Top 10 Amsterdam Attractions

The main things you must see and do in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam canal

  • 1. Canals
  • Walk or cruise down the Grachtengordel Canals, created in the 17th century and now urban wonders of the world, lined with beautifully-preserved buildings.
    Cruises and Tours: Amsterdam Canals

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

  • 2. Rijksmuseum

  • See the Dutch Golden Age treasures of this world-class museum which includes Rembrandt's masterpiece "Night Watch."
    Tickets: Rijksmuseum
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    Red Light District, Amsterdam

  • 3. Red Light District
  • It's not what it used to be, but the city's notorious district is still a sight to be seen. Explore it on a guided tour, and don’t overlook the architecture, the bars and restaurants.
    Tours: Red Light District Tours
    Locate it on the map: Red Light District

    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

  • 4. Van Gogh Museum
  • See the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Van Gogh art, including the artist's self-portrait.
    Tickets: Van Gogh Museum
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    Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

  • 5. Anne Frank House
  • Go on a deeply-moving tour of Anne Frank's hiding place, and learn more about the heart-breaking WWII story. Next door are exhibitions focusing on persecution and discrimination.
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    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • 6. Stedelijk Museum
  • Ever since it opened its modern wing in 2012, this museum of modern and contemporary art became one of the city's most visited attractions, with a collection that includes works by Andy Warhol, Matisse, Pollock, and many more.
    Tickets: Stedelijk Museum
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    Flower Market, Amsterdam

  • 7. Outdoor Markets
  • Browse through the Albert Cuyp street market (said to be the largest in Europe) and then go smell the flowers at the famous Bloemenmarkt flower market by a canal.
    Locate them on the map:
    Albert Cuypmarket

    Dam Square, Amsterdam

  • 8. Dam Square
  • The city's main square is always the stage for different activities and events, and the royal palace facing it is often open to visitors. From there, head in the direction of the city’s main pedestrian street, Kalverstraat.
    Locate it on the map: Dam Square

    Leidseplein, Amsterdam

  • 9. Leidseplein
  • Join locals and tourists at the outdoor cafés and restaurants of this lively square, the city's nightlife center. In the surroundings is some landmark architecture, such as that of the Stadsschouwburg Theater.
    Locate it on the map: Leidseplein

    Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

  • 10. Rembrandt House Museum
  • See what Rembrandt's life was like at the house where he lived for two decades and admire some of his etchings. There are also exhibitions of works from his contemporaries.
    Tickets: Rembrandt House Museum
    Official Website: Rembrandt House Museum

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