Attractions

Cultural Centre in Jordaan & the West

Westergasfabriek

Adjacent to the Westerpark, this late-19th-century Dutch Renaissance complex was the city's western gasworks until gas production ceased in 1967. The formerly polluted site underwent a major clean-up before it re-em…
Museum in Jordaan & the West

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Allow around half an hour at the diminutive Amsterdam Tulip Museum, which offers a nifty overview of the history of the country's favourite bloom. Through exhibits, timelines and two short films (in English), you'll…
Canal in Jordaan & the West

Brouwersgracht

Pretty as a Golden Age painting, the Brewers Canal took its name from the many breweries located here in the 16th and 17th centuries. Goods such as leather, coffee, whale oil and spices were also stored and processe…
Museum in Jordaan & the West

Geelvinck Pianola Museum

This is a very special place, crammed with pianolas from the early 1900s. The museum has around 50, although only a dozen are on display at any given time, as well as some 30,000 music rolls and a player pipe organ.…
Waterfront in Jordaan & the West

Zandhoek

On Realeneiland's eastern shore, the Zandhoek is a photogenic stretch of waterfront. It's now a modern yacht harbour, but back in the 17th century it was a 'sandmarket', where ships would purchase bagfuls for ballas…
Museum in Jordaan & the West

Museum Het Schip

Just north of Westerpark over the train tracks, this remarkable 1921-completed housing project is a flagship of the Amsterdam School of architecture. Designed by Michel de Klerk for railway employees and loosely res…
Gallery in Jordaan & the West

Ravestijn Gallery

Boundary-pushing photography is the focus of this gallery in the Western Islands, which hosts rotating exhibitions by emerging and established photographers on the ground floor of a red-brick building overlooking th…
Museum in Jordaan & the West

Houseboat Museum

This quirky museum, a 23m-long sailing barge from 1914, offers a good sense of how gezellig (cosy) life can be on the water. The actual displays are minimal, but you can watch a presentation on houseboats (some pret…
Park in Jordaan & the West

Westerpark

Eco-urban Westerpark – with grassy expanses of lawns (packed in summer with picnickers and sun worshippers), tree-shaded walkways and cycleways, ponds, fountains and abundant bird life – adjoins the post-industrial …
Gallery in Jordaan & the West

KochxBos

The art here goes by many names: North European low-brow, pop surrealism, contemporary underground. Whatever the label, the paintings, photos and digital prints are awesomely bright, weird and polychromatic. The wel…