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  • 1. Amsterdam Museum

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    Any city that began as a boggy swamp in the 13th century and went on to become a worldwide mercantile powerhouse by the 17th is going to have...Read More

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  • 2. Anne Frankhuis

    Western Canal Ring | Museum/Gallery

    In the pages of The Diary of Anne Frank (published posthumously in 1947 by her father as The Annex —the title she had chosen) the young Anne...Read More

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  • 3. Begijnhof

    Centrum | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This tree-filled courtyard is a residential hideaway where women of the Beguine order lived a chaste, spiritual life from the 14th century onward...Read More

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  • 4. Brouwersgracht

    Jordaan | Neighborhood/Street

    Regularly voted Amsterdam's most beautiful street, this wonderful canal at the northern border of the Jordaan is lined with residences and former...Read More

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  • 5. EYE Film Institute Netherlands

    Amsterdam-Noord | Arts/Performance Venue

    In an eye-popping, proto-futuristic waterfront structure designed by Viennese architects Delugan Meissl, this cutting-edge museum and archive...Read More

  • 6. Hermitage Amsterdam

    Plantage | Museum/Gallery

    Taking advantage of 300 years of historical links between Amsterdam and St. Petersburg, the directors of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg...Read More

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  • 7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    Oosterdok | Museum/Gallery

    Designed by Daniël Stalpaert in 1656 as an arsenal for the Admiralty of Amsterdam, this excellent example of Dutch Classicism became the new...Read More

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  • 8. Magere Brug

    Eastern Canal Ring | Bridge/Tunnel

    Of Amsterdam's 60-plus drawbridges, this is the most famous and it provides gorgeous views of the Amstel and surrounding area. It's said to...Read More

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  • 9. Museum het Rembrandthuis

    Nieuwmarkt | Museum/Gallery

    This is the house that Rembrandt, flush with success, bought for 13,000 guilders (a princely sum) in 1639, and where he lived and worked until...Read More

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  • 10. Museum van Loon

    Eastern Canal Ring | Museum/Gallery

    Once home to one of Rembrandt's most successful students, Ferdinand Bol, this house and its twin (No. 674, next door) were built in 1672 by...Read More

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  • 11. NEMO Science Center

    Oosterdok | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 1997, this copper-clad building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano (co-creator of Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many...Read More

  • 12. Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

    Red Light District | Museum/Gallery

    With its elegant gray-and-white facade and spout gable—the block atop the building that looks like a funnel, which used to signify a warehouse...Read More

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  • 13. Rijksmuseum

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

    The famed Rijksmuseum houses the largest concentration of Dutch masterworks in the world, as well as paintings, sculpture, and objects from...Read More

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  • 14. Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

    Amsterdam's celebrated treasure house of modern art, the Stedelijk reopened in September 2012 following a massive refurbishment of the wedding...Read More

  • 15. Suykerhoff-hofje

    Western Canal Ring | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Suykerhoff-hofje. For a moment of peace and quiet, visit the Suykerhoff-hofje and take in its abundantly green courtyard. These houses opened...Read More

  • 16. Van Gogh Museum

    Museum District | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 1973, this remarkable light-infused building, based on a design by famed De Stijl architect Gerrit Rietveld, venerates the short and...Read More

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  • 17. Westergasfabriek

    Oud-West | Arts/Performance Venue

    This former gas factory from 1885 is now an arts and cultural center comprising 13 monumental buildings of various shapes and sizes, which house...Read More

  • 18. Westerpark

    Western Islands | Park/Playground

    Just beyond the Jordaan and across from the main canal that borders the Western Islands is one of contemporary Amsterdam's most cherished spaces...Read More

  • 19. Willet-Holthuysen Museum

    Eastern Canal Ring | Museum/Gallery

    Visit this house museum for a chance to imagine what it was like to live in a gracious mansion on the Herengracht in the 19th century. In 1895...Read More

  • 20. Albert Cuypmarkt

    De Pijp | Market/Bazaar

    Over 100 years old, the Albert Cuypmarkt (named for a Golden Age painter) is said to be one of the biggest street markets in Europe. From Monday...Read More

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