Discover Amsterdam

What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.

Late Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum
Late Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum

For the first time the Rijksmuseum will present a major show of the later work of Rembrandt van Rijn, in Amsterdam, the city where he lived, loved, worked and died. From 12 February until 17 May 2015.

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Events in Amsterdam

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

One of the world's most prestigious documentary film festivals.

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Visit Holland App
Visit Holland App

Now also available for Android! Discover Holland on your mobile device.

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Budget hotels in Amsterdam
Budget hotels in Amsterdam

Featured budget hotels in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam tickets

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What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.

The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House.

Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and discover the historical canal district which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. The best way to get around Amsterdam is on a bike. You won’t become any more local than by cycling around Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam has more canals than Venice?

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