Definately one of the most famous photo spots in Amsterdam. Everybody recognizes the beautiful canal houses across this spot. Tip! Visit this bridge in the evening.
Location: Korte Prinsengracht 109, Amsterdam
It’s almost impossible to miss Damrak when you’re in Amsterdam. Damrak is the famous street that starts at Amsterdam Central Station up to Dam Square. Damrak is always very crowded. If I were you I would not visit the centre of Amsterdam in the weekend days. The centre is a very safe place, but always watch out for crooks and pickpockets.
- A’DAM Tower
The A’DAM Tower has the best view of the city. Take the ferry behind Amsterdam Central station to cross over the IJ canal to visit it. The tower offers many suprises such as a special disco elevator and swings on the eaves! Do you dare?
Location: Overhoeksplein 1, Amsterdam
- Black canal house at Armbrug
You’ll find one of my favorite canal houses at the Armbrug bridge. That’s the bridge at the right side of the photo below. Would you like to live here?
- The Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is so big, you can´t see all the art and magnificent history collections in a few hours. Visit the Rijksmuseum early in the morning. The museum opens her doors at 9am and closes at 5pm. Every single day, 7 days per week. Tip! Visit the museum around Christmas. At that time there will be a massive ice skating area behind the museum! Really cozy and so much fun!
Location: Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
Did you know you could climb this historical church tower? The view is amazing! It’s open at 9am till 8.30pm and it’s closes on Sundays. The church tower is in the middle of the centre. Aks for more information about guided tours at the info centre below the tower.
Location: Prinsengracht 279a
- Bloemenmarkt (Flowermarket)
If you’re looking for Dutch tulips or other nice flowers. Visit the Bloemenmarkt (Flowermarket). The stores at the right of the photo below are floating on the water.
Location: Singel, Amsterdam
- Dam Square
Allmost impossible to not visit Dam Square when you’re in town. Sit down somewhere and take a look at massive buildings around this square. The building with the green copper tower is the Royal Palace (Paleis op de Dam).
- Red Light District (De Wallen)
The Red Light District, also known as De Wallen is one of Amsterdam’s biggest attractions, but it’s not a place for everyone. Behind brothel windows you’ll see a lot commercial sex workers who want you to come inside. The Red Light area has something filthy but is cozy at the same time. The smell of coffeeshops, the red neon lights, crazy museums, sex shows, and small canals make this place unique on it’s own. Do not visit the Red Light District with young kids. It’s a definitely an 18+ zone. Tip: Visit the Old Sailor bar. One of the oldest bars of Amsterdam with the finest beers of town. Cheers!
I don’t know why, but Rokin is one of my favorite places to be in Amsterdam. I think because of the wide canal there’s so much to see. If you like you could take a boat cruise from here or just walk around and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the city.
- Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
If you love plants so much as I do, definitely visit Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. This botanical garden is one of the oldest in the World. Make sure you have enough time to visit this place, because it is big. Welcome in the jungle of Amsterdam!
Location: Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Amsterdam