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Top 15 Places to Visit in Amsterdam

Are you planing to visit Amsterdam but you have no any guide? We have listed best places to visit in Amsterdam. You can note that take notes from our list for a best travel in Amsterdam.

Pill Tips Before You Go;

About; The language spoken in Amsterdam, the city of canals, is Dutch, but most citizens can communicate in English. The city with a population of 820,000 gets very crowded in the summer months when touristic density is experienced. The city is famous for its 65-kilometer-long canals… A total of 15 thousand boats are used for both transportation and touristic trips.

In How Many Days? Allocating 2-3 days is enough time for you to see the most famous spots of the city and to catch the spirit of Amsterdam.

City Cards; ” Amsterdam Pass ” which you can get for 1,2,3 or 5 days . ” I Amsterdam City Card ” that you can have up to 1,2,3 or 5 days . With the Museumcard and Combination Deal, you can save and travel!

Applications that can be used; If you need a mobile application that combines sightseeing routes, public transport, taxis and walking routes in the city, we can say that Google Maps and Citymapper are the best in their field.

Transportation; After a total flight of 3 hours and 50 minutes, you will find yourself in a city of wonders. Between Istanbul and Amsterdam, Turkish Airlines has 5 flights every day, Pegasus Airlines has 3 flights every day, and Atlas Airlines has 1 flight every day.

Airport/Central Transportation; We shared all the detailed information about transportation from Amsterdam Airport to the city center , so don’t say what to do when you go 🙂

Urban Transportation; Amsterdam’s largest train station is called Amsterdam Central station. You can reach many places by paying 2.60 € one way for the Metro and Train. Do not forget that Amsterdam is the city of bicycles. Trains depart from platforms 1, 2 or 3 located on the lower floor of the airport terminal.

When to go The most suitable touristic period, when the air temperatures are favorable, is between April and May…

Tip Rate in Restaurants; Although tipping is not mandatory at restaurants in Amsterdam, 15% of the service charge is added to the bill. If you are satisfied with the service and want to give an extra tip, you can give an amount between 5% and 10%.

*Popular Attractions in Amsterdam

-Museums And Art Galleries

 1. Rijksmuseum (State Museum)   

Rijksmuseum

Where is here? Shown as one of the most breathtaking museums in the world, the Rijksmeuseum is a well-established museum that has received the title of “State Museum” as the city’s most important art gallery for more than 800 years. In the museum, where the works of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless Dutch artists are exhibited, a wide variety of iconic works reflecting the history of the world are also exhibited.

In the Rijksmuseum, where it is not possible to make a detailed tour in 1 day; In addition to works of art from the Golden Age, the original historical art piece ”The Night Watch” by Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt is also on display.

Why should I go? The museum building, which houses the country’s most famous national treasures , was built in 1876 atMuseumplein ( Museum Square ). The building, which was opened to visitors in 1885 as the largest museum in the Netherlands, was designed by Dutch architect PJH Cuypers. The Rijksmuseum, which came out of a long restoration work in 2013, is recognized worldwide as one of the “most modern and oldest” museums in the world.

** We recommend you to download the ” Rijksmuseum App ” , which has many language options to help you while you are visiting the museum .

When should I visit; If you are planning to visit the museum and avoid crowded hours; We can say that it is less busy hours before 10:00 in the morning and after 15:00 in the afternoon.

How do I reach the Rijksmuseum? If you are going to visit the Rijksmuseum by public transport, located on the Museumplein (in the Museum Square) right next to the Vondelpark, you need to get off at the Rijkmuseum Tram Stop, Museumplein Tram Stop and Rijksmuseum Bus stop .                          

Open from 09:00 to 17:00 every day of the week.

For one adult: 19 € – Under 18: Free. I Amsterdam Card: Free. + Rembrandt Velazquez entrance to the museum exhibition, guided tours or audio narration device (5 €) for you can make a reservation here !

2. Van Gogh Museum

van gogh museum

Where is here? The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors from all over the world. In the museum opened in 1973 at Museumplein (Museum Square); There are more than 200 paintings, more than 500 drawings and letters from over 700 famous painters. Extended and modernized over the years, the Van Gogh Museum is one of the must-see art centers in Amsterdam.

Why should I go? In the museum, where not only the works of Van Gogh, but also the works of artists who inspired and inspired him are exhibited; You can get the chance to see many paintings by 19th century painters. Vincent Van Gogh, who frequently includes landscapes, flowers and self-portraits, took his place in the history of art as “the man who painted the sunflower”. His painting” The painter of Sunflowers” is one of the most important works of the museum.

