Places in Amsterdam

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Attractions, museums and things to do

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Centuries of creativity

Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.

Attractions in Amsterdam

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Free
  • Cost money

Areas

  • Apollolaan
  • Canal Ring
  • De Pijp
  • Jordaan
  • Museum Quarter
  • Old Centre
  • Plantage
  • Vondelpark

Types

  • Tours and Sightseeing
  • Street
  • Landmark
  • Historic site
  • Parks/Gardens
  • Beach
  • Historic house
  • Religious site
  • Square/plaza
  • Architectural building
  • Historic village
  • Sporting activities
  • Zoo/ Farm
    Noorderpark Amsterdam +Add

    De Tanker

    Hidden cultural hotspot
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    Prinseneiland

    Home to some of Amsterdam's most talented artists
    Famous
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    P.C. Hooftstraat

    Exclusive shopping stree
    Locals' Pick
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    Staatsliedenbuurt

    Residential neighborhood
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    Marnixstraat

    Central street
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    Kinkerstraat

    Typical Amsterdam street
    Famous
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    De Hallen Amsterdam

    Fashion, craft, food and culture
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    De 9 Straatjes

    Shoppers' paradise
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Kinderboerderij De Buiktuin

    Amsterdam petting zoo
    Locals' Pick
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    Darwinpark

    Fun petting farm
    Locals' Pick
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    Buurtspeelveldje Oud Zuid

    The toy graveyard
    Locals' Pick
    Vereniging Kippen +Add

    Vereniging Kippen

    Chickens and bunnies
    Locals' Pick
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    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    The main international airport of the Netherlands
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    Eating Amsterdam Tours

    Uncovering the real Amsterdam
    Locals' Pick
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    Olympic Stadium

    Home of the 1928 Olympics
    Famous
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    Amsterdam Arena

    Home of AFC Ajax
    PrinsenEiland +Add

    Westelijke Eilanden

    Picture perfect
    Locals' Pick
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    Begijnhof

    Hidden gem
    Locals' Pick
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    Tom's Travel Tours

    Eco friendly tours
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    Van Brienenhofje

    Beautiful architectural gem
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Oostelijk Havengebied

    The Eastern Docklands
    Locals' Pick
    Free ferry across the IJ +Add

    Free ferry across the IJ

    A free cruise to explore the Noord
    Locals' Pick
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    176 Binnengasthuisstraat

    Street art and more
    Locals' Pick
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    Spuistraat

    Historic buildings, large murals
    Locals' Pick
    Oosterpark +Add

    Oosterpark

    Amsterdam's English garden
    Famous
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    Sarphatipark

    Picnic hotspot
    Locals' Pick
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    Strand West

    City beach - no swimming
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    Strand Zuid

    An all seasons city beach
    Famous
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    BadBuiten

    Floating pool with bar and terrace
    Famous
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    Athenaeum Illustre

    A significant architectural building and historical site
    Famous
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    Amsterdamse Bos

    A beautiful state-owned park with playground, trails, and sport fields
    Locals' Pick
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    Trippenhuis

    Historic house at Kloveniersburgwal, home of the Tripp family
    Famous
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    Zeedijk

    One of Amsterdam’s oldest streets
    Netherlands-4131 - Rijksmuseum +Add

    Fashion & Museum District

    One square mile of art, antiques, and fashion emporiums
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    Damrak

    Main street leading from Central Station to Dam Square
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    Yellow Bike

    See Amsterdam the Dutch way
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    Singel

    Amsterdam’s inner-most semicircular canal
    Famous
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    Magere Brug

    Famous skinny bridge over the Amstel River
    Famous
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    The Jordaan

    The Greenwich Village of Amsterdam, cozy and quaint
    Famous
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    Rembrandtplein

    Square with Rembrandt's statue
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    Pancake Boat

    Enjoy pancakes while touring the harbors of Amsterdam
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    MacBike Rental

