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.

Buddhist temple Fo Guang Shan

Zeedijk 106-118
1012 BB AMSTERDAM
In the heart of Amsterdam, the Zeedijk boasts a real Buddhist temple. Special roof tiles and traditional ornamentation for the tem...

Krijtberg

Singel 448
1017 AV AMSTERDAM
The official name of the “Krijtberg” is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Franciscus Xaverius. It dates from 1881 and is run by Jes...

Buiksloterkerk

Buiksloterkerkpad 10
1034 VZ AMSTERDAM
Built in 1609, the charming Buiksloterkerk (church) lies nestled between picturesque houses on the Buiksloterdijk. Inside the chur...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church)

Walenpleintje 159
1012 JZ AMSTERDAM
The Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church) dates all the way back to 1409. It was originally used as a monastery chapel, but in the 16th c...

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.