The main gathering place for Amsterdam's Dutch Reformed community, this church was built for rich Protestants to a 1620 design by...
Westerkerk Bell Tower
Anne Frank Huis
The Anne Frank Huis is the Western Canal Belt’s ubersight, drawing almost one million visitors annually. With its reconstruction of...
A big courtyard complete with a tropical tiki bar is the focal point of this buzzing bar, which is incongruently located between a...
Wil Graanstra Friteshuis
This little stall near Anne Frank Huis has been serving up crispy fries with delectable mayo since 1956. Legions of Amsterdammers swear...
cnr Keizersgracht & Raadhuisstraat · interesting places nearby
Behind the Westerkerk, this 1987 cluster of three 10m x 10m x 10m granite triangles recalls persecution by the Nazis, who forced gay men to wear a pink triangle patch. One of the triangles steps down into the Keizersgracht and is said to represent a jetty from which gay men were sent to the concentration camps.
Others interpret the step-up from the canal as a symbol of rising hope. Note the monuments are flush to the ground, and can be easy to miss at first glance.
Just south of the Homomonument is the Pink Point . Part information kiosk, part souvenir shop, it's a good place to pick up gay and lesbian publications, and news about parties, events and social groups.