The National Maritime Museum holds one of the world’s largest and most notable maritime collections including paintings, ship models, navigation instruments and sea charts. Discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history and its strong link to society of today and tomorrow.


Café de Schreierstoren is located on Geldersekade in Amsterdam, diagonally opposite Amsterdam (5 minutes walk), in a central old defense tower that used to be part of a central point of Amsterdam’s city wall. The tower was built around 1487 on the corner of the IJ and the east side of the city. The current […]

ADAM Lookout

A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical centre, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition and free audio tour about Amsterdam’s […]

New Church

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam offers high-profile exhibitions about art, photography, and inspiring individuals and cultures. The church dates back to the Middle Ages; it was consecrated in 1409 and is also in use for national and royal events. It is located in the heart of Amsterdam, with the visitor entrance on Dam square.

Waterloo Square Flea Market

Waterloo Square is the oldest flea market of Amsterdam but also in the Netherlands. One hundred and thirty-tree years ago established, six days a week and about three hundred stalls, one of the nicest and friendliest places in the heart of Amsterdam. You can unlimited wander, look and possibly buy. Vintage cameras, to used books, […]

Jewish Museum

Explore Jewish life in the Netherlands in these four superbly preserved monumental synagogues. From contemporary art to modern history: paintings, ceremonial objects, films and 3D presentations provide a full, up-to-date survey of Jewish religion and culture in the Netherlands over the centuries.  The Jewish Museum features the Jewish Museum junior where children of all ages are encouraged […]

Tuschinski Cinema

The theater was founded by Abraham Tuschinski, together with his brothers-in-law Hermann Gerschtanowitz and Hermann Ehrlich. Tuschinski at the time already operated four theaters in Rotterdam and wanted to open a theater in Amsterdam of worldclass. The French-based Pathé acquired the MGM Cinemas chain in The Netherlands including Tuschinski in 1995.[10] They renovated the cinema […]

Allard Pierson Museum

You can travel through 10,000 years of cultural history in the presentation From the Nile to the Amstel river. Students and researchers can consult the heritage of the UvA in the Reading room. Already curious? Visit our collections online and browse the blogs for interesting stories from our curators and collection specialists!

EYE Film Museum

This national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 54.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new […]

International Theatre Amsterdam

Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg and Toneelgroep Amsterdam merged on 1 January 2018, and from the 18|19 season onwards we operate under the name Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA). We are currently working on a new organization that will act as a beacon for contemporary theatre and cater to audiences from Amsterdam and around the world, leading the way […]

Hortus Botanicus

Summer is here. The light spring green gives way to the cooling dark green. Summer days in the city can be blisteringly hot, so lucky for you, there is a Hortus. Come cool off under our trees or on the terrace. Our Summer Evenings are back too: in July and August, you can enjoy the […]

This is Holland

Experience a spectacular 5D flying experience, soaring over the Dutch must‐see locations. Fly like a bird and marvel at the diversity, beauty and richness of the Netherlands. Don’t forget to breathe, you’re in good hands! THIS IS HOLLAND contains 4 shows, including the 9-minute Ultimate 5D Flight Experience. The pre-shows are Dutch spoken with English […]

Boat Tour

Want to know what is the best way to discover the city’s hidden gems? By our Amsterdam canal tours, of course! These tours are famous, and an absolute must when visiting. Just pick the cruise that suits you best. Stromma offers multiple ways to explore the city by boat so you can choose the cruise […]


The Hermitage Amsterdam seeks to inspire, enrich and offer reflection with art and history. Through the ties we had carefully built with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, we had access to one of the world’s most famous art collections, from which we could draw on for our exhibitions. For a long time the […]

Old Church

The past meets the present at the Oude Kerk. More than seven centuries of history are concentrated in this austere building, its atmospheric side chambers, and contemporary art installations. Explore and experience the special interplay between centuries-old heritage and contemporary art.


You can’t see them, but they’re here. They are on you. In you. And you’ve got more than a hundred thousand billion of them. They’re with you when you eat, when you breathe, when you kiss. They are everywhere. On your hands. And in your belly. And they meddle in everything. They shape your world: […]

Royal Palace

In the middle of the capital stands the Royal Palace Amsterdam, King Willem-Alexander’s official reception palace. The Palace plays a major role during state visits, but also other royal occasions, such as New Year’s receptions, gala dinners and award ceremonies. In addition, the Palace is open to visitors as much as possible. A living building where […]

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds™. The most hip & happening attraction for famous wax figures in Amsterdam.


The date is 15 September 1881. Six illustrious Amsterdam citizens come together to breathe life into the ‘Provisional Committee to build a concert hall’. The Park Hall theatre in the Plantage area was about to be demolished, the Felix Meritis building was too small, and Amsterdam’s Crystal Palace was uncomfortable and notorious for its poor […]

Amsterdam Museum

Over the next few years, our main location at the Burgerweeshuis on the Kalverstraat will be undergoing renovation. In the meantime, we can be found at Amstel 51, online, and at other locations in Amsterdam. The new Amsterdam Museum will be an open, friendly place where visitors and residents can get to know Amsterdam in […]


The Jordaan is a district in the citycenter of Amsterdam, known for its beautiful houses, nice restaurants and original shops. When in Amsterdam, it is a must to stroll through the little streets and canals. On the many bridges over the canals, you can take beautiful pictures and see why Amsterdam is called the Venice of the […]

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the place where everyone can discover and experience modern and contemporary visual art and design. Read more about the various components here.

NEMO Science Museum

At NEMO Science Museum, everyone – from young to old – discovers how fascinating science and technology are. On five floors crammed full of exhibitions, experiments, demonstrations and workshops, visitors discover how special everyday things are.

Flower Market

The Amsterdam Flower Market is the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam – in all seasons. This unique market exists since 1862. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats and evoke the old days when the market was daily supplied by boat. The […]

Anne Frankhuis

On 6 July 1942, the Frank family went into hiding in the building at Prinsengracht 263. The building housed Otto Frank’s business. Later, they were joined by the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer. The building consisted of two parts: the main house and the annex. The eight people hid on the top floors of […]

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world. The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.


The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands. We tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history, from 1200 to now. In addition, we organize several exhibitions per year from our own collection and with (inter) national loans.

Canal Belt

The canal belt (Grachtengordel) was built in the 17th century around the old city center. Many beautiful Canal Houses are located on the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht with typical architecture for these gabled houses.

Artis Zoo

At ARTIS, nature, culture and heritage come together. Every tree, every creature, every building, microbe, and planet has its own story. ARTIS has been telling these stories since 1838, and each day they are born anew. Experience it for yourself.