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If you're planning a citytrip to Amsterdam, here's the place to start
With its unique architectural and cultural heritage, the capital of the Netherlands has attracted travellers from all over the world with its canals and its unmistakeable cosmopolitan atmosphere. A visit to the city on the Amstel is an unforgettable experience.
Tourist favorites in Amsterdam
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Public Library Amsterdam) is a collective name for all public libraries in Amsterdam. The largest of these libraries, the Centrale Bibliotheek, moved to the Prinsengracht in 1977 and 30 years later, in July 2007, to the Oosterdokseiland, just east of Amsterdam Centraal station. It is the largest public library in Europe. The building was designed by Jo Coenen, the former state architect (Rijksbouwmeester) of the Netherlands. Read more
The Concertgebouw is a concert hall. The Dutch term "concertgebouw" literally translates into English as "concert building". Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with places such as Boston's Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna. The architect of the building was Adolf Leonard van Gendt, who was inspired by the Neue Gewandhaus in Leipzig, built two years earlier (and destroyed in 1943). Read more
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building. As well as the preservation of the hiding place â€” known in Dutch as the Achterhuis â€” and an exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, the museum acts as an exhibition space to highlight all forms of persecution and discrimination. Read more
The Jordaan is a district bordered by four canals: the Lijnbaansgracht canal, the Prinsengracht, the Brouwersgracht and the Leidsegracht. Tracing its roots from 1612, today the Jordaan is one of the most visited destinations in Amsterdam, as well as one of the most expensive, upscale locations in the Netherlands. The Jordaan boasts a number of art galleries, speciality shops and restaurants. It also hosts several markets that are held regularly at Noordermarkt, the Westerstraat and Lindengracht. Other points of interest include the Westerkerk church and the Anne Frank House. Read more
The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum on the Museumplein. The museum is dedicated to arts, crafts, and history. It has a large collection ofpaintings from the Dutch Golden Age and a substantial collection of Asian art. It also displays the stern of the HMS Royal Charles which was captured in the Raid on the Medway, and the Hartog plate. The museum was founded in 1800 in The Hague to exhibit the collections of the Dutch stadtholders. It was inspired by French example. By then it was known as the National Art Gallery (Dutch: Nationale Kunst-Gallerij). In 1808 the museum moved to Amsterdam on the orders of king Louis Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. The paintings owned by that city, such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt, became part of the collection. Read more
A short walk from Dam Square, the Royal Palace and Madame Tussauds, the Rembrandt Classic Hotel Amsterdam enjoys a privileged city centre location. Westerkerk and Anne Frankhuis are a five minute walk to the north, whilst Begijnhof and Amsterdam Historical Museum are a five minute walk south on Spui. Trams run along the surrounding streets, providing public transport connections to further attractions. A comfortable 3 star establishment, Hotel Classic Rembrandt is set in buildings from the 17th and 19th century. The lobby bar is open from 08:00 to 21:30 for delicious drinks, wireless Internet is accessible throughout the hotel, and a meeting room, with capacity for up to fifteen delegates, is also available. The hotel provides vending machines and services such as fax, laundry and shoe polishing. Reception is open 24 hours. Rooms in the Rembrandt Classic Hotel Amsterdam are non-smoking and have en-suite bathroom facilities with a bathtub and complimentary toiletries. A buffet breakfast is served from 07:00 to 10:30 each morning. Room amenities include a television with national and international channels, a safe deposit box, and a direct-dial telephone. Room service is available between 17:00 and 21:30.
Vondelpark Apartment Suites
Stood close to the capitalâ€™s most famous park, Vondelpark Apartment Suites Amsterdam enjoy convenient proximity to Museumplein, in the south of the city centre. This area hosts major attractions such as Concertgebouw, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijkmuseum. Leidseplein entertainment area is within easy walking distance, and trams run from here up past Dam Square to Central Station. Providing a comfortable base from which to explore the city, Apartments Vondelpark are a welcoming self-catering option. The apartments are decorated in tasteful light shades, with wooden floors and attractive furniture. Complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property and city maps are available at reception. The kitchen areas are equipped with modern appliances including a microwave, dishwasher, tea and coffee making facilities, and a refrigerator. Rooms at Vondelpark Apartment Suites Amsterdam include blackout curtains for a peaceful nightâ€™s repose. Useful additions such as an iron and ironing board, a flat screen television and a DVD player, can also be found here. Each apartment has a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower and a hairdryer.
Comfy City Home Apartment
The Comfy City Home Apartment in Amsterdam is the perfect choice for those looking for peaceful 3 star accommodation in a quiet area of Amsterdam, though within easy reach on foot of the historic centre and its main places of interest. The lodging is located in Kerkstraat just steps from the famous Magere Brug bridge. Whether in The Netherlands for a short break with friends or requiring accommodation for an extended stay in Amsterdam, the lodging is well equipped with all the necessary facilities and amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. The living areas are spacious and elegantly decorated with a modern vibe and wooden flooring.
The NH Doelen Hotel Amsterdam is situated on the river Amstel, right in the city centre of Amsterdam. More than just a hotel, it portrays a life-style, reflecting the middle 1800s when famous and infamous guests were made to feel at ease in the majestic surroundings. The propertyÂ is found alongside the river Amstel between Rembrandtplein and Dam Square. At walking distance you will find the flower market, theatres, museums, department stores, boutiques and canal touring boats, all in the historical centre. At NH Doelen Hotel Amsterdam great care has been taken to preserve the unique decor. The main entrance hall and reception are crowned by the beautiful open staircase leading to the hotel rooms. Original and lovingly restored furniture is still to be found throughout the hotel. On top of that, complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property. Rooms at the NH Doelen Amsterdam are spacious and tastefully decorated, offering several levels of opulence. The rooms are soundproof and each has a private bathroom and modern amenities which include free Wi-Fi access, a television with cable access, a tea and coffee maker, a direct dial telephone and a minibar. All of the rooms are heated; room service can also be requested.
A place for delicious traditional Dutch food with a twist, made with fresh local ingredients, that puts a smile on the faces of Amsterdam locals.
Contemporary, casual and cool, Scossa is a chilled out oasis in the centre of non-stop Amsterdam. The menu is awash with delicious Italian cuisine, with nods to wider Mediterranean traditions here and there, and the large open kitchen creates an entertaining dialogue between head chef Michel Westerman and the bustling room of guests.
An orange, red and blue colour scheme creates warmth, adding to the friendliness of the welcome you'll receive. There's a delicate balance between relaxed and vibrant that many strive to achieve, but few pull off with as much aplomb as Scossa.
Het Nieuwe Werck
A stylish, vibrant cannel side venue, ideal as a place to meet for a refreshing drink, light lunch or sample the delights of our restaurant quality menu. The interior is contemporary chic, with plenty of bare wood and light coloured walls, offering a pleasant atmosphere.
Supperclub - Amsterdam
A platform for experimental creativity, close to Dam Square, anybody looking for an ordinary restaurant should not go to Supperclub. However, if you are looking for a fun night out and a unique experience, this is the place to be. Lie down on the oversized beds, enjoy the performances from DJs, VJs and artists, and taste flavours like you've never tasted before. At Supperclub, all of the chefs learn by visiting each other, exchanging kitchens, experiences and recipes. This way, the international menu of Supperclub grows and evolves beyond all boundaries. Pour yourself a drink from a champagne bubble bath, or simply select your Chablis or Rioja from the exceptional Supperclub wine list.