The 159 best places to visit during a city trip in Amsterdam
Dive into bustling Amsterdam and discover familiar and hidden gems. There's plenty to do! So you can enjoy shopping in the 9 streets, a district full of unique boutiques and shops. Or experience the atmosphere of the picturesque Jordaan where there are enough places to pop down. As far as culture is concerned, Amsterdam is also good. You will find various world museums about art, history and nature, beautiful courtyards and beautiful historic canals.
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The Moco Museum showcases a wide range of modern and contemporary art. Unique is the permanent exhibition with work by graffiti artist Banksy.
Pluk stands for healthy and enjoying. It is a stylish green hotspot where they combine delicious food, juices, coffee, lifestyle and interior.
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In a cozy street, also known as 'Little Italy', you will find La Perla. See how the best pizzas come in and out of the big brick oven.
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In Mint Mini Mall you will find the most original lifestyle items and beautiful accessories. Nice to give gift or to keep all to yourself.
Since 1914, P.G.C. Hajenius is one of the most renowned cigar houses in Europe.
Enter this dream world full of fairies, dragons, trolls, unicorns and witches. This magical fairytale forest is for the real fantasy lover.
In addition to real cats, you will find here a collection that shows the role the cat has played in the field of art and culture over the centuries.
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Here they have a passion for trendy design, high-end fashion and the latest music. But also 238 luxury suites and a heated self-bath on the roof.
One of the oldest and most beautiful five-star hotels in Amsterdam. The property dates back to the golden age and housed numerous legendary guests.
In the heart of Amsterdam you will find this oldest comic book store in the world. Since 1968 the place where lovers find their favorite comic book.
The barge 'Qua Petet Orbis' was built in 1903 and stayed in a beautiful cabin that was previously home to the skipper and his family.
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It's good to stay in this unique brasserie. Experience the beautiful art, the view of the Herengracht canal and the dishes of classic French cuisine.
A visit to this leading department store is a true experience. Numerous top brands come together in the stylish building on Dam Square.
B&B in extraordinary, centuries-old building located on the historic canal belt. The warm welcome of Nataliya and Maurice will bring you home.
RESTORED ORTEN brings designers and visitors together in a new way. Discover simple and pure design items and the inspiring story behind it.
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Discover Jewish culture and history in the Joods Cultureel Kwartier. You will find several museums, the Portuguese Synagoge and more.
A shop entirely dedicated to peanut butter. The different flavors are made with only real, honest ingredients.
This neighborhood is known all over the world. Put on the naughty shoes and set off in this exciting part of Amsterdam.
Enjoy refined cuisine in an intimate and historic setting. French cuisine is often described as exciting, modest and refined.
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Learn more about the war years in this beautiful monumental building. Stroll through recreated streets and see the atmosphere become increasingly grim.
This is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Be amazed by 4000 different plants from all over the world.
Behind the monument on Dam Square, hidden in the Pijlsteeg, you will find this tasting room. Let the liqueurs and jenevers taste you in the 17th century environment.
Open the big door on the Spui and step into this special, hidden courtyard. Enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful, historic city centre spot.
Bierfabriek is a unique combination of restaurant and brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. Taste home-brewed beer and a good meal.
Step into the world of Van Gogh and discover the painter's largest collection. Learn all about the life and time of the artist.
Go above the water in one of the 28 converted bridge guard houses. For example, in this cubist cottage on the Hortus Bridge.
Foam shows all aspects of the medium of photography in a surprising and high-quality way. From contemporary to historical work.
Featuring an à la carte restaurant, Hotel de Hallen is located in urban vintage with Scandinavian interior design, 2 km from Dam Square.
At one of the oldest places in the city you will find De Prael, a brewery, shop and tasting room. Taste delicious artisan brewed beer.
At the Volkshotel you can relax, or you don't sleep. Nothing is standard. Cocktails or tea. From the basement to the rooftop bar. Experience everything.
Stay with Sir Adam in the A'DAM Tower. Choose a commemorative soundtrack for your stay in the music library and dream away from the view.
In this cosy department store you will find beautiful products that will make you enjoy life. From fashion and interior to beautiful artistic items.
The fusion of Japanese and Dutch culture is felt in Okura's and elegant service, culinary expertise and subtle craving for perfection.
Go to the A'DAM tower at high altitude. A tower with several bars, restaurants and an observation deck, with exciting swing.
Here everyone, from young to old, discovers how fascinating science and technology are. Visit exhibitions, experiments and workshops.
CityHub combines the social feeling of a hostel with the privacy of a comfortable sleeping cabin. Equipped with a large bed and numerous features.
Between the cranes of the NSDM shipyard you will find a place. An inspiring location on the IJ with a full cultural programme and mostly vegetarian cuisine.
In this cozy eatery they love food, nature, people and culture. 'Skek is run by 30 enthusiastic students and is affordable.
