Amsterdam attractions

Top Choice Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is among the world's finest art museums, packing in works by local heroes Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh as well as other masterpieces in the 8000 works on display over 1.5km of galleries. To avoid …
Top Choice Museum in Western Canal Ring

Anne Frank Huis

The Anne Frank Huis draws around 1¼ million visitors each year. With Anne’s melancholy bedroom and her actual diary – sitting alone in its glass case, filled with sunnily optimistic writing tempered by quiet despair…
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 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 Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Museum het Rembrandthuis

This evocative museum is housed in Rembrandt's former home, where the master painter spent his most successful years, working on major commissions such as The Night Watch and running the Netherlands’ largest paintin…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Canal Ring

Hermitage Amsterdam

There have long been links between Russia and the Netherlands – Tsar Peter the Great learned shipbuilding here in 1697 – hence this branch of St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Blockbuster temporary exhibitions…
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 skylit space. De Hallen was stunningly converted in 2014 to create a cultural complex incorporating a fo…
Top Choice Museum in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Verzetsmuseum

The museum of the Dutch Resistance brings the horror of German occupation in WWII vividly alive, using personal stories, letters, artefacts, films and photographs to illuminate local resistance to (but also collabor…
Top Choice Museum in Vondelpark & the South

Stedelijk Museum

This fabulous museum houses the collection amassed by postwar curator Willem Sandberg. The ground-floor Stedelijk Base exhibition displays a rotating selection of the amazing collection's highlights, featuring works…
Top Choice Palace in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Royal Palace

Opened as a town hall in 1655, this resplendent building became a palace in the 19th century. The interiors gleam, especially the marble work – at its best in a floor inlaid with maps of the world in the great burge…