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Attractions in Amsterdam


Below you can find a list of all the attractions that Amsterdam has to offer. Our Top 10 list gives a good idea of what attractions that you simply shouldn't miss on your trip. Once you've seen all of these, you can move onto the many other attractions and side trips around the city.

 

Top 10 Amsterdam Attractions

5 Star5€ to 10€
The Anne Frank House museum is dedicated to the lives of Anne Frank, her family and friends who secretly hid from the Nazis from 1942 to 1945.
5 Star10€ to 20€
The Rijksmuseum is the Netherlands largest art and history museum.
5 StarFree
Dam Square is a buzzing town square in Amsterdam's historical city centre.
4 StarFree
The Red Light district of Amsterdam openly displays prostitution and sex industry related entertainment.
5 Star10€ to 20€
An interactive journey inside the Heineken brewery.
4 Star10€ to 20€
NEMO Science Center is the largest science center in the Netherlands.
5 Star5€ to 10€
Van Gogh Museum contains the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh artwork as well as other works of his 19th century contemporaries.
4 StarFree
Vondelpark is the largest park in the Netherlands. It is situated to the south of Amsterdam.
4 Star5€ to 10€
A museum telling the story of Dutch Resistance during World War Two.
4 Star5€ to 10€
Amstelkring Museum is a well preserved example of a 16th century Dutch canal house with the added bonus of having a magnificent Catholic Church hidden in its attic.

Shopping in Amsterdam

4 Star5€ to 10€
Albert Cuypmarkt IS the largest open air market in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Antiekmarkt De Looier is the Netherlans largest indoor antique market.
4 StarFree
Bloemenmarkt is the world’s only floating flower market.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A market described as the "Pearl of Amsterdam".
4 Star10€ to 20€
Amsterdam's biggest department store.
3 StarOver 20€
The Maison De Bonneterie is a luxurious upmarket department store centrally located in Rokin Street, Amsterdam.
5 Star5€ to 10€
De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets) is a charming shopping area situated in the heart of the Amsterdam canals district.
4 Star5€ to 10€
Kalverstraat is the most expensive street in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A popular shopping center, offering a large selection of branded stores.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A stunning designer shopping centre set inside a 19th Century building.
3 StarOver 20€
One of Amsterdam's most historic department stores.
5 Star5€ to 10€
Nieuwendijk is the oldest street in Amsterdam. It can trace its history back to the 1200s and is now one of the best shopping streets in Amsterdam.
3 StarOver 20€
P. C. Hoofstraat is the most expensive street in Amsterdam. It is located close to the Rijksmuseum district.
3 Star5€ to 10€
V & D is one of the largest department stores in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Waterlooplein is Amsterdam’s biggest flea market. It is centrally located just south of the Red Light district.

Nightlife in Amsterdam

3 Star5€ to 10€
Trendy club popular with the gay scene
3 Star5€ to 10€
One of the best jazz clubs in the world
3 Star5€ to 10€
Top venue for live music and theater performances.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Comedy in English on the famous Leidseplein
3 Star5€ to 10€
Blues club with live music every day of the week
3 Star5€ to 10€
Central Amsterdam club spread over three floors
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam's trendy Latino nightclub
3 Star5€ to 10€
Exclusive nightclub in the centre of Amsterdam
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam’s most popular student club
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam’s biggest club
3 Star5€ to 10€
Over 200 different beers on offer in this Bierproeflokal
3 Star5€ to 10€
One of Amsterdam's biggest entertainment venues
3 Star5€ to 10€
Irish Music Bar on the river Amstel
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam's cafe/restaurant that could be mistaken for a factory
3 Star5€ to 10€
Club and restaurant in the east of Amsterdam
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam's nightclub in an old church
3 Star5€ to 10€
An innovative music venue next to the Leidseplein.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam's chilled out DJ cafe
3 Star5€ to 10€
A lavishly decorated night club, with its own Chinese restaurant.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam's first mega club
3 Star5€ to 10€
An up market clubbing venue set near the Leidseplein.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Nightclub in the Jordaan quarter

Side Trips near Amsterdam

4 Star10€ to 20€
Muiderslot is a medieval castle first construction in 1280.
3 StarFree
The Hague is only 40 km south of Amsterdam. It is a city rich in culture and history.
3 StarFree
Rotterdam is Europe’s largest trading port, approximately 52 kilometers south of Amsterdam..
3 StarFree
Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. It is within an easy one hour commute from Amsterdam.
4 StarFree
Zandvoort is a popular seaside town located close to Amsterdam alongside the North Sea.

Miscellaneous

3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam Historical Museum chronicles the history of the city from its humble beginnings in the 13th to contemporary times.
4 Star10€ to 20€
Artis Zoo is the oldest zoo in Amsterdam.
3 StarFree
Begijnhof is the oldest enclosed courtyard remaining in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A fascinating canal-side museum dedicated to the holy book.
4 Star5€ to 10€
Brouwerij ‘t IJ is the smallest brewery in Amsterdam.

