Opened as a town hall in 1655, this building became a palace in the 19th century. The interiors gleam, especially the marble work – at...
This 15th-century, late-Gothic basilica – a historic stage for Dutch coronations – is only ‘new’ in relation to the Oude Kerk. A few...
Heading east across the Singel is Torensluis, one of the oldest and widest bridges in the city. The big moustached bust is of Multatuli,...
Café van Zuylen
Although the sun terrace is one of the prettiest spots for a drink on the Singel, the interior – with its cosy rooms featuring lots of...
While it serves decent pastas and sandwiches, it's really all just clumsy foreplay for the homemade appeltaart (apple pie) main event,...
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182 · interesting places nearby
Magna Plaza information
This grand 19th-century landmark building, once the main post office, is now home to an upmarket shopping mall with more than 40 shops stocking fashion, gifts and jewellery – everything from Mango and Sissy Boy to a cashmere shop.