Things to see and do in Amsterdam
Tourist Inn is one of the most centrally located low budget hotels in Amsterdam. You stay in the heart of the city within walking distance of 'must sees' such as the Red Light District, the Dam and the Anne Frank Museum. Tourist Inn is therefore ideal for an 'all in one' city break. Nearby coffee shops, cafes and clubs.
Leave your bags safely stored at the Tourist Inn hotel and stroll straight on to the center of Amsterdam, where you can find countless coffee shops, cafés and bars. If you fancy something to eat, why not visit Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen? Later in the evening you can party until the small hours just a little further on in Amsterdam's nightclubs such as Panama.
Large square in the center. Known as one of the entertainment centers of the city. There are dance clubs, theaters and cafes. There are also many terraces. Among others, the Reguliersbreestraat, Reguliersgracht Amstelstraat and Utrechtsestraat end at the square. Incidentally the square was formerly called Butter Market. Later, in 1876, was named after the famous painter Rembrandt.
The Dam Square
One of the main squares of the city. The Dam links the streets Damrak and Rokin. Known as the streets Nieuwendijk, Kalverstraat and Damstraat end on the Dam. Significant buildings on the square are: Madame Tussauds Wax Statue Museum, Hotel Krasnapolsky, the Bijenkorf, the Royal Palace and the New Church. Do not miss the National Monument. This monument was established in 1956 to commemorate the victims of World War II.
Vincent van Gogh Museum
Museum dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Located at the Paulus Potterstraat and Museumplein (Museum square). You will find over two hundred paintings, five hundred drawings and seven hundred letters from the world-famous master. In addition, the collection of Japanese prints from Van Gogh can be looked at. A visit to the museum is on the agenda of any (international) tourist.
Anne Frank House
A memorial to the Jewish girl Anne Frank and her family. Located at Prinsengracht 263-265. Since 1960 a museum. In the nineties, rebuilt and restored. Among the Secret House, where the Frank family lived during World War II, was completely restored to its original condition. So that everyone can get a better view of the situation in which Anne Frank wrote her famous diary.
By many considered the best Amsterdam city square. At just a fifteen minutes walk from Central Station. In the middle of the square is the Waag, a medieval building, which now houses a cafe-restaurant. Around the square you will find cafes and restaurants. Even the legendary Cotton Club is located there. Previously, the Cotton Club was a meetingplace for (first) Africans and (later) Surinamese. If a ray of sunshine breaks through the terraces on the square are immediately filled.
The Canal Ring
The name of the Amsterdam canals. In 1612 Amsterdam began digging three main canals: the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. As the city continues to grow, these canals were extended and new canals were built. These lie in a circle, as a kind of belt, around the center of Amsterdam. The canals reminiscent of the successful seventeenth century, also known as the Golden Age.
National Museum (Rijksmuseum)
The largest and most important museum in the Netherlands. There are over two hundred exposition rooms. You can find all kinds of works , including Rembrandt's De Nachtwacht (The Night Watch). The collection covers more than one million pieces. The museum is owned by the state. Purpose of the Rijksmuseum: to show and explain Dutch history to as many fellow countrymen and tourists. You will find the Rijksmuseum at Stadhouderskade.
Originally a typical working-class neighborhood. Even today one of the nicest parts of Amsterdam. The Jordan lies between the waters of the Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht. The neighborhood was built in the first half of the seventeenth century. Certainly at the end of the last century it became a popular neighborhood for young professionals. Still, the neighborhood is a hotspot with many nice pubs.
The city park in Amsterdam. Especially when the weather is nice, many people relax in the Vondelpark. You see people jogging, skating, smoking dope, relax, play football and much more. Based in Oud-Zuid. The park stretches from the Stadhouderskade to the Amstelveenseweg. Opened in 1865. Later named after the poet and play writer Joost van Vondel. There is also a statue of him in the park. Since 1996, the Vondelpark is a listed building.
A nice shopping area, located in nine small streets in the center of Amsterdam. An absolute hotspot for alternative shoppers. You will find second-hand clothing stores, vintage shops, desigerboetieks and fashion brands. The streets are side streets of the major canals such as the Herengracht and Keizersgracht. The streets are called Berenstraat, Gasthuismolensteeg, Hartenstraat, Huidenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Reestraat, Runstraat, Wijde Heisteeg and Wolvenstraat.