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...
Anne Frank Huis
The Anne Frank Huis draws almost one million visitors annually (prepurchase tickets online to minimise the queues). With its...
Behind the Westerkerk, this 1987 cluster of three 10m x 10m x 10m granite triangles recalls persecution by the Nazis, who forced gay men...
Wil Graanstra Friteshuis
Legions of Amsterdammers swear by the crispy spuds at Wil Graanstra Friteshuis. The family-run business has been frying on the square by...
Prinsengracht 281 · interesting places nearby
The main gathering place for Amsterdam's Dutch Reformed community, this church was built for rich Protestants to a 1620 design by Hendrick de Keyser. The nave is the largest in the Netherlands and is covered by a wooden barrel vault. The huge main organ dates from 1686, with panels decorated with instruments and biblical scenes. Rembrandt (1606–69), who died bankrupt at nearby Rozengracht, was buried in a pauper's grave somewhere in the church.
Carillon recitals take place on Fridays at 1pm (though check the schedule posted by the entrance, as this can vary); best listening is from the nearby Bloemgracht. The bells also chime mechanically every 15 minutes.