    One of the largest bike rental agencies in the city
    Amsterdam Canal +Add

    Canal Bike

    Discover Amsterdam by peddling your own boat
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    Beach Wijk aan Zee

    Surfer’s paradise: perfect currents and pavilions for hanging out
    Famous
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    Egmond aan Zee

    A resort where village and beach are side by side
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    Beach and Bay Bergen aan Zee

    A haven for surfers and catamaraners on the North Sea
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    Beach IJmuiderslag

    A beach for walking dogs and riding kite buggies
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    Beach IJmuiden aan Zee

    One of the popular beaches on the North Sea coast
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    Zandvoort aan Zee

    A beach right off the train station boulevard
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    Bloemendaal aan Zee

    Trendy beach attractive to the young crowd
    Famous
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    Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg

    A deluxe hotel/restaurant and conference center
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    Zuid-Kennemerland National Park

    A naturally beautiful park just north of Bloemendaal
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    Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam)

    42 Forts encircling Amsterdam to provide defense
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    Haarlemmerstraat

    A lively street chock full of things to see and buy
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    The modernised main entrance at Amsterdam's Central station. +Add

    Centraal Station

    The hub of Amsterdam’s public transportation
    Famous
    De Papegaai +Add

    H.H. Petrus en Pauluskerk (De Papegaai)

    A secret church in the Kalverstraat shopping street
    Famous
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    Dam Square

    The heart of Amsterdam where you’ll find The Royal Palace
    Famous
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    House with Heads (Huis Met Hoofden)

    An example of Baroque Amsterdam Renaissance architecture
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    Canal Company

    Group tours on the waterways of Amsterdam
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    Leidseplein

    One of Amsterdam’s popular nightlife spots
    Famous
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    De Rode Hoed (The Red Hat)

    A reception/meeting hall with a fascinating history
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    See Amsterdam Canal Tour

    Day trips and hourly cruises through the canals of Amsterdam
    Wetlands Safari +Add

    Wetlands Safari

    An active nature excursion close to Amsterdam
    Dam Square and Royal Palace +Add

    Sandeman's New Amsterdam

    No reservations needed, FREE, 3 hour walking tour
    Mike's Bike Tour Guide +Add

    Mike's Bike Tours

    Get oriented to Amsterdam and see the sights by bike
    Locals' Pick
    Zuiderkerk +Add

    Zuiderkerk (South Church)

    Amsterdam’s first Protestant church, built between 1603-1614
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    Sint-Nicolaaskerk (St. Nicholas's Church)

    Amsterdam’s main Catholic Church named for the patron saint
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    Portugese Synagoge (Portuguese Synagogue)

    A model of Solomon’s Temple in the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam
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    Noorderkerk (North Church)

    A Dutch Reformed Church for the common people
    Dam Square +Add

    Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)

    The royal palace on Dam Square in the center of Amsterdam
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    The Sloten Windmill (Molen van Sloten)

    One of the last 8 surviving windmills of Amsterdam
    Famous
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    Randy Roy's Redlight Tours

    See Where Tarantino Wrote 'Pulp Fiction'
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    Westergasfabriek - Westerpark

    A park filled with beauty and culture
    Locals' Pick
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    Red Light District (De Wallen)

    Amsterdam's infamous nightlife
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Eastern Docklands

    Modern architecture along the waterfront
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    Anne Frank Huis

    Following Anne's Footsteps
    Famous
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    Artis

    The first zoo on mainland Europe
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Beurs van Berlage

    More than "'a big block with a cigar box on top"
    Famous
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    Hortus Botanicus

    A garden with more than 4,000 plant species
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Nieuwe Kerk

    Famous for its exhibitions
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    Oude Kerk

    The city's oldest church
    Famous
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    Rembrandthuis

    Rembrandt's home, turned museum
    Famous
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    Vondelpark

    The most famous park in the Netherlands
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
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    Westerkerk

    The largest Protestant church in the Netherlands.
    Famous