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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

Hotel Y Boulevard

Overlooking the harbour and the Y waterway near Central Station, Hotel Y Boulevard Amsterdam is conveniently located close to the historic city centre and the canals. Charming cafes and restaurants, antique shops and book stores are but some of the things you can find while taking a stroll through the old city centre. Furthermore, within a 10-minute walk you can reach Dam Square, the 'Nieuwe Kerk' church, the Royal Palace and several shopping areas and the 'Waag' at 'Nieuwmarkt'. The trams and buses departing nearby can quickly and easily take you anywhere else. The personalised service, 24-hour front desk service and bike and car rental allow you to quickly feel at home during your stay in the Y Boulevard Hotel. Continental and English breakfast is served in the morning and the YBoulevard Bar offers a relaxed environment. The hotel also offers services like a luggage room, concierge service and an International telephone at the reception. Hotel Y Boulevard Amsterdam offers a variety of rooms with a view of Amsterdam’s famous canals. The rooms are supplied with complimentary towels and sheets and feature a private bathroom. Whether you are in the city for business or for pleasure, this accommodation delivers the appropriate comfort.
 

Red Light Studio Apartment

Located in one of the city’s oldest districts, this building has a unique past. It was the home of J. P. Sweelnck (1562-1621) whom was one of the most influential Renaissance composers and organist. He was known to have taught J.S Bach indirectly via his pupils. The Red Light Studio Apartment Amsterdam is situated in the heart of the bustling De Wallen, amidst numerous souvenir and sex shops, coffeeshops, restaurants, bars, cafes, night clubs. From here many attractions can be reached in a couple minutes on foot including Oude Kerk, Nieuwmarkt, Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station. Surrounded by the old city architecture, Studio Red Light boasts big windows overlooking the street giving you a flavor of the vibrant Red Light District street life. A great self-catering option, the apartment features a fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee and tea facilities as well as all cookware and utensils. Guests can also rent bicycles on site, the best transportation to get around the city.  Furthermore, the friendly staff speaks several languages and complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the apartment. Parking is available on the street and outside the city center. The modern and charming Red Light Studio Apartment Amsterdam is accessible via traditional very steep stairs. The large living area features a fully equipped kitchen as well as a double bed and a dining table. The separate bathroom is fitted with a shower, a toilet and a hairdryer. The non-smoking accommodation also includes a work desk, a radio as well as an LCD flat screen television with satellite channels and a DVD player.
 

B&B 1657

Stood on the beautiful Herengracht canal, part of Amsterdam’s historic central canal ring, B&B 1657 Amsterdam is around the corner of the popular Rembrandtplein. Numerous famous attractions can easily be reached on foot from here, including Hortus Botanicus, the Hermitage Museum and Dam Square. Trams run through nearby Rembrandtplein, and Waterlooplein metro station is a five minute walk away. Offering complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property, 1657 B&B mixes historical charm with modern convenience. The accommodation is set in a classical Amsterdam house with lovely views over the Herengracht, or ‘Gentlemen’s Canal’, which houses some of the capital’s wealthier residents. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning, which is served in the breakfast room. For restaurant recommendations and tourist information, the multilingual staff is more than willing to offer assistance. The accommodation also provides services including laundry and pick-up from the railway station. B&B 1657 Amsterdam presents two attractive double rooms, each with high ceilings, a light decor, wooden floors, and large windows with an attractive canal view. A seating area has a flat-screen television with cable channels, and an attractive private bathroom is accessible from the hallway. Each room has a minibar and a selection of welcome amenities.
 

View Bed & Breakfast

Located in the heart of the capital, View Bed and Breakfast is set on the quiet Leidsekade overlooking the picturesque canals of Amsterdam. On walking distance you can find shopping streets, the renovated De La Mar Theater, the Amsterdam Stadschouwburg and countless restaurants and cafes. The famous clubs-venues Paradiso, De Melkweg and Jimmy Woo, and other evening destinations are all a stone’s throw away. The Museum district and the Vondel Park are also both within a few minutes’ walk. Moreover, the nearby ‘Leidseplein’ tram stop offers easy and direct access to further attractions. Housed in a gorgeous authentic Amsterdam canal house, Bed and Breakfast View welcomes you in a warm ambiance. The reception is open 24 hours and luggage storage as well as late check-out are available. The multilingual staff can provide city maps and tourist information. On request you can make use of the microwave, iron and ironing board, laundry, plates, cutlery and refrigerator.  Moreover, complimentary wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property. The interior of View Bed and Breakfast combines contemporary design with the property’s authentic classical bones. The light and modernly designed antiallergic rooms are equipped with age-old antique details. All bedrooms have their own luxurious bathrooms with shower, toilet, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. For optimum comfort the windows are double glazed and fitted with blackout curtains. Room service is also available.
 

Hotel Internationaal

Hotel Internationaal Amsterdam is a 1-star hotel in the centre of the city, at a short stroll from Amsterdam Central Station. The train connection with Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is frequent and quick. At the station you can also catch a tram or a metro to the suburbs. The friendly Hotel Internationaal in Amsterdam is located at the lively Warmoesstraat, within walking distance of shops, museums and cosy nightlife venues. On the ground floor there is a café-bar. This friendly Dutch pub was founded in 1928 for the sailors coming back from their long journeys at sea. Until today, the style of the interior has remained authentic, with an old harpoon hanging above the bar and a lot of other antiquities reminding us of the Golden Age. Hotel Internationaal Amsterdam offers 8 rooms that are all basic but tidy. Some of the rooms have a private shower and toilet and the Deluxe room even has a private Jacuzzi in the room.
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

Peper & Zout

In attractive Peper & Zout restaurant on the busy Overtoom you will get very good value for money.

The mix of hors d'oeuvres is finger-licking good, the asparagus flamandes is right on the spot and very tasty and the cheesecake for dessert is well worth repeating.

The highly skilled staff also quite obviously enjoy their job and this is reflected in the quality of the service.
 

Mazzo

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 



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