The 41 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a picture to see. A place where historic canals are surrounded by richly decorated fa├žade buildings. Take a look inside one of these properties and experience how wealthy families lived in the Golden Age. Visiting a museum in Amsterdam is also a must. The offer is extremely diverse. In the Van Gogh Museum you will be amazed by masterpieces and discover the invisible world of micro-organisms at the Micropia. During your visit, don't forget to check out the historic buildings, intimate courtyards and bustling parks. All in all there is plenty to discover! We are happy to tell you what not to miss. Save your favourite spots on your own city guide and experience beautiful Amsterdam.


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Oude Kerk

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.

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De Dam

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.

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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.

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Vondelpark

This elongated city park is popular with both Amsterdammers and tourists. Besides enjoying the sun, you can discover plenty of them.

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Electric Ladyland

In the Jordaan you will find this unique museum dedicated to fluorescent art. Step inside and you are part of the artworks yourself.

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Anne Frank Huis

From hideout to museum. See and experience the Secret Annexe, the place where Anne Frank was hiding, and learn more about her story.

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Kattenkabinet

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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NEMO Science Museum

Here everyone, from young to old, discovers how fascinating science and technology are. Visit exhibitions, experiments and workshops.

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum shows how the sea has determined Dutch culture. Discover 500 years of maritime history in this beautiful building.

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Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

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.

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Tropenmuseum

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.

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Westerkerk

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.

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ARTIS-Micropia

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.

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Albert Cuypmarkt

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.

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De Foodhallen

This concept is inspired by indoor food markets from major cities around the world. Walk around and enjoy lots of unique dishes.

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Amsterdam Museum

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.

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EYE

EYE is there for everyone who loves film. You will find four movie rooms, changing exhibitions and a bar-restaurant with beautiful views.

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A'DAM Toren

Go to the A'DAM tower at high altitude. A tower with several bars, restaurants and an observation deck, with exciting swing.

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Museum Willet-Holthuysen

This mansion was built at the end of the Golden Age and inhabited by wealthy families. Take a look at the beautiful style rooms.

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Westerpark

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.

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Museum het Rembrandthuis

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.

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ARTIS

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.

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Begijnhof

Open the big door on the Spui and step into this special, hidden courtyard. Enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful, historic city centre spot.

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Woonboot Museum

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.

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Joods Cultureel Kwartier

Discover Jewish culture and history in the Joods Cultureel Kwartier. You will find several museums, the Portuguese Synagoge and more.

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De Papegaai

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.

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De Wallen

This neighborhood is known all over the world. Put on the naughty shoes and set off in this exciting part of Amsterdam.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the place where everyone can discover and experience modern and contemporary art and design.

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De 9 straatjes

This beautiful neighborhood behind Dam Square is full of picturesque monuments in which you will find many special shops and unique restaurants.

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Moco Museum

The Moco Museum showcases a wide range of modern and contemporary art. Unique is the permanent exhibition with work by graffiti artist Banksy.

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Verzetsmuseum

Learn more about the war years in this beautiful monumental building. Stroll through recreated streets and see the atmosphere become increasingly grim.

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Jordaan

This is undoubtedly the most sung, described and romanticized part of Amsterdam. Discover for yourself what makes this city district so special.

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Hermitage Amsterdam

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.

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Van Gogh Museum

Step into the world of Van Gogh and discover the painter's largest collection. Learn all about the life and time of the artist.

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Foam Fotografiemuseum

Foam shows all aspects of the medium of photography in a surprising and high-quality way. From contemporary to historical work.

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Chinatown

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.

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Het Grachtenhuis

In this museum, listen to the story of the Amsterdam canals and learn the city of then and now in an adventurous way.

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Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

This is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Be amazed by 4000 different plants from all over the world.

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Pianola museum

A special collection of pianos that play by themselves and 30,000 music roles. Attend a concert and learn more on a guided tour.

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Rijksmuseum

8,000 masterpieces tell you the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history. With the impressive Hall of Honor as a highlight.

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Nieuwe Kerk

De Nieuwe Kerk has been famous for decades for its high-profile exhibitions of art, photography, and inspiring people and cultures.

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