Amsterdam Things to Do

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  • 1. Red Light District - De Wallen

    4 out of 5 stars

    I always found it droll travelers who are whisking their way across Europe and barely spend two days in Amsterdam. Sure there are a lot of strange smells but the Dutch are very pragmatic and...

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  • 2. Anne Frank House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Anne Frank House - located at the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in Amsterdam, is a museum dedicated to the Jewish girl Anne Frank who hid here with her family and other people from Nazi...

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  • 3. Sex Museum

    The Sex museum has been going for over twenty years and offers a real insite into the sensitive area of human sexuality.It has hundreds of interesting pieces of art,sculptures,exhibits,paintings and...

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  • 4. Canal Boat Tours

    Amsterdam is defined by its waterways, so it is only fitting to see the city from a boat. There are plenty of tour operators, who usually offer 1 hour round trips for a price between 10-15 €. Often,...

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  • 5. Dam Square

    Dam Square was created in the 13th century when a dam was built around the river Amstel to prevent the Zuiderzee Sea from flooding the city, causing damage and endangering the citizens of...

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  • 6. Coffee(Cannabis)shops

    Coffee shops are establishments in the Netherlands where the sale of cannabis for personal consumption by the public is tolerated by the authorities.Under the drug policy of the Netherlands,the sale...

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  • 7. Heineken Brewery

    4 out of 5 stars

    heineken is a local brewery and the Heineken Experience is located on the first Heineken brewery building. Inside you will see Heineken's brewery history , facts , pictures , equipment and of course...

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  • 8. Van Gogh Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dedicated to Van Gogh, this museum contains the world's largest collection by the artist. It also exhibits works by some of Van Gogh's contemporaries, such as Manet, Gauguin, Seurat, and Monet. I...

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  • 9. Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

    Holland is famous for its tulips and the place to find them in Amsterdam is the flower market located alongside the Singel canal. It’s not just tulips though since the Spring tulip season is brief;...

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  • 10. Rijksmuseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the “showpiece” sights to visit in the city, and perhaps most renowned for its Rembrandt - the Night Guard. I’m not much of a Rembrandt person - the Vermeers are more to my taste - but a...

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  • 11. Madame Tussaud's

    With only a little time to pass in Amsterdam doing the DFDS "Mini-Cruise" we had 4 hours or so to kill in Amsterdam midweek and neither myself or my friend are particularly into the stoner culture so...

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  • 12. Leidseplein

    4 out of 5 stars

    Leidseplein is a most popular square of Amsterdam. There are a lot of cafes, bars, restaurants on that square and in the surrounding streets. Most of the restaurants are not Dutch so that I sometimes...

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  • 13. Begijnhof - The Wooden House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...

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  • 14. Koninklijk Paleis - Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) is right on Dam square, so easy to find and “iconic”. It dates back to the 1600s, and now it is only used rarely by the royal family. Entry was €10 for an...

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  • 15. China Town

    He Hua Temple or with it's full name Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple is located in Amsterdam's Chinatown. The temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Europe built/designed by Dutch architect Fred...

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  • 16. Vondelpark

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is my favorite park in Amsterdam, I don't know if it's because it's so lively or because I love that the ducks follow you around but this is a lovely place to just stop for a picnic. highly...

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  • 17. Artis Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This zoo surprised me. I had heard a lot of things and positive things from friends about it and when i saw on the map it was in the middle of Amsterdam close to central station, i thought sure lets...

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  • 18. Old Church - Oude Kerk

    Ouda Kerk, is the OLD church in Amsterdam. Before the Puritan take over, it was in fact a catholic church with 39 rickly decorated altars. There is no sign of these at all now. The Church was stripped...

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  • 19. Nemo Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I didn't get to visit this centre whilst in Amsterdam, but the very sight of the building that I had from the canal cruise was enough to impress me greatly. Set in Oosterdok on the water it looks for...

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  • 20. Diamonds

    3 out of 5 stars

    It is not advisible to visit the Diamonds factories specially with your wifes ,fiancees,girlfriends etc.etc. You can take this suggestion as a warning tip. During the war Amsterdam losts 2000 diamond...

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  • 21. Bicycle Tours

    The Yellow Bike shop was right next to our hotel (Hotel Inntel Amsterdam Center) so it was a no-brainer for us to just rent from there, and we did not regret it! This outfit is run by a bunch of...

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  • 22. Walking

    When walking through the old Amsterdam I find the city quite typical but not monumental. I miss the monumental buildings, palaces, one sees along the avenues of Paris, Rome, Vienna, Prague, Budapest...

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  • 23. Erotic Museum

    Once an old warehouse,this museum is situated in the heart of the Red Light District.Set on three floors there are various exhibits of Erotica such as paintings,photos,sculptures,waxworks and...

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  • 24. Rembrandtplein Area

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Rembrandtplein square was named after the famous dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn who actually owned a house nearby from 1639 to 1656. A statue of Rembrandt was erected in the center of the square...

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  • 25. Scheepvaart - Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) is housed at Lands Zeemagazijn, build in 1656 as a storage building for the Navy (still present at the neighbouring Marine Etablissement at the...

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Amsterdam feels like a small city that offers art, history, and architecture. Within its web of water-filled canals are 900 years of history, more than 50 museums, and countless streets to just...

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