City of Culture
Visit the world-famous capital of Holland, home to many hidden gems, including museums, historic buildings, music venues, restaurants and breweries. Amsterdam offers so much as a city including a trendy nightlife scene, sophisticated shopping and a hip artistic vibe.
Enjoy a boat tour on the canals, stroll through Vondelpark, one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens; Hortus Botanicus, see over 900 animal species in Artis ZOO, visit Rijksmuseum to admire artworks across 80 galleries, visit Anne Frank House Museum or the Van Gogh Museum.
After exploring the city, immerse yourself in Foodhallen, to choose from many different food stalls and enjoy the delicious food and drinks. The city is best explored by bike, with numerous cycle lanes throughout the city. Amsterdam is a unique city and a distinctive welcoming ambiance.
Anne Frank House
The location where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years after fleeing persecution in Germany during World War II. The front of the Anne Frank House is now a thought-provoking museum but the back annexe has been preserved to give an idea of what life was like for Anne and the families she hid with.
The Dutch national museum with over 8,000 items dedicated to arts and history on display. Featuring the work of artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Venture to the second floor to the library – styled as a 19th century reading room with book-filled shelves several stories high.
Van Gogh Museum
One of the most popular museums in the world and home to the biggest collection of Van Gogh’s work in Amsterdam’s Museum Square. The collection includes one of the most famous paintings in the world – Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. The musuem gives visitrs an insight into how how the artist worked, as well as restoration and conservation work.
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
A wax museum located on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The collection consists of a collection of wax figures of famous celebrities in different categories such as the Golden Age of Dutch history, music, sport & movies.
Bikes, Boats & beers
165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. They continue define the city’s landscape and in 2010 Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the city from the water.
Cycle the city
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape.
Local beer at a historic brewery
De Gooyer windmill is home to Brouwerij ‘t IJ, an award-winning artisan microbrewery with a large outdoor drinking terrace and 30-minute guided tasting tours. The brewery produces a range of organic standard and seasonal ales that you’ll find in many Amsterdam bars.
One of the world’s oldest botanical gardens is the home of over 6000 tropical and native trees and over 4,000 species.
The oldest Dutch wildlife park is home to over 900 different animal species. It is the perfect place for a family day out during a sunny day in Amsterdam.
Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)
Located on Amsterdam’s Dam Square, visitors will find one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. It is used for state visits, award ceremonies and other official receptions. When the palace is not being used by the royal family, it is open to the public. Visitors can explore the magnificent interior and discover the rich history of the building.
See for yourself the most beautiful of diamonds, jewellery and luxury watches. Take a tour to discover the origin of diamonds, how they are worked, and the unique GASSAN 121.
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