Here are the top 27 tourist attractions to see in Amsterdam:

1. Rijksmuseum

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum is the spectacular Dutch National Museum in Museumplein, Amsterdam which houses over 8000 art and historical artefacts. Included in the collections are masterpieces by famed painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Rijksmuseum translates to The State Museum in English and this museum been standing in the city for over 200 years. Art enthusiasts are attracted to the museum to gaze at treasures like Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Vermeer's 'The Milkmaid'. The museum's premises includes a beautiful garden space where visitors can relax and savour the sight of the sculptures as well as enjoy the temporary exhibitions which take place in spring and autumn.

2. Van Gogh Museum

4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Quite like the name suggests, the Van Gogh museum is a host to numerous paintings, drawings and letters of the Dutch artist. It was opened in 1973, and has seen many upgrades over the years to keep it perpetually up to date.

3. Vondelpark

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

2 km
from city center
3 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Sprawling across a staggering 120 acres of land, the Vondelpark is a favourite of the locals and tourists alike for a little picnic, soaking up the summer sun and relaxing.

4. Canal Cruise

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's canal cruises are world famous and are quite a beautiful way to tour the city. The cruise takes you through the heart of the city, making it a visually enchanting and learning experience.

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5. Red Light District

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam has been subject to many efforts by the legislators to shut it down, however, the place still thrives and attracts various tourists and interested customers to it's sex shops and bars.

6. Beer Tasting

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is renowned for it's locally crafted beers and the beer tasting culture. Microbreweries are in multiple number in the city, offering a variety of beers from dark and bitter to fruity and white.

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7. Anne Frank Huis

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

This house in Prinsengracht is where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during the World War. The front of the house has been converted into a museum, while the back annex has been preserved to depict a day in the lives of her and her family.

8. Stadelijk Museum of Modern Art

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The third major museum situated on museumplein, the Stadelijk museum is the largest collection of modern art and design in the country. It contains work of some of the most famous modern artists of the world.

9. Albert Cuypmarkt

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Located in the vibrant De Pijp district, the Albert Cuypmarkt is the largest and the most famous street market in the country.

10. Bloemenmarkt

3.5 /5

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from city center
10 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The Blomenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world. Floating on the southern side of the Singel, this beautiful flower market will cater to all your flowery needs.

11. Jordaan

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Popularly known as the district of the working class, Jordaan is now one of the busiest districts in Amsterdam. Home to many art galleries, antique shops and fabulous bars and restaurants, a little walk through Jordaan is sure to make your day.

12. Begijnhof

3.4 /5

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from city center
12 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

An escape from the commotion and the noise of the city, Begijnhof is one of the few places where you can truly relax. The entry to the inner courtyards is almost hidden, but you can find it if you look hard enough on the Begijnensteeg, near the Kalverstraat.

13. Dam Square

3.4 /5

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places to visit in Amsterdam

Dam Square is the most popular town square in Amsterdam. It is the site of the royal palace and hosts a number of events throughout the year.

14. EYE Film Institute

3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
14 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The EYE Film Institute is quite a spectacular building situated on the Northern Bank of the River IJ. It was opened in 2012 and has already become one of the best architectural sights in the city.

15. I Amsterdam

3.3 /5

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from city center
15 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

A visit to the city is totally incomplete without having a picture clicked with these iconic letters. If you donÍt have this picture, your trip to Amsterdam is definitely incomplete.

16. Efteling Park

81 km
from city center
16 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

One of the most widely known theme parks in Europe, the Efteling Park is situated in the heart of the Netherlands. An hour from the main city of Amsterdam, this Park has been modelled on old Dutch fairy tales and lore. The park also has a themed hotel and holiday parks, aside from a theatre and numerous rides.

17. Westerkerk

30 km
from city center
17 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

With a rich historical significance, the Westerkerk church is a Reformed church subsumed within the Dutch Protestant Church. Nestled between Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, the beautiful church is among the oldest Protestant churches in Amsterdam. With its incredible architecture and design, Westerkerk stands out as one of the most celebrated monuments in the city.

