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Visit Amsterdam

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

The Jordaan

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.
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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.
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Concertgebouw

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).
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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 — known in Dutch as the Achterhuis — 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.
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Rijksmuseum

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.
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Great hotels in Amsterdam

NH Caransa Hotel

NH Caransa Hotel Amsterdam is located at the Rembrandtplein with its lively night life, in the city centre of Amsterdam. This modern hotel is surrounded by restaurants, theatres, cafés, terraces and canals. At the back door you can embark on a boating roundtrip through the canals. On a 15 minute walk you find the Anne Frank House and Dam Square. The Van Gogh museum and the Heineken Brewery are at 20 minutes walking distance. The Rembrandt House and the Red Light District are only a 10-minute walk away from NH Caransa Amsterdam. RAI Congress Centre is 20 minutes away by tram. For your business meetings and private events, the NH Caransa offers four flexible meeting rooms that can be combined to host up to 120 people. The hotel's outdoor terrace is a great place to enjoy the nice weather. The NH Caransa Amsterdam is well-served by public transportation, with bus and tramway stops right by the hotel taking you to the central train station in just ten minutes. Newspapers and information about tourist attractions, boat trips, shopping, city guides and more are available at the reception desk. Don't hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff if you need help with anything. Furthermore, complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property.  With its excellent location, the modern and spacious NH Caransa hotel offers a total of 66 stylish and contemporary Standard and Superior rooms, and one elegant Junior suite. The hotel welcomes you with personalized service and a modern atmosphere that makes you feel at home in Amsterdam. Refreshing color tones, soundproof windows, luxuriously thick mattresses, a selection of comfortable pillows, and private bathrooms are just some of the features the rooms.
 

Park Hotel

Situated in the middle of the bustling city centre, Park Hotel Amsterdam lies at the hub of the stunning fashion and Museum district, which is the city's most exciting and lively neighbourhood. The hotel is found between the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and Museumplein with the Van Gogh and Rijk museums. Located on the 'Singel' canal, the hotel is a few meters away from the chic P.C Hoofstraat and offers an ideal departure point for spectacular canal cruises. With several tram stops in the direct vicinity, this property is a haven for today's modern business and leisure traveller. The concept Park Hotel evokes the evolution of Amsterdam's art, cultural and fashionable heritage over the past decade and reflects the lifestyle trends visible in Amsterdam today. The hotel is a quietly sophisticated property offering understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere. This luxury boutique hotel, spread over a few historical building, boasts 189 bedrooms including stunning suites and many stunning facilities. There are 9 flexible contemporary spaces for meetings, private dining, and events, a bar ‘The Jewelry’, a gallery, a library as well as a 24hours fitness centre, accessible free of charge to the hotel’s guests. In addition, you can park your car onsite and enjoy a fantastic dinner in the trendy MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.
 

Hotel Atlas

Hotel Atlas Amsterdam is ideally located, only a few minutes walking from Museumplein where you will find the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum (Modern Art) and the famous Concert Hall. The hotel is situated in a beautiful and quiet area alongside the 'Vondelpark', at just a short stroll from the PC Hooftstraat shopping street and the Leidseplein entertainment area. The tram stop just in front of the hotel goes directly to Amsterdam Central Station and the World Trade Centre and RAI exhibition centre are within easy reach. The hotel is built in impressive Art Nouveau style and enjoys the privilege of being in an area that’s both quiet and centrally located. At the restaurant of the charming Hotel Atlas Amsterdam you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with a personal touch. Furthermore, the helpful staff at the 24-hour reception desk will gladly assist you in renting a bike, buying tickets to the Van Gogh Museum or arranging a taxi to the airport at a fixed price. The Hotel Atlas in Amsterdam has 23 comfortable rooms with bright and warm colours. All rooms are double or twin rooms and they are equipped with a variety of amenities, including flat screen TV, telephone, safe and tea and coffee facilities. Enjoy the luxury of a hot bath in your private bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, bath and toilet.
 

