Amsterdam Tourist Tips

Architecture • Bike rental • City walks • Concerts • Edam • Film • Foodhallen • Galleries • Jordaan
Marken • Museums • Night life • Restaurants • Theater • Touristic acttractions • Volendam • Windmills • Zaane Schans
The Jordaan
The Jordaan, the most colourful neighbourhood of Amsterdam. More information about the Jordaan, for example restaurants, bars, shopping, sights and history, you can find it on the next sites: top
The Foodhallen
The Foodhallen is where you can enjoy a large variety of delicious bites and drinks in a renovated historical tram depot. For more information:
Brasserie Halte 3 is de ideale plek voor lunch als borrel en diner op het zonovergoten terras of in de sfeervolle binnenruimte. For more information:
Het subtiel ingerichte Meat West wordt de ‘place-to-eat’ in Amsterdam West. Het beste vlees en grill technieken, en de meest verse bijgerechten maken samen de Meat West beleving. For more information: top
Zaanse Schans, windmills
The Zaanse Schans is a delightful old hamlet on the banks of the river Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming styalised gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops, historic windmills and engaging little shops. This enchanting hamlet gives an excellent impression of how a typical Zaanse village must have looked like in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For more information: top
Bike Rental
A good way to discover Amsterdam is to do it by bike. In the surroundings of Amsterdam are also some nice bicycle routes. One bike rental is very close to Hotel van Onna, 'Bike City'. Please go to:
Clic here for a nice cycle tour to the countryside of Waterland with Marken, Volendam, Monickendam and Broek in Waterland:
Cycle route top
City Walks
The best way to explore the city is with a local Amsterdammer! Join one of the walks guided by a volunteer of the Gilde Amsterdam ‘Mee in Mokum’. Mokum is a slang name for Amsterdam. The guides are all over the age of 50 and have lived in the city for many years. They show you Amsterdam from their personal perspective. Mee in Mokum works with small groups and small prices, and the tours are in Dutch, English, German and French. For more information:
The walking tours of 'Amsterdam Your Walk' are also very good: top
Amsterdam has a lot of interesting museums, more than 35. For a summary go to: top

Or go directly to the most important museums: The world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. The famous paintings and highlights of the Golden Age. The hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War Two. TIP: Buy tickets online! Stedelijk Museum shows modern and contemporary art. With temporary exhibitions from the Hermitage St. Petersburg The National Maritime Museum Museum of the Tropics shows the different cultures in the world. Amsterdam Historical Museum The Photography Museum Amsterdam presents all aspects of photography (my favorite).
Amsterdam Architecture
Amsterdam is one of the most important architecture and design cities in Europe. You can visit various extraordinary architecture and design events.
You will find more information on these websites. top
Touristic acttractions
For many more touristic acttractions go to: top
There are many galleries in Amsterdam. On this site you can find a programlist of galleries, museums, art-institutes & temporary exhibitions in Amsterdam. For many more touristic acttractions go to: top
Concerts, Film, Theater
There are a lot of theaters, cinemas and concerthalls in Amsterdam. There is always something what you like. To make your choice easy, here are some links.
top Everything about theater and concerts. For theater, concerts and films Classical, world music and jazz. Site with all films in Holland. Great show, special for tourist. Last minute ticket shop, 50% discount
Night life
There is to much choice. Maybe these sites can help you: Restaurants, Bars and clubs Clubs, Discotheques, Pubs

On this site you can find a nice restaurant in the Jordaan or anywhere in Amsterdam. You can also read the opinions about the restaurants of other people. top
Volendam, Edam, Marken
The historic fishing villages of Volendam, Marken and Edam are best-known for their characteristic wooden houses, water sports, traditional costumes and fresh fish. Tucked away on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (a North Sea inlet), now the IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), these villages have preserved their character for many centuries. The quaint houses, winding canals and drawbridges create a truly romantic winsome atmosphere. For more information: top Tourist info Edam Cheesemarket Edam
Marken History Marken Ferry between Volendam and Marken
Cycle route Clic here for a nice cycle tour to the country-side of Water-land with Marken, Volendam, Monickendam and Broek in Waterland.

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