Amsterdam: Paradise for Culture Lovers and Fun Seekers

Amsterdam is love at first sight. Leidseplein hums with activity, canal houses sparkle in the sun, Kalverstraat bursts with shoppers, canal-side cafés and hordes of tourists wander through the Red Light District – Amsterdam is the city to be!

Whether you would like to stroll along Dam Square, cruise the canals, visit a museum or go for a picnic in one of the many parks, Amsterdam-Now takes you to well-known places and highlights such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Red Light District but also to lesser known sights and hotspots like a Chinese Temple and an alms court. Whatever you do, be sure to include a boat trip on the Amsterdam canals. Be Dutch with the Dutch and explore the city on a guided bicycle tour.

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Peaceful Oasis in Bustling Amsterdam

Peaceful Oasis in Bustling Amsterdam

Tucked away behind Kalverstraat, you will find Begijnhof, Beguine Court, a green space that offers a welcome break from Amsterdam’s people-packed streets. Sneak into this haven of rest through a little gateway on Spui or go to the main entrance on Gedempte...

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Dam Square and the National Monument

Dam Square and the National Monument

Dam Square is at the very heart of Amsterdam. The National Monument is right in the middle of this vast square that buzzes with activity all year round. In spring, the fun fair attracts locals and tourists with its Ferris wheel. In summer, street entertainers and...

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Red Light District for Tourists

Red Light District for Tourists

The Historic Centre of Amsterdam spills over with museums, cafes, coffeeshops, stylish gables and facades. Humpback bridges span the leafy canals lined with a hotchpotch of buildings. Sex shops and porn theatres rub shoulder with museums and fashion boutiques. Be sure...

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Oosterpark and Slavery Monument

Oosterpark and Slavery Monument

Oosterpark is a favourite picnic spot at weekends. It is also popular with cyclist and walkers. The park abounds in statues of which the Slavery Monument is the most famous. Oosterpark is located just outside Amsterdam centre but still close enough to go there for a...

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Jordaan and Anne Frank

Jordaan and Anne Frank

Stroll at leisure through the Jordaan neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Visit Anne Frank's tiny bedroom in the Anne Frank Museum, discover charming 'hofjes' often hidden from sight, go shopping in the 9-Streets, mix with the locals over a beer, throw in a Houseboat Museum...

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Rijksmuseum Garden

Rijksmuseum Garden

The Rijksmuseum is probably the best-known museum in Amsterdam. The museum's garden is less familiar even though there is no entrance fee! There is no doubt about it this garden is beautifully maintained - flowerbeds with flowering summer plants, gazebos and...

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Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the art collection of Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s younger brother and art collector. The collection consists of 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Vincent and works of Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Monet and other contemporaries. Van Gogh...

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Art in A Bathtub

Art in A Bathtub

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a leading Modern Art Museum. Priceless art in a modern building - that's what to expect when you visit Het Stedelijk Museum. The museum is home to modern works of art and includes artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Newman,...

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Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

The Dutch are renowned for their 'commercial mind' and for most Amsterdam attraction you will have to spend a few euros. Free things to do in Amsterdam include strolling along canals, free concerts, a free museum and many more freebies. Below you will find...

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Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Vondelpark in Amsterdam is a favourite summer haunt of locals and tourists alike. They spread out their picnic blanket, open their bottle of viña ducaro tinto (a nice way of saying red wine) and unwrap their crispy brown rolls sprinkled with sunflower seeds and...

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Hofje Gardens and Courtyards

Hofje Gardens and Courtyards

Hofjes are courtyards ringed by social housing meant for mainly elderly women who were often widowed and had no means of income. Hofjes were funded by wealthy Amsterdam merchants. These courtyards feature well-tended gardens with flowering shrubs, trees and colourful...

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Amsterdam Chinatown

Amsterdam Chinatown

Amsterdam has its own Chinatown, far smaller than in cities like London, Paris or New York but definitely worth to explore. This neighbourhood is just steps away from Centraal Station and close to Amsterdam's famous Red Light District. Amsterdam Chinatown is also home...

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Westerkerk and Anne Frank

Westerkerk and Anne Frank

Late 16th and early 17th century Amsterdam expanded. Homes along the newly dug canals were built for the growing population of Amsterdam. Not only houses were needed also churches. Westerkerk became the showcase Protestant church for wealthy Amsterdam citizens who...

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Where Eccentricity and Domesticity Meet

Where Eccentricity and Domesticity Meet

The Red Light District in Amsterdam never sleeps. Evening is the best time to wander along Oudezijds Achterburgwal, but many tourists also amble this leafy canal during the day. Peep shows, porn shops, (sex) bars and live sex shows stand cheek-by-jowl to stately canal...

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Amsterdam Centre

Amsterdam Centre

Dam Square, Anne Frank House, Kalverstraat shopping street is what most visitors to Amsterdam want to visit. Yet the city centre has much more to offer. Canals lined with gabled houses mirrored in the water. The charms of Amsterdam are supplemented by a string of...

