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Amsterdam Attractions

Visit Amsterdam's tourist attractions and other sights in Holland
The city of Amsterdam has a lot to offer for all types of tourists and of all ages. Many sights are within walking distance of eachother and attractions further away are easy to reach with public transport systems. On this site we have compiled a list of fun things to do in the city of Amsterdam. Of course there is more to discover in Holland if you are willing to travel a bit further. So we have also listed popular places worth visiting.





Popular Attractions


Canal Boat tours

Probably one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam. The boats depart from a centrally located dock near Central Station. The tour takes about an hour or so and goes through the canals of Amsterdam where you can see the historic houses and houseboats people live on.

Amsterdam Bike tours
Do as the dutch is the idea here. Getting around by bike is easy and fast plus it's good exercize. There are several companies that offer tours.

Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience is a self guided tour of approximately 1,5 hours. You can go in any time during opening hours and our staff will tell you all about the beer along the way!

De Westerkerk en Westertoren (Church monument)
The Westerkerk is a church monument that's open to the public between 11am and 3pm, six days a week (closed on Sundays).

Amsterdam Dungeon
A place where you can experience terrifying moments taken from dutch history.

Begijnhof (the Beguinage)
Begijnhof is a historic group of buildings. The exact history of this sight can be found on the website.

Artis Zoo
Easy to reach and not too far.

Red Light District
Just around the corner from de boat tour dock you can find the Red Light District and the sex museum

Floating flower market
The floating flower market is a permanent market where you can buy flowers and souvenirs. The stalls are build on floating boats in the canal. Location: Singel 1013, Amsterdam. Open 7 days a week

Dam Square

Centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam with National Monument Statue and Royal Palace. Close to main shopping streets and Madam Tussauds.

The Royal Palace

Located on Dam square. You can go on tours to visit the inside.

Vondelpark
Great park to relax

Museumplein (museum square) and the i am amsterdam letters
Great place to relax and take pictures. Located behind the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

Zaanseschans
Pitoresk neighborhood close to Amsterdam with typical historic houses, mills and first Albert Heijn store. Also includes wooden shoe shop.

Windmills
There are at least 8 mills in Amsterdam and one that you can visit inside. Outside of Amsterdam at Kinderdijk there are more mills to see in green surroundings.

Popular Museums

Rijksmuseum (National Museum)
Van Gogh museum
Amsterdam Museum (Historical)
Rembrandt House
Anne Frank House
Diamant Museum Amsterdam
Hermitage Amsterdam

Other museums
Het Karel Appelhuis
Cobra Museum for Modern Art
Allard Pierson museum

Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Museum Het Schip
Museum van Loon
Tropen museum
Houseboat museum


More sights and places of interest

Beurs van Berlage
Ajax Museum
Amsterdam Arena
Amsterdam Old Course
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Amsterdamse Poort
AMOLF
Aalsmeer Flower Auction
Amsterdamse Bos
Albert Cuyp Market
Amstelpark
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Amsterdam Vodka Museum
Beach West
Beach Zuid Amsterdam
Amstelchurch
De Balie
Het Concertgebouw
Byzantium
Cafe Mankind
Coster Diamonds
Canal Company Lovers
Canal Cruise Company Kooij
Canal Cruise Comany Plas
Casa Rosso
Dappermarket
Convent of Bethany
De Duif
De Meervaart
De Zaanse Schans Zaandam
Diamond Museum Amsterdam
De Waag
Dutch Resistance Museum
FOAM Museum of Photography
GE Commercial Finance Amsterdam
Ookmeer Golfclub
Europarking
Faculty of law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Gassan Diamonds
Flower Market
Fijnhout Theatre
Frascati Theatre
Fashion Museum
Gaasperplas Park
Fo Guang Shan temple
Hollandsche Schouwburg
Heineken Breweries
Holland Experience
Het Betty Asfalt Complex
Het Muziektheater
Heineken Music Hall
Holland Casino Amsterdam
Holland Casino Schiphol Airport
Ice Bar Amsterdam
House of Bols
House boat Museum
Het Kattenkabinet
Holland International Canal Cruises
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Het Stenen Hoofd
House Marseille, Museum for Photography
Ijburg beach- Blijburg
Jewish Historical Museum
Jeugdtheater De Krakeling
Kalverstraat
Jaap Eden Iceskating
Magna Plaza
Lighthouse Amsterdam
Mahler
Luterse kerk Amsterdam
Keytours Excursions
Meeting Plaza Amsterdam
Movie Museum
Netherlands Maritime Museum
Nes Theaters
NEMO
Melkweg
New church
Museumplein
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ
Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Museum of bags and purses Hendrikje
National Pipe Museum
Museum van Loon
Multatuli Museum
Museum Werf 't Kromhout
Old Stock Exchange
Rai Amsterdam Congrescenter
Nieuwe de la Mar Theater
Paradiso
Pepsi Stage
Old church
Osdorpplein
Q-park Bos en Lommer
Philips Breitner Center
Noorderkerk
Noordermarkt
Nieuwmarkt
Amsterdam Olympic Stadium
NIKHEF
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Our Lord in the attic
Odeon Amsterdam
Oosterpark Church
Schreierstoren (Weepers' Tower)
Rockarchive.nl
Southern Church
Saint Nicholas Church
Shippinghouse
Science Park Amsterdam Bijlmer
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Theatermuseum Amsterdam
Theater Carré
Theater De Brakke Grond
Theater de Kleine Komedie
Theater De Meervaart
Theater De Rode Hoed
Theater Bellevue
Theater De Engelenbak
Theaterfabriek Amsterdam
Supper Club Amsterdam
The Bananenbar
The Sloten Windmill
Theatre de Balie
Theatre De Melkweg
Theatre cafe Mozaiek
The Biblical Museum
Theo Thijssen Museum
Waterlandse Golf Club
Tussenmeer
Tuschinski Theater
Waterloo Square
VU University Amsterdam
World Fashion Centre
Vondelchurch Amsterdam
Torture Museum
Westergasfabriek
Wijnand Fockinck
World's Narrowest House
World Trade Center Amsterdam

Places to visit outside of Amsterdam

Den Haag, Rotterdam and Utrecht




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