city centre

Explore the most famous neighbourhoods of Amsterdam: its Canal Ring (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010), the main shopping districts and public meeting places like Dam Square, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, where thousands of people congregate. There’s much do to and multiple cultures and nationalities overlap as you head through streets.

Spiegelkwartier

Amsterdam’s Spiegelkwartier (literally: ‘mirror quarter’) is an absolute must for lovers of art, antiques and curiosities: the area has been at the he...

Red Light District

The majority of people have heard about Amsterdam’s Red Light District well before their visit. Leaving nothing to the imagination, some stereotypes a...

Nieuwmarkt

Located just a short stroll from Central Station, the area around the Nieuwmarkt is one of the oldest districts of Amsterdam. Spend a few hours explor...

New boating traffic rules

17 Feb 2017
The City of Amsterdam is tackling congestion on Amsterdam’s canals by trialling a number of measures, including making Prinsengracht a ‘one-way canal’...

John Adams Institute

West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 97
1013 EC AMSTERDAM
Located in the historic West-Indisch Huis, this independent institute for US-American culture regularly hosts speakers from fields...

Vereniging Amsterdam City

Damrak 355
1012 ZJ AMSTERDAM
Looks after the interests of businesses in the inner city of Amsterdam (hotels, financial companies, retail stores, bars and resta...