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Best things to do in Amsterdam

Art Museum
“The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless more Dutch masters.”
1347 locals recommend
Historic Site
“From Anne Frank's diary: " I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!.... When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! " So that we may learn from our ancestors' mistakes, let these memories get impressed in your mind and stop to Rozengracht by the Tram 19”
889 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“For architecture lovers! The main building (1973) was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, a famous Dutch architect. The new part (1999) was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Enjoy Vincent van Gogh paintings + temporary exhibitions all year round. A must see! ”
800 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Artis is located in the Plantage neighborhood. Artis, officially the Royal Zoological Society Natura Artis Magistra "nature is the teacher of art", founded in 1838. In addition to animals of all shapes and sizes, the park has around 27 monumental buildings that largely date from the nineteenth century In addition, it has a planetarium. The nicest places to have a bite or drink are Plantage (attached to Artis, with a Paris-like terrace) and Café Koosje around the corner, a real Amsterdam-style brown cafe. Give our sweet greetings to bartender Dominique, if she is working that day.”
517 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderfull views from inside to IJ. For lunch, diner, movies and just to be.”
678 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
277 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.”
356 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Photo Museum, check if the exhibition is what you fancy. Some amazing exhibitions, some less so.....”
385 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It just opened their permanent collect earlier this year, you will find lots of interesting contemporary art and design”
259 locals recommend
Science Museum
“NEMO Science Museum is a science centre containing five floors of hands-on science exhibitions. It is the largest science center in the Netherlands.”
322 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Hermitage Amsterdam is the only satelite museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, showcasing its vast collectins and spectacularly located on the banks of the Amstel river.”
258 locals recommend
Museum
“The Tropenmuseum, founded in 1864 as Colonial Museum, is a Dutch ethnological museum. It has a large collection of ethnographic artifacts from tropical and subtropical regions, especially from the former Dutch overseas territories. ”
293 locals recommend
Event Space
“This is a hipster spot with lots of stalls with interesting food, drinks, and movies in the hall next to the food hall”
431 locals recommend
Art Museum
“You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue. ”
136 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
329 locals recommend
Palace
“The Royal Palace is placed at the King's disposal and is active use by the Dutch Royal House. It is open for visitors most of the year. You are more than welcome to discover the rich history and interior of this magnificent building in the heart of Amsterdam. The Palace is closed during royal events. A free audio guide is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.”
158 locals recommend