Useful links

General tourist information

ATBC (Amsterdam Board of Tourism and Conventions)
Tripedia (Top ten coolest things to do in Amsterdam)
AUB (Amsterdam Cultural Agenda)


NS (Dutch rail)
Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport)
GVB (Amsterdam public transport)



The largest museum in the Netherlands, with works by famous masters as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (The Nightwatch), Johannes Vermeer, a.o.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is the museum with the world’s greatest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh and his comtemporaries.

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk is the most important museum of modern contemporary art in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Historical Museum

The museum shows Amsterdam as it really is: a city with a living past and bubbling present.

Amstelkring Museum

One of the most cherished museums in Amsterdam, with its 17th century period rooms and church in the attic.

Hermitage Amsterdam

Small temporary exhibitons drawn from the rich collection of The State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.

Anne Frank House

A museum with a story! The hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War II.

Artis Amsterdam Zoo

The oldest zoo on the continent; an oasis of peace and quiet amidst the city.

Other Musea (Archaeological museum) (municipal archives) (architecture) (biblical museum) (Dutch resistance museum) (national centre for cinematography) (fotography museum) (jewish historical museum) (Maritime collection) (art exibitions and organ concerts) (Rembrandt’s own 17th centrury house)

Theatre (ballet, opera) (concert hall) (theatre, dance, music) (comedy improvisation)

Clubs & Nightlife


The Melkweg is mainly a live music venue, but during weekends it also hosts a variety of dance events. Some nights the venue is rented out. In contrast to other clubs the Melkweg has a keen eye for 'world music' trends. Mixed and relatively young audience.


Like the Melkweg Paradiso is mainly known as a venue for live music, but during the weekend it sometimes hosts club nights with local and international DJ's and occasional live acts.

Hotspots (general clubbing information)

Miscellaneous (Cursus Duits en Coaching) (voyage of discovery) (Royal Palace) (botanic gardens) (the world of AJAX) (rent a canal bike, travel by canal boat) (biketours & rentals) (diamond polishing factory) (heineken brewery exhibition)

Outside Amsterdam (Holland in miniature/Den Haag) (fotomuseum/Rotterdam) (tulips, bulbfower landscape gardening/Lisse-springtime only) (windmills and more, near Zaandam and Alkmaar) (castle Muiderslot/Muiden) (fairy tale attraction parc/Waalwijk)