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Things to Do in Old City Center

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
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
 
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
 
Bloemenmarkt
This is the last of the city's floating...
Markets / Bazaars Old City Center
 
Centraal Station
The main train station of the Dutch capital, this...
Transportation Sites Old City Center
 
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 Plantage
Only a short walk away from Waterlooplein (follow...
Neighborhoods / Streets Jewish Quarter
 
De Waag
Built in 1488, the Waag functioned as a city...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
Erotic Museum
"Five floors of highly suggestive trinkets and...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Gassan Diamonds
By the beginning of the 18th century, Amsterdam...
Industrial Sites Jewish Quarter
 
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
One would think that more effort could have gone...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
Hermitage Amsterdam
Taking advantage of 300 years of historical links...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Het Koninklijk Paleis
From the outside, it is somewhat hard to believe...
Castles / Palaces Old City Center
 
Het Scheepvaartmuseum
Designed by Daniël Stalpaert in 1656 as a...
Museums / Galleries Old City Center
 
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
 
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
 
Museum het Rembrandthuis
This is the house that Rembrandt bought, flush...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Quarter
 
Muziektheater/Stadhuis
Universally known as the Stopera—from the...
Government Buildings Jewish Quarter
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Trippenhuis
As family home to the two Trip brothers,...
Architectural Sites Old City Center
 
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
 
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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