Max Euwe Centrum
Max Euwe (1901–81) was the Netherlands' only world chess champion (in the 1930s) and at this chess centre you'll find a permanent...
Rents bikes near Leidseplein.
The focus here is multicultural and political, with big international productions. De Balie also conducts short-film festivals and...
In de Buurt
A canal-side summer terrace and interior of exposed brick walls and stainless-steel downlights provide a relaxed backdrop for fantastic...
Kleine Gartmanplantsoen · interesting places nearby
Blauw Jan information
Slow down alongside the Kleine Gartmanplantsoen park just near Leidseplein to spot 40 lizards nestled in the grass and sunning themselves on the brickwork. Cast in bronze, the surreal life-size reptiles, created by Dutch artist Hans van Houwelingen in 1994, are collectively known as Blauw Jan. The title comes from an old Amsterdam inn of the same name which, in the 17th and 18th centuries, had a menagerie of exotic animals brought to the port city from faraway lands.