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  • Bridge of 15 Bridges

    Bridge of 15 Bridges

    If you wish to enjoy the most beautiful views of the city of Amsterdam, Bridge of 15 Bridges is the place to head to. This is, in fact, among the top attractions of the Dutch capital. It is the only point in the city from where you can witness the ...

  • Herengracht


    Herengracht is the most important canal in the city. From the 17th century till today, the area surrounding the canal is considered to be very posh and prestigious, with the most influential people having homes here. This canal is an excellent way to experience the old world charm that Amsterdam ...

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  • Singel


    Singel is a canal ring that encircled the city of Amsterdam in the medieval ages. It consists of a network of canals that were symbolic of Amsterdam for a very long time, until Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel in 1585. There are many prominent landmarks of Amsterdam that lie along ...

  • Zeedijk


    Running between Prins Hendrikkade and Nieuwmarkt, Zeedijk is a street in Chinatown in Amsterdam and boasts of many small restaurants, eateries, bars and lounges. Zeedijk is also one of the oldest and liveliest streets in the city. Among the many eateries here, Nam Kee is a popular one courtesy its ...

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  • Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren)

    Weeping Tower (Schreierstoren)

    The Schreierstoren, or the Weeping Tower, is what remains of Amsterdam’s stone city wall from the medieval (1485) era. This was the place from where Henry Hudson had set sail on his journey to discover Northern America and where the sailors’ wives were weeping to see them depart. This is ...

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  • Nieuwmarkt


    Nieuwmarkt is a district in Amsterdam known for its vibrant markets and happening nightlife scene. Located in the old city centre, it has been the commercial and socializing hub in the city since the 17th century. Nieuwmarkt is full of life at all times of the day. During the daytime, ...

  • Magere Brug

    Magere Brug

    Built in an old Dutch style, the bridge over River Amstel is known as Magere Brug and connects Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. It is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful structures in Amsterdam. The illuminated bridge at night makes for a wonderful sight and is a popular spot if you ...

  • Rembrandtplein


    Rembrandtplein or Rembrandt Square is located in Central Amsterdam and is named after the famous artist Rembrandt van Rijn. The Dutch painter’s statue stands in the middle of the square. One of the busiest spots in the city, Rembrandtplein is a great place to stop by for relaxation while touring ...

  • Dam Square

    Dam Square

    Day or night, Dam Square is full of life and energy at all times of the day. Truly the heart of Amsterdam, this town square is home to many prominent landmarks and notable buildings in the city. The Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Madame Tussauds Museum and War Memorial are some ...

  • The Amstel

    The Amstel

    The Amstel is a river which runs through the city of Amsterdam. Amstel River countryside is something you must explore on your trip to the Netherlands. Biking is a popular activity in the area and is a good way to witness the beauty of the green fields, grazing cows, country ...

  • Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)

    Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)

    Whether you are a history buff or a bibliophile, there are reasons enough for you to visit this specialty museum and a major landmark in the Dutch capital. History lovers come here to witness displays on the life, times and suffering of the Jews during the Second World War. The ...

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  • The Jordaan

    The Jordaan

    Jordaan is a shopping and dining hub in Greenwich Village in Amsterdam. It has emerged from a working-class locality to one of the high-end and upscale neighbourhoods in the city of Amsterdam. What draws thousands of people to this neighbourhood is the fact that it’s narrow alleys are lined with ...

  • Museumplein


    Museumplein or Museum Square is a public square in Amsterdam. As the name suggests, it is home to three important museums in the city - Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. The grand concert hall Concertgebouw also stands here. In addition to these landmarks, the square is also a ...

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  • Royal Palace

    Royal Palace

    The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is an important historical site in the city. Originally used as a city hall for magistrates, today it is one of the three palaces at the King’s disposal and is often used for royal events. While the palace is open to the public throughout the ...

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  • Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

    Central Library (Openbare Bibliotheek)

    Not all libraries double up as tourist attractions but this one definitely does. Centrally located, Openbare Bibliotheek is an ideal place for relaxation for locals and tourists alike. With an area of 28,000 square meters, it enjoys the status of being the largest library in Europe with a collection that ...

  • Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

    Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

    Leiden Square or Leidseplein is Amsterdam’s most lively and busy public squares. The square is alive with hundreds of bars, cafés and pubs and the freestyle jazz performers who display their talent all through the day. Wait for the sun to set and watch Leidseplein turn into a happening nightlife ...

  • Haarlemmerstraat


    Haarlemmerstraat is a neighbourhood dotted with countless attractions for tourists and locals alike. There are stylish boutiques, specialty stores, trendy salons and a number of café and restaurants to top the list. From humble and cosy dining venues to happening drinking spots, there’s everything to keep you busy in this ...

  • Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

    One of the main canals of Amsterdam, Emperor's Canal has been named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. With a width of 31 meters, it is the widest canal in the inner city. Summers are a good time for sailing on this canal and in winters, when it freezes, it becomes ...

  • Begijnhof


    Begijnhof is the oldest courtyard in Amsterdam and is home to many historic buildings and important centres. There are beautifully built tiny houses that surround the manicured gardens and well-kept courtyard. While you are here, don’t miss Het Houten Huis, Amsterdam’s oldest house. Two other significant buildings here are ...

  • Brouwersgracht


    Situated on the northern border of the canal ring, Brouwersgracht is, without doubt, the prettiest canal in Amsterdam. Known for its picturesque bridges and the houseboats which line the canal, it offers many beautiful photo opportunities to visitors in Amsterdam. Stand by the canal to take in the true feel ...