architecture

Amsterdam architecture varies wildly but is always distinctive. The city’s most notable icons are its canal-side properties, evolving since the 17th century. But this creative city showcases some impressive modern architecture, too, from the glass towers of the Zuidas to Science Center NEMO and the transformation of the Overhoeks Tower by the River IJ.

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Vondelkerk (Vondel Church)

Vondelstraat 120
1054 GS AMSTERDAM
The charming Vondelkerk (Vondel Church) stands at the edge of the Vondelpark and was used as a church from 1880 to 1977. Today it ...

The smallest church

Meerpad 9
1025 LA AMSTERDAM
The smallest church in Amsterdam is 150 years old. It is located in Nieuwendam, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam North.

Windmill van Sloten

Akersluis 10
1066 EZ AMSTERDAM
The Sloten Windmill (Molen van Sloten) is a reconstructed, working mill from 1847. It is the only mill open to the public in Amste...

Singelkerk

Singel 452
1017 AW AMSTERDAM
The Singelkerk is a Mennonite church. The building is a wonderful example of the so-called “clandestine churchs”. They got this na...

Sint Nicolaasbasiliek

Prins Hendrikkade 73
1012 AD AMSTERDAM
The Sint Nicolaasbasiliek (Saint Nicholas Church) is a Roman Catholic church located opposite Amsterdam's Central Station. Designe...

Sint Olofskapel

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
1012 AD AMSTERDAM
The original Sint Olofskapel (Saint Olof’s chapel) was built between 1440 and 1450, making it the oldest chapel in Amsterdam. It w...

Willem de Zwijgerkerk

Olympiaweg 14
1076 VX AMSTERDAM
The monumental Willem de Zwijgerkerk (church) in the district of Amsterdam Zuid was built in 1930 in the “Amsterdamse School” styl...

Water mill 1200 Roe

Haarlemmerweg 701
1063 LE AMSTERDAM
Not many people are aware that the city of Amsterdam has 8 windmills - one of them being Water mill 1200 Roe. This octagonal windm...

Westerkerk

Prinsengracht 281
1016 GW AMSTERDAM
Located mere footsteps from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this 17th-century Protestant church is the largest of its kind in t...

Park Frankendael

Middenweg 72
1097 BS AMSTERDAM
Frankendael is Amsterdam’s only remaining 17th-century country estate. The romantic park has two historic gardens - a period garde...

Oud-Katholieke Kerk - Church

Ruysdaelstraat 37
1071 XA AMSTERDAM
Dating from 1914, the Old Catholic Church on the Ruysdaelstraat succeeded the secret church HH. Petrus en Paulus on the Barndestee...