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Best things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Site
“No words needed to tell where this is about! But, tickets only available online and book on time because space is limited here!”
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Art Museum
“The most famous Museum of Amsterdam! Watch here the worldwide famous painters Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and of course many more beautiful ancient art. *Be prepared, this museum is very popular so make a reservation in advance before you visit.”
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Souvenir Shop
“Amazing museum, amazing paintings, manageable collection. Horrible queues, essential to book in advance. Go as early as possible or it'll be packed once you get in.”
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Aquarium
“Lovely compact zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. Excellent for children. Nice cafes with reasonable prices.”
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Museum
“Take the free ferry behind Centraal across the IJ river to the Film Museum. Really nice cafe at the museum and bike around and explore Noord's art studios and galleries.”
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Art Museum
“It just opened their permanent collect earlier this year, you will find lots of interesting contemporary art and design”
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History Museum
“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. Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future.”
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Art Museum
“If you're a lover of modern art, this is the place for you. Amsterdam's modern art museum is quite expansive. Plan on spending at least 1-2 hours here before hitting up some other museums in the area. If you're an art lover, we highly recommend you get a museum pass so you can enter all museums with 1 ticket. It will certainly be worth it if you go to 2+ museums.”
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Art Museum
“The Amsterdam photography museum is always worth a stop. They have great rotating galleries so it's always fresh art waiting for you. It's a manageable size so it shouldn't take more than an hour or two for you to soak it in before heading on to your next adventure. If you're an art lover, we highly recommend you get a museum pass so you can enter all museums with 1 ticket. It will certainly be worth it if you go to 2+ museums.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Hermitage Amsterdam is the only satelite museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, showcasing its vast collectins and spectacularly located on the banks of the Amstel river.”
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Science Museum
“Excellent for children and teens! Completely interactive and lovely rooftop cafe (that you can visit without entrance ticket).”
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Museum
“The Tropenmuseum is an ethnographic museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1864. One of the largest museums in Amsterdam, the museum accommodates eight permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions, including modern and traditional visual arts and photographic works. ”
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Event Space
“Vibrant place with a food court, cinema for cult movies, great shops and monthly local market. ”
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Music Venue
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“Very cool industrial-vibe bar and restaurant with sandy outdoor area for lounging. Children can play in sand!”
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Palace
“Offical Palace and still in use for formal visits. In the old days it was a city hall, courthouse. It has a lot of history. Worth a visit.”
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Art Museum
“You can see paintings of the most famous Dutch painters in The Rijksmuseum. Only the building it self is already worth visiting. I advice you to book tickets online so you are sure you can go in and/or can avoid the queue. ”
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