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Things to do in Amsterdam

 

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De Poezenboot
Ranked #31 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #32 of 296 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 #33 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Art Museums
This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum.
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Ranked #34 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Museums
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Ranked #35 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #36 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Architectural Buildings; Transportation

If you are arriving in Amsterdam by train or plane you will enter through the magnificent Centraal Station.  As you leave the station you will be heading south and into... more »

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Ranked #37 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #38 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Art 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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Ranked #39 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: This unique and dramatic green copper building houses Amsterdam's science and technology center, where visitors are actively... more » Owner description: This unique and dramatic green copper building houses Amsterdam's science and technology center, where visitors are actively engaged in hands-on displays, computer simulations and various kinds of experiments. « less
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Ranked #40 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Owner description: Hotelscooters and Bike's is a company in the centre of Amsterdam that rent out Vespa scooters and Gazelle bike's. The best... more » Owner description: Hotelscooters and Bike's is a company in the centre of Amsterdam that rent out Vespa scooters and Gazelle bike's. The best bike's and scooters you can rent in Amsterdam. « less
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Ranked #41 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where... more » Owner description: Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where you can choose from hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste. « less
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Ranked #42 of 296 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 #43 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic orphanage, this museum tell the history of Amsterdam... more » Owner description: Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic orphanage, this museum tell the history of Amsterdam through its vast collection of art and artifacts from medieval times to the present. « less
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Ranked #44 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: GlowGolf Amsterdam is de nieuwste trend in Amsterdam voor jong en oud. Met het thema; “Back to the Future in 15 Holes”,... more » Owner description: GlowGolf Amsterdam is de nieuwste trend in Amsterdam voor jong en oud. Met het thema; “Back to the Future in 15 Holes”, zullen de deelnemers zich spelenderwijs door een aantal kenmerkende en historische tijdzones begeven. Het spel neemt je mee door de tijd van de eerste bewoners van de aarde tot aan de hypermoderne toekomst.Met glow-in-the-dark-minigolf wordt tijdreizen een ware beleving om nog vaak te herhalen. « less
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Ranked #45 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #46 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Parks; Neighborhoods
One of Amsterdam's main squares, this is an ideal place to sit on one of the many terraces and watch the world go by.
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Ranked #47 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Neighborhoods

If you are a bit worried about going out and about in the Red Light district ... don't be. All manner of humanity can be found there and it's harmless. You will see mothers with... more »

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Ranked #48 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #49 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #50 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Museums
Owner description: Door bezoekers uitgeroepen als 'het leukste bijzondere museum van Amsterdam' is Amsterdam EXPO de thuisbasis in Nederland... more » Owner description: Door bezoekers uitgeroepen als 'het leukste bijzondere museum van Amsterdam' is Amsterdam EXPO de thuisbasis in Nederland voor internationale, reizende exposities van wereldklasse. Amsterdam EXPO biedt alle bezoekers een unieke en verrassende ervaring: blockbusters als Body Worlds, Toetanchamon en Pixar: 25 Years of Animation werden al door meer dan een half miljoen mensen bezocht. Nu kun je opnieuw een tijdelijke expositie van hoge kwaliteit zien: de aangrijpende tentoonstelling Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Amsterdam EXPO is heel makkelijk te bereiken per fiets (8 minuten v.A. Het Museumplein), tram, metro, bus en trein en biedt uitstekende parkeermogelijkheden. « less
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Ranked #51 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is filled with furnished period rooms and works of... more » Owner description: Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is filled with furnished period rooms and works of art that were donated by the owner Louisa Willet-Holthuysen to the city in 1895. « less
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Ranked #52 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #53 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
The best selection of cheap eateries in Amsterdam is to be found on Zeedijk.
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Ranked #54 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the War Memorial... more » Owner description: All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the War Memorial overlook this vast and bustling open space. « less
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Ranked #55 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Access: Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek... more » Owner description: Access: Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3. Parkeergarage: Parking: Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h) Pinautomaat: ATM: Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht Koopavond: Evening: Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours. Koopzondag: Sunday shopping: Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday. « less
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Ranked #56 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Sports Complexes; Parks
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Ranked #57 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Performances
Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest show in the capital, the creative group is a "unique part... more » Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest show in the capital, the creative group is a "unique part of the Dutch comedy scene" (de Volkskrant) that "invented a totally new style of theater; call it digital comedy." (NRC Handelsblad) Although the show is in English, the majority of the audience is Dutch and local. The productions combine sketch comedy, improvisation, music, video and the internet in a way that is unique in the world and laugh out loud funny. Boom Chicago performs Wednesday through Saturday with a late show on Saturday as well. Most people come early to get a good seat and dinner packages are available with three nearby restaurants before the show. “Five stars -- Kill to get a ticket” – The Scotsman “Five stars -- Rapier like Wit” – The Guardian “Smart, fast, loud, irreverent… and surprisingly good food” – Wall Street Journal “Another victory for Boom Chicago…. very, very clever. Miss them at your peril” – The Independent “One of the best sketch and improv shows I have ever seen. Boom Chicago changed my life.“ – Time Out Chicago “A perfect combination of scripted scenes and improvisation… We are once again grateful that [Boom Chicago] decided to make Amsterdam their home.” – Het Parool « less
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Ranked #58 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #59 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: This magnificent Renaissance church (circa 1620) is identified by its high tower (more than 245 feet high,) and is the site... more » Owner description: This magnificent Renaissance church (circa 1620) is identified by its high tower (more than 245 feet high,) and is the site of Rembrandt's grave who was buried here in 1669. « less
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Ranked #60 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Category: Bodies of Water
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