18. Boom Chicago

30 km
from city center
18 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Based out of Amsterdam, the Boom Chicago group started out as an international creative group specialising in improv. Over the years, the group has streamlined their act to come with an interactive masterpiece, performed every day at the historic Rozentheater in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district.

19. Rembrandt House Museum

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from city center
19 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The Rembrandt House Museum on the Jewish Broad Street (Jodenbreestraat) in Amsterdam is a one of a kind art museum refurbished in the space of Rembrandt’s past home. It is a representation of the painter’s 17th Century home where he lived for two decades before going bankrupt in 1656. The house is linked to a modern building which displays Rembrandt’s works – etchings and drawings, and his collection of items.

20. Oude Kerk

1 km
from city center
20 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s oldest surviving structure is the Oude Kerk, an old parish church built around 1213 and consecrated in 1306. Located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, this magnificent church has an intriguing history attached to it, with its conversion from a Roman Catholic Church to a Calvinist Church. At present, it is functioning as a centre for contemporary art and heritage.

21. Keizersgracht

1 km
from city center
21 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

The Keizersgracht is one of Amsterdam’s canals in between the Herengracht and Prinsengracht surrounding the city. The digging of the tunnel started in 1612 alongside the other two main canals and later it was named the Emperor’s Canal after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. The area near this canal was once home to the wealthy merchants of the city who used these routes for trade and commerce. In the months of winter, the canal turns into a skating rink when the water freezes and plays host to the ‘Keizersrace’, Emperor’s race.

22. Heineken Experience

1 km
from city center
22 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Housed in the historic brewery built in 1867 is the ‘Heineken Experience’ in Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam. It was the company’s main brewing facility until 1988 and later opened its doors to visitors in 1991 to showcase the brewing process as well as to entertain them with their intriguing exhibits.

23. Muiden Castle

13 km
from city center
23 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

In the town of Muiden to the Southeast of Amsterdam is the stunning Muiden Castle which dates back to the 13th century. This castle is at the mouth of the river Vecht and was built by Count Floris V in 1280. It is currently a national museum and is, at present the most visited castle in the Netherlands.

24. Keukenhof

26 km
from city center
24 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Overviewing millions of visitors each year, Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world located in the town Lisse of South Holland, Netherlands. This park opens annually every spring just in time when Dutch flowers bloom. With picturesque landscape and more than 7 billion flower bulbs showcased each year, Keukenhof is one of the most lively places near Amsterdam during springtime.

25. Moco Museum

2 km
from city center
25 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Situated in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Moco Museum is a boutique museum that is well-visited for its exquisite collections of modern and contemporary art by famous artists like Banksy, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. This breathtaking privately-owned museum was opened to make contemporary art accessible to the public; especially to attract younger audiences. Though the museum is comparatively smaller than many others in the area, it is a great place to visit if one has a liking for the work of the artists featured at the museum.

26. Amsterdam Dungeon

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26 out of 27
places to visit in Amsterdam

Following the similar concept of the ever famous London Dungeon, Amsterdam Dungeon has gained widespread popularity all across the world for it unravels the perilous past of Netherlands. With multiple live shows, attractions and amusing characters, one is bound to have a fantastic time if they decide to visit this dungeon.

27. Royal Palace of Amsterdam

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places to visit in Amsterdam

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is the seat of Dutch royalty and one of the three palaces in the Netherlands at the disposal of the Monarch by the Act of Parliament, in Dam Square, Amsterdam. Built in the seventeenth century, this stunning palace, also known as the Paleis op de Dam, is King Willem-Alexander’s official reception palace and is still used for state visits, royal receptions, and award ceremonies. The public is allowed to visit most of the important rooms, making the Royal Palace of Amsterdam a perfect stop for architecture enthusiasts, history buffs and just about any tourist interested in Dutch history.

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