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Amsterdam - must see

Amsterdam, the beautiful capital city

With nearly a million inhabitants, this city is the largest in the Netherlands. With a history dating back to the 13th century, Amsterdam shines because of its architecture. Of course, the city is known for its iconic canal houses and beautiful canals. But famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House also contribute to Amsterdam's fame. There is so much to see and do in this city. Below we have gathered a few tips to make your day truly unforgettable!


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum, located on Museumplein near the centuries-old ring of canals and within walking distance of the Vondelpark, is world-famous. This beautiful building with its impressive neo-Gothic facade dates back to 1800 and houses an extensive collection of works of art.

The collection offers an overview of Dutch art and history, including works by 17th-century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, and Frans Hals. An absolute highlight within the collection is the famous Night Watch, painted by Rembrandt van Rijn. This masterpiece is just one of the many treasures this museum showcases.

9 Straatjes

9 Straatjes - Nine Streets

If you have a passion for genuine Amsterdam vibes and enjoy exploring chic stores, a visit to the 9 Straatjes, also known as the "Nine Streets" in English, is recommended. This district is a hotspot for stylish locals and anyone who appreciates unique clothing boutiques and (organic) lunch establishments. It's truly 'the place to be' for those seeking an authentic Amsterdam experience.
Nestled in the heart of the canals, you'll discover de 9 Straatjes, situated between Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht, just behind the Palace on Dam Square.

This vibrant area is teeming with craftsmanship, commerce, and cultural richness.

Rondvaartboot Amsterdam

Canal boats

Amsterdam is a city of canals, breathtaking architecture, and a rich history. Explore the charming waterways that run like veins through the city and be taken on a journey through time.

The canal cruise offers panoramic views of iconic canal houses and landmarks such as the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, and the lively Jordaan district. Listen to fascinating stories and historical facts about this amazing city, told by expert guides who bring its rich history to life.

Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam

In the heart of the city stands the Royal Palace Amsterdam, once the city's town hall. Since 1808 it has functioned as a palace, where King Willem-Alexander receives his guests during state visits and royal events. When the King is absent, the Palace opens its doors to visitors. Explore it through a free audio tour and learn more about this impressive structure.

Explore the beautiful rooms with masterpieces by renowned painters such as Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol. Special audio tours are available for children to discover the history of Amsterdam, with a treasure hunt (suitable for ages 5 and up) or interactive stories (for ages 7 and up).

Anne Frank Huis

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is an impressive museum known worldwide as the place where Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, hid during World War II. The house on Prinsengracht became a symbol of the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

Anne Frank wrote her famous diary here while in hiding with her family in the back part of the building. The rooms are now empty except for a few documents and items belonging to the people in hiding. The front room tells the story through quotes from the diary, historical documents, photographs, film footage, and original artifacts. In another room, the original diaries and writings are on display. This impressive museum is not to be missed.


WONDR Experience

WONDR Experience is the place for your coolest Instagram photos. This artistic playground for adults with fifteen different interactive and mega photogenic spaces that stimulate your senses has an area of no less than 1200m². This museum was designed by several young Dutch artists making each space unique. The museum is designed as a series of rooms with different themes. 

Each room features unique artistic installations and visual delights. Whether you dive into the ball pit, wander through a shimmering cave, or immerse yourself in a sea of confetti, WONDR offers a playful and inspiring environment for visitors of all ages. 

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is known worldwide for its collection of wax figures of celebrities and historical figures. Its Amsterdam location, located on Dam Square, offers visitors the unique opportunity to see their favorite icons and stars up close.

The museum, founded by French artist Marie Tussaud in the 18th century, has become an international sensation. At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, visitors not only experience lifelike wax figures, but also an interactive experience, where they can take pictures with their favorite stars.

Jordaan Amsterdam

Jordaan district

The Jordaan is a neighborhood west of Amsterdam's ring of canals. Formerly a very poor working-class neighborhood, it is now a trendy neighborhood where housing prices are high and where the narrow but picturesque streets are home to many quaint stores, galleries, restaurants, and bars.

Why the neighborhood is called "Jordaan" remains a subject of debate. Some say it comes from the French "jardin" because most of the streets have flower names. Others say the neighborhood is named after the Jordan River in the Middle East. According to yet another explanation, the neighborhood is named after the French small river Jordanne. The French are said to have compared the (then) dirty Prinsengracht to the filthy waters of that Jordanne.


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