Discover the top attractions and must-see sights of Amsterdam, all easily accessible from Amsterdam Hostel Leidseplein.
Thé – Must See – Amsterdam Attractions with a short description in the list below. From our hostel you’ll reach the most interesting things to do and see in the Dutch capital in no time, as selected by our guests. An overview of things to do and see in Amsterdam you’ll find here.
The Nine Streets
The nine streets is in the heart of Amsterdam’s canal district and is one city’s most delightful shopping areas. Just two minutes walk from the Royal Place in the Dam Square, these picturesque streets straddle the 17th Century canals from the Singel to the Prinsengracht (source: theninestreets.com)
Anne Frank Museum
An introduction is otiose. The Anne Frank ‘Achterhuis’ where Anne & her family lived in secrecy is one the most visited places in Amsterdam. A visit of the Dutch capital isn’t complete without having seen it.
Van Gogh Museum
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist’s developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history (source: vangoghmuseum.nl)
Rembrandt lived and worked in this beautiful and monumental house between 1639 and 1658. Based on an inventory of the time, the house has been redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century. In the Rembrandt House there are daily demonstrations of etching and paint preperation that show you the way he worked in that period of time. On top of that, there is a continual workshop that is offered at no additional cost, giving you the opportunity to do your own etching in Rembrandt’s student studio (Leerlingenatelier). The Rembrandt House owns the virtually complete and world famous collection of Rembrandt’s etchings, and part of this collection is permanently shown in our exhibition gallery. (source: rembrandthuis.nl)
At the Rijksmuseum, art and history take on new meaning for a broad-based, contemporary national and international audience.
As a national institute, the Rijksmuseum offers a representative overview of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages onwards, and of major aspects of European and Asian art.The Rijksmuseum keeps, manages, conserves, restores, researches, prepares, collects, publishes, and presents artistic and historical objects, both on its own premises and elsewhere. (source: rijksmuseum.nl)
Botanical Gardens Amsterdam
The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Located in the city centre of the Dutch capital, the garden is a beautiful and intimate place with an unique collection of plants. In the midst of busy city the Hortus offers an oasis of tranquillity, a flowery relief in the urban busyness. The garden invites you to walk, observe and enjoy. Admire flowers, smell herbs, learn plant names, just relaxed in the sun – or in the shade or take a coffee at the most beautiful terrace of Amsterdam, surrounded by exotic container plants: it is all here. (source: dehortus.nl)
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
A fun activity which must not be missed during a day out in Amsterdam. Sail through the Amsterdam canals and become acquainted with all the places of interest of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover on one of the Canal boat trips why Amsterdam is best seen from the water (source: hir.nl).
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s most popular park, attracting tourists, residents, and everyone in between. The park is home to a selection of restaurants and cafés, including the Blauwe Theehuis, Café Vertigo, and Groot Melkhuis. You’ll also find a skate rental shop, an open-air theatre and a rose garden with more than 70 types of roses in the park. The Vondelpark was designed by landscape architect L.D. Zocher and has been awarded national heritage status.
Maritime Museum Amsterdam
The Dutch scheepvaart museum, the National Maritime Museum, shows how our culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history. Attractive object exhibitions show the best of our world famous collection. We have special exhibitions for children, including See you in the Golden Age and The tale of the whale. We even have one for children under the age of 6: Sal & Lori and Circus at Sea. And last but not least: the exciting ride Voyage at Sea (8+) and the famous replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam is back at the quay. Het Scheepvaartmuseum has been completely renovated, but still exudes history and is a beautifully imposing and impressive building in the heart of Amsterdam.