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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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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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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

Hotel Monopole

Hotel Monopole Amsterdam is a nice family hotel, situated in the city centre. The hotel also offers charming apartments and is located just a short walk from the Rembrandtplein, one of Amsterdam's liveliest entertainment spots. Most of the rooms and apartments enjoy a wonderful view overlooking a canal. The hotel is close to museums, bars, restaurants and night life. There is a wide variety of recreation in the hotel’s direct vicinity, including many shops, stores and theaters. On top of that you can find Dam Square and the flower market close to the hotel. This is the perfect place to stay for those who appreciate the value of nostalgic charm and personal service. The attentive staff-members of Hotel Monopole Amsterdam provide tourist information about Amsterdam and the Netherlands if needed and will be happy to assist you with any other enquiries. The friendly staff concentrates on a personal touch to make you feel at home. The Monopole Hotel offers rooms and apartments at affordable prices. These clean and pleasant rooms and apartments are all modernly decorated with different colours and interiors. Furthermore, they are all equipped with a TV and en-suite bathroom facilities, making your stay an enjoyable one. Furthermore, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi Internet connection in the rooms. In this hotel you can enjoy high-quality luxury comfort in Amsterdam’s best location.

Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Experience the liveliness of Amsterdam’s historic city centre in this 4-star design hotel that, due to its boutique size, will offer you the best in personal service. Due to its ideal location, several places of interest are accessible within walking distance, including the flower market, Rembrandtplein, De Dam, and Museumplein. Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is also located very near the city’s shopping streets, ensuring you will never have to travel far. Furthermore, all of Amsterdam is easily accessed by tram, bus, train or taxi. This hotel is an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike, offering convenient business facilities and high-speed Internet to enable you to continue your work at any time. In the business corner of the Albus Hotel City Centre in Amsterdam you can read your newspaper and follow the latest news. Furthermore, the stylish bar, lounge and restaurant are perfect places to unwind, enjoy a lavish meal or get a take-away coffee in the morning. The 74 trendy guestrooms at Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre are designed according to the latest trends and equipped with the latest developments in room entertainment. The rooms are fitted with a very comfortable bed with crisp cotton bed linen, exclusive big pillows and mattresses filled with a combination of rubber and foam. There are rooms are available with a bath and/or high pressure rain shower, as well as luxurious towels and soft bathrobes. In addition, all rooms are equipped with trendy amenities and glossy magazines.

Best Western Leidse Square Hotel

The 3-star Best Western Leidse Square Hotel Amsterdam is located in a quiet street, just off the Leidseplein and within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Municipal museum, making the Best Western Leidse Square Hotel in Amsterdam ideal for lovers of culture. May your preference be shopping, Amsterdam provides the splendid P.C. Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. Despite the close proximity of all that is worthwhile in Amsterdam, this cosy accommodation offers you the tranquility of a side street with the famous Vondelpark around the corner, which is a real Mecca for keep-fitters. There is a secure car parking only 50 metres away from the hotel. Furthermore, a wide variety of drinks is served at the cosy bar, including cocktails. The Best Western Leidse Square Hotel Amsterdam has 89 comfortable rooms that are fully equipped with an en-suite shower or bath, toilet and many facilities like a TV with Pay TV, a telephone, hairdryer and a safe.

Leidsesquare Apartments

Leidsesquare Apartments offers accommodation in the area of Museum Quarter in Amsterdam. There are many great attractions nearby, including Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Begijnhof. Also close by are Amsterdam Historical Museum and Rembrandtplein. Leidsesquare Apartments offers an elevator (lift). Please note that the elevator in the building is located on the first floor and not on the ground floor. From the ground floor two flight of stairs are to be taken to reach the first floor.As the property is located in one of the most vibrant night-life centers of Amsterdam, there will be an increased level of sound from the surrounding area during the weekends.This property has provided all content and is solely responsible for its accuracy.

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Arthur Frommer

Location. Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Arthur Frommer is a business-friendly hotel located in Amsterdam's Amsterdam City Centre neighborhood, close to De Duif, Rembrandt Square, and Muntplein. Additional points of interest include Leidseplein and Museum Square. Hotel Features. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Arthur Frommer features multilingual staff, currency exchange, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 92 air-conditioned guestrooms at Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Arthur Frommer feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones. Satellite television is provided.

Top eats in Amsterdam


Behind the doors of this restaurant lies a completely unique world. Based on an Arabian home, the decor of Nomads is unique, having an Eastern origin with a Western touch. Have a drink at the impressive brass bar and relax in privacy on a bed or sofa in the intimate Al Kubbah area. The kitchen is in the capable hands of Chef Ali Ballout, who specialises in Arabic cuisine. Every dish is exceptional and has its own distinct flavour. A lot of use is made of mint, parsley, thyme, coriander, lemon, chermoula (Moroccan spices) and tarragon. Only the freshest products and ingredients are used, and there is no pork on the menu. The wine list includes many classics, alongside some less-known wines from North Africa. Whilst you enjoy your mezze and drinks, modern Arabian lounge music and professional belly dancers provide the entertainment.


Mazzo is a beautifully crafted mix of relaxed Italian-style dining, meeting place and café. Where local residents and visitors read the paper with a morning cappuccino, meet for a fresh pasta, business lunch or enjoy a lazy evening out with family and friends. Mazzo was created in response to the growing demand for relaxed environments where eating and drinking can be combined with working, meeting and socializing. A modern location where anyone, young and old, can come in from early morning until late at night. The food at Mazzo is distinctly Italian inspired. The dishes are basic, recognizable and affordable. Mazzo and other restaurants such as Envy, Nevy, Witteveen, Nomads, Supperclub are part of IQ Creative.

Roberto's at Hilton Hotel Amsterdam

Roberto's at the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam showcases classic Italian gastronomy, with innovative dishes locally sourced. The menu boasts such delicious offerings as grilled tuna steak in herb crust with sautéed Sicilian vegetables, and Sardinian soup with mussels, and buffalo mozzarella. The feature fireplace in the centre has rustic character, but is fashioned with sleek, modern wood, suggestive of the unification of tradition and modernity at Roberto's. The well-stocked bar offers meticulously-compiled wines, arranged in the style of a historic wine cellar.

Heineken Hoek

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.


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