off the beaten track

If you have time to explore and you’re looking for unique surprises in and around Amsterdam, don’t be afraid to step off the beaten track. Check out real Amsterdam neighbourhoods away from the tourist centres, find out about quirky or unusual museums, or learn where you can go for a memorable daytrip.

10 hidden gems in Amsterdam

With its wealth of world famous museums, galleries and historical monuments, Amsterdam is a haven for culturally minded sightseers. But look beyond th...

Off the beaten track

First time visitors to Amsterdam don’t want to miss the city’s most obvious attractions, like the Anne Frank Huis, Van Gogh Museum and perhaps a canal...

The Fortress Stretch

Step back in time when you visit the Fortress Stretch. Home to many old castles, fortified towns and ruins, this picturesque region offers a vivid win...

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...

Museum Tot Zover

Kruislaan 124
1097 GA AMSTERDAM
How do we deal with death? That's the eternal question Museum Tot Zover is dying to answer through its exhibitions in art, photogr...
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Museum Het Schip

Oostzaanstraat 45
1013 WG AMSTERDAM
Museum Het Schip explores the Amsterdam School style of architecture in its social, political and artistic context. The museum is ...

Teylers Museum

Spaarne 16
2011 CH HAARLEM
One of the oldest museums in the country, the Teylers Museum invites visitors to delve into the wonderful worlds of art and scienc...

ExperienceWaterland

Overamstelstraat 2
1091 TN AMSTERDAM
ExperienceWaterland organises unique excursions and business outings in Amsterdam's backyard. They work with small groups, making ...

Tour de Amsterdam

Bestevaerstraat 53-3
1056 HH AMSTERDAM
Tour de Amsterdam organises cycling tours in the area around Amsterdam, offering visitors a chance to explore the beautiful landsc...
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Czar Peter House

Krimp 23
1506 AA ZAANDAM
The Czar Peter House is a humble dwelling that famously housed Peter the Great during his first eight days in the Netherlands. In ...