Castles and Cathedrals

4 Star5€ to 10€
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was constructed in the middle of the 17th Century. Although owned by the city of Amsterdam, it is still used for royal functions and ceremonies.
4 Star10€ to 20€
Muiderslot is a medieval castle first construction in 1280.
4 StarFree
Amsterdam's transport hub for trains, the metro, buses, trams and even ferries.

Churches and Cathedrals

3 StarFree
Saint Nicholas Church was constructed in the late 19th century.
3 StarFree
One of the most historic churches in Amsterdam.
3 StarFree
The South Church was built in the early 17th Century. It was the first Protestant Church commissioned by the Dutch Reformed Church.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Nieuwe Kerk is a historical 15th century church which is mainly used to host international exhibits showcasing cultures and religions from around the world.
3 StarFree
Protestant Church close to the Central Station
3 StarFree
One of the Netherlands most historic Churches.
3 StarFree
Begijnhof is the oldest enclosed courtyard remaining in Amsterdam.
3 StarOver 20€
The most famous Concert Hall in the Netherlands.
3 Star1€ to 5€
An interesting and risqué insight into the history of erotica.

Famous Squares and Streets

5 StarFree
Dam Square is a buzzing town square in Amsterdam's historical city centre.
3 StarFree
A square in Amsterdam renowned for its nightlife and theatres.
3 StarFree
One of Amsterdams most bustling marketplaces.
3 Star5€ to 10€
The Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum is solely dedicated to all things to do with cannabis.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Hortus Botanicus is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and also one of the oldest in the world.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A museum devoted to Jewish history and culture.
3 Star1€ to 5€
The Cat Museum is devoted to all artwork involving cats.
4 Star5€ to 10€
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was constructed in the middle of the 17th Century. Although owned by the city of Amsterdam, it is still used for royal functions and ceremonies.
3 StarFree
A square in Amsterdam renowned for its nightlife and theatres.
4 StarOver 20€
Madame Tussauds is a world famous waxwork museum
2 StarFree
Amsterdam's most historic medieval Tower.

Monuments and Memorials

2 StarFree
Amsterdam's most historic medieval Tower.
2 StarFree
Munttoren is the only remaining part of Amsterdam’s original city gates.
2 StarFree
Munttoren is the only remaining part of Amsterdam’s original city gates.

Museums and Galleries

5 Star10€ to 20€
The Rijksmuseum is the Netherlands largest art and history museum.
4 Star5€ to 10€
Amstelkring Museum is a well preserved example of a 16th century Dutch canal house with the added bonus of having a magnificent Catholic Church hidden in its attic.
3 Star1€ to 5€
An interesting and risqué insight into the history of erotica.
3 Star1€ to 5€
A museum tracking the history of sex and pornography.
5 Star5€ to 10€
Van Gogh Museum contains the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh artwork as well as other works of his 19th century contemporaries.
4 Star5€ to 10€
An intriguing building that houses an impressive collection of Rembrandt’s works.
5 Star5€ to 10€
The Anne Frank House museum is dedicated to the lives of Anne Frank, her family and friends who secretly hid from the Nazis from 1942 to 1945.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Tropenmuseum is a museum dedicated to the lives of people who inhabit the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
4 Star10€ to 20€
NEMO Science Center is the largest science center in the Netherlands.
4 Star5€ to 10€
A museum telling the story of Dutch Resistance during World War Two.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Amsterdam Historical Museum chronicles the history of the city from its humble beginnings in the 13th to contemporary times.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A museum devoted to Jewish history and culture.
3 Star1€ to 5€
A look at one of the more gruesome museums in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
A fascinating canal-side museum dedicated to the holy book.
3 StarFree
The Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guards Gallery) houses a collection of portraits of prominent Amsterdam citizens.
3 Star5€ to 10€
The Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum is solely dedicated to all things to do with cannabis.
3 StarOver 20€
The Muziektheater is a performing arts center, which houses the National Netherland’s Opera, the National Ballet and the Holland Symphony Orchestra. It also incorporates the City Town Hall.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Nieuwe Kerk is a historical 15th century church which is mainly used to host international exhibits showcasing cultures and religions from around the world.
3 StarFree
Protestant Church close to the Central Station
2 StarFree
The Olympic Stadium was constructed for the 1928 summer Olympics.
3 StarFree
One of the most historic churches in Amsterdam.
4 Star5€ to 10€
An intriguing building that houses an impressive collection of Rembrandt’s works.
3 StarFree
The Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guards Gallery) houses a collection of portraits of prominent Amsterdam citizens.
3 Star1€ to 5€
A museum tracking the history of sex and pornography.
3 StarFree
Saint Nicholas Church was constructed in the late 19th century.
4 StarOver 20€
A light hearted look at Amsterdam's more gruesome past.
3 Star1€ to 5€
A look at one of the more gruesome museums in Amsterdam.
3 Star5€ to 10€
Tropenmuseum is a museum dedicated to the lives of people who inhabit the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
3 StarFree
One of Amsterdams most bustling marketplaces.
3 StarFree
One of the Netherlands most historic Churches.
3 StarFree
The South Church was built in the early 17th Century. It was the first Protestant Church commissioned by the Dutch Reformed Church.
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