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Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht, is a museum dedicated to wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building. Located just around the corner from the ‘t hotel.
Ever thought that you would meet Barack Obama, Ronaldinho, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga in one afternoon? At Madame Tussaud’s the rich and the famous are waiting for you.
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which is at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. The palace was built as city hall during Dutch Golden Age in the seventeenth century.
Dam Square lies in the historical center of Amsterdam, approximately 750 meters south of the main transportation hub. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city.
Originally a working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan has become one of the most expensive, upscale locations in the Netherlands. It is home to many art galleries, particularly for modern art, and is also dotted with specialty shops and restaurants.
The Nine Streets shopping area are nine narrow streets within the Grachtengordel, the concentric canal system of Amsterdam. The Negen Straatjes differ from other shopping districts with the presence of a large diversity of privately ownedshops.
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The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam or Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum located on the Museumplein. The paintings collection includes works by artists Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruysdael and Rembrandt's pupils. It has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age (Dutch East India Company -VOC) and also a substantial collection of Asian art.
Rembrandt House Museum
Rembrandt House Museum (Dutch: Museum het Rembrandthuis) is a house in Jodenbreestraat where Rembrandt lived and painted for a number of years. It is now a museum.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a dependency of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg on the Amstel River in Amsterdam. There are two permanent presentations, one about Netherlands and Russian relations and the other about the history of the building Amstelhof. In the rest of the museum is a temporary exhibition of half a year.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is featuring the works of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It has the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world.
The Heineken Experience is an historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner - Heineken beer.
The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares (120 acres). It is located in the Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, west from the Leidseplein and the Museumplein. Yearly, the park has around 10 million visitors. In the park, there is a film museum, an open-air theatre, a playground, and several horeca facilities.
From brothels to sex shops to museums, the Red Light District leaves nothing to the imagination. It is very likely that you will have heard about this district and to be frank, everything you will have heard is probably true.
Canal boat tours
Did you know that Amsterdam has 165 canals, 1281 bridges, 70 canal cruise boats, 8 wooden drawbridges, 2500 houseboats and 120 water bikes? A canal cruise is a must to explore and discover Amsterdam.
The Zaanse Schans is a delightful old hamlet on the banks of the river Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylized gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops, historic windmills and engaging little shops. The Zaanse Schans is only 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station.
Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world's largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, there are approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs planted annually at the park.
Queen’s Day is a celebration in the Netherlands on April 30 (or April 29th if the 30th is a Sunday). Originally a celebration of the queen's birthday, it is now mainly known for the 'vrijmarkt' (literally 'free market'). Koninginnedag is the only day in the year that anyone is allowed to sell anything in the streets and 'koninginnenacht' (Queen's night) on the preceding night. It is also a Dutch holiday so everybody is free from work.
Gay Pride Canal Parade
There is no other city in the world that takes a more tolerant or liberal attitude towards homosexuality and individual freedom than Amsterdam, the 'gay capital of Europe'. Every year in early August more than 250,000 people descend on the capital to witness Gay Pride - a wild celebration of street parties, sporting events, extravagant club nights, and the showpiece Canal Parade.
Restaurants in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a lot of different ethnic restaurants, ranging from expensive and luxurious to simple and cheap. Some of the best restaurants in the Netherlands are located in Amsterdam.
Tickets in advance
Holland Pass offers 5 free entrance tickets and fast track entry for more than 100 museums, including the Rijksmuseum, van Gogh, Hermitage, Madame Tussauds for a fixed price. The Holland Pass is also available at 't Hotel.
Ticketbar - Skip the line at all the major attractions
Make your visit to Amsterdam worthwhile with a visit to one of the many top museums and attractions. Skip the line for example at the always crowded Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience. Ticketbar offers you discounts, group offers and the option to skip the line at all the major attractions. You can book tickets for most of attractions and museums right in your hotel at Reception desk!
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