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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
Situated in a pleasing residential area of the city, the Frederik Park House Hotel, Amsterdam offers visitors a charming example of typical architecture in a splendid setting. This original canal house has been recommended by the Geo Saison as the most beautiful hotel in Amsterdam, and as such, attracts discerning visitors to its quiet grace. Overlooking a park, it is a firm favourite for romantic city breaks and business trips, and is within easy reach of all the attractions of the old city. Well-served by trams and close to the Central Station and the RAI Congress Centre, the hotel brings convenience to any working or recreational trip to the capital of the Netherlands. Dedicated and helpful staff will gladly see to your needs, as you enjoy a pampered experience in this picturesque European destination. Step outside and find a wealth of traditional and trendy bars, along with numerous eclectic restaurants. Start the day with a delicious Dutch breakfast in your room, or perhaps in the pretty roof garden, before you head out into the city.Â
Situated in the middle of the bustling city centre, Park Hotel Amsterdam lies at the hub of the stunning fashion and Museum district, which is the city's most exciting and lively neighbourhood. The hotel is found between the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and Museumplein with the Van Gogh and Rijk museums. Located on the 'Singel' canal, the hotel is a few meters away from the chic P.C Hoofstraat and offers an ideal departure point for spectacular canal cruises. With several tram stops in the direct vicinity, this property is a haven for today's modern business and leisure traveller. The concept Park Hotel evokes the evolution of Amsterdam's art, cultural and fashionable heritage over the past decade and reflects the lifestyle trends visible in Amsterdam today. The hotel is a quietly sophisticated property offering understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere. This luxury boutique hotel, spread over a few historical building, boasts 189 bedrooms including stunning suites and many stunning facilities. There are 9 flexible contemporary spaces for meetings, private dining, and events, a bar â€˜The Jewelryâ€™, a gallery, a library as well as a 24hours fitness centre, accessible free of charge to the hotelâ€™s guests. In addition, you can park your car onsite and enjoy a fantastic dinner in the trendy MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.
Hotel Atlas Amsterdam is ideally located, only a few minutes walking from Museumplein where you will find the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum (Modern Art) and the famous Concert Hall. The hotel is situated in a beautiful and quiet area alongside the 'Vondelpark', at just a short stroll from the PC Hooftstraat shopping street and the Leidseplein entertainment area. The tram stop just in front of theÂ hotel goes directly to Amsterdam Central Station and the World Trade Centre and RAI exhibition centre are within easy reach. The hotel is built in impressive Art Nouveau style and enjoys the privilege of being in an area thatâ€™s both quiet and centrally located. At the restaurant of the charming Hotel Atlas Amsterdam you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with a personal touch. Furthermore, the helpful staff at the 24-hour reception desk will gladly assist you in renting a bike, buying tickets to the Van Gogh Museum or arranging a taxi to the airport at a fixed price. The Hotel Atlas in Amsterdam has 23 comfortable rooms with bright and warm colours. All rooms are double or twin rooms and they are equipped with a variety of amenities, including flat screen TV, telephone, safe and tea and coffee facilities. Enjoy the luxury of a hot bath in your private bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, bath and toilet.
Nicolaas Witsen Hotel
Nicolaas Witsen Hotel Amsterdam is a 3-star
hotel in a charming, tranquil street on the edge of Amsterdamâ€™s city centre. It
inhabits three beautiful buildings with a historic character, dating back to 1906.
Various parks, museums and entertainment areas are easily reached, making this
location ideal for both cultural visits and business trips to Amsterdam. Nicolaas Witsen Hotel in Amsterdam features a
cosy bar where you can unwind and have a drink. In the morning you can enjoy continental
breakfast, which includes coffee and tea, orange juice, various types of bread,
boiled egg, several types of meat, cheese, jam, honey ,butter, peanut butter
and chocolate spread. This hotel is a perfect choice to explore the
city, offering service 24 hours per day. The attentive staff can supply you
with information or make reservations for restaurants, taxiâ€™s, excursions and
more. Nicolaas Witsen Hotel Amsterdam boasts 28 non-smoking rooms that are all
reachable by elevator. They are bright, spacious and feature a cosy atmosphere.
A modern fish restaurant along Amsterdam's water. Nevy is all about the fruits de mer flavours, in the broadest sense of the word. Nevy's menu includes both traditional French bouillabaisse, as well as the Moroccan fish tajine. Just like you would see in a traditional fish restaurant, but then in current, modern times. References are made to the classic, old market halls, as you would still regularly see in France. Clear colours, lots of marble, transparency through the many windows and the expansive view across the IJ all ensure this atmosphere is effectively created.
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.
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.
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.