Sandeman's New Amsterdam Tours
Energetic young guides working on a tip-only basis lead a three-hour jaunt past the top sights of the Medieval Centre and Red Light...
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,...
This square is the very spot where Amsterdam was founded around 1270. Today pigeons, tourists, buskers and the occasional...
Bubbles & Wines Champagne Bar
Ignore the silly name; this stylish wine bar is a gem. There are more than 50 quality wines by the glass, tasting flights (several...
Van Kerkwijk is so low-key you might not notice it, but locals sure know it's there; the small wooden tables are typically packed. They...
Nationaal Monument information
The obelisk on the Dam's east side was built in 1956 to commemorate WWII's fallen. Fronted by two lions, its pedestal has a number of symbolic statues: four males (war), a woman with child (peace) and men with dogs (resistance). The 12 urns at the rear hold earth from war cemeteries of the 11 provinces and the Dutch East Indies. The war dead are still honoured here at a ceremony every 4 May.