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Skinny Bridge Famous Bridge in Amsterdam

Skinny Bridge Famous Bridge in Amsterdam

Skinny Bridge is one of the 1,200 bridges that span the canals that crisscross Amsterdam. Some are simply a means to cross the water, others are picturesque or true feats of engineering. Many are illuminated at night and offer a romantic backdrop. Magere Brug or...

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Where Anne Frank Wrote Her Diary

Where Anne Frank Wrote Her Diary

When you are in Amsterdam, be sure to include a visit to the Anne Frank House, the Frank family's wartime hiding place: the place where a young Jewish girl wrote her diary. The Anne Frank House is very popular and visited by over a million visitors every year. That's...

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Rent a Bike and Go Dutch

Rent a Bike and Go Dutch

Bikes festoon bridges, bikes safely locked to lamppost. Kids, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers young professionals, old professionals, in fact everyone in Amsterdam seems to have a bike and use it as to get from A to B. Why not join them for the unique...

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Home of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Home of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the number one art museum in the Netherlands and art lovers cannot afford to miss it. The museum possesses an unrivalled collection of Dutch art. The Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam is famous for its collection of works of art from the 15th to...

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Captain Jack Canal Tour: Amsterdam at its Best

Captain Jack Canal Tour: Amsterdam at its Best

Captain Jack Canal Tour is a sailing experience you will never forget! You will glide through the Amsterdam canals, pass under humpback bridges and marvel at the canal mansions. An open electric boat cruise is relaxing and the best way to make the most of your city...

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Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket for Clubbing and Pubbing

Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket for Clubbing and Pubbing

With the Amsterdam nightlife ticket in your pocket, you get the most out of your city trip. Amsterdam is a true clubbing capital and one of the coolest places to party in Europe. Go footloose in hot spots at Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Move to the music and dance...

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Body Worlds Must-see Exhibition in Amsterdam

Body Worlds Must-see Exhibition in Amsterdam

Body Worlds Amsterdam: the happiness Project is a quest for felicity, for intense happiness. The exhibition focuses on what happiness does with our health. Over 200 bodies form part of this exhibition and show the link between our emotional and physical state. This...

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FOAM Photography Museum in an Amsterdam  Canal House

FOAM Photography Museum in an Amsterdam Canal House

FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam is located in a traditional canal house, the interior will surprise you – a happy marriage of old and new, original architecture combined with chrome and glass. FOAM showcases still photography and multimedia shows. The exhibitions...

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Best Nightlife, Clubbing and Pub Crawl in Amsterdam

Best Nightlife, Clubbing and Pub Crawl in Amsterdam

Nightlife, clubbing and pub crawls in Amsterdam is more than the Red Light District, the cheesy bars in the city centre and the many coffee shops aka hash bars. Away from these tourist hotspots, Amsterdam has a thriving club theme. There are venues to everyone's...

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Vincent van Gogh and the Potato Eaters

Vincent van Gogh and the Potato Eaters

Vincent van Gogh is not only the artist who painted the Potato Eaters, he is also known as the man who cut off his ear, the man who drank turpentine, the man who sold only one painting during his lifetime but became famous posthumously. In 1885, Van Gogh painted...

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Best Canal Houses that Made Amsterdam Famous

Best Canal Houses that Made Amsterdam Famous

Canal house and canals have made Amsterdam famous. These elegant houses give a glimpse in the life of wealthy Amsterdam merchants. The canal houses served as family homes, workshops or warehouses. Their distinct gables are unique for every house. The canals seem to...

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Amsterdam Canal House for a Wealthy Merchant: Trippenhuis

Amsterdam Canal House for a Wealthy Merchant: Trippenhuis

Amsterdam canal houses are characterized by narrow fronts. Trippenhuis is an exception to this rule. This seventeenth-century canal house is a typical example of a mansion where a rich merchant lived and the wider the front the wealthier its owner. Trippenhuis was the...

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Cat Boat Amsterdam Canal Houseboat for Stray Cats

Cat Boat Amsterdam Canal Houseboat for Stray Cats

The cat boat, or poezenboot in Dutch, is a must-see for all cat-lovers: an entire houseboat converted into a cats' home. The cats are not allowed to wander freely in the streets but they can take a breath of fresh air on the cat balcony. Amsterdam is a true haven for...

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MoCo Museum of Modern Contemporary Art

MoCo Museum of Modern Contemporary Art

Modern art for everybody! The Moco, Modern Contemporary Art Museum, hosts exhibitions of modern art artists. Moco was the first museum to show works of Banksy whose nickname is: the art terrorist of the graffiti scene whose works are provoking, disturbing and...

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I Amsterdam City Card

I Amsterdam City Card

I Amsterdam City Card is your ticket to experience Amsterdam in an affordable and relaxed way. You’ll see more and save money at the same time! No need to buy separate tickets for attractions and public transport. The I Amsterdam Card not only affords you free...

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