Built around 1480 as part of the city’s defenses, this tower is where Henry Hudson set sail for the New World in 1609; a plaque outside...
It's among the most touristy of the rental companies (the bikes are equipped with big logos), but it has several convenient locations...
Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam
This symmetrical, nine-storey 'tower of knowledge' (its self-appointed nickname) is the country's largest library. Unveiled in 2007, it...
Regularly packed with Irish folk, this dark, woody pub holds spontaneous folk-music sessions. Bring your own guitar and let loose with...
Small, cosy Lastage is a rose among thorns at the Red Light District's seedy edge. The changing menu might start with, say, aspic of...
Oosterdoksstraat 4 · interesting places nearby
An unrivalled 360-degree panorama of Amsterdam extends from the glass-walled SkyLounge on the 11th floor of the DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station hotel – and just gets better when you head out to its vast, sofa-strewn SkyTerrace, with an outdoor bar. Deliberate over more than 500 different cocktails; DJs regularly hit the decks.