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Amsterdam City Guide

Culture-rich Amsterdam combines world-leading galleries with brilliant boutique hotels, stellar restaurants and nightlife

Amsterdam is a web of stately canals, wonky gabled merchant houses, waterfront bars, and pulsating warehouse clubs, alongside an eminent collection of mighty museums and art galleries


From the grand cloisters of 17th-century houses that make up The Dylan or The Pulitzer, to the renovated pump house and bridge houses of the Vondice or SWEETS, Amsterdam’s places to stay make the most of historic and contemporary design alike

Art galleries & museums

Few cities have as much public space dedicated to museums as Amsterdam. But look beyond the Museumplein and you’ll discover LGBTQ+ collective galleries in Amsterdam Noord, and contemporary photography museums


From fine dining in the centre to casual restaurants in Amsterdam Noord, these are the best restaurants in the city

"As with most cities, the best food is found where cultures collide"

Writer Hannah Turner on Amsterdam

Bars & nightlife

A guide to Amsterdam’s club and independent venue scene from a local DJ, and the best cocktail speakeasies, beer gardens and bars in the city

Cafes & remote working

Amsterdam’s unique coffee shop scene is well celebrated, but there are excellent places to drink specialty coffee too, and get your head down to work


If you know where to look, Amsterdam has an excellent selection of vintage shops and markets


Creative neighbourhoods


When to visit


Getting to Amsterdam


Getting Around


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