historical

Amsterdam has some 800 years of history behind it. The 16th and 17th centuries made a particular mark on the city and it’s this historic period that attracts so much public recognition. But fans of historical architecture and development can also find discover a great number of historic figures and places from subsequent periods.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148
1012 DV AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum offers visitors extensive documentation and historical facts about the cannabis plant. Visi...

Pont 13

Haparandadam 50
1013 AK AMSTERDAM
This swimming bar and restaurant is housed on an old ferry built in 1927 and now moored in the west of Amsterdam.

Snippendaal Garden

Plantage Middenlaan 2A
1018 DD AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden) was founded in 1638 as the Hortus Medicus, a medicinal herb garden. Herbs were of ...

Gallery Paul Andriesse

Leliegracht 47
1016 GT AMSTERDAM
International contemporary art from the Netherlands and abroad, including artists such as Marlene Dumas, René Daniels and Thomas S...

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...

't Beemster Spijshuis

Middenweg 177
1462 HJ MIDDENBEEMSTER
Set in a beautiful building that is more than 200 years old, 't Beemster Spijshuis is a pancake house, restaurant and catering com...

't Zwaantje

Berenstraat 12
1016 GH AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam restaurant with a good kitchen and an informal, international atmosphere.