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Top Things To See In Amsterdam

Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt, catch a concert at the Beurs van Berlage, or just sleepily drift down old-world canals, there are plenty of fascinating things to see in Amsterdam. If you’re thinking about planning your first visit to the city, or are just looking to get reacquainted with a gem of classical Europe, you can now take a virtual voyage around this delightful Dutch domain. Simply click through our 360° views of some of the city’s most noteworthy attractions and you can navigate bustling Dam Square, discover verdant Vondelpark, or explore the crow-filled world of Van Gogh, all without leaving your living room.

Van Gogh Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • The Van Gogh Museum features the world’s largest collection of the artist’s works, and includes notable pieces such as Wheatfield with Crows, View of Paris from Vincent’s Room in the Rue Lepic, and Sunflowers, one of the world’s best-known works of art. The museum offers a walk through Van Gogh’s turbulent life, and also provides tours, lectures and workshops. If you’re travelling with kids you’ll find a range of family-friendly activities, along with a special child-friendly interactive guide. You can book your ticket and choose your multimedia guide through the museum’s online platform, but first, why not take a different kind of digital journey with a 360° stroll around the building?
  • The Van Gogh Museum features the world’s largest collection of the artist’s works, and includes notable pieces such as Wheatfield with Crows, View of Paris from Vincent’s Room in the Rue Lepic, and Sunflowers, one of the world’s best-known works of art. The museum offers a walk through Van Gogh’s turbulent life, and also provides tours, lectures and workshops. If you’re travelling with kids you’ll find a range of family-friendly activities, along with a special child-friendly interactive guide. You can book your ticket and choose your multimedia guide through the museum’s online platform, but first, why not take a different kind of digital journey with a 360° stroll around the building?
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Vondelpark
  • Vondelpark
  • One of Europe’s most charming parks, Vondelpark has long held a special place in the hearts of the Dutch, and it’s the perfect spot for a day of biking, lazing by the ponds or relaxing as the kids explore the playground. Vondelpark hosts concerts in the summer, and visitors can sit beneath the horse chestnuts and enjoy a picnic of Hollandse Nieuwe pickled herring or stop by one of the four eateries for a bracing cup of Dutch coffee. Those looking to breezily explore everything the park has to offer can hire a pair of skates to get around: recommended attractions include Picasso’s sculpture The Fish, and the Rose Garden, which is home to 70 different varieties.
  • One of Europe’s most charming parks, Vondelpark has long held a special place in the hearts of the Dutch, and it’s the perfect spot for a day of biking, lazing by the ponds or relaxing as the kids explore the playground. Vondelpark hosts concerts in the summer, and visitors can sit beneath the horse chestnuts and enjoy a picnic of Hollandse Nieuwe pickled herring or stop by one of the four eateries for a bracing cup of Dutch coffee. Those looking to breezily explore everything the park has to offer can hire a pair of skates to get around: recommended attractions include Picasso’s sculpture The Fish, and the Rose Garden, which is home to 70 different varieties.
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Rijksmuseum
  • Rijksmuseum
  • The Rijksmuseum is a must-see destination for art lovers and those interested in Dutch history, as it houses a number of truly impressive exhibits, including a vast collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is probably the best-known work here – it even has a room named after it – but the paintings by Vermeer, Hals and Jacob van Ruisdael are equally impressive. The property is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant and the Rijksmuseum Research Library, the largest public art research library in the Netherlands.
  • The Rijksmuseum is a must-see destination for art lovers and those interested in Dutch history, as it houses a number of truly impressive exhibits, including a vast collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is probably the best-known work here – it even has a room named after it – but the paintings by Vermeer, Hals and Jacob van Ruisdael are equally impressive. The property is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant and the Rijksmuseum Research Library, the largest public art research library in the Netherlands.
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Rembrandt House Museum
  • Rembrandt House Museum
  • Situated in the artist’s former residence in what’s now Jodenbreestraat, the Rembrandt House Museum lets visitors walk in the footsteps of one of the art world’s foremost figures, as well as get a taste of life in 17th-century Amsterdam. The museum has been painstakingly refurbished with period-era furnishings and objets d’art, creating a cosy, intriguing look at Rembrandt’s life and times. The museum’s collection includes a nearly complete set of Rembrandt’s etchings, along with a number of paintings by pre-Rembrandt artists. There are often free demonstrations and art-inspired activities, so it’s worth taking a look at the events calendar when planning a visit.
  • Situated in the artist’s former residence in what’s now Jodenbreestraat, the Rembrandt House Museum lets visitors walk in the footsteps of one of the art world’s foremost figures, as well as get a taste of life in 17th-century Amsterdam. The museum has been painstakingly refurbished with period-era furnishings and objets d’art, creating a cosy, intriguing look at Rembrandt’s life and times. The museum’s collection includes a nearly complete set of Rembrandt’s etchings, along with a number of paintings by pre-Rembrandt artists. There are often free demonstrations and art-inspired activities, so it’s worth taking a look at the events calendar when planning a visit.
