Van Gogh Museum - 7 Paulus
Potterstraat, 1071 CX Amsterdam
The life and work of Amsterdam's most famous artist is celebrated in this incredible
space. The Museum has an unrivaled collection of Van Gogh's paintings and plays host to a
variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
Rijksmuseum - Stadhouderskade 4, 1071 ZD Amsterdam
Amsterdam's awesome museum of art is the permanent home of around 7 million works,
including 5000 paintings in over 250 rooms. As well as featuring a number of high profile
masterpieces from international artists, the museum boasts a fantastic display of
paintings from many Dutch artists, including several outstanding contributions from
Anne Frank's House
- Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam
This is the house in which Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, recording her experiences as
a member of a Jewish family during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam in World War II. This
fascinating and historic address is now open daily to the public.
Singel Canal, Amsterdam
Located on the Singel Canal, Amsterdam's impressive world-famous floating flower market is
a unique shopping experience not to be missed. A Mecca for anyone in search of trees,
plants, shrubs, herbs or flowers, the market is open for business six days a week.
- Jodenbreestraat 4-6, 1011 NK Amsterdam
The house was lived in by Rembrandt for over 20 years and now contains engravings made by
this famous artist. Another must-see cultural attraction when in Amsterdam.
Around in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is famous for its canals, art galleries, the Red Light
District, its liberal attitude and trendy nightlife. Whether you visit for a few days or a
few months you're sure to fall in love with this city, it's historic architecture and it's
Amsterdam's centre is enjoyably
small-scale, though finding your way around the canal belt can be confusing. The old city
is contained within the ring of concentric canals dating from the 17th century that form
the crescent-shaped canal belt bordered by the Singelgracht. Think of it as half a bicycle
wheel: the medieval city around Centraal Station is the hub, and several main roads, minor
canals and the Amstel River function as spokes. Dam Square, five minutes' walk south of
the station, is the centre of town, but there are several other happening 'centres', all
within walking distance, making the city a joy to explore on foot or by bicycle.
Centraal Station, the central train and bus station, lies on
the south bank of the IJ. The airport at Schiphol is 18km (11mi) south-west of the city
The summer months are wonderful as the whole city seems to
live outdoors, but it's also the peak tourist season, when things are full and expensive.
From mid-October to mid-March the climate is miserable, but there are fewer tourists,
things are cheaper and cultural life is at its most authentic. The shoulder seasons can
offer the best of both worlds.