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Amsterdam Travel Guide

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Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

This museum is dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, whose famous diary, recorded over a two-year period, describes the experiences of a Jewish teenager during World War II. Part of the house was...

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is a definitive tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Situated in a modern building, the simple architecture subtly underscores the artists' colourful and extraordinary work. The...

The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum was opened in 1885 and is best known for its collection of 17th century Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. The most notable of these painting is...

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

The Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art closely traces the development in art of the second half of the 20th century, showcasing the most impressive collections of modern art in Amsterdam. The...

Rembrandt House

Rembrandt House

This museum provides an insight into the life and times of the famous Dutch master. Rembrandt lived here between 1639 and 1658, the pinnacle of his career. The museum presents a...

Amsterdam Historisch Museum

Amsterdam Historisch Museum

Housed in a former orphanage, the Historical Museum explores Amsterdam's development from a small medieval settlement along the river into a thriving modern city. The museum's galleries...

Red Light District (De Wallen)

Red Light District (De Wallen)

A visit to Amsterdam would not be complete without a stroll around the notorious Red Light District. The atmosphere can be chaotic, with throngs of tourists jostling for space alongside...

Our Dear Lord in the Attic (Museum Amstelkring)

Our Dear Lord in the Attic (Museum Amstelkring)

This concealed Catholic church (the combined top floors of a 17th century canal house) is a reminder of the Alteration period in Holland. Protestantism was declared the official religion...

The Dutch Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum)

The Dutch Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum)

A trip to this museum provides a fascinating insight into the activities of the Dutch Resistance Movement during World War II. Displays of false documents, weaponry and other equipment...

The Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)

The Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)

Although the Royal Palace is the official Royal residence, it is mainly used for functions as the family reside in The Hague. The building dates back to 1648 and was originally designed for use...

Maastricht

Maastricht

Maastricht is the oldest city in the Netherlands, peacefully perching on the banks of the Maas River. It is also one of the sunnier spots, located at Holland's southernmost point, squeezed...

International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice

The Peace Palace was so named to import its significance as a place for arbitration and for the maintenance and promotion of world peace. Situated in The Hague, the building houses...

Waterland Neeltje Jans

Waterland Neeltje Jans

Enjoy a whole day with marine animals, experience fantastic attractions and see and learn about the world famous Delta Works at this spectacular water park. Attractions include the storm...

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam, the Heineken Experience is not to be missed. After opening its doors in 2001, with Heineken Experience has been attracting...

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Covering four centuries of Dutch naval history, the National Maritime Museum allows visitors to glimpse into the adventurous seafaring past of Dutch explorers and merchants through exhibits...

Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Amsterdam's coffeeshops are an iconic part of the city, and for many tourists they constitute a unique and essential element to any visit to the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, 'coffeeshop' means a...

Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo

Locally known as the Plantage, the Artis Zoo is somewhat of an oasis in the centre of Amsterdam and a must for children and other animal lovers. Boasting over 700 species of animals and 200...

Eftling

Eftling

Built in the 1950s, and one of the leading theme parks in Europe, the popular theme park of Eftling is a must for children of all ages. Its fairytale theme captivates children and transports them...

Madurodam

Madurodam

Located around 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam in The Hague, and first opened in 1952, Madurodam is quite literally the smallest city in the Netherlands, featuring hundreds of miniature...

Kinderkookkaf?

Kinderkookkaf?

Founded in 1981 by three women who shared a vision for a community centre where children could learn to cook, Kinderkookkaf? allows children to pretend be grown-ups for a day. Aprons and cooking...

TunFun

TunFun

Located in an old converted traffic underpass, TunFun offers plenty of opportunities for children to play, climb, creep and jump. TunFun features everything from a kids' disco and slides, to ball...

Amsterdam Canal Tour

Amsterdam Canal Tour

Amsterdam's famous canal tours are an essential experience for visitors to the city, and continue to delight and amaze visitors from all over the world. Amsterdam's canals - newly inscribed...

Hoge Veluwe National Park

Hoge Veluwe National Park

For exercise fiends unsatisfied with simply walking around Amsterdam's historic city centre, a trip out to the Hoge Veluwe National Park is a fantastic way to enjoy the Netherlands' (somewhat...

Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw

The Concertgebouw (literally, 'concert building') is one of Amsterdam's top-rated tourist attractions, and is widely regarded to be one of the finest concert halls in the world - easily comparable...

Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Sometimes when you're on holiday in a foreign city, it's nice to take a break from sightseeing and experience the city as the locals do. Amsterdam's Vondelpark offers visitors the chance to do...

Haarlem

Haarlem

Just a short, 15-minute train trip from Amsterdam lies Haarlem, a quaint city that has the distinction of boasting more museums per capita than any other city in the Netherlands. With its...

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