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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 City Garden

Situated in the centre, Hotel City Garden Amsterdam is found on the prestigious P.C. Hooft straat, which is one of the most expensive shopping streets of the Netherlands. At one side of the hotel you have the Holland Casino and the exciting nightlife around Leidseplein, which guarantees entertainment, dining, shopping, cinemas and nightclubs. At the other side of the hotel you can easily reach the Museumplein, where you can find teh Vangogh and Rijk museums as well as the Concertgebouw. Also near the hotel is the famous Vondelpark, an ideal place to jog, walk or just enjoy the sun. The welcoming staff at Amsterdam City Garden Hotel will help you with whatever you need, whenever you need it. The front desk is open 24 hours per day. This charming hotel furthermore has a nice breakfast salon with view of the garden. Hotel City Garden Amsterdam has 73 modern and functional bedrooms with tasteful décors. They are clean, peaceful and equipped with the necessary modern amenities. The rooms have views of either the luscious Vondelpark or of the bustling P.C. Hooft straat.
 

Hotel De Filosoof

Hotel De Filosoof Amsterdam is located in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood next to the Vondelpark and within walking distance from the museums and city centre. The 'Vondelpark' is ideal for relaxation and you can take a stroll through the park to the Leidseplein with its bars, restaurants and shops. The sophisticated 'P.C. Hooftstraat' shopping street and the 'Concertgebouw' are within close range of Amsterdam Hotel De Filosoof as well. The hotel has a cosy bar in the lobby, a library, an elevator in the main building only, a spacious beautiful garden to relax in and 2 multifunctional rooms for 2 to 30 people where you can have a private or business meeting in an exceptional atmosphere. Hotel de Filosoof is a unique 3-star hotel with 38 rooms decorated in different philosophical and cultural themes. All rooms have private facilities, a TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi Internet access. The rooms are divided over three small buildings right across the street from each other.
 

Kerkstraat Apartments

Enjoying a central location on the major canal ring, Kerkstraat Apartments Amsterdam are well situated to enjoy access to many city centre attractions. The Bijbels Museum, Flower Market, Leidseplein and Rijksmuseum are all within a few hundred metres’ radius, and trams run along nearby Leidsestraat, linking Centraal Station with Leidseplein and Dam Square. Displaying a sophisticated modern decor with quaint wooden floors and open spaces, Apartments Kerkstraat bask in the tranquillity of a charming side street. The balconies provide lovely rooftop views, and the fully furnished rooms are equipped with a wealth of utilities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay. Kerkstraat Apartments Amsterdam are heated properties with accommodation consisting of an open kitchen with a dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave and coffeemaker, a living room with a sofa and a flat screen television and DVD player, two attractive bedrooms, and a separate bathroom with a shower and toilet.
 

Adriaen van Ostade

Located in Amsterdam's new Pijp area, the Adriaen van Ostade Bed and Breakfast offers spacious, sunny and luxury accommodation in Amsterdam, between the Albert Cuyp Market and the Museum Quarter. The Pijp area, originally a student neighbourhood, is nowadays one of the most exclusive quarters to live in Amsterdam. Most buildings have been completely renovated, including the Bed and Breakfast's and the area is characterised a lively yet safe ambience. Guest amenities at Adriaen van Ostade B&B feature a brightly-lit, spacious dining area where a computer is at guests' full and free disposal, along with a Satellite TV, microwave and dishwasher. On-site rental of mobile phones available, as well as telephone cards. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine. Come and enjoy your stay in Amsterdam!
 

Piet Hein Hotel

Hotel Piet Hein is on a great location in the centre of Amsterdam. Nearby this accommodation you can find the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. The Leidseplein with its spectacular nightlife and the casino are only 300 meters away. Piet Hein Hotel Amsterdam is a modern and unique boutique hotel for guests who appreciate quality with a no-nonsense approach. The hotel's residence is a beautiful Vondelpark-villa in one of Amsterdam's most prestigious areas. The glamorous designer shopping street - the PC Hooftstraat, is just around the corner of the hotel. Here, you can shop till you drop. The ambiance in this hotel makes you feel at home right away. The natural tones used in the interior of the rooms, designer furniture and trendy decorations immediately soak you in a warm and welcome atmosphere. You will be surprised by the nautical twist of Piet Hein Hotel. The hotel's bartender, Maarten, and the entire team will be delighted to welcome you and ensure you will be pampered during your stay at this hotel. The staff is looking forward to welcoming you at the Piet Hein Hotel Amsterdam.
 

Top eats in Amsterdam

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Envy Delicacies

Envy is a great meeting place with a living room atmosphere, in which fresh products, a high quality delicatessen and good wines make up the central focus of the food. The first thing you see when you come in is the open kitchen, which functions simultaneously as the shop window. Casual and laid-back, the restaurant has been awarded by Michelin and serves from a menu that changes each week. The dishes are not too small, so you can easily share them with your friends. Oysters can also be individually ordered, as well as caviar by the gram. Envy stands for the highest quality, whether in the delicatessen offerings or the exquisite homemade chocolate. The intimate table arrangement, the tasteful decor and especially the traditionally prepared dishes have ensured that Envy is a real hotspot.
 

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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