Sights & Attractions in Amsterdam

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Name Category Location
 
Albert Cuypmarkt
More than 100 years old, the Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the biggest...
Markets / Bazaars The Pijp
 
Allard Pierson Museum
Once the repository of the nation's gold supply, this former...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Amsterdam Museum
Any city that began in the 13th century as a boggy swamp to become...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Amsterdamse Bos
The largest of Amsterdam's parks covers almost a thousand acres...
Parks Museum District
 
Anne Frankhuis
Anne Frank, one of the most famous authors of the 20th century...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Artis
Short for Natura Artis Magistra ("Nature is the Teacher of the...
Zoos / Aquariums East of the Amstel
 
Bananenbar
Since the 1970s, this supersleazy bar has featured naked barmaids...
Restaurants Old City Center
 
Beurs van Berlage
Down otherwise tacky Damrak is the old stock-exchange building...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Bloemenmarkt
This is the last of the city's floating markets. In days gone...
Markets / Bazaars Old City Center
 
Bloemgracht
Lined with suave "burgher" houses of the 17th century, this canal...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Brouwersgracht
Regularly voted Amsterdam's most beautiful street, this wonderful...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Centraal Station
The main train station of the Dutch capital, this building was...
Transportation Sites Old City Center
 
Concertgebouw
This globally acclaimed concert hall has been home to the Royal...
Arts / Performance Venues Museum District
 
Dam
Home to the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) and the Nieuwe Kerk...
Squares Old City Center
 
De Waag
Built in 1488, the Waag functioned as a city gate, Sint Antoniespoort...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Egelantiersgracht
Named for the "eglantine rose" (the floral names for canals in...
Bodies of Water Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Heineken Experience
Founded by Gerard Heineken in 1864, the Heineken label has become...
Wineries / Breweries The Pijp
 
Hermitage Amsterdam
Taking advantage of 300 years of historical links between Amsterdam...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Het Huis met de Hoofden
The Greek deities of Apollo, Ceres, Mars, Minerva, Bacchus, and...
Architectural Sites Western Canal Ring
 
Het Koninklijk Paleis
From the outside, it is somewhat hard to believe that these ponderous...
Castles / Palaces Old City Center
 
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
This wonderful botanical garden was originally laid out as a...
Gardens / Arboretums East of the Amstel
 
Joods Historisch Museum
Four Ashkenazi synagogues (or shuls, as they are called in Yiddish)...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Magere Brug
Of Amsterdam's 60-plus drawbridges, the Magere Brug is the most...
Bridges / Tunnels Eastern Canal Ring
 
Multatuli Huis
This museum honors the beliefs and work (and continues the legacy)...
Museums / Galleries Western Canal Ring
 
Museum het Rembrandthuis
This is the house that Rembrandt bought, flush with success...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Museum van Loon
Once home to one of Rembrandt's most successful students, Ferdinand...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Muziektheater/Stadhuis
Universally known as the Stopera—from the combining of "Stadhuis"...
Government Buildings Jewish Quarter
 
NEMO Science & Technology Center
Opened in 1997, this green copper-clad building designed by Renzo...
Architectural Sites Waterfront
 
Nieuwe Kerk
Begun in the 15th century, the Nieuwe Kerk (it celebrated its...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Noordermarkt
In 1620, as the Jordaan expanded, city planners decided to build...
Squares Jordaan and Leidseplein
 
Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
With its elegant gray-and-white facade and spout gable, this...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Oude Kerk
Amsterdam's oldest church has evolved over three centuries to...
Religious Sites Old City Center
 
Pintohuis
Scholar and grandee Isaac de Pinto escaped the Inquisition in...
Houses / Mansions Jewish Quarter
 
Portugese Synagoge
With Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon as inspiration, Elias Bouman...
Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Rijksmuseum
The Netherlands' greatest museum, the famed Rijksmuseum is home...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Schreierstoren
Amsterdam's distinctive defense tower began life around 1487...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Spui
This beautiful and seemingly tranquil tree-lined square hides...
Squares Old City Center
 
Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Established in 1914, the city's archives comprise millions of...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
Amsterdam's celebrated treasurehouse of modern art, the Stedelijk...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Trippenhuis
As family home to the two Trip brothers, "Purveyors of Waepens...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Tuschinski Cinema
Although officially the architect of this "Plumcake"—as it was...
Architectural Sites Eastern Canal Ring
 
Van Gogh Museum
Opened in 1973, this remarkable light-infused building—based...
Museums / Galleries Museum District
 
Verzetsmuseum
From May 14, 1940, to May 5, 1945, the Netherlands was occupied...
Museums / Galleries East of the Amstel
 
Vondelpark
On sunny days, Amsterdam's "green lung" is the most densely populated...
Parks Museum District
 
Warmoesstraat
This touristy strip of hostels, bars, and coffee shops began...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
Waterlooplein
Amsterdam's most famous flea market was once an area bordered...
Squares Jewish Quarter
 
Westerkerk
Built between 1620 and 1631 by (you guessed it) Hendrick de Keyser...
Religious Sites Western Canal Ring
 
Willet-Holthuysen Museum
Here's a rare chance to experience what it was like to live in...
Museums / Galleries Eastern Canal Ring
 
Zeedijk
Few streets have had a longer or more torrid history than Zeedijk...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old City Center
 
Zuiderkerk
Gorgeous enough to have inspired both Sir Christopher Wren and...
Religious Sites Jewish Quarter
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