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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

't Hotel

If you are looking for a 3 star hotel in Amsterdam that boasts all the character of a 17th century canal house, then look no further. 't Hotel is an enchanting property located just behind Dam Square and within easy reach of many of the attractions of this vibrant capital city. The hotel is situated on the Leliegracht and is one of the most picturesque canals in Amsterdam, offering peaceful and romantic strolls, walking distance from the hustle and bustle of the centre. From the moment you arrive you'll be made to feel right at home by the friendly and professional hospitality team. Guests will find luggage storage, fax at reception, cold drinks and ironing facilities for loan. Don't hesitate to ask about the attractions in the immediate vicinity, including Anne Frank's House and Madam Tussauds. This affordable Amsterdam Hotel will certainly treat you to authentic canal house features such as the steep stairs, and although there is no lift, a stairlift provides peace of mind for guests with reduced mobility.
 

De Lastage Apartments

Location. De Lastage Apartments is located in Amsterdam's Old Town neighborhood, close to Waterlooplein, Hortus Botanicus, and Stopera. Nearby points of interest also include Nemo Science Museum and Skinny Bridge. Property Features. De Lastage Apartments features a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 30 guestrooms at De Lastage Apartments feature CD players and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with premium bedding. All rooms include separate sitting areas. At this 3.5-star apartment, accommodations include kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer safes. Televisions have satellite channels and DVD players. Rooms also include windows that open and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is available weekly. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
 

Dam Square Studio

Fantastically located just a 10-minute walk away from Amsterdam Central Station, Dam Square Studio Amsterdam enjoys a super situation in the city centre. In just 10 minutes you can reach on foot Dame Square, Royal Palace, Anne Frank Museum, New Church Museum and the Red Light. Moreover, a stroll south will take you through the 9 Streets and the Jordan area known for their typical Dutch bridges and houses, art galleries, boutiques and cosy cafés. The property also benefits from convenient public transport access, with the tram stop ‘Dam Square’ located only 230 metres away. Fitted with large windows, wooden floors and wooden-beamed ceilings, Studio Dam Square offers an authentic Amsterdam experience. Equipped with modern facilities such as a washer/dryer, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access and relax in front of the flat-screen television. This bright and cosy studio features all you need for a comfortable stay, whether you are visiting the city for a day or a week. Dam Square Studio Amsterdam is comfortably furnished with elegant furniture and includes a modern private bathroom with a shower. You will find all you need to make your own delicious meals in the kitchenette including cooking utensils, a coffee machine, a microwave and a stove. There is a sofa that can sleep 2 people, two armchairs, a cozy coffee table and a hanging bed for two, which can be reached by a small staircase.
 

Nemo Apartments & Guest House

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.
 

Barangay B&B

Location. Barangay B&B is located in Amsterdam's Old Town neighborhood, close to Noorderkerk, New Church, and The Old Church. Nearby points of interest also include Dam Square and Royal Palace. Property Features. The bed & breakfast serves a complimentary full breakfast in the breakfast area. Barangay B&B features multilingual staff, coffee in the lobby, and a microwave in the lobby. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the bed & breakfast has a computer station. The front desk is open during limited hours. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2011. Guestrooms. All guestrooms at Barangay B&B feature espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with premium bedding. These individually furnished and decorated rooms include desks. At this 3-star bed & breakfast, accommodations include kitchens with refrigerators and kitchen linens. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Cable television is provided. Windows that open, welcome amenities, and clock radios are also provided. Guests may request microwaves, in-room massages, and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is available twice a week.
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 



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