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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
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.
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.
Some properties have extra fees for amenities or services that may apply even if you do not use them. Government fees or taxes also may be charged to you when you check in or check out. This property told us they will charge you for the following:Cleaning fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay for housekeepingÂ We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. - The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Deposit: EUR 200 per stay (cash only)Late check-out fee: EUR 30Early check-in fee: EUR 30 The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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 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.
Midtown Grill Amsterdam
Inspired by the tradition of quintessential American steakhouses, Midtown Grill serves up the finest USDA certified steaks. The emphasis is on pureness, fresh ingredients and quality.
The culinary-savvy servers will happily engage in conversation about the intricacies of great beef, and steak aficionados can indulge in the signature 1.6 kilo T-bone that is sea salted and grilled to a juicy succulence; a great dish to share with friends. All dishes are classics, and inspired by the kitchens of first-class steakhouses in New York. The menu is complemented with an extensive collection of international wines from renowned vineyards, that match perfectly the dishes on the menu.
The restaurant has a warm American ambience, and has a fantastic view of the vibrant part of Amsterdam, between the Vondelpark and the Leidseplein. All senses are stimulated by the vibrant ambience, as well as the open show kitchen and irresistible dishes. After dinner, share your enthusiasm for great cigars and cognacs in the private Midtown Cigar Lounge.
Midtown Grill has it all; great steaks, warm ambiance and personal service. See you at Midtown!
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 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.