Fodor's Expert Review ARCAM
The Architecture Center Amsterdam is dedicated to the city's architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, and hosts exhibitions, lectures, and tours. They publish a wide range of maps and guides both in print and online, including ARCAM's Architecture Guide, which contains information on more than 600 Amsterdam buildings. Its swoopy silver building has become an architectural icon. Every Friday at 1:30 pm, ARCAM organizes an English language "Crash Course in Amsterdam" architectural history lecture (€8) followed by a guided walk (€24.50 including talk, €18 walk only). There's also an interactive touch-screen table if you prefer to discover the city by yourself.