On one of the most beautiful canals you will find the largest collection of old original industrial lamps. Each lamp is unique and has its own appearance.
A few minutes walk from Central Station you will find this cultural restaurant. With a large terrace and harbour on the water it is a good place to stay.
From laboratory to hostel. Authentic details are playfully interspersed with stylish Dutch design. A nice, lively place on the IJ river.
You're looking your eyes out here. With love, Papabubble's candy artists work on the most colorful candy. You can always taste there.
This concept is inspired by indoor food markets from major cities around the world. Walk around and enjoy lots of unique dishes.
At Rush Hour you will find a wide music collection for both music lovers and DJs, ranging from house and techno to reggae and soul.
As a houseboat resident, Vincent noticed that passers-by were curious about the interior of his boat. That's how the idea for a museum came into being.
This elongated city park is popular with both Amsterdammers and tourists. Besides enjoying the sun, you can discover plenty of them.
The first video game hotel in the world. With retro and modern consoles in your hotel room and a kick-ass Game Room full of VR and gaming PCs. Game on!
In the Hermitage, admire part of the collection of State Museum the Hermitage in St. -Petersburg, one of the most famous and largest museums in the world.
At the intersection between West and Jordaan you will find the cosy Bar Brandstof. Here you can go for a Coffee to go to a dinner to stay.
On a beautiful little canal you will find Vegabond. A vegan shop where you can go for a fresh lunch, cakes and delicious coffee.
This cosy place is the ideal location for a great lunch, coffee or a delicious piece of apple pie. Nice, too. Almost the entire interior is on sale.
A brewery, brewpub and shop all in one. A whopping 700,000 litres are brewed and bottled per year. Besides beer also own lemonades.
8,000 masterpieces tell you the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. With the impressive Hall of Honor as a highlight.
You will return in time when you walk into this spice shop. The authentic decor has changed little since the 18th century.
Stapling against the industrial backdrop of the NDSM shipyard, you will find this contemporary hotel. Comfortable, stylish and close to the ferry.
Experience Amsterdam like an Amsterdammer, hop on a bike and discover the city. Rent a bike at Yellow Bike or go out with a local guide.
Only beer from Dutch breweries is served here. But that doesn't make the choice less with more than 100 types of beer in the bottle.
From wooden chapel on the IJ to impressive church. The Oude Kerk has been a place of connection for seven centuries, nowadays of heritage and art.
This beautiful neighborhood behind Dam Square is full of picturesque monuments in which you will find many special shops and unique restaurants.
In Red Wing Shoes you will find a collection of the American shoe brand that started making sustainable work shoes in 1905.
In the heart of Amsterdam, the Red Light District, De Koffieschenkerij offers a place with good coffee, cake, lunch and plenty of atmosphere.
Here you can taste in the atmosphere of the brewery. Dive into the tasting room under the mill or splash down on the sunny terrace and enjoy a beer.
In this museum, listen to the story of the Amsterdam canals and learn the city of then and now in an adventurous way.
When you look at the world from very close, a new one opens up for you. This first microbe museum in the world shows the invisible.
Experience the luxury in rooms designed by Remy Meijers, step into the city centre and enjoy French cuisine and wines in the award-winning restaurant.
De Nieuwe Kerk has been famous for decades for its high-profile exhibitions of art, photography, and inspiring people and cultures.
2.02 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The smallest house in Amsterdam is grand in atmosphere. Inside you will find a tea and ceramic shop and tea room.
At this artisanal Italian ice cream factory in the middle of the Jordaan you get the best ice cream. Taste both familiar and surprising flavors.
Nam Kee, Amsterdam's most famous Chinese restaurant, has been serving authentic Cantonese cuisine since 1981.
An energy-neutral 4-star hotel where two worlds meet. Where the scheduled service used to leave for Jakata, you now find a green oasis.
This mansion was built at the end of the Golden Age and inhabited by wealthy families. Take a look at the beautiful style rooms.
Stay asleep in a British light-ship full of character. Designed by an award-winning architect, the two glass suites combine luxury and history.
Pizza chef Il pizzaiolo di Pazzi will let you taste the real Italian cuisine and pizza is prepared in an authentic wood oven.
This is a candy store where book fanatics will just keep looking around. You don't come here because of the love of beautiful creative books.
Tucked away in the heart of the city centre, there is a small miracle. Climb up the stairs and discover a complete church in the attic.
Explore the east of Amsterdam and stay at the brand new design hostel Generator. The hostel is set in a former zoological building.
Stay at a typical Dutch spot, on five Amsterdam canals. Classy and modern. Within walking distance of De Pijp and Albert Cuypmarkt.
Join this first Omeletterie of the Netherlands and taste delicious omelettes, sandwiches, paninis, fresh fruit juices and homemade patisserie.
