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 Museum in Western Canal Ring

Anne Frank Huis

The Anne Frank Huis draws more than one million visitors annually. With Anne’s melancholy bedroom and her actual diary – sitting alone in its glass case, filled with sunnily optimistic writing tempered by quiet desp…
Top Choice Museum in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Museum het Rembrandthuis

Housed in Rembrandt's former home, where the master painter spent his most successful years, painting big commissions such as The Night Watch and running the Netherlands’ largest painting studio. It wasn't to last, …
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 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 sky-lit space. De Hallen was stunningly converted in 2014 to create a cultural complex incorporating a f…
Top Choice Notable Building in Amsterdam Noord

A'DAM Tower

The 22-storey A'DAM Tower used to be the Royal Dutch Shell oil company offices, but has been funked up to become Amsterdam's newest big attraction. Take the trippy lift to the rooftop for awe-inspiring views in all …
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…
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…