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  • 1. A'DAM Lookout

    Amsterdam-Noord

    Originally constructed in 1971 as the headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell, the A'DAM Tower has now been repurposed as a hotel, and several bars and...Read More

  • 2. Begijnhof

    Centrum

    This tree-filled courtyard is a residential hideaway where women of the Beguine order lived a chaste, spiritual life from the 14th century onward. Number 34...Read More

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  • 3. Bloemgracht

    Jordaan

    Lined with traditional burgher houses of the 17th century, this quaint canal is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Many say it's the most pictureseque...Read More

  • 4. Brouwersgracht

    Jordaan

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

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  • 5. EYE Film Institute Netherlands

    Amsterdam-Noord

    In an eye-popping, proto-futuristic waterfront structure designed by Viennese architects Delugan Meissl, this cutting-edge museum and archive is easily accessible, thanks to a free two-minute...Read More

  • 6. Hermitage Amsterdam

    Plantage

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

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  • 7. Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    Oosterdok

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

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  • 8. Magere Brug

    Eastern Canal Ring

    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 have been...Read More

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  • 9. Museum van Loon

    Eastern Canal Ring

    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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  • 10. NEMO Science Center

    Oosterdok

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

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  • 11. Rijksmuseum

    Museum District

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

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  • 12. Royal Concertgebouw

    Museum District

    This globally acclaimed concert hall has been home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the world's greatest, since 1888, and has welcomed an endless...Read More

  • 13. Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

    Museum District

    Amsterdam's celebrated treasure house of modern art is housed in a wedding-cake Neo-Renaissance structure built in 1894. In true Amsterdam fashion, locals were quick to...Read More

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  • 14. Van Gogh Museum

    Museum District

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

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  • 15. Westergasfabriek

    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

  • 16. Westergasfabriek

    Oud-West

    Westergasfabriek was formerly a gas factory that, in 2003, was refurbished into a cultural hot spot and is also the home of many festivals throughout...Read More

  • 17. Westerpark

    City Park

    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

  • 18. Willet-Holthuysen Museum

    Eastern Canal Ring

    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...Read More

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