Gijsbert Dommer Huis
Look closely at the facade of this sober residence known locally as the 'House with the Blood Stains'. After losing his fortune,...
Built in 1884, one of the city's most striking bridges replaced an old wooden version that had connected these shores of the Amstel...
The iconic 'Skinny Bridge' is the site of many a Dutch wedding photo. Dating from the 1670s, the nine-arched structure has been rebuilt...
Along the Amstel, Café Langereis feels like it's been here forever, in large part because the friendly young owner scoured the city for...
Lo Stivale d'Oro
Enjoy awesome pizzas and pastas at this trattoria's chummy tables. The gregarious Italian owner Mario occasionally pulls out his guitar...
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Lonely Planet review
It has fast become one of the city’s most popular attractions since its 2009 opening. The long-standing ties of Russia and Holland – remember Czar Peter the Great learned shipbuilding here in 1697 – led to this local branch of St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Prestigious exhibits, such as treasures from the Russian palace or masterworks by Matisse and Picasso, change about twice per year, and they’re as well-curated as you’d expect. Come before 11am daily or on Wednesday after 5pm (the museum’s late night) to avoid the lengthiest queues.