Here are the top 30 tourist attractions to see in Amsterdam:

1. Rijksmuseum

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 30
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 30
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 late Dutch artist. It was opened in 1973 and has seen many upgrades over the years to keep it perpetually up to date. The museum exclusively houses the work of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries. The building is located at the Museum Square in the southern part of the city. It attracts art enthusiasts from all over the world as it houses almost 200 paintings, writings and illustrations of Vincent Van Gogh.

3. Vondelpark

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

2 km
from city center
3 out of 30
places to visit in Amsterdam

Vondelpark is the largest and the most popular park in the city of Amsterdam with a size of 120 acres. Named after a poet and playwright of the 17th century Joost van den Vondel, it attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. The park is a perfect place for recreation as well as for tourist purposes with its open-air theatre, children’s playground and cafeterias. People engage in various activities such as jogging, cycling, sitting, reading, dog-walking, listening to music or simply lazing around. Free concerts are held in the open-air theatre especially during the weekends, and the cafeteria serves delicious refreshments

4. Canal Cruise

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 30
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.

5. Red Light District

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 30
places to visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's red light district is the oldest part of the city, and is wholly responsible for the notorious reputation of the city world over. The red light district is lined with sex shops, containing all sorts of sex toys you can think of or might ever come to need. Drug use is abundant in the area, and so are prostitutes. The red light district sees a number of window shoppers, who despite not needing to buy anything, are simply attracted out of curiosity. However, the area also has a number of hip bars and restaurants, including strip clubs. Steps have been taken, however, to control these activities in the region, with an effort to reduce the number of prostitutes and restrict drug use. 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 30
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 30
places to visit in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House is the house where the famous writer Anne Frank and her family stayed in hiding from the Nazis. The house has now been turned into a museum that showcases the journey of Anne Frank during those terrifying times. The house served as a perfect hiding spot for two years, and this is the same place where she wrote the best selling and the inspiring book The Diary of a Young Girl. Though she couldn’t survive the holocaust, his father Otto Frank made every effort to spread the words of her daughter across every soul on this earth, and her book continues to inspire every reader even today. With the growing popularity of the book, her house got converted into a tourist spot and a museum where every visitor could witness the struggles jews faced at that time.

8. Stadelijk Museum of Modern Art

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 30
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.

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9. Albert Cuypmarkt

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 30
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

0 km
from city center
10 out of 30
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.

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11. Jordaan

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 30
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

0 km
from city center
12 out of 30
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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from city center
13 out of 30
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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 30
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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15 out of 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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 30
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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from city center
26 out of 30
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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27 out of 30
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.

28. Leidseplein

1 km
from city center
28 out of 30
places to visit in Amsterdam

Laced with nightclubs, steakhouses and parks which are just footsteps away, Leidseplein in Amsterdam is a busy and popular square. It is located at the heart of Amsterdam and is a hub for party lovers and entertainment seekers. From watching a street performance to dining in a fancy restaurant, the lively square has it all.

29. Herengracht

1 km
from city center
29 out of 30
places to visit in Amsterdam

The Herengracht was dug out as a part of the historic Grachtengordel canal in the 17th century and remains the most important canal in the city today. This ‘Gentleman’s canal’ and the area around is known for its posh and grand tone and is an excellent escape into the charm of beautiful Amsterdam.

30. Portuguese Synagogue Amsterdam

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

A legacy of the Jewish community in Amsterdam, the Portuguese Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe when it was completed in 1675. It was a part of the Amsterdam Sephardic community and has been active ever since its completion. This synagogue has been a part of Amsterdam’s history and past events and remains open to tourists today.

FAQs on Amsterdam

How can I commute within Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has an elaborate and well-connected public transportation system. Various parts of the city are connected via buses, trams, ferries and also the metro, all of which use the OV Chipkaart smart card system. You can use the IJ ferries or use the canal system to cruise around the city. The centre of Amsterdam is best covered on foot, or even better on bicycles. Cars are not recommended due to narrow roads and expensive parking.
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How much does a package cost for Amsterdam?

The packages for Amsterdam start at INR 39193 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Amsterdam?

The top sightseeing places in Amsterdam are Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, Canal Cruise, Red Light District, Beer Tasting.

What are the top shopping places in Amsterdam?

The top shopping places in Amsterdam are Albert Cuypmarkt, Bloemenmarkt, Dam Square.

What are the top activities in Amsterdam?

The top activities in Amsterdam are Heineken Experience Fast Track Ticket, Amsterdam Public Transport 1-7 Day Ticket, 1 Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Holland Pass For Museums And Top Attractions In The Netherlands , Countryside & Windmills Tour from Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum Entrance Ticket.

What are the top hotels in Amsterdam?

There are 1562 Hotels in Amsterdam which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Amsterdam are Park Mansion Centre, Garden Suite Centre, Breitner House, Jordaan Suite bed and bubbles, De Hoedenmaker, Amsterdam Dream. You can see all the hotels in Amsterdam here
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