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Sightseeing in Amsterdam

Monument / Landmark
“One of the few traditional windmills left in Amsterdam. Museum which tells the history of the wind mill and the activities it was used for during the years.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Just walk the Amstel, it has many different viewing points, restaurant, the Amstel hotel, Carre, and the famous bridge "Magere brug" ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“There is no need for a description. You can't miss visiting Anne Frank's house while in Amsterdam.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“You’ll find the De Gooyer Windmill located between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat, next to the IJ brewery which pours traditional Dutch beers. It is about 35 minutes walking from the city center.One of Holland’s many famous windmills, the De Gooyer Windmill was used as a flour mill and dates back to the 16th century. It is one of the few remaining windmills located within Amsterdam, and is also the tallest one in the entirety of the Netherlands. Octagonal in shape, the wooden windmill was once a part of a group of five windmills located here though it is the only one remaining. It has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt over time, with its wooden facade over the original stone placed in 1814”
  • 32 locals recommend
Historic Site
“With hot weather: If you like to have a nice swim very nearby you can jump (a few meters) down into the river IJ at ’het stenen hoofd’ (the head of stone’), lots op people do. And you can climb out (or in…) with steps. Jump where other people do and you’ll be safe, we go there a lot. You can bring your drinks and food or buy something at the small café. Its 4 minutes walk. It's also a nice place just to hang around, have a picknick. Adres: opposite of ‘Westerdoksdijk 715’ ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“(Close to Anne Frank House) The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is one of the most iconic towers of Amsterdam. Anne Frank wrote about her view of the tower from her room in her diary, and there are many classic Jordaan songs featuring the Westertoren. From April through Octover there are daily guided tours (except on Sundays). The top of this historical church tower has sweeping city views! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Plaza
“You are in the capital city of the Netherlands: Amsterdam. Enough to explore and enough to shop”
  • 8 locals recommend
Plaza
“Dam Square is where the Palace is located. Always bustling, often has street performers, free tours, carriage rides, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“National Monument Standing high in the center of Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the National Monument is the Netherlands’ most important World War II memorial. In 1945, shortly after the end of the war, a liberty pole was erected in Dam Square; it evolved into the present-day 72-feet tall monument, which was unveiled on May 4 1956 by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Every May 4 since then, the Dutch royal family and local residents participate in National Remembrance Day and pay their respects to fallen soldiers from both WWII and subsequent armed conflicts involving the Netherlands. Dutch architect J.J.P. Oud created the travertine stone monument, while John Rädecker and his sons designed.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“NDSM wharf is an area to see - industrial views, old submarine never converted to a cafe, container houses, art workshops inside a former dockyard, a super expensive crane hotel ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“NDSM is a former shipping wharf area in north-west Amsterdam now used as a space for artists/exhibitions/festivals and also includes offices and student housing. It has a unique atmosphere which is in stark contrast to the bustle of the old city centre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Event Space
“Trams and busses to get around. Here you have a bus going to Schiphol Airport”
  • 13 locals recommend
Event Space
“Feel like taking a walk? Head to the Westerpark and walk towards the city centre through an interesting mix of parks and former industrial sites. Depending on the season you can even dive into a tiny nature reserve that'll leave you wandering among reeds, wondering where the city's gone so suddenly.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Built in 1913-15, the Scheepvaarthuis is often regarded as the first building designed in the style of the Amsterdam School. This Art Deco-ish style drew on the examples from Art Nouveau and the Glasgow architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The hotel that currently occupies this former joint office of multiple shipping firms has restored the building's grand style. Don't hesitate to go inside. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“I only want to thank Tram 19 to exist. You let us dream a world where everything is closer ... There, where space and time are divided by a thin border, Tram 19 will accompany you on the road as you're singing in the dreams. ”
  • 5 locals recommend