This city, full of colorful homes, canals and bridges, is one of Europe's most picturesque capitals. Must-sees on any visitor's itinerary include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the world's only floating flower market. Rent a bike and join thousands of locals navigating Amsterdam's labyrinthine streets, or just take in the sights on foot. For an unusual and memorable alternative to hotels, consider staying in a houseboat.
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The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Amazing collection of old masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer, etc. Good 19th century artists with present exhibit, High Societ ( worth looking at) with a Munch and Sargent, etc. Hire a privateguide for this gem if you can swing it...
4.5 based on 50 reviews
Due to renewal work, until 1 July 2018, all visitors must purchase an online ticket with a time slot in advance. Tickets are made available on the website www.annefrank.org two months in advance. The Anne Frank House is a small museum with limited capacity. The demand for tickets is far greater than the number available, so there may be no tickets available for certain dates. We hope you can find a suitable date and welcome you in the Anne Frank House.
Learning about Anne Frank at school doesn’t do the experience of seeing the house justice. The audio tour allows you an insight to the life of Anne and her family, before, during and after the war. It’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster but this gives you an insight to the fear and emotion her family would have felt whilst hiding here.
4.5 based on 50 reviews
Discover the world's largest collection of works by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, featuring masterpieces such as Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom and The Bedroom.
Great information and opportunity to learn about Artist and see world classic art. Listened to guide and learned things we did not know. Sad how troubled he was!
Suggest getting here early. Was not ridiculously mobbed when we arrived but was getting like that when we left. They tell you no pics when there but I must have been the only person in the entire place that listened! Maybe they want to sell the pics and postcards in the gift shops?
4.5 based on 9 reviews
This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty shops, cafes and designer boutiques.
After Amsterdam's crowdy touristic places, this neighbourhood was a great place to take a walk around and have a efw drinks. You may absolutely make the canal sightseeings here. During winter period most of the canals were frozen and it was a nice experience to walk on them. Do not forget to visit local markets.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, jogging and picnicking.
Think New York’s Central Park but on a smaller scale and flatter and you’ve got the essence of the place. It may lack some of the imaginative layout and planting of its American counterpart but it’s a very charming place nonetheless. There are small lakes with cafes, rollerbladers and of course hundreds of cyclists en route to somewhere or other or just cycling round the perimeter. We did wonder if the public minded founders of Central Park had been at least a little influenced by this place given its obvious if more modest similarities.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
Completed in 1889 and located in the heart of town, this neo-Renaissance rail station was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, the same person who designed the famous Rijksmuseum.
If you have time to look around at platform level, there are wonderful sights (as indeed there are looking at the front of the station). There is a shopping street in the station (but outside the barriers), with a good range of shops. Within the barriers there is a decent selection of food, news, and other shops. Travellers with luggage can use lifts, or on one side of the central access area, escalators (there are pretty steep stairs on the other side). There are three access areas to the platforms: a central one, and one at each side. You need to work out clearly whether trains leave from the A or B parts of the platforms (which are long). I find it an easily confusing place if you are not careful.
4 based on 19 reviews
The Heineken Experience is a self guided interactive journey through the world of Heineken(R). You can discover the history of the company, the 4 natural ingredients of our beer, the brewing process, a tasting room and the Heineken(R) brand. At the end of the tour you can enjoy 2 Heinekens(R) or learn how to draught the perfect Heineken(R).
The Heineken Experience was a surprisingly interactive tour. You could spend 45 mins there or a couple hours there because you can go at your own pace after the initial background info. As you’re walking through, there are games, photo booths, etc. which makes it great for all ages and photo opportunities.
You get 3 Heinekens included in the entrance price (one during the tour part and two at the end in the bar area). The bar plays music and has an ongoing beer pouring competition that you can easily participate in. Two of the friends in our group did this and they got a 4th free beer by playing.
Fun experience even if you’re not a beer drinker and definitely worth the price!
4 based on 11 reviews
All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the War Memorial overlook this vast and bustling open space.
DAM square is a large intersection of trams, the location of the Palace and adjacent to the Red Light District. Madam Tussaud’s museum is also located on the square. The Anne Frank house is only 3 canals away.
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