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If you're planning a citytrip to Amsterdam, here's the place to start
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 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. Read more
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. Read more
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). Read more
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 â€” known in Dutch as the Achterhuis â€” 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. Read more
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. Read more
Hem Hotel Amsterdam enjoys a nice location in the southwest area of Amsterdam, conveniently connected to the city ring and multiple public transport stations. It isÂ 10 minutes from the RAI Convention Centre, the World Fashion Centre and the World Trade Centre. The hotel is easy to reach by public transport as well as by car. The Hem Hotel in Amsterdam is a luxurious hotel where all you need is in easy reach. The hotel serves a delicious breakfast every morning and there is a cosy bar and lounge where you can unwind at the end of a busy day in the city. Snacks, drinks or a simple meal can be enjoyed here and there is a pool table and televisions showing the latest news. The hotel lobby has the â€˜Foodcornerâ€™, offering various freshly prepared sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Your meals can also be enjoyed on the terrace in front of the hotel. Hem Hotel Amsterdam boasts 218 modernly decorated rooms with functional furnishings. They are bright and spacious, featuring warm colours to create a peaceful atmosphere. All rooms are non-smoking and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. This hotel has plenty to offer for both leisure and business visitors.
Nemo Apartments & Guest House offers 4 completely renovated and fully furnished flats in the centre of Amsterdam. The property is located only 10 minutes walking from the Central Station, so that you will experience the traditional buzz and excitement of Amsterdam. The Red Light district, the Dam Square and the Royal Palace, the Rembrandt House and the Waterlooplein are also within walking distance. The flats are fully furnished and consists of open plan living/dining room, a twin bedroom and a private bathroom with shower. There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekdays, 3 nights on weekends, and 4 nights on holidays. Important: please note that while a credit card is required to guarantee your reservation, this hotel will only accept cash payment and bank transfers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.