Things to do
Canal cruises in AmsterdamAdd to itinerary
Get a prime view of Amsterdam’s most interesting sights and scenery by taking a canal cruise.Read more
GASSAN Diamonds AmsterdamAdd to itinerary
Take the tour and learn all there is to know about diamonds and Amsterdam’s history as a diamond city.Book your free tour!
Food & Drink
The Heineken ExperienceAdd to itinerary
Discover the world of Heineken through an interactive self-guided journey in the former Heineken brewery.Read more
Eating & drinking
Soul food, French or international cuisine? Amsterdam boasts several Michelin star restaurants as well as many great bistros and terraces. Go for a tour on the Pannenkoekenboot (Pancake Boat), enjoy a vegan snack, or grab a quintessentially Dutch frikandel 'from the wall' at Febo. Where to eat in Amsterdam? This city has it all!
Restaurants in Amsterdam
Where will you eat in Amsterdam? On a beautiful terrace? Chic, or informal? View the tips here.
Proeflokaal Wynand Fockink
Hidden away behind Dam Square is one of the most beautiful tasting rooms in the Netherlands, where guests can taste home-distilled Dutch jenever.
10x Michelin Starred Restaurants in Amsterdam
Discover the cream of the crop restaurants in Amsterdam.
Where to stay
Sights to see
Begijnhof AmsterdamAdd to itineraryNatasja, quality seeker
Luxury shopping in AmsterdamAdd to itineraryNatasja, quality seeker
Pedal boats in AmsterdamAdd to itineraryRalph seeks out relaxation with his family in the outdoors.
The beach in AmsterdamAdd to itineraryNatasja, quality seeker
Brouwerij 't IJAdd to itineraryAlinda chooses authenticity and a pleasant atmosphere.
Come to Amsterdam and discover the world-famous 17th-century inner city. The pleasant Jordaan district boasts narrow streets, bustling cafés and stately merchant houses lining the famous canals. Go shopping in small boutiques and art galleries in de 9 straatjes (9 streets) or visit one of the large department stores for indoor shopping.
Museums for all ages
Amsterdam has the world’s highest museum density and it home to cultural treasures like the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and Rijksmuseum with its world-famous “The Night Watch’’ by Rembrandt the painter. Are you visiting Amsterdam with children? Micropia near Artis and Science Center NEMO are must-see attractions!
Exploring Amsterdam by boat and bicycle
The name of the city dates from the 12th century, when a dam was built in the Amstel river. Today the water is still a defining element of Amsterdam. You should definitely go on a boat tour of Amsterdam and discover the historic canal ring, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Feel like a native and explore the city by bicycle. Or book a complete cycling holiday if you want a sportive holiday. Amsterdam is the starting point for several routes that will have you visit countless highlights in Holland.
Where is what?
Hop on- Hop off Amsterdam
The Hop on/Hop off bus is an excellent and flexible way to explore Amsterdam at your leisure. You can hop on and off at many centrally located stops as often as you like!
Discover Amsterdam with the Holland Pass
Discover Amsterdam with your Holland Pass and enjoy free tickets and many discounts for Heineken Experience, Van Gogh Museum, Maritiem Museum, and much more.
Pre-order your tickets for Amsterdam museums & attractions in our ticket shop and save instant money on combination deals!
How to get to Amsterdam
By public transport
Amsterdam is easily accessible by public transport from Schiphol Airport. For travel within the city you can buy an Amsterdam Travel Ticket or an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket.
If you are coming by car, make sure to seek out information about parking in Amsterdam.
Transport in Holland
Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.