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.

De Duif

Prinsengracht 754
1017 LD AMSTERDAM
De Duif is a grand historical church that holds ecumenical services each Sunday. In the rest of the week the church hosts concerts...

Montelbaanstoren

Oudeschans 2
1011 KX AMSTERDAM
This historic tower on Amsterdam’s Oude Schans canal was built around 1517 to defend the eastern side of the harbour from potentia...

De Bloem/De Blom Windmill

Haarlemmerweg 465
1055 PK AMSTERDAM
This is octagonal smock windmill was once a flour mill. Though it’s still turning, the windmill is no longer in service. Inside, a...
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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 ...

Mozes en Aäronkerk

Waterlooplein 205
1011 PG AMSTERDAM
Located on Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein, the Mozes en Aäronkerk (Moses and Aaron Church) has a long and interesting history. The curr...

d'Admiraal Windmill

Noordhollandschkanaaldk 21
1034 ZL AMSTERDAM
Just north of the former village of Buiksloot, d’Admiraal Windmill stands next to the Noordhollandsch Canal. The octagonal smock w...

Riekermolen - Windmill

De Borcht 10
1083 AC AMSTERDAM
De Riekermolen is a historic polder drainage windmill that dates back to 1636. It sits proudly on the bank of the River Amstel in ...

Begijnhofkapel

Begijnhof 30
1012 WT AMSTERDAM
The Begijnhofkapel (Begijnhof chapel) is also known as the Johannes en Ursula Kerk. Built in 1672, the chapel serves as a centre ...