Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Guide

Owned by antique dealer Hesdy Artist, this gallery sits just outside the historic Spiegelkwartier (Mirror Quarter), home to more than 70 fine art and antique shops.

This hip museum celebrates a vanished Dutch past.

Licensed massage therapists offer 10- or 20-minute fully clothed chair massages; or you can wrap yourself in a waterproof blanket for an aqua massage. Expect a quick revitalization as 36 jets spray you with water at different pressures and temperatures. Ten-minute chair massages start at $23.

Amsterdam began to reclaim the derelict 19th-century Western Gas Factory in the early 1990s, cleaning up pollution, laying out parks, and inviting entrepreneurs and artists to redevelop it.

Built as a brewery in 1662, this nightclub on the Singel Canal in central Amsterdam served as a concert hall, cinema, and auction hall, all of which are noticeable in the exposed wood beams, ceiling paintings, carved stucco, and Greek columns.

Amsterdam’s museum of contemporary art dates back to 1895 and houses classic and contemporary art, including photography and design objects. Over the years, its collection and mission outgrew the original neo-Renaissance-style brick building.

This whitewash-and-brick building at Rozengracht and Marnixstraat sports a tall, skinny sign with “Sound Garden” in vertical letters, colorful spray-painted wall art, and beer signs.

Explore the world of the macabre and marvel at the horrendous means of ancient punishment at this museum, housed in a small, dungeon-esque building where the gruesome, working instruments are on full display.

Move over, Las Vegas—the Schiphol Airport may be the new destination wedding location of choice. The airport’s wedding planner Marc Eijkens puts together packages, each with different ceremony locations.

Though Abraham Tuschinski was killed along with his family at Auschwitz, his spectacular cinema in Amsterdam survived and remains the largest in the Netherlands. Today, it’s the extravagant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Moorish, and Oriental styles throughout the theater that ensures its fame.

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This modest boutique in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets shopping district is a favorite among the city’s stylists, makeup artists, and models.

"Welcome" is posted in five different languages above the tall windows of this canal-side store, selling furniture and home accessories in a large, gallery setting.

Stationed within the Dylan Hotel, this elegant, brasserie-style bar is a popular spot for lunch, dinner, and business meetings over cocktails. The space includes both the fireside Bar Badou and a lounge with comfortable, low profile furniture.

Tulip bulbs, seeds, and cut daffodils, roses, lilies, and more are for sale at this shop. Ask the shopkeeper for bulbs that are certified to pass U.S. Customs. Even if you don’t buy, a stroll through the urban garden atmosphere is worthwhile.