8 hidden gems in Amsterdam

Discover 8 hidden gems in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is packed with hidden gems that are often overlooked. In this blog we take you on a journey through the city and share our selection of the top 8 hidden gems that make Amsterdam so unique.


Step into an oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of the bustling center of Amsterdam. The Begijnhof is a hidden courtyard surrounded by beautiful 17th-century houses and a picturesque chapel. Walk through the ivy-covered gate and be enchanted by the peaceful atmosphere of this historic site. Plus, it’s just a 14-minute walk from our Westcord City Centre Hotel, making it easily accessible. Book your stay in the hotel via the link below:


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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the green and cultural oasis of the Plantagebuurt. Here you will find beautiful parks, such as Artisplein and Hortus Botanicus, but also interesting museums such as the Jewish Historical Museum and the Resistance Museum. Enjoy a relaxing walk through this attractive neighborhood and be surprised by the diversity of sights.

Oude Kerk

Discover the oldest church in Amsterdam. The Old Church dates from the 13th century and is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Admire the imposing tower, the impressive interior and the many works of art that adorn this historic church. Take a walk through the cemetery and be carried away by the rich history of this special place.

Westelijke Eilanden

Explore the hidden treasures of the Western Isles, a collection of small islands and harbor areas on the edge of the city center. Stroll past historic warehouses, visit local art galleries and relax in cozy cafes along the waterfront. This unique neighborhood offers a charming and authentic glimpse into Amsterdam’s maritime past.


There is a piece of paradise in Amsterdam-Noord called Noorderpark. The Noorderpark is a place of relaxation and inspiration in the midst of urban life. Amidst all the hustle and bustle and buildings, this green retreat offers an oasis of peace. A pond shimmers in the sunlight, surrounded by greenery and colorful flowers. Walking paths wind through the park past playgrounds and picnic areas, where visitors come together and enjoy themselves.

The Art Brasserie

Although a bit hidden, The Art Brasserie at the WestCord Art Hotel is definitely worth finding. Away from the tourist crowds, the terrace welcomes guests in a relaxing setting. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun, a relaxing lunch with friends, or a romantic dinner under the stars, The Art Brasserie’s terrace offers something for everyone. Be enchanted by the charm and hospitality of this special place in Amsterdam. Click below for more information and to make a reservation.


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Molen van Sloten

The Molen van Sloten, located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, is a beautiful symbol of craftsmanship and history. The mill was built in 1847 and has played a crucial role in keeping the surrounding areas dry for centuries. Today, the mill not only offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, but also a beautiful view from the top. A must-visit for history and architecture lovers!

Fruittuin van West

Walk through the lush orchards, pick your own fruit in season, or simply enjoy a quiet moment amid colorful flowers and birdsong. The Fruit Garden of West is not only a place to experience nature, but also to relax, take a romantic walk with your loved one, or just have some time for yourself. The Fruit Garden of West offers an ideal setting for every moment of relaxation and fun.

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