Amsterdam Attractions

With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is rich with fascination sights. From ancient churches to magnificent museums, secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and, of course, the city's world-famous canals there's an overwhelming amount of things to see and do in Amsterdam. So pack your camera, pick up a map and get ready for an adventure!  

The top attractions in Amsterdam

From the Old Masters at the Rijksmuseum to modern and contemporary art and design at the Stedelijk, Amsterdam’s world-class art museums have enough to offer to fill weeks. But there are plenty more ways to soak up Amsterdam’s history too: the famous Anne Frank House, a collection of quirky and unusual museums, and the postcard-perfect streets of the Jordaan. Of course, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without the classics – along the way you’ll find all the tulips, windmills and cheese you could wish for.     

Amsterdam sights and attractions: Get inspired!

10 hidden gems in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam for cat lovers

Amsterdam truly is a city of cats. No matter which canal you stroll by, which pretty Jordaan lane you meander down or which canal houses you stop to a...

Top 10 rainy day activities

Don’t let rain stop play on your trip to Amsterdam. Here’s our selection of the city’s best indoor attractions and activities guaranteed to keep you h...

10 Amsterdam photo hotspots

With its kilometres of canals, brick bridges, old churches and 17th-century architecture, Amsterdam is a photographer’s paradise. But where can you st...

Weird and wonderful houses

From the narrowest house in the world to a house with many heads, there are many weird and wonderful buildings to explore in Amsterdam. Read on to fin...

Windmills in Amsterdam

Windmills are an iconic part of the Dutch landscape, and a visit to one is a must for visitors to the Netherlands. And with eight windmills located in...

Towers of Amsterdam

Amsterdam may not be known for its skyscrapers, but there are a few notable landmarks that soar high above the city's low rise skyline. Here's our gui...

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

The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket

Get two days' entry to more than 20 different Amsterdam nightclubs for just €10.
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The Amsterdam Dungeon

rokin 78
1012 KW AMSTERDAM
Always a popular tourist attraction in the old heart of the city, the Amsterdam Dungeon is bigger and bolder than ever before.
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Foam

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS AMSTERDAM
Foam is an internationally renowned Amsterdam museum that exhibits all genres of photography in a beautiful canal-side setting. As...
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Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92
1001 AC AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Museum offers an expansive collection of exhibitions and items that retell the compelling story of the Dutch capital...

Cromhouthuis

Herengracht 366-368
1016 CH AMSTERDAM
This historic canal-side mansion was the home of a powerful Amsterdam merchant family in the Golden Age. Today, the splendid rooms...
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Dutch Resistance Museum

Plantage Kerklaan 61
1018 CX AMSTERDAM
The Dutch Resistance Museum, known to locals as the Verzetsmuseum, details the history of the Dutch resistance in World War II dur...
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A'DAM LOOKOUT

Overhoeksplein 5
1031 KS AMSTERDAM
A'DAM LOOKOUT provides 360º views across Amsterdam’s historic city centre, the harbour area and the polders north of the city. The...
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Heineken Experience

Stadhouderskade 78
1072 AE AMSTERDAM
Housed inside Heineken’s historic brewery in the centre of Amsterdam, this interactive museum will take you on an exciting, behind...
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BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project

Damrak 66
1012 LM AMSTERDAM
BODY WORLDS
23/01/2018 - 31/12/2070
After captivating visitors the world over, the oft-controversial exhibition of human specimens including whole-body plastinates, o...
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THIS IS HOLLAND

Overhoeksplein 51
1031 KS AMSTERDAM
A new panoramic flight simulator that lets you can soar above the whole of the Netherlands, while staying firmly in place in Amste...