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Sightseeing and landmarks in Amsterdam

Art museums

Art Museum
“For those rainy days. You can spend here the whole afternoon within just 15 min walking”
  • 1356 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It just opened their permanent collect earlier this year, you will find lots of interesting contemporary art and design”
  • 258 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.”
  • 357 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Eclectic photography exhibition program in museum in 18th-century, canalside house with airy atrium. ”
  • 388 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum, amazing architecture of the museum itself, with always interesting exhibitions on display ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Museum
“If you want to see Beyonce, Michael Jackson or other wax statues of world famous stars, this is the place to be”
  • 59 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum Van Loon, the former house of the regent Van Loon family, is situated in the heart of the Amsterdam Canals. It is in fact an impressive patrician house like many in the center of Amsterdam. This is your unique chance of entering such a house, still privately owned by the aristocratic Van Loon family, which about thirty years ago decided to open it to the public.”
  • 67 locals recommend

History museums

Art Museum
“For those rainy days. You can spend here the whole afternoon within just 15 min walking”
  • 1356 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Anne Frank House, a place where you can experience how she lived. It's quite impressive. Please order your tickets at least 2 months ahead online !”
  • 897 locals recommend
Museum
“Depending on your interests of course. But it is a nice trip across the water with the ferry. You can enjoy a nice cup of coffee and enjoy Amsterdam from across the water.”
  • 684 locals recommend
History Museum
“When leave the museum go left and enter the park behind it . In summer here you can picnic and take a swim. Here is Homeland for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 278 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum, amazing architecture of the museum itself, with always interesting exhibitions on display ”
  • 295 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Museum
“Do not miss this beautifully renovated secret gem Down Town. Very original Dutch style. (stair climbing involved)”
  • 78 locals recommend
History Museum
“learn about the history of Amsterdam next to it you'll find the BEGIJNHOF. A piece of paradise in the city center”
  • 57 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Hotel Bar
“With wow-factor views whatever the weather, this bar offers a 360-degree panorama of Amsterdam from the 11th floor of the DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station hotel – and it gets better when you head out to its vast SkyTerrace, with an outdoor bar. Toast the view with a huge range of cocktails, craft beers and spirits. DJs regularly hit the decks from 9pm.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The highest tower with a magnificent view. For the dear devils you can swing over the edge of the building. You have to buy tickets online to be able to get a seat. Tip: eat dinner at the moon restaurant 2 floors down, and go for free to the look out. (without the swing)”
  • 91 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing restaurant that used to be an old working island. This has an amazing view across Amsterdam. An hidden romantic Gem.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“You’ll find the De Gooyer Windmill located between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat, next to the IJ brewery which pours traditional Dutch beers. It is about 35 minutes walking from the city center.One of Holland’s many famous windmills, the De Gooyer Windmill was used as a flour mill and dates back to the 16th century. It is one of the few remaining windmills located within Amsterdam, and is also the tallest one in the entirety of the Netherlands. Octagonal in shape, the wooden windmill was once a part of a group of five windmills located here though it is the only one remaining. It has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt over time, with its wooden facade over the original stone placed in 1814”
  • 32 locals recommend
Historic Site
“www.pampus.nl, old fortress which can be reached by boat which leaves either from Amsterdam or Muiden. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely restaurant in a former Schoolhouse (Holysloot), idyllic garden terrace. Open Wed-Sun from 11am, dinner served Thurs-Sun. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“" het Schoolhuis" very good cafe-restaurant in the middle of countryside in lovely village , nice for walking and boating,reachable with car or bike”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Nearest supermarket to go to if you’re looking for good quality and an extensive product range.”
  • 54 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Anne Frank House, a place where you can experience how she lived. It's quite impressive. Please order your tickets at least 2 months ahead online !”
  • 897 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
  • 361 locals recommend
Palace
“The Royal Palace is placed at the King's disposal and is active use by the Dutch Royal House. It is open for visitors most of the year. You are more than welcome to discover the rich history and interior of this magnificent building in the heart of Amsterdam. The Palace is closed during royal events. A free audio guide is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Dam Square is about 15 min. walking from our appartement and its worth the walk. On both sides of the square you will find Amsterdams biggest shopping streets, Nieuwedijk and Kalverstraat. On the Square you can find the historical Palace, madame tussauds, Bijenkorf (shopping mall) and various cafes which you can visit as well.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Industrial area with old shipyard converted into an​ artistic beehive​​. Also hosts the biggest flea market (IJ-hallen) in Europe once every month. It is definitely worth it to take a stroll around if you are into this kind of thing. How to get there: take the free ferry behind Central Station to NDSM (leaves every 20 minutes) ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Castle
“The castle of Amsterdam. Very nice to visit with kids on a rainy day. From April 1st to October 29th, Amsterdam Tourist Ferry operates a daily service (except Mondays). The boat departs from the marina of Amsterdam IJburg. You can also go there by bike: a lovely trip through the Diemerpark and along the Markermeer (45 minutes).”
  • 44 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Super cool old shipping yard. Take the free ferry across from Centraal and enjoy the graffiti, cool restaurants and more”
  • 35 locals recommend

Libraries

Event Space
“There are not only food stands but shops, a library, bible store and a cinema. Great place to hang out!”
  • 435 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“You are close to central station and have some time? Walk up to the last floor of the public library for a nice view of Amsterdam. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Night Club
“5&33's vibe is cool and relaxed, yet chic and buzzy at the same time. With a mix of original cocktails that fuse unexpected ingredients together to create delicious taste sensations, 5&33 is the perfect spot to take up residence and sample ooe or two. They've also got a solida selection of classic.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Library
“The library it self is nice and has as a terrace and bar at sixth flour with an amazing view of Amsterdam.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“In the library in the Hallen you can drink a coffee and let the kids play on the playground or read books”
  • 3 locals recommend