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  • 1 The Netherlands Maritime Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Kattenburgerplein 1

    Formerly the Admiralty's principal warehouse, this vast building, erected on 18,000 piles, has housed the Amsterdam Maritime Museum since 1973. The collections present a fairly exhaustive overview of the Netherlands' maritime history, whether trade, ..

  • 2 Anne Frank's House (Anne Frank Huis) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Prinsengracht 267

    In this house Anne Frank and her family, German Jews who had fled to Holland, lived in hiding from the summer of 1942 to August 1944, when they were denounced and transported to the extermination camps. The museum organises exhibitions about the life..

  • 3 Jodenbuurt Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The streets of the old Jewish quarter, which once stretched from Waterlooplein to the Nieumarkt, were destroyed during and after the Second World War. Although most of its heritage has disappeared, some vestiges remain: Rembrandt's House, the Museum ..

  • 4 Albert Cuypmarkt Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This picturesque, multicultural market, which takes its name from a 17C landscape painter, has since 1904 been held along the length of Albert Cuypstraat. It has the double distinction of being the town's largest, and Europe's longest. Absorb the atm..

  • 5 Verzetsmuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plantage Kerklaan 61

    Film clips, sound recordings, images and objects commemorating the Second World War. Daily wartime existence is brought to life by means of street and house reconstructions, highlighting the issues faced by the Dutch population: raids, Nazi propagand..

  • 6 Hermitage Amsterdam Interesting

    Museums and art

    Amstel 51

    Opened in 2004 and occupying a 17C former hospital which has been completely renovated, this satellite of St Petersburg's Hermitage hosts fantastic temporary exhibitions, drawn from the collections of Peter the Great and his wife Catherine I.

  • 7 View of Durgerdam Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Just before reaching the town of Durgerdam, stop and enjoy the pretty view of its houses, painted in all the colours of the rainbow, some of them with wooden gables, and one funny square building with a pyramid-shaped roof topped by a bellturret; all..

  • 8 Bloemgracht Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Formerly the haunt of painters, dyers and paint-sellers, the quiet "flower canal" has achieved great recognition because of the high number of its houses that have been designated historic monuments. Particularly impressive is the trio of f..

  • 9 De Dageraad Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat

    These 350 labourer's houses were built between 1919 and 1922 by Michel de Klerk and Piet L. Kramer, famous architects of the School of Amsterdam. The development of this quarter, designated a historic monument since 1970, was driven by a real estate ..

  • 10 Dam Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    As the name suggests ("dam" means dyke in Dutch), this square, which was created in the 13th Century, is on the location of the Amstel dyke - the geographical and historical foundation of Amsterdam. Once the central market place and today t..

  • 11 Het Schip Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Spaarndammerplantsoen 140

    Located in the old working-class district of Spaarndammerbuurt, this social housing project was built in the 1920s by Michel de Klerk, and is one of the Amsterdam School's masterworks. Stroll around the development to admire its audacious ship-like b..

  • 12 Herengracht, n° 475 Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Herengracht 475

    Built between 1668 and 1672, this house originally had a mansard roof. It was modified in 1731 by Daniel Marot and at that time the facade was richly decorated with balustrades and carvings of flowers and acanthus leaves. The caryatids in the middle ..

  • 13 Herengracht, n° 476 Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Herengracht 476

    The facade of this fine residence is adorned with six Corinthian columns, carved garlands and a balustrade decorated with the former owner's coat of arms surmounted by an eagle. The house's garden dates from the 18th Century.

  • 14 Huis Bartolotti Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Herengracht 170

    This splendid house was designed around 1622 by Hendrick de Keyser, the architect who built the Munttoren and the Westerkerk. The two doors had separate functions: the one at number 172 was for use during the day, the one at 170 by night. The façade,..

  • 15 Musée Willet-Holthuysen Interesting

    Museums and art

    Herengracht 605

    This house was built just before 1700. The furniture and artefacts inside give an impression of the life led by merchants in the Dutch "Golden Age". The garden retains the original lay-out created by the French architect Daniel Marot, who w..

  • 16 Jordaan Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    An obvious area for development with the cutting of the four central canals, Jordaan sprang up in the 17C and was home to working people and immigrant groups. Regenerated in the second half of the 20C, it is today a delightful network of little stree..

  • 17 Musée Van Loon Interesting

    Museums and art

    Keizersgracht 672-674

    The painter Ferdinand Bol, a pupil of Rembrandt and a famous portrait-painter, was the tenant of this house, which belonged to shop-keeper Van Raey. The painter's family later acquired the building and turned it into a museum. The décor in the house ..

  • 18 The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Keizergracht 123

    The carved heads of six Roman gods decorate the stone and brick façade of a 1622 house. Pieter de Keyser is thought to be the architect of this very fine residence, with its stepped gable. According to legend the six sculpted heads are those of six r..

  • 19 The House of Dolphins Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Singel 140-142

    The name, House of Dolphins, pays homage to the first owner of this home, the Dutch grammarian Spieghel, author of a text on dolphins. The building is also known as the House of the Captain of the Night Watch, in honour of another of its occupiers, w..

  • 20 St Anthony's Gate (Waag or St-Anthoniespoort) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Flanked with towers and turrets, this gate dates from 1488. In 1617 the moats around it were filled in and the gate changed in character. From that time butter and cheese were brought here to be weighed before being sold. At one time the octagonal to..

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