Westerkerk Bell Tower
The Westerkerk's bell tower is famously topped by the blue imperial crown that Habsburg emperor Maximilian I bestowed to the city for...
The main gathering place for Amsterdam's Dutch Reformed community, this church was built for rich Protestants to a 1620 design by...
Anne Frank Huis
The Anne Frank Huis draws almost one million visitors annually (prepurchase tickets online to minimise the queues). With its...
Yes, it's touristy, and locals may argue that there better stroopwafels in town (like at the Albert Cuypmarkt), but this little shop...
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.