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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

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.
 

Banks Mansion - All Inclusive Hotel

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the city centre, Banks Mansion - All Inclusive Hotel Amsterdam stands along the historic Herengracht Canal. Its ideal situation, 160 meters from the colorful Flower Market, allows to easily discovering the city on foot. Many sights can be reached within 10 minutes walk from the hotel including Leidseplein, the shopping street Kalverstraat, the Heineken Experience, Rembrandt Square and many more., Furthermore, would you wish to access further afield attractions, you will find the nearest tram stop, ‘Keizersgracht’, 140 meters from the hotel. Intended to blend with its unique surroundings, Banks Mansion is designed in the style of the ‘Amsterdamse School’, Berlage, as well as the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The result is an intimate atmosphere where truly personal service and stylish comfort fuse together seamlessly. Based on that philosophy, practically all facilities are inclusive such as the use of the private bar in the rooms (including appetizers and drinks), morning newspaper with complimentary breakfast and unlimited use of the business corner’s computer. Furthermore complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property and the multilingual staff can provide tourist information and arrange dry cleaning. The use of leaded stained-glass windows gives the rooms in Banks Mansion - All Inclusive Hotel Amsterdam a warm, colorful and intimate atmosphere. This special stylistic element is supplemented by a broad range of modern accessories including air-conditioning, wireless Internet connection, a flat screen television with DVD and stereo. All rooms offer a private bar and a private bathroom with various facilities such as a rainfall shower head. Many of the 51 rooms at Banks Mansion look out over the magnificent canal.
 

Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam Centrum Noord

Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam Centrum Noord is located to the north of Amsterdam Central Station, on the other side of the river IJ. The buses stopping nearby allow you to quickly and easily reach the historic centre of the city, offering a wide variety of tourist attractions, shops and entertainment areas. There is a Japanese restaurant near the hotel. The famous Zaanse Schans area can easily be reached by car, featuring crafts workshops, windmills and characteristic shops. Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam Centrum Noord boasts attentive staff that is ready to help you 24 hours per day. You will be very welcome in the cosy hotel bar and the smoking lounge, featuring an LCD television, air-conditioning and comfortable lounge chairs. There is also a restaurant with an outstanding à la carte menu. The 68 comfortable rooms at Amsterdam Hotel Bastion Deluxe Centrum Noord are bright, spacious and designed in warm colours. They are ideal to rest after a busy day and they are well-equipped with all the necessary amenities.
 

NH Amsterdam Centre

NH Amsterdam Centre Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel situated in the lively heart of Amsterdam. The hotel is directly opposite the famous square 'Leidseplein' with its host of restaurants, cafes, pubs and theatres. Only a few steps away guests will find the Holland Casino, fascinating shopping areas, the business district, the flower market and the city's most famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. From here the RAI Convention Centre and Schiphol Airport are easily reached. Amsterdam Centre NH Hotel's concierge can assist you with all the information you may need and the dedicated staff offers attentive and personal service. The Lounge ‘L’ in the lobby of the hotel is the perfect place to plan your day or unwind after seeing the sights. On top of that, complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property and the Byzantium parkinglot is only one minute walking distance away from the hotel. The NH Amsterdam Centre hotel features 232 stylish standard and superior rooms as well as two elegant suites. The rooms come with a range of amenities, such as free Wi-Fi internet access, coffee and tea making facilities, air-conditiong, safe, minibar, Pay-per-view TV, iron and ironing board, a selection of pillows and a spacious work desk.
 

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.
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

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.
 

Nomads

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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