This is undoubtedly the most sung, described and romanticized part of Amsterdam. Discover for yourself what makes this city district so special.
Stroll into this oldest Chinese quarter of the European mainland and imagine yourself in Asia. In Chinatown you will find tokos, restaurants and a large temple.
On an interactive discovery tour you will learn more about Lucas Bols and its liqueurs and jenevers. See how everything comes together to create the perfect cocktail.
Expertise and years of experience are central to this oldest bead shop in the Netherlands. The timeless range offers something for everyone.
In the heart of Amsterdam you will find ARTIS, where nature, culture and heritage come together. Discover numerous animal species, centuries-old trees and beautiful stories.
Discover this hidden gem on the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Enjoy the homely atmosphere, the waterfront terrace and the seasonal dishes.
Lloyd Hotel, located on't IJ, is full of unique rooms in surprising designs. Everyone is welcome at this first 1-to-5 star hotel in the world.
Meet typical Amsterdam elegance in a surprising maze of twenty-five merged canal houses dating back to the Golden Age.
The Stayokay is located in the typical Amsterdam district of Zeeburg, which is full of cosy pubs. In addition, you will be in the heart of the city center in 15 minutes.
Since 1957 you can go to Vleminckx for a pointed bag of Flemish fries with tasty sauce. According to many, the best fries in all the country.
INK can be found in a former office of the newspaper “Time”. Add a special chapter to your own story at this luxurious bohemian lifestyle hotel.
Blue Amsterdam is a café and restaurant with a fantastic view over Amsterdam. From the tall glass tower you can see all kinds of familiar buildings.
A special collection of pianos that play by themselves and 30,000 music roles. Attend a concert and learn more on a guided tour.
Be inspired by the playful spaces and hotel rooms with a spectacular design. But also by the guests: traveler, creative locals and students.
Sleeping in a freestanding turret. De Windketel is an industrial monument from 1897 that has been converted into a luxury double apartment.
Until a few years ago, these sleeping carriages were still driving on the night train Zürich — Rome. Now they stand still and serve as a unique hostel.
The hundred-year-old Albert Cuypmarkt has been sung and described a lot. On the well-known market you will find real Amsterdam humor and many stalls.
Fresh, artisanal and loaves, cakes and much more. That's what you find when you step into the Last Crumb.
Walk in here for the most beautiful vintage items. You will find unique dresses, jackets, shoes, earrings and rings from the 40s.
An oasis of peace. Hidden in the busy Kalverstraat you will find this church that began the first two centuries of its existence as a shelter church.
In the middle of the girls of fun, you'll find TonTon Club, an arcade full of arcade and pinball machines, air hockey, beer and delicious snacks.
In the Oosterpark, Hotel Arena, which used to function as an orphanage, now has beautiful rooms with high ceilings, fine details and wooden beams.
At Gollum they are under the spell of specialty beer. The selection of beer is impressive. Expert enthusiasts behind the bar will be happy to help you choose.
In a beautiful corner building on the Prinsengracht you will find the most beautiful jewelry. Be surprised by the beautiful necklaces, rings and bracelets.
Burgerbar de Burgermeester is an idea of three Amsterdam school friends, looking for good, honest and affordable food.
In a beautiful, former warehouse from 1680 you will find this vistronomy. In the open kitchen they work with passion on special fish dishes.
In this famous café, the Amsterdam song of life is of paramount importance. For 50 years you can sing along with Dutch-speaking artists.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the place where everyone can discover and experience modern and contemporary art and design.
Step into a special world full of mice. It may look like a large dollhouse, but it serves as a decor for beautiful children's books.
This skate shop is a household name in Amsterdam. Besides skateboards you will find a wide collection of fashion, shoes and accessories.
A 19th century warehouse, right in the heart of Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum is around the corner, but you are also in the Jordaan. The perfect dropout base.
In the authentic corner house of Winkel 43 you can go all day long. Taste the famous apple pie or something from the changing lunch menu.
From hideout to museum. See and experience the Secret Annexe, the place where Anne Frank was hiding, and learn more about her story.
Next to the Palace on Dam Square you will find Melly's Cookie Bar where the smell of homemade biscuits and good coffee will draw you in.
From large houseplants to gardening equipment and original (green) gifts. This beautiful city garden shop new style is full of it.
Experience the grandeur of the last century in this monumental building. Ignine yourself as a guest in your own kingdom, right in the heart of Amsterdam.
With a collection of more than 5,000 bags you won't be able to get rid of this. Complete your visit with a delicious lunch or special high tea.
In BLGK, goldsmiths Marijke te Loo, Marit de Koomen and Wouter de Gruijter create jewellery that are distinguished by their own design.
At Geisha, let yourself be seduced by flavors from Asian cultures. The décor and refined dishes are perfectly matched.
Ivy & Bros combines coffee, lunch and shopping. Besides delicious food you will also find all kinds of nice fashion accessories and design items.
