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Ranked #1 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Historic Sites; Concerts; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With 700... more » Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With 700 concerts a year the Concertgebouw offers a varied programme featuring leading international musicians, orchestras, and conductors. The hall functions as a home base for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. Behind-the-scenes tours provide a look into the concert hall's rich history. There are scheduled tours three times a week and for groups available on request. From September to June at 12:30pm. Every Wednesday, there is a free 30 minute concert in the Concertgebouw. This is often a public rehearsal from world famous orchestras or ensembles that will perform, for a fee, later that evening. « less
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Ranked #2 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: Libraries; Cultural

If you are visiting Amsterdam, do not overlook the new waterside Public Library (see: ARUP - design firm). It is a 10 minutes walk from Centraal Station; there are 500 computer... more »

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Ranked #3 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands... more » Owner description: The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. « less
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Ranked #4 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
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Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: A Museum with a Story. Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. For more than two... more » Owner description: A Museum with a Story. Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. For more than two years, Anne Frank lived secretively with the other people in hiding in the back part of her father’s office building at # 263 Prinsengracht. « less
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Ranked #6 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century... more » Owner description: This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty shops, cafes and designer boutiques. « less
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Ranked #7 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The world's largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600... more » Owner description: The world's largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600 drawings. « less
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Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms... more » Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578. « less
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Ranked #9 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can... more » Owner description: Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, jogging and picnicking. « less
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Ranked #10 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: History Museums; Museums
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: With a collection of more than 4000 bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases and accessories dating from the late Middle Ages... more » Owner description: With a collection of more than 4000 bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases and accessories dating from the late Middle Ages until today, the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam is the largest of its kind in the world. « less
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Ranked #15 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 to 1658 in this 17th-century house, which today is a museum that pays tribute to the... more » Owner description: Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 to 1658 in this 17th-century house, which today is a museum that pays tribute to the artist's life and career. « less
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Ranked #16 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Educational Sites; Museums
Owner description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van Gogh Museum) offers a truly interactive experience... more » Owner description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van Gogh Museum) offers a truly interactive experience into the world of cocktails and the exciting bartending culture, as well as a glimpse into the history of the world's oldest distilled brand: Bols Amsterdam 1575. A visit to the House of Bols is a spectacular journey for all your senses in which you learn how to taste a delicious cocktail of your choice. « less
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Ranked #17 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Artis Zoo, just to the east of central Amsterdam, provides a good deal for children.
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Ranked #18 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Museums
Owner description: Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in one of... more » Owner description: Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in one of the most beautiful canalside houses. Het Grachtenhuis introduces visitors to one of the best city development projects in the world: the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam. During your visit to the multimedia, interactive exhibition, you will travel in 40 minutes through 400 years of history. « less
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Ranked #19 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Museums
Owner description: Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in Amsterdam marks an entirely new chapter in the already impressive... more » Owner description: Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project in Amsterdam marks an entirely new chapter in the already impressive range of BODY WORLDS exhibitions. Recipe for happiness The exhibition tells the amazing story of our bodies and the influence that the emotional phenomenon of 'happiness' has on our health. Over 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies reveal the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the body. BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project is a specially-developed interactive exhibition examining what happiness is, the science behind it, and its effects on both body and mind. Take a fascinating journey through the human body. « less
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Ranked #20 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
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Ranked #23 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Ballets; Operas; Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural... more » Owner description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in our land, National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances. « less
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Ranked #24 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This neighborhhod of "nine little streets" is full of quirky stores selling clothing, books, art, food and lots more.
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Bodies of Water; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in... more » Owner description: The Jewish Historical Museum is a modern museum of Jewish heritage housed in four monumental synagogues near Waterlooplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Three permanent exhibitions present the history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. In addition to the three permanent exhibitions, the museum always offers two great temporary exhibitions and the fun JHM Children's museum. « less
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Ranked #28 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #29 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy... more » Owner description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy the stimulating, interactive exhibitions and the stunning 17th century building. « less
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Ranked #30 of 246 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Stedelijk Museum is an international institution in Amsterdam dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The... more » Owner description: The Stedelijk Museum is an international institution in Amsterdam dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The Museum aims to provide a home for art, artists and a broad range of publics, where artistic production is actively fostered, presented, protected, reconsidered and renewed « less
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