Top attractions in Amsterdam

With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is rich with fascinating attractions and sights. From ancient castles to magnificent museums, secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and the city's world-famous canals. Of course, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without the classics – along the way you’ll find all the tulipswindmills and cheese you could wish for.


Amsterdam's popular attractions

Canal cruising

Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city's sights and attractions.



Looming tall over the Amsterdam skyline, this landmark 22-floor tower is home to a selection of bars, restaurants and a rooftop observation deck with stunning views across Amsterdam.

Zaanse Schans

With its traditional windmills, houses and workshops, the historic village and now open-air museum of Zaanse Schans offers a preserved glimpse of what it was like to live in the Netherlands in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Keukenhof Windmill
Each spring the Flower Strip region bursts into colour as millions of flowers bloom, creating one of the world's most unique sights. Immerse yourself in this rainbow of flowers at the Keukenhof flower gardens.


ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam. Stroll through the historical city park with its excentric animals, centuries-old trees and wealth of plants.

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Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

Get free entry to the city's top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay with this handy cultural pass.
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Canal Cruise Ticket

Canal Company Amsterdam
The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the Amsterdam Area.
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