Best of Amsterdam

The editor of Amsterdam-Now made lists of Amsterdam’s museums, canal houses, open-air markets, shopping, coffeeshops en lots more. These lists make it easy for you to decide what to see, where to eat and what to do during your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam has something for everyone; from a stroll through the Red Light District for adult pleasure to a visit to the Zoo for the kids. ‘Best of Amsterdam’ helps you to explore the city and find the best places to see and visit

Best Amsterdam Street Markets

Amsterdam is packed with shops, from multi-level shopping arcades to trendy boutiques. Buying erotic toys proves as easy as stocking up on Edam cheese. Throw in a handful of street markets and you know why Amsterdam is Europe’s shopping capital. Albert Cuyp Market is...

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Leidseplein: Best Party and Clubbing in Amsterdam

Leidseplein in Amsterdam buzzes with activity day and night. Sip chardonnay and savour bitterballen, bite-size deep-fried ragout filled balls. On chilly spring and autumn days wrap a fleece shawl around your shoulders and only the tip of your nose will get cold. In...

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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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Best Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings and Letters

Vincent van Gogh. What does this name mean to you - sunflowers, Starry Night, the painter who cut off his ear or the man who committed suicide? The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam. It is home to the art collection of Theo van Gogh,...

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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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Hot Spots at Leidseplein

Leidseplein in Amsterdam, ringed by cafes, theaters and nightclubs, bustles day and night. During the day Leidseplein buzzes with fire-eaters, street musicians and mime artists. At night it is the hang-out for tourist revelers and the occasional local. The neon-lit...

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Medieval Amsterdam

Only two medieval houses have survived in Amsterdam. The oldest dates back to 1420, at number 34 Begijnhof. The other one is at number 1 Zeedijk, Tasting House In 't Aepjen. Amsterdam was founded in 1306. To be more precise that is the year city rights were granted....

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Tips for Potheads in Amsterdam

A coffeeshop is not a coffeebar Going to Amsterdam and not visiting a coffeeshop is like going to India and not seeing Taj Mahal. Coffeeshops set Amsterdam apart and they are one of the reasons why the city is fun to visit. But be aware: the fragrant fumes drifting...

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Best Amsterdam Street Markets

Amsterdam is packed with shops, from multi-level shopping arcades to trendy boutiques. Buying erotic toys proves as easy as stocking up on Edam cheese. Throw in a handful of street markets and you know why Amsterdam is Europe’s shopping capital. Albert Cuyp Market is...

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Best Amsterdam Facts

To many tourists Amsterdam means bicycles, tulips and clogs, this city attracts thousands of visitors every year. Surrounded by romantic canals, you might feel as if you are strolling through an open-air museum. Hanging out at a sidewalk café and people watching is...

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Leidseplein: Best Party and Clubbing in Amsterdam

Leidseplein in Amsterdam buzzes with activity day and night. Sip chardonnay and savour bitterballen, bite-size deep-fried ragout filled balls. On chilly spring and autumn days wrap a fleece shawl around your shoulders and only the tip of your nose will get cold. In...

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