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Amsterdam

4.1
Venice of the North
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere. The city is made up of a network of picturesque canals with small streets lining each side. The little squares, many bridges, and tall, thin houses lend a special intimacy to the place, earning Amsterdam the nickname "Venice of the North." Although the city is quite touristy, it is also the most populous city in the Netherlands, which allows you to blend in with the locals for an authentic experience. The 17th-century architecture combined with booming industries make it a popular destination for travellers with a variety of interests. Whether you are interested in the history and culture contained in the many museums, want to stroll down the quaint streets of an old European city, or just looking for a good party, Amsterdam has much to offer. Our The Netherlands visit planner allows you to schedule your trip to Amsterdam, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Anne Frank House ©
History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vondelpark ©
Park
Vondelpark
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Amsterdam

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Art Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Jordaan ©
Neighborhood
The Jordaan
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
NEMO Science Museum ©
Science Museum
NEMO Science Museum
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Royal Palace Amsterdam ©
Architectural Building
Royal Palace Amsterdam
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Amsterdam

Frans Hals Museum ©
Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum Haarlem
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Madurodam ©
Theme Park
Madurodam The Hague
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Art Gallery
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Grote Markt ©
Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt Haarlem
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Amsterdam

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Specialty Museum
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ©
Art Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
History Museum
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum ©
History Museum
Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Amsterdam

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Albert Cuyp Market ©
Flea Market
Albert Cuyp Market
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
The American Book Center ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The American Book Center
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Van Stapele Koekmakerij ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Van Stapele Koekmakerij
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bloemenmarkt ©
Flea Market
Bloemenmarkt
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Amsterdam

Amstelpark ©
Park
Amstelpark
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam ©
Garden
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Flevopark
Park
Flevopark
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rijksmuseum Gardens ©
Garden
Rijksmuseum Gardens
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wetlands Safari ©
Eco Tour
Wetlands Safari
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Fine Cycling Amsterdam ©
Bike Tour
Fine Cycling Amsterdam
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Proeflokaal Arendsnest ©
Nightlife
Proeflokaal Arendsnest
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Classic Boat Tours ©
Private Tour
Classic Boat Tours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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