Amsterdam Travel Guide | Things to do in Amsterdam

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1. Anne Frank House

Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 556 7105
Founded: May 3, 1957
Founder: Otto Frank
Province: North Holland
Architect: Dirk van Delft
Function: Museum
Visitors: 1.3 million (2016)
President: Wim Kok

Anne Frank House

2. Van Gogh Museum

Art museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
In between Moco Museum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 570 5200
Founded: June 2, 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Province: North Holland
Director: Axel Rüger
Subsidiary: Van Gogh Museum Enterprises
Public transit access: Van Baerlestraat/Museumplein; Tram line: 2, 3, 5, 12, 16, 24

Van Gogh Museum

3. Rijksmuseum

Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departments: Rijksmuseum library designed by Cuypers · Rijksmuseum Research Library
Phone: +31 20 674 7000
Founded: November 19, 1798
Architect: Pierre Cuypers
Director: Taco Dibbits
Construction started: 1876
Province: North Holland
Function: Museum


4. Vondelpark

Park in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Area: 47 ha (120 acres)
Province: North Holland
Created: 15 July 1865
Visitors: 10 million


5. The Jordaan

The narrow canals and streets of trendy Jordaan are flanked by indie boutiques, cozy pubs and hip eateries.
Stalls at the Noordermarkt square market offer jewelry, clothes, antiques and organic food.
Antiques Centre Amsterdam sells vintage ceramics and paintings, while smaller galleries in the area focus on innovative contemporary art.
Other attractions include the Houseboat Museum and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum.
Province: North Holland

The Jordaan

6. Centraal Station

Transit station in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Architect: Pierre Cuypers
Architectural styles: Gothic Revival architecture, Renaissance Revival architecture
Opened: October 15, 1889
Province: North Holland
Platforms in use: 11
Station code: Asd
Tracks: 15 total

Centraal Station

7. Heineken Experience

Interactive tour through beer giant’s history in former brewery, with a tasting room finale.
Service options: No delivery
Address: Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 721 5300

Heineken Experience

8. Body Worlds

Science museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Preserved human & animal remains are on display in a range of poses at this anatomy exhibit.
A 4-min walk from the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Address: Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 216 0601
Province: North Holland

Body Worlds

9. Red Light District

De Wallen is the medieval city center, crossed by canals and narrow alleys lined with old-school bars.
Surrounded by the neon-lit red-light district, the Oude Kerk is a centuries-old former church hosting cultural events.
Similarly, the old red-brick stock exchange, Beurs van Berlage, now presents exhibitions and concerts.
The Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder hides an ornate Catholic church in its 17th-century attic.
Province: North Holland

Red Light District

10. Museum Ons’Lieve Heer Op Solder

Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
A 2-min walk from the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38-40, 1012 EH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 624 6604
Province: North Holland
Number of visitors: 100,000 (more than)

Museum OnsLieve Heer Op Solder