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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

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.
 

B&B La Festa

Situated just off the famous Elandsgracht Canal, travellers who have decided to take a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe will want to book their stay at the B&B La Festa in Amsterdam Netherlands. Guests of this 3 star Bed & Breakfast in Amsterdam Netherlands will find lots to do in the surrounding area which is bustling with cafes and restaurants. Perfect for that weekend getaway or longer stays, guests are sure to enjoy this lively neighbourhood to the fullest. The B&B La Festa boasts a wonderful staff who are more than willing to help make your stay a pleasant one. Ask about the best areas for shopping, eating, art and of course Amsterdam night life - which are all within easy reach. After touring about town and spending your day at attractions such as the Anne Frank House which is just a few minutes' away, guests of this Amsterdam accommodation can enjoy a delicious Italian meal at the property restaurant which serves amazing pizzas. Please note: B&B La Festa does not have a reception desk or an elevator.
 

Hotel Roemer

Explore Amsterdam from a prime setting in the heart of the city, staying at the Hotel Roemer Amsterdam. After a day of business or a day of sightseeing, unwind in your modern, totally renewed room. Converted from an 18th-century mansion, Hotel Roemer Amsterdam is now a trendy boutique style hotel were traditional décor is combined with modern amenities. The lounge features a fireplace and a bar where guests can relax and enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. On sunny days the doors to the garden are opened and guests can relax in the peaceful private garden. The Hotel Roemer in Amsterdam boasts a private garden with a luxurious boardroom for meetings. Private dinner room is accessible from the cozy bar. The 23 bedrooms at Amsterdam Hotel Roemer feature pastel color schemes, classically patterned carpets and soft fabrics combined with design furniture. High standard design furniture is combined with individual design to give the rooms their own identity.
 

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.
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

Witteveen

Gewoon smaakvol en eenvoudig. Daar is natuurlijk niets mis mee!
 

Supperclub Cruise

Supperclub was founded by artists. When you step inside, you lose your connection with the outside world and the stimulation of all five senses begins. Head Chef Guus Wickenhagen puts together a surprise menu of five courses every week, with new dishes, new combinations and new flavours from across the world. Eating and drinking at Supperclub is always an avant garde and unforgettable experience. As an example, you are served sweetmeats in hospital kidney bowls, along with a pair of rubber gloves with which to eat them. The food at Supperclub is accompanied by music from DJs who have also performed in international clubs and discos, and at parties and festivals where they have gained new inspiration. Many of the performance artists here come from the art or theatre academy, all rising stars that contribute to the distinctive vibe of Supperclub.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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