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Best things to do in Amsterdam-Centrum

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless more Dutch masters.”
1347 locals recommend
Historic Site
“From Anne Frank's diary: " I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!.... When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! " So that we may learn from our ancestors' mistakes, let these memories get impressed in your mind and stop to Rozengracht by the Tram 19”
889 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“For architecture lovers! The main building (1973) was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, a famous Dutch architect. The new part (1999) was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Enjoy Vincent van Gogh paintings + temporary exhibitions all year round. A must see! ”
800 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Artis is located in the Plantage neighborhood. Artis, officially the Royal Zoological Society Natura Artis Magistra "nature is the teacher of art", founded in 1838. In addition to animals of all shapes and sizes, the park has around 27 monumental buildings that largely date from the nineteenth century In addition, it has a planetarium. The nicest places to have a bite or drink are Plantage (attached to Artis, with a Paris-like terrace) and Café Koosje around the corner, a real Amsterdam-style brown cafe. Give our sweet greetings to bartender Dominique, if she is working that day.”
517 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of the nicest breweries in Amsterdam, situated in an old mill. You can do a beer tasting or get a tour of the brewery. The beer they brew is a big hit throughout the Netherlands. Mind you: the terrace does close early (8PM), so go early! ”
701 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
359 locals recommend
Plaza
“the major museums are all located on this square, also the iconic I AMSTERDAM letters.”
419 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the best area for shopping! All cool Dutch brands have their boutiques here, next to more famous brands like Cos, Free People, Filippa K and vintage stores.”
742 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderfull views from inside to IJ. For lunch, diner, movies and just to be.”
678 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Many famous singers started their journey here. Lenny Krawitz being one... set in a church, this venue is quite something.”
545 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Loads of cafes and restaurants in the park. Lovely Sunday market on the first Sunday of the month. Lots of arty stalls, food stalls and vintage. ”
615 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
277 locals recommend
Plaza
“Lots of bars and clubs there. Check out the Melkweg, Paradiso, Sugar Factory, Waterhole, Bourbon Street...”
348 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.”
356 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
“Our office is located overhere. During office hours from 9am until 5.30pm you're freely able able to store your luggage.”
106 locals recommend
Market
“an excellent organic farmers market held on Saturdays at the Nordermarkt from 09h - 16h. The wild mushroom stall is wonderful and Le Perron sells great bread. The place to go for picnic supplies before you hire a boat and picnic on the canals”
530 locals recommend