Discover the hidden courtyards of Amsterdam. The Begijnhof is a quaint enclosed courtyard from the 14th century with authentic little houses.
Visit the house where one of the greatest painters in European art, Rembrandt van Rijn lived and created many of his masterpieces. The house has been refurnished with objects and belongings of Rembrandts time demonstrating a 17th century setting.
If you are planning to visit a few large museums in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, we recommend buying a ‘museumkaart’. This museum card pays for itself after visiting just a few large museums and allows you to visit more than 400 museums in The Netherlands. To avoid the fuss, we advise you to go early in the morning.
Check out the newest attraction recently opened in Amsterdam city center: A'DAM Lookout: A 85 meters high 360 degrees view over the city where you can use the swing to hover (secured) over the edge of the skyscraper.
Don't Go Home Without
... a trip to the Anne Frank house. Experience the location where the teenager Anne and her family were hiding from prosecution for over two years and read the original diary, where this brave girl wrote down her unbelievable experiences in the sobering atmosphere of a secret annex. You'll literally walk through Dutch history in this old house which contains this impressive story.
Spend a wonderful afternoon strolling through de 9 straatjes (the nine little streets). These are nine little picturesque shopping streets in the canal belt, just a few minutes away from the Dam Square. This neighbourhood has a variety of vintage boutiques, designer shops and cosy eateries. From modern, jazzy to pure Dutch.