Attractions in Amsterdam

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Something every visitor should do is take a stroll through the beautiful downtown area. The atmospheric canals of Amsterdam are the truly a hallmark of the city. The canals, dating from the seventeenth-century, are officially listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. But also the sight of the canal houses, historic buildings and beautiful bridges attract many tourists every year.

Compact historical city

In addition to the historic center, with its impressive buildings and a friendly atmosphere, there's many other attractions which puts Amsterdam on the map. Amsterdam offers dozens of attractions, sight seeings, world-class museums and over 7,000 national monuments. Most of them are within walking distance of each other. That's because the city center is very compact. This makes Amsterdam one of the few world cities where it's ideally suited for exploration on foot.

Throughout the city, attractions can be found for the whole family. During your city trip you simply won't have time to enjoy everything that Amsterdam has to offer. Therefore you'll find an overview below of the best attractions which you certainly may not miss during your stay.

Top 10 best attractions in Amsterdam

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Stromma Cruise

Amsterdam is all the more spectacular seen from the water. The #1 Canal Cruise in ...

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Heineken Experience

The former Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, a national monument and listed in the European ...

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Museum of the Canals

In Amsterdam you can visit a museum that is dedicated to the ...

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Royal Palace on Dam Square

The Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam is one of ...

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Madame Tussauds

Are you ready for Amsterdam’s most fun and interactive attraction? Then step into the amazing world of Madame ...

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VOC schip Amsterdam

The original 'Amsterdam' sailed the North Sea in 1749, en route to the Far East. In a heavy storm the rudder broke off and ...

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A'DAM Lookout

A'DAM Lookout is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of ...

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Experience the unique attractions on the 5 unbelievable floors at Ripley’s Believe It or ...

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Body Worlds

BODY WORLDS Amsterdam will take you on a fascinating journey through the human body. The ...

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Artis Royal Zoo

Artis offers many possibilities for an enjoyable and exciting day out. You can take a look at animals from all parts of the ...

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