with suave "burgher" houses of the 17th...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Brouwersgracht
Regularly voted Amsterdam's most beautiful...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Centraal Station
The main train station of the Dutch capital, this...
Transportation Sites Old City Center
 
Concertgebouw
This globally acclaimed concert hall has been...
Arts / Performance Venues Museum District
 
Dam
Home to the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) and...
Squares Old City Center
 
Damrak
This unavoidable and busy street leading up to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
De Waag
Built in 1488, the Waag functioned as a city...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Eden Amsterdam American Hotel
This landmark was designed by Willem Kromhout in...
Hotels Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Egelantiersgracht
Named for the "eglantine rose" (the floral names...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Erotic Museum
"Five floors of highly suggestive trinkets and...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Felix Meritis Cultural Center
The recently restored home of the former Felix...
Architectural Sites Western Canal Ring
 
FOAM
Dutch photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde,...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Gassan Diamonds
By the beginning of the 18th century, Amsterdam...
Industrial Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Haarlemmerpoort
This Neoclassical gatehouse, rebuilt in 1840, was...
Architectural Sites Waterfront
 
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
One would think that more effort could have gone...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Heineken Experience
Founded by Gerard Heineken in 1864, the Heineken...
Wineries / Breweries The Pijp
 
Hermitage Amsterdam
Taking advantage of 300 years of historical links...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Het Huis met de Hoofden
The Greek deities of Apollo, Ceres, Mars,...
Architectural Sites Western Canal Ring
 
Het Koninklijk Paleis
From the outside, it is somewhat hard to believe...
Castles / Palaces Old City Center
 
Het West-Indisch Huis
These former headquarters of the Dutch West India...
Architectural Sites Waterfront
 
Hollandsche Schouwburg
From 1892 to 1941, this was a popular theater...
Memorials / Monuments East of the Amstel
 
Homomonument
This, the world's first memorial to persecuted...
Memorials / Monuments Western Canal Ring
 
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
This wonderful botanical garden was originally...
Gardens / Arboretums East of the Amstel
 
Huis Marseille
This cutting-edge, contemporary photography...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Joods Historisch Museum
Four Ashkenazi synagogues (or shuls, as they are...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
This branch of the world-famous wax museum, above...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Magere Brug
Of Amsterdam's 60-plus drawbridges, the Magere...
Bridges / Tunnels Eastern Canal Ring
 
Montelbaanstoren
Rembrandt loved to sketch this slightly leaning...
Military Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Mozes en Aäronkerk
Landmarking the eastern corner of the...
Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Multatuli Huis
This museum honors the beliefs and work (and...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Munttoren
This tower received its name in 1672, when French...
Military Sites Eastern Canal Ring
 
Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis
Don't miss this canal-house museum with an...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Museum het Rembrandthuis
This is the house that Rembrandt bought, flush...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Museum van Loon
Once home to one of Rembrandt's most successful...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Just 200 meters from Centraal Station and...
Arts / Performance Venues Waterfront
 
Muziektheater/Stadhuis
Universally known as the Stopera—from the...
Government Buildings Jewish Quarter
 
NEMO Science & Technology Center
Opened in 1997, this green copper-clad building...
Architectural Sites Waterfront
 
Nes
Nes is a refreshingly quiet corridor filled with...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
Nieuwe Kerk
Begun in the 15th century, the Nieuwe Kerk (it...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies
Established in 1945, this institute has collected...
Libraries Western Canal Ring
 
Noordermarkt
In 1620, as the Jordaan expanded, city planners...
Squares Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
With its elegant gray-and-white facade and spout...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Oude Kerk
Amsterdam's oldest church has evolved over three...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Oudemanhuispoort
Landmarked by its famous chiseled pair of...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Pijpenkabinet
Considering Amsterdam's rich history of tobacco...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Pintohuis
Scholar and grandee Isaac de Pinto escaped the...
Houses / Mansions Jewish Quarter
 
Portugese Synagoge
With Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon as...
Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Realeneiland
About a dozen blocks to the west of Centraal...
Neighborhoods / Streets Waterfront
 
Rembrandtplein
Smaller than the Leidseplein, this touristy...
Neighborhoods / Streets Eastern Canal Ring
 
Rijksmuseum
The Netherlands' greatest museum, the famed...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Sarphatipark
This miniature Bois de Boulogne was built by and...
Parks The Pijp
 
Scheepvaarthuis
With its extravagantly phantasmagoric zinc-roof...
Architectural Sites Waterfront
 
Schreierstoren
Amsterdam's distinctive defense tower began life...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Spui
This beautiful and seemingly tranquil tree-lined...
Squares Old City Center
 
St. Nicolaaskerk
The architect A. C. Bleys designed this church,...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Established in 1914, the city's archives comprise...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Stadsschouwburg
After burning down and being rebuilt several more...
Architectural Sites Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
Amsterdam's celebrated treasurehouse of modern...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
Housed in a building from 1664, this unusual...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Trippenhuis
As family home to the two Trip brothers,...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Tropenmuseum
The country's largest anthropological museum was...
Museums / Galleries East of the Amstel
 
Tuschinski Cinema
Although officially the architect of this...
Architectural Sites Eastern Canal Ring
 
Vakbondsmuseum
The history of Dutch trade unions may not seem...
Museums / Galleries East of the Amstel
 
Van Gogh Museum
Opened in 1973, this remarkable light-infused...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Verzetsmuseum
From May 14, 1940, to May 5, 1945, the...
Museums / Galleries East of the Amstel
 
Vondelpark
On sunny days, Amsterdam's "green lung" is the...
Parks Museum District
 
Warmoesstraat
This touristy strip of hostels, bars, and coffee...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
Waterlooplein
Amsterdam's most famous flea market was once an...
Squares Jewish Quarter
 
Werfmuseum 't Kromhout
Started in 1757 by Doede Jansen Kromhout, a...
Museums / Galleries Waterfront
 
Westerkerk
Built between 1620 and 1631 by (you guessed it)...
Religious Sites Western Canal Ring
 
Westerpark
Just beyond the Jordaan is one of contemporary...
Parks Waterfront
 
Willet-Holthuysen Museum
Here's a rare chance to experience what it was...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Woonbootmuseum
There are around 2,250 houseboats in Amsterdam...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Zeedijk
Few streets have had a longer or more torrid...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
Zuiderkerk
Gorgeous enough to have inspired both Sir...
Religious Sites Jewish Quarter

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