Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is among the world's finest art museums, packing works by local heroes Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh as well as 7500 other masterpieces over 1.5km of galleries. To avoid the biggest crowds, come be…
Top Choice Park in Vondelpark & the South

Vondelpark

A private park for the wealthy until 1953, Vondelpark now occupies a special place in Amsterdam's heart. It's a magical escape, but also supplies a busy social scene, encompassing cycle ways, pristine lawns, ponds w…
Top Choice Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Van Gogh Museum

It's a moving experience to visit this museum, which traces Van Gogh's life and development via the world's largest collection of his work, both familiar paintings and wonderful little-known pieces. It's fascinating…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Vondelpark & the South

De Hallen

These red-brick 1902-built tram sheds were formerly used as a squat before being turned into this breathtaking sky-lit space. De Hallen was stunningly converted in 2014 to create a cultural complex incorporating a f…
Top Choice Park in Vondelpark & the South

Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdam's forest is a vast swathe (roughly 1000 hectares) of almost countryside, 20 minutes by bike south of Vondelpark. It was planted in 1934 in order to provide employment during the Great Depression. Its lakes…
Top Choice Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Stedelijk Museum

This fabulous museum houses the collection amassed by postwar curator Willem Sandberg. Displays rotate but you'll see an amazing selection featuring works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Van Gogh, Rothko, De Kooning,…
Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Cobra Museum

It's well worth making the effort to visit this out-of-the-way canal-side museum. The building designed by Dutch architect Wim Quist makes a light-flooded setting for work from the post-WWII CoBrA movement. Its memb…
Square in Vondelpark & the South

Museumplein

Amsterdam's most famous museums cluster around this public square, which has that Amsterdam essential: a skateboard ramp, as well as a playground, ice-skating pond (in winter) and 2m-high I Amsterdam sculpture (a fa…
Sculpture in Vondelpark & the South

I Amsterdam

It's selfie-mania around the I Amsterdam sculpture. Feel free to climb in, around or on top of the 2m-high letters to achieve the perfect shot. It’s located in the square’s northwest corner, by the Rijksmuseum.
Park in Vondelpark & the South

Amstelpark

Pastoral haven Amstelpark has particularly creative garden layouts and many different species of flowers – it was originally created in 1972 for the bloom-buster flower show, Floriade, which takes place all over the…