The College Hotel

Many of Amsterdam's key attractions are easily reached from The College Hotel Amsterdam, with the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Diamond Factory and the city centre all within four kilometres of the premises. The hotel was originally built in 1894 as a school and is a listed historical building of Amsterdam. The similarities between the famous Rijksmuseum, which was built in the same period, and the Amsterdam College Hotel are easy to see. The hotel is designed to pay homage to the past, while boasting modern facilities and contemporary design touches. The result is a combination of high-quality luxury standards in a classical environment. As a former school, the building exudes a sense of history that is reflected in high ceilings, huge fireplaces and stretching staircases. The College Hotel in Amsterdam now provides an elegant and relaxing ambiance. The scholarly history extends across the entire hotel site; even the free-standing restaurant is located in the school’s former gymnasium. At the hotel restaurant, modern Dutch fare is served in a relaxed setting with an open kitchen. Before or after a meal, guests can unwind with a coffee in the lobby lounge or enjoy a cocktail in the College Bar. The terrace at The College Hotel Amsterdam is voted to be the 44th best terrace of Holland. Room service is available around the clock, and the hotel also offers babysitting services, use of a meeting room, and an on-site gift shop.
 

Frederik Park House Hotel

Situated in a pleasing residential area of the city, the Frederik Park House Hotel, Amsterdam offers visitors a charming example of typical architecture in a splendid setting. This original canal house has been recommended by the Geo Saison as the most beautiful hotel in Amsterdam, and as such, attracts discerning visitors to its quiet grace. Overlooking a park, it is a firm favourite for romantic city breaks and business trips, and is within easy reach of all the attractions of the old city. Well-served by trams and close to the Central Station and the RAI Congress Centre, the hotel brings convenience to any working or recreational trip to the capital of the Netherlands. Dedicated and helpful staff will gladly see to your needs, as you enjoy a pampered experience in this picturesque European destination. Step outside and find a wealth of traditional and trendy bars, along with numerous eclectic restaurants. Start the day with a delicious Dutch breakfast in your room, or perhaps in the pretty roof garden, before you head out into the city. 
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

Los Amigos

Los Amigos is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Inside there is room for up 60 people, and on the terrace 90 people can be accommodated.
 

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.
 

Midtown Grill Amsterdam

Inspired by the tradition of quintessential American steakhouses, Midtown Grill serves up the finest USDA certified steaks. The emphasis is on pureness, fresh ingredients and quality.

The culinary-savvy servers will happily engage in conversation about the intricacies of great beef, and steak aficionados can indulge in the signature 1.6 kilo T-bone that is sea salted and grilled to a juicy succulence; a great dish to share with friends. All dishes are classics, and inspired by the kitchens of first-class steakhouses in New York. The menu is complemented with an extensive collection of international wines from renowned vineyards, that match perfectly the dishes on the menu.

The restaurant has a warm American ambience, and has a fantastic view of the vibrant part of Amsterdam, between the Vondelpark and the Leidseplein. All senses are stimulated by the vibrant ambience, as well as the open show kitchen and irresistible dishes. After dinner, share your enthusiasm for great cigars and cognacs in the private Midtown Cigar Lounge.

Midtown Grill has it all; great steaks, warm ambiance and personal service. See you at Midtown!
 

Nevy

A modern fish restaurant along Amsterdam's water. Nevy is all about the fruits de mer flavours, in the broadest sense of the word. Nevy's menu includes both traditional French bouillabaisse, as well as the Moroccan fish tajine. Just like you would see in a traditional fish restaurant, but then in current, modern times. References are made to the classic, old market halls, as you would still regularly see in France. Clear colours, lots of marble, transparency through the many windows and the expansive view across the IJ all ensure this atmosphere is effectively created.
 

Energieregie

Raw crackers, chokos-macronen, taarten, verse groene kokosnootsap, smoothies & ambachtelijke (ice) teas, salades, vege-pies, pasta's & hamburgers*. Alles puur natuur, vegan, gluten en glucose vrij en met liefde geserveerd.
 



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