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Art + Culture
Tour the house-turned-museum that Jewish World War II diarist Anne Frank lived in while she hid from Nazi persecution.
Royal Palace1.3 km
The Dutch Royal Palace is not a museum, but a functioning palace still used by the Dutch Royal House. Visitors are welcome to tour most times of the year.
This Dutch National Museum celebrates the vibrant art and rich history of Amsterdam. It’s particularly well known for its collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings created by Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer.
Van Gogh Museum2.4 km
Visit this museum dedicated entirely to the Netherlands’ most famous painter, Vincent Van Gogh. The museum is home to 200 Van Gogh paintings, including “Self-Portrait” and “Almond Blossoms,” as well as a collection of rare French fin-de-siècle prints.
A contemporary art museum in 20th-century townhouse featuring Banksy, Roy Lichtenstein and Icy & Scott, and only 15 minutes away on foot. Also, featuring a Marcel Wanders installation in the garden.
EYE Film Museum
A nearby hip place to hang out (café) + collection/exhibitions + spectacular architecture + hot new quarter of town, all just 15 minutes by bike.
Food + Drink
Albert Cuyp Markt3.5 km
This street market is the place to go for authentic stroopwafels, a Dutch delicacy made with caramel-like syrup sandwiched between two thin waffles.
Den Burgh20.65 km
An old farm-turned-restaurant, Den Burgh offers hearty Dutch entrées such as rib-eye and smoked salmon in an inviting and rustic atmosphere.
Winkel 431.7 km
Head to this cozy café for appeltaart, a Dutch take on apple pie that’s packed with large chunks of apple and topped with decadent whipped cream.
Amsterdam’s most popular farmers market is a lively spot, featuring cheese, bread, fish, honey, fruit, flowers, and more.
Amsterdam Duck Store1 km
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created giant floating sculptures of rubber ducks that have become famous around the world; bring home a souvenir of a cute rubber duck to remember your time in Amsterdam.
Founded in 1862, Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world. Buy bulbs, single flowers, or entire bouquets from flower stands attached to houseboats.
You’ll find everything from leather accessories to delicious street food at this multicultural outdoor market, open Monday through Saturday.
Magna Plaza1 km
Formerly the main Amsterdam post office, this late 19th-century, Neo-Gothic structure is now home to a large shopping mall with name-brand shops such as Lacoste and Swarovski.
Visit this hip and quirky shopping quarter, just 6 minutes on foot.
Moooi Brand Store
Luxurious showroom showcasing iconic furniture designs by internationally renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, also the designer of Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
Het Marnix1 km
Go for a swim in this upscale facility’s two heated pools, or relax in the sauna on the rooftop terrace. +31 20 524 6000
Sportcentrum Amstelpark6.6 km
Enjoy a lively game of tennis on the indoor-outdoor courts at this sports complex.
Go for a stroll or bike through this sprawling public park featuring an open-air theater, several playgrounds, and a handful of impressive statues.
Water from the Amstel River flows through Amsterdam’s famed canals. Bike alongside the river or opt for a boat tour. In some parts of the Amstel, you’ll find locals swimming.
AFAS Live9.7 km
Major headliners and pop acts perform at this venue on world tours, as it seats 5,500 people.
Jam out to jazz and improvised music at one of Amsterdam’s most popular jazz halls.
Attend a classical music performance in this concert hall built in the 1800s.
Dutch National Opera and Ballet1 km
Get dressed up and enjoy a night at the opera or ballet when you see a show at this Amsterdam stage.
Wander along canals straight out of a storybook in this picturesque city located only 15 miles north of Amsterdam. Try the town’s most famous product, cheese covered in red or yellow wax during your trip.
Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Farms33.5 km
Admire tulip fields bursting into brilliant color at Keukenhof Gardens, just 21 miles outside Amsterdam. Be sure to bring your camera.
Sixteen miles northeast of Amsterdam lies the traditional fishing village of Marken. This charming destination was an island until 1957, that’s when engineers connected it to the mainland via causeway. The well-preserved island is a fun spot to walk around.
Zaanse Schans Windmills20 km
Only 20 kilometers outside Amsterdam, you can catch a glimpse of the most enduring symbol of the Netherlands: the windmill. Tour the well-preserved collection of historic windmills.
Zandvoort is a popular beach destination located near to Amsterdam, with clean sandy beaches, popular beach bars and family activities.