Here everything revolves around the avocado. Sample classic and bold dishes prepared with honest avocados. A place for fans of the green fruit.
EYE is there for everyone who loves film. You will find four movie rooms, changing exhibitions and a bar-restaurant with beautiful views.
Since 1631 you can find the Westerkerk on the edge of the Jordaan. Walk in and see the imposing organ in this white, light church.
This hotel is one large artful living room. The rooms are not just rooms, but artworks with their own story and identity.
For 45 years you can go here for vintage gems. Discover thousands of items. From colorful prom dresses to skirts, jackets, jewelry and more.
You will find't Blauwe Theehuis in a unique building, in the middle of the Vondelpark. On the large terrace it is always cosy and busy during sunny days.
Opposite the statue of Johnny Jordaan and Tante Leen you will find this shop full of unique home accessories, clothing and gifts.
A valhalla for lovers of vintage. In Episode you will find racks full of unique items. From clothes to shoes and original accessories.
In the Jordaan you will find this unique museum dedicated to fluorescent art. Step inside and you are part of the artworks yourself.
Sleep in a unique piece of Amsterdam's history. This industrial crane from 1957 has been converted into a luxury apartment with a view over the river IJ.
At SLA you get salads, juices, soups and snacks that are so tasty that you forget it's super healthy.
Look at De Dam around you and you will see the Palace on Dam Square, Bijenkorf, the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Monument, living statues and many pigeons.
Around the grounds of the former gas plant you will find this modern park. A bustling place where you can relax and find trendy eateries.
In one of the most beautiful original museum buildings in the Netherlands you will find this museum about people. Discover the cultural diversity of our world.
Repeatedly named the best luxury hotel in the Netherlands. To stay in this architectural masterpiece is a true experience.
In the heart of Amsterdam you will find La Rosa Curiosa. A unique shop with a collection consisting of vintage, new and homemade clothes.
One of the oldest second-hand clothing stores in Amsterdam where you can go for vintage from the 50s to 80s.
And new kind of apartment hotel. Zoku offers traveling professionals a home base for a period of several days to several months.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum shows how the sea has determined Dutch culture. Discover 500 years of maritime history in this beautiful building.
The small boat tours of The Guys are the perfect way to enjoy the magical canals of Amsterdam.
Experience typical Dutch cuisine. Are you going for the mash with sausage or is it Hacheé with potatoes? A true experience for every tourist.
Step inside and imagine yourself in a world of colourful brocante, vintage and curiosities. Find surprising gifts or a unique item for your own interior.
Rembrandt lived and worked in the monumental building, where the museum is now located, between 1639 and 1658. Visit his studio and discover his story.
Enjoy a varied selection of quality films in a beautiful ambience in this oldest and most stylish cinema in Amsterdam.
Located 800 metres from the Van Gogh Museum, this hotel offers rooms with a terrace or French balcony and decorated in warm, soft colours.
This city museum tells the story of the city of Amsterdam. About then, now and later. Young and old can discover the secrets of the city here.
Here you can go all day for a nice breakfast and lunch in the style of Paris or New York. Drink a fresh smoothie or cup of coffee.
With this chocolaterie, patisserie and tearoom you can go for the tastiest cakes, refined chocolates, biscuits, coffee and tea.
Are you ready for a healthy stopover? Then go for a delicious cold pressed juice full of nutrients from the Juice Brothers.
In the heart of Amsterdam, on the way to the Nine Streets, you will find this shop full of beautiful fashion accessories of Dutch design.
Metro lines 51, 53 and 54 leave from this metro stop at NS Station Amsterdam Centraal to the city centre.
This train station is located on the north side of the city centre. Take the exit at the front and walk through the square to Dam Square in about 10 minutes.
Relatively cheap car park on the northwest side near the Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerstraat. Nice point to start with your day in Amsterdam.
This car park in the IJhaven is close to Nemo and the Maritime Museum. For Amsterdam terms a favourable hourly and daily rate.
Parking lot near the Zeeburgertunnel near the A10 motorway with convenient parking spaces. The city centre is easily accessible by express tram.
You can park relatively cheap in this not too large parking garage. The metro station is just around the corner. Convenient to travel from here.
The information centre at the Stationsplein will be happy to help you with tips about the city, hotel reservations and excursions booking.
This metro stop is located on metro lines 51, 53 and 54, and De Dam is about a 10-minute walk away. The hiking trail runs through De Wallen.
Centrally located car park at Waterlooplein. The location is quickly accessible via the IJtunnel and ideal for exploring the city centre.
In the shop you will find the best Amsterdam products, souvenirs, books, entrance tickets to museums and events and useful information from the city.
This metro stop on the south-west side of the city centre is a stop for metro lines 51, 53 and 54 and a good starting point for a canal walk.
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