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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 cruise or other city excursion. But if you’re here for more than a couple days or are here on a return visit, you might want to take some time to get off the beaten track and discover some of Amsterdam’s lesser-known attractions.

Go off the beaten track in Amsterdam

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...

Unusual museums

Amsterdam’s museums are world-famous and even without having visited the city, most people know about the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Va...

5 things to do at NDSM

Transformed from industrial shipyard into cultural hotspot, the NDSM neighbourhood in Amsterdam Noord has become a haven for creatives and a vibrant s...

Neighbourhood Watch: Plantage

Nature and culture meet in this tranquil neighbourhood with a wild past, interrupting the half-moon of the Canal Belt with a luscious park-like design...

5 things to do in Oost

Culture, food and film are a few things you can expect in the hip neighbourhood of Amsterdam Oost. Head there for trendy bars, rooftop views, diverse ...

5 things to do in Oud West

There's a lot to do just outside the canal ring of Amsterdam; the Oud-West neighbourhood holds onto its historic charm but adds a dash of modern cultu...

5 things to do in Zuidoost

The active, multicultural Zuidoost is home to all that is big in the world of entertainment. Here you’ll find the city’s largest cinema, t...

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24h Amsterdam

24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to enjoy the very best of all that Amsterdam is and has to offer. Each edition takes over a different neighbourhood in the city for 24 hours of unique events.

Amsterdam routes

So you're in the Amsterdam Area, but you don't feel like planning a route out yourself. Not to worry: we've compiled the city's best routes for you – all in a handy, easy-to-use digital format. Phone in hand, let us guide you through the best bits of the Dutch capital and its surrounding area.