The square is the very spot where Amsterdam was founded around 1270. Today pigeons, tourists, buskers and the occasional...
The Nieuwe Kerk, is a historical stage for Dutch coronations. The 15th-century, late-Gothic basilica is only ‘new’ in relation to the...
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Sure, Madame Tussauds wax museum is overpriced and cheesy, but its focus on local culture makes it fun: 'meet' the Dutch royals,...
De Blauwe Parade
The building, now the Hotel Die Poort van Cleve, was the site of the original Heineken brewery, so it seems an appropriate place for...
If you're looking for a scene, you've found one. Enter the theatrical, white room, snuggle on the mattresses and snack on victuals as...
Royal Palace information
Commissioned as a town hall in 1648, this building became a palace in the 19th century. After recent renovations the interiors gleam, especially the marble work, at its best in a floor inlaid with maps of the world. Queen Beatrix uses the palace only for ceremonies; check the website for periodic closures.