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Science Center NEMO
  • Science Center NEMO
  • Offering four floors of hands-on experiments, technology exhibits and science-themed attractions, the NEMO Science Museum is bound to invoke wonder and stoke curiosity in adults and children alike. The museum’s range of revolving exhibitions covering topics ranging from the search for life in the universe, to historical technology and everyday phenomena. The science centre is housed inside a vast green copper-clad hull overlooking the Oosterdok, just opposite the Maritime Museum, making the area a prime place for a family day out. Visitors should make sure to stop by the museum’s rooftop terrace, which provides some of the best views in the city.
  • Offering four floors of hands-on experiments, technology exhibits and science-themed attractions, the NEMO Science Museum is bound to invoke wonder and stoke curiosity in adults and children alike. The museum’s range of revolving exhibitions covering topics ranging from the search for life in the universe, to historical technology and everyday phenomena. The science centre is housed inside a vast green copper-clad hull overlooking the Oosterdok, just opposite the Maritime Museum, making the area a prime place for a family day out. Visitors should make sure to stop by the museum’s rooftop terrace, which provides some of the best views in the city.
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Dam Square
  • Dam Square
  • Just a short stroll from Centraal Station, bustling Dam Square is not just a meeting place, it’s an attraction. The square dates from the 13th century and draws throngs of locals and tourists alike, along with troupes of colourful street performers who come to catch the crowds drifting through the cosy cafes and chi-chi shops. For visitors looking for things to do in Amsterdam, the biggest draw here is the Royal Palace, but the Beurs van Berlage – a former stock exchange – is an impressive spot to catch a concert or exhibition, and architecture aficionados will appreciate the Gothic styling of Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church.
  • Just a short stroll from Centraal Station, bustling Dam Square is not just a meeting place, it’s an attraction. The square dates from the 13th century and draws throngs of locals and tourists alike, along with troupes of colourful street performers who come to catch the crowds drifting through the cosy cafes and chi-chi shops. For visitors looking for things to do in Amsterdam, the biggest draw here is the Royal Palace, but the Beurs van Berlage – a former stock exchange – is an impressive spot to catch a concert or exhibition, and architecture aficionados will appreciate the Gothic styling of Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church.
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Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • Set just off bustling Dam Square, the 17th-century Royal Palace was originally Amsterdam’s Town Hall, and is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch monarchy. Today it mainly serves as a location for ceremonies and state functions, and the palace’s doors are open to the public for most of the year. Perhaps the most notable sight in the palace is the Citizen’s Hall, a vast room adorned with statues, an inlaid marble floor, and artwork by Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. Free audio guides are available, and you can click through our 360° guide above to take a look at the Royal Palace from the comfort of your own home.
  • Set just off bustling Dam Square, the 17th-century Royal Palace was originally Amsterdam’s Town Hall, and is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch monarchy. Today it mainly serves as a location for ceremonies and state functions, and the palace’s doors are open to the public for most of the year. Perhaps the most notable sight in the palace is the Citizen’s Hall, a vast room adorned with statues, an inlaid marble floor, and artwork by Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. Free audio guides are available, and you can click through our 360° guide above to take a look at the Royal Palace from the comfort of your own home.
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Anne Frank House
  • Anne Frank House
  • There are few attractions as moving as the unassuming house overlooking the canal at Prinsengracht 263. The canal house was once home to Anne Frank and her family, and now features a museum exhibiting her original diary, as well as photographs, objects from the original house, and the Best Supporting Actress Oscar that Shelley Winters received for The Diary of Anne Frank. Visitors can see the reconstructed moveable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for two years, and reflect in the silent chambers that once sheltered the Van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer. Queues to get in can be lengthy, so booking in advance is recommended.
  • There are few attractions as moving as the unassuming house overlooking the canal at Prinsengracht 263. The canal house was once home to Anne Frank and her family, and now features a museum exhibiting her original diary, as well as photographs, objects from the original house, and the Best Supporting Actress Oscar that Shelley Winters received for The Diary of Anne Frank. Visitors can see the reconstructed moveable bookcase that concealed the annex where the Franks hid for two years, and reflect in the silent chambers that once sheltered the Van Pels and Fritz Pfeffer. Queues to get in can be lengthy, so booking in advance is recommended.
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Oude Kerk
  • Oude Kerk
  • The oldest building in Amsterdam, Oude Kerk dates from 1213, and is situated in the neon-soaked De Wallen neighbourhood. Rembrandt’s children were christened in Oude Kerk and his wife was buried here in 1642; her tomb is still marked with a shrine that’s illuminated by the sun every March. The church stands on a cemetery where Dutch citizens were interred until the late 19th century, and visitors will discover the graves of a number of aristocrats, painters and scientists. The church’s location in the Red Light District makes for an interesting juxtaposition, and Oude Kerk is especially popular in mid-March, when religious revellers come to celebrate “The Miracle of Amsterdam”.
  • The oldest building in Amsterdam, Oude Kerk dates from 1213, and is situated in the neon-soaked De Wallen neighbourhood. Rembrandt’s children were christened in Oude Kerk and his wife was buried here in 1642; her tomb is still marked with a shrine that’s illuminated by the sun every March. The church stands on a cemetery where Dutch citizens were interred until the late 19th century, and visitors will discover the graves of a number of aristocrats, painters and scientists. The church’s location in the Red Light District makes for an interesting juxtaposition, and Oude Kerk is especially popular in mid-March, when religious revellers come to celebrate “The Miracle of Amsterdam”.
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