Amsterdam Sightseeing

Top-sights features, activities with in-depth reviews and tips from locals.

8 amazing day trips from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is one of the best city tours in Europe! There is, though, a lot more to see of the rest of the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Dam Square

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Only a five-minute walk down the Damrak from Amsterdam Centraal Station takes you to this jam-packed square, crowded with locals and visitors day and night.

Amsterdam De Pijp

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Lose yourself for hours in Amsterdam 's vibrant Latin Quarter, with its vivid fusion of cuisine, terraces and cozy cafés.

Amsterdam food and drinks

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Even though the Netherland is a small country, they offer a variety of classic dishes and foods worth trying on your next journey.

Amsterdam nightlife

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Amsterdam is a city full of entertainment. With streets lined with bars and a world-renowned music scene, there's almost plenty for everybody.

Best museums in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is world-famous for its museums of art and history.

Canal cruise in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s past is tied to water. Its 165 canals have been constructed over the centuries to promote trade and transport and reclaim land to extend the …

Coffee shops in Amsterdam

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The brown cafés, better known as coffee shops or bruin cafés (brown cafes; traditional Dutch pubs), are the quintessence of a trip to Amsterdam.

Getting around in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam's city center is pretty small, but it's just a little bit too far to discover on foot.

Parks and Gardens in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is the perfect city to enjoy the nature with its beautiful gardens and parks.

Red Lights District of Amsterdam

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It’s very likely that you’ve heard of this neighborhood, and to be fair, everything you’ve heard is probably real.

Shopping in Amsterdam

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From vintage stores to boutiques, Amsterdam has something to offer for every shopping addict.

The Jordaan area in Amsterdam

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The Jordaan is a neighborhood in the heart of Amsterdam, known for its charming homes, fine restaurants and original stores.

Tulips in Amsterdam

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When looking for Amsterdam, you might have seen many iconic pictures featuring tulips.


8 amazing day trips from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the best city tours in Europe! There is, though, a lot more to see of the rest of the Netherlands. Storybook towns, windmill-dotted countryside, tranquil canals, and beautiful … Continue reading

Broek in Waterland

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Broek in Waterland is one of the safest and simplest day trips from Amsterdam, since you can even bike from Amsterdam central station in less than an hour!

Giethoorn village

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Giethoorn is one of the most popular villages in the Netherlands.

Haarlem medieval town

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Haarlem is a quaint medieval town surrounding Amsterdam. It’s home to quaint cobbled streets, lovely brick houses and vibrant doors.

Kinderdijk UNESCO heritage

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Explore a UNESCO world heritage site with its picturesque windmills over the river.

Rotterdam

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Since Rotterdam is really different from other cities in the Netherlands, it’s one of the best day trips to Amsterdam.

Utrecht student city

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Amsterdam ‘s lovely southern neighbor, and one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands, is the charming city of Utrecht!

Volendam and Marken

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The famous Dutch fishing villages Volendam and Marken are one of Amsterdam’s most successful day trips.

Zaanse Schans

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Zaanse Schans is a village with authentic wooden homes, windmills, a wooden shoe store, a cheese factory, and more crafts that give a true picture of life in …

Amsterdam food and drinks

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Best places for craft beer in Amsterdam

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The Dutch have been brewing beer for decades, with hop gardens and breweries first emerging in the Middle Ages.

Best restaurants and cafés in Amsterdam

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There are plenty of great cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam. The following are our favourites, taking into account their appearance, their special location and …

Must-try foods in Amsterdam

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Even though the Netherland is quite a small country, there are plenty of delicious specialties to try.

Best museums in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Moco Museum

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Are you a fan of modern art? The Moco Museum is dedicated to experimental and contemporary art by artists such as Banksy and Kaws.

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

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The Rijksmuseum is a national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam and the most visited museum in the city.

Amsterdam sex museum

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Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Venustempel Sex Museum (Venus Temple) is the first and oldest sex museum in the world.

Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum

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Discover the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh and find out more about his life.

Anne Frank House Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House Museum is a must when you are in Amsterdam.

Getting around in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Centraal station

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Amsterdam Centraal is the main station of the Dutch capital, situated right in the center of Amsterdam, within walking distance of much of the city's sights and …

Amsterdam Metro

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The Amsterdam metro system radiates from the Amstredam Central station to the outlying areas of the city.

Biking & Bike Rental in Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is a country of cycling. There are more than 23 million bicycles for a population of 17 million!

Parks and Gardens in Amsterdam

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Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

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One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world is situated in the heart of Amsterdam!

Vondelpark Amsterdam

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Escape the hectic city life of the locals by visiting Vondelpark.

Shopping in Amsterdam

From vintage stores to boutiques, Amsterdam has something to offer for every shopping addict. Don’t miss the beautiful markets and explore all the best shopping stores in the city! Continue reading

Markets in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is market-mad, and its streets lay out spreads from silks and coins to organic cheeses and bike locks.

Vintage Shopping in Amsterdam

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Vintage shopping in Amsterdam is a must. There are numerous exclusive, fantastic second-hand shops all over the area.

The Jordaan area in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam 9 streets (De 9 Straatjes)

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The quaint and quirky streets that ring Amsterdam's largest canals make up the city's most photogenic micro-neighbourhood.