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Amsterdam

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Venice of the North
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere. The city is made up of a network of picturesque canals with small streets lining each side. The little squares, many bridges, and tall, thin houses lend a special intimacy to the place, earning Amsterdam the nickname "Venice of the North." Although the city is quite touristy, it is also the most populous city in the Netherlands, which allows you to blend in with the locals for an authentic experience. The 17th-century architecture combined with booming industries make it a popular destination for travellers with a variety of interests. Whether you are interested in the history and culture contained in the many museums, want to stroll down the quaint streets of an old European city, or just looking for a good party, Amsterdam has much to offer. Our The Netherlands visit planner allows you to schedule your trip to Amsterdam, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Amsterdam

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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Vondelpark
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Amsterdam

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Art Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
The Jordaan
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
NEMO Science Museum
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Architectural Building
Royal Palace Amsterdam
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Amsterdam

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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum Haarlem
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Madurodam The Hague
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Art Gallery
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery The Hague
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt Haarlem
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Amsterdam

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Specialty Museum
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Amsterdam

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Flea Market
Albert Cuyp Market
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The American Book Center
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Van Stapele Koekmakerij
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Bloemenmarkt
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Amsterdam

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Park
Amstelpark
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Park
Flevopark
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Rijksmuseum Gardens
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Eco Tour
Wetlands Safari
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Sports Clinic
Bubble Football Amsterdam
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Wed and Walk
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Private Tour
Classic Boat Tours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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