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Museums, Biking and Culture

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Canal Ring
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Canal Ring

Known for Biking, Boating, Museums

Taking a boat trip is one of the best ways to discover the historic monuments and elegant architecture along the canals of the city dubbed “The Venice of the North”.

De Pijp
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De Pijp

Known for Romantic, Museums, Dining

Thought to be named for its long, straight streets, this district was once the residence of artists such as Mondrian and is now one of Amsterdam’s trendiest spots.

Zuidoost
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Zuidoost

Known for Romantic, Skyscrapers, Live Music

For big entertainment, visit this multicultural district, home of the Amsterdam ArenA, Heineken Music Hall and the forested Gaasperpark where you can enjoy watersports.

Top hotels in Amsterdam City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
5 out of 5
Dam 9, Amsterdam
AU$324
per night
29 Sep. - 30 Sep.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,433 reviews)

"The location is superb. We were able to walk to all of the main attractions in Amsterdam and filled our days up entirely with things to see/do."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2019

NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
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Eden Hotel Amsterdam
3.5 out of 5
Amstel 144, Amsterdam
AU$198
per night
29 Sep. - 30 Sep.
3.9/5Good! (2,269 reviews)

"Great location. Helpful staff. Will go back again."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2019

Eden Hotel Amsterdam
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Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
4 out of 5
Nieuwezijds Kolk 19, Amsterdam
AU$250
per night
29 Sep. - 30 Sep.
4.2/5Excellent! (8,940 reviews)

"Great location, very close to the square and some great shops."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2019

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Popular activities in Amsterdam City Centre

Anne Frank House
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Photo provided by Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme and Congressen

Anne Frank House

See where this courageous Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, and where she penned her famous diary.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

Visit Amsterdam’s lively central square, a venue that’s seen both protests and celebrations.

Leidseplein
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Leidseplein

This lively square is an entertainment hub bursting with lively bars and restaurants, theatres and music venues, as well as engaging street performers.

Top activities in Amsterdam City Centre

Van Gogh Museum Tickets
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Van Gogh Museum Tickets

AU$34

Discover the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh masterpieces with tickets to this eponymous museum. The exhibits are arranged chronologically so you can follow the artist’s biography and technical development.

Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Tickets

AU$34

8000 artistic and historical objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history, from the year 1200 right up to the present. The Rijksmuseum, which in English means The State Museum, exists for more that two hundred years and today belongs to the most breathtaking museums in the world.

I amsterdam City Card
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I amsterdam City Card

AU$96

Swing through Amsterdam's can't-miss sights and must-see attractions with one convenient card. With the I amsterdam City Card, you can pop into museums, galleries, and gardens, whisk around town on the city's buses and trams, and enjoy a scenic cruise to check out Amsterdam's iconic canal houses up close.

Heineken Experience Admission Ticket
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Heineken Experience Admission Ticket

AU$29

A warm welcome, a cool beer. 1867 was a ‘dam good year for beer. It was the year Gerard Adriaan Heineken built a new brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. Today, the Heineken Experience opens up a real ‘dam experience.

Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks
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Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks

AU$33

The “coolest” hangout in town, XtraCold Icebar, keeps it warm by kitting you out in parkas, so you can comfortably relax and sip drinks in this all-ice venue. Bundle up and head inside to chill out in a bar completely made up of ice, pairing your frosty beverages with thrilling stories of ice-bound explorers.

Canal Cruise with a 4-Course Gourmet Dinner & Drinks
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Canal Cruise with a 4-Course Gourmet Dinner & Drinks

AU$152

Enjoy a sumptuous, 4-course feast at your table as you sail peacefully along enchantingly lit canals. Glide by landmarks like the Anne Frank House and the Hermitage Museum. The local crew shares intriguing stories about the city while you soak in the scenery with a drink in hand.

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Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring
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Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring

Stop and smell the flowers on your next vacation in these gorgeous gardens across the globe.