Amsterdam, the sizzling capital of the Netherlands
Of course Amsterdam is known for its beautiful canals, bridges and the many cozy restaurants, cafés and terraces. A portion of the canal is even on the UNESCO World Heritage list. But Amsterdam has much more to offer! Visit one of the many theaters, world famous museums and countless galleries on the Amsterdam canals.
Lover of culture? Visit the famous Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. Discover the characteristic quarters of Amsterdam, each with its own story and history: Jordaan, De Pijp, West or East. To shop you’re in the right city! Go to the 9 streets, Haarlemmerdijk, Kalverstraat or the P.C. Hooftstraat where you will find the most exclusive brands. In Lelystad, 30 minutes from Amsterdam, you will find Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet with no less than 150 shops in the field of fashion, lifestyle and jewelry.
The Albert Cuyp Market is the largest day market in Europe!
Unwind in Amsterdam? Go enjoy hiking in one of the many city parks, rowing in the Amsterdam forest or cycling through Amsterdam’s neighborhoods. The picturesque places near Amsterdam are well worth the effort: the Zaanse Schans, Alkmaar cheese market and the fishing villages of Marken, Edam and Volendam, you’re there from Amsterdam!
Within 30 minutes you ride from Amsterdam to the historical Zaanse Schans.
In the heart of shopping Amsterdam, between the Kalverstraat and the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, the story of Amsterdam is told: from how it started as a farming and fishing village some eight centuries ago to the vibrant city it is today. The Amsterdam Museum, is an Amsterdam-based museum, dedicated to the past and present of the city.
The museum is located in the former Burgerweeshuis, which housed there from 1580 to 1960.