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Popular Attractions in Amsterdam

If you're a first time visitor to Amsterdam, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Amsterdam.

What are some good attractions in Amsterdam?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
1 Jan Luijkenstraat Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 674 7000
Van Gogh Museum
7 Paulus Potterstraat Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 570 5200
Anne Frank House
Prinsengracht 263-267 Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 556 7105
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Red Light District
Amsterdam, Netherlands 030/51050030
Brouwerij 't IJ
7 Funenkade Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 622 8325
de Biertuin
29 Linnaeusstraat Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 665 0956
21 Jonge Roelensteeg Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 344 6400
9-3 Noordermarkt Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 551 2512
Natura Artis Magistra
38-40 Plantage Kerklaan Amsterdam, Netherlands 0900 2784796
Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 694 7495
Museum Hermitage Amsterdam
51 Amstel Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 530 8755
Nine Little Streets
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eye Film Institute
1 IJpromenade Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 589 1400
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
1 IJpromenade Amsterdam, Netherlands 020 589 1405

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is fantastic, and there is an App with several itineraries to help you find your way around the museum - search in the App Store for Rijksmuseum."  See More

"For post-cruise, I recommend Conservatorium Hotel, a landmark heritage building and five-star hotel that is just steps from Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark."  See More

"The Anne Frank House is another stop that many people like to visit, but the lines to get in are always very long."  See More

"You cannot skip beer tasting, o to any Gollem cafĂ©, Little delirium, Brouwerij Troost (also great burgers), Brouwerij 't IJ in a Moulin!"  See More

"For some reason all tourists cramp up in one area of town (around Dam Square and Red Light District) and I can imagine that some people may think Amsterdam is crowded if they just go there!"  See More

"Go to de Biertuin and eat some great chicken and Amsterdam brewed beers on a lovely heated terrace with the locals."  See More

"Hangar at Aambeeldstraat 36 Rolling Rock Kitchen alias "The Rock" Restaurant C Braai Vondelpark Blijburg Aan Zee drinks: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails Brouwerij Troost Westergas club: SupperClub"  See More

"Noordermarkt a wonderful organic market, there you can have crepes or oysters or rookworst or fishbreadies or anything you like."  See More

"More in tune with kids, you can consider visiting the Science Center NEMO and the Natura Artis Magistra."  See More

"East is very nice, around the Dappermarkt, but also West is nice."  See More

"With only two days, I would see the following (in order of my preference - everyone will have their own): 1) Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2) Van Gogh Museum 3) Museum Hermitage Amsterdam 4) Anne Frank House To be honest with only two days, you don't want to spend the whole time in museums."  See More

"I loved the Nine Little Streets area as I mentioned here."  See More

"The EYE is also a Film Institute (Eye Film Institute) and there is often some event happening there."  See More

"There is Amsterdamse Bos, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Ver van Exploit Van Vaart id Amsterdamse Grachten."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  2. Van Gogh Museum
  3. Anne Frank House
  4. Vondelpark
  5. Red Light District
  6. Brouwerij 't IJ
  7. de Biertuin
  8. SupperClub
  9. Noordermarkt
  10. Natura Artis Magistra
  11. Dappermarkt
  12. Museum Hermitage Amsterdam
  13. Nine Little Streets
  14. Eye Film Institute
  15. EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Where can I find out more about Amsterdam?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Amsterdam locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Amsterdam.

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