Amsterdam Travel Guide
One of Europe’s great art museums, the red-brick, neo-Gothic national art museum devotes 14 rooms to more than 400 Dutch masterpieces from the country’s golden age like Night Watch by Rembrandt, Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid, and Jan Steen’s Feast of St. Nicholas.
With the exception of making it on the guest list, the doorman’s favor is necessary to enter this top-of-the-line lounge and nightclub off the Leidseplein, Amsterdam’s version of Times Square.
Don the walking shoes, pack a camera, and line up behind a guide to ascend the country’s most sky-scraping church tower. A symbol of Amsterdam, the "Dom Tower" is 369 feet tall and the highest accessible viewpoint is at the 312-foot mark.
This shop/gallery hybrid on the ground floor of a three-story brick building near Amsterdam’s Dam Square stocks vintage plywood furniture from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Pieces include a refinished red Eames chair, a beech bookshelf from W.
Since the late 19th Century, shoppers looking for fine Dutch porcelain have been drawn to this three-story canal house in the Munttoren area.
A dose of peace and quiet can be found in the airport’s silent oasis, decorated with stained-glass windows and dedicated to meditation and prayer. Complimentary religious texts are available in several languages, and with advance notice, groups can organize communal services.
This floating flower market is always filled with people, who come for the experience, colors, and fragrances, even if shopping isn’t on the agenda.
The mission of Laura Dols old-timey boutique in the Nine Streets shopping district of Amsterdam is to unearth the world’s best vintage clothing and give it new life.
Droog sells functional, everyday household items with unusual designs—including accessories, lighting, furniture and studio work—all of which aim to create a "new design integrity." At its colorful, gallery-like showroom in Amsterdam’s Red Light district, a variety of household goods from produce
Though the store also sells brands like Tumi, Samsonite, and Rimowa, among others, the namesake Italian-designed luxury leather goods make it worth stopping in. The creation of sleek luggage, totes, briefcases, and shoes (for men and women) has been a family tradition since 1898.
High atop the temporary HQ of the Stedelijk Museum, in the edgy eastern docklands, sits this anomaly of dining and entertainment: occupying a full floor of a vast warehouse building, it has the merest hint of décor (some cheery yellow-green paint here and there, long picnic tables).
Rent a bicycle and head to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of work by the influential Dutch Impressionist.
Why not have some fun and excitement while waiting for your flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Excitement and relaxation go hand in hand at Holland Casino Schiphol Airport. Who knows? You may well win back the cost of your holiday!
Located in the west end of Amsterdam’s canal belt, the Anne Frank House is open for hour-long tours.
With 21 beers, 21 wines, and 21 whiskeys, this minimalist pub encourages you to taste, as the name suggests.