On the first floor of the museum; You can see Vincent Van Gogh’s works arranged in chronological order and paintings depicting turbulent moods. The drawings and sketches of the famous master are included. In the annex building of the museum; Paintings by Japanese and French painters inspired by Van Gogh in different periods and paintings inspired by Van Gogh are exhibited.

There is also a store where you can shop, a cute cafe where you can have a snack, and a library inside the museum.

When should I visit; It will take an average of 1 hour and 15 minutes to visit the museum. Some visitors complete the museum tour in 2 hours. The best times to visit are 09:00 – 11:00 or after 15:00. The busiest times are between 11:00 and 15:00 in the morning.

How do I reach? By tram; Line 2, 3, 5 or 12 to the Van Baerlestraat stop. By car:Parking is available at the Q Park car park atMuseumplein.

March – June: Weekdays; 09:00/19:00 – Friday; 09:00/21:00 – Saturday; 09:00/18:00

1 Adult; 19€, Under 18: Free.  You can buy tickets by choosing the date and time you want to go on the Van Gogh Museum website ! I Amsterdam Card: Free. Museumcard: Free

Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

3. Heineken Experience (Beer Museum)

heinekeen museum

Where is here? One of Amsterdam’s most authentic and famous attractions, Heineken Experience is a former brewery located in the city centre. The factory, which has been turned into a museum today, produced all the beers of the “Heineken” brand until 1988. The first thing you will do as soon as you enter the museum is to attend virtual reality tours and Heineken tasting sessions and get detailed information about the company’s history and logo…

At the Heineken Museum, you can join the “Heineken Brewery Tour” program and buy high-tech multimedia headphones that offer detailed information in many languages, including English , French, Dutch, Russian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

Why should I go? This exciting experience, which will take an average of 1.5 hours,has also been developedby the museum authorities with the ‘ Heineken Experience App ‘for better promotion. You also have the chance to have two free drinks after paying the museum entrance fee. Of course, if you are over the age of 18… Another detail is that Heineken company has been producing half of the beers sold in Amsterdam for many years and exporting it all over the world.

 When should I visit; Visiting the museum between 10:30 and 13:30 would be the right choice as there are less busy times.

How do I reach?  Metro and Tram; Trams 1, 7, 19 and 24 and metro 52 drop off right at the corner of the museum.

1 adult: 18€, 12-17 years old: 14.5€, under 11 years old: Free. We recommend purchasing your ticket for the Beer Museum online . (3€ cheaper).

Monday – Thursday: 10:30-19:30 (Last Entry 17:30). Friday-Sunday: 10:30-21:00 (Last Entry 19:00). 24 and 31 December: 10:30- 16:00 (Som Entry 14:00)

It is located at Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE in Amsterdam.

4. Anne Frank House

Where is here? One of Amsterdam ‘s most recognizable buildings, Anne Frank’s House is a tourist destination with a sad story. Anne Frank is a young girl who fled to Amsterdam with her family during the Holocaust initiatedby Adolf Hitler in Germany during the Second World War.

After living comfortably in Amsterdam for a few years, Hitler, who became even stronger in 1942, sets his sights on Jews living in the Netherlands, 8 members of the Frank and Van Pels Families begin to hide in a tiny shelter on the upper floors of the building where Anne Frank’s father used to work. This storage period lasts for 25 months in total. After being detained in the German concentration camps upon notice, only the diary of the father Otto Frank and Anne Frank, describing that difficult period, remains from the whole family.

Why should I go?  Father Otto Frank brings to light the bitter truth of the Holocaust by publishing his daughter’s diaries into a book. This sad story of Anne Frank encourages tourists from all over the world to visit the impressive museum. This old building was turned into a museum in 1957.

On the 1st and 2nd floors of the museum, which consists of a 3-storey building and an attic, there are renovated furniture and decoration materials in accordance with the original, while on the 3rd floor, there is a bookcase that opens to the back, specially made by the Frank family to hide, while in the other sections there are secret rooms and the last of the family members. There is an attic where it is described.

Important informations; Anne Frank House, located in a building in the canal district of Amsterdam, has very steep stairs and a design without an elevator. For this reason, those who have difficulty in walking and those who use wheelchairs can only visit the modern part of the museum, namely the ground floor.  (Don’t worry! You can have the chance to observe all the sections with the virtual reality glasses you can get at the museum entrance!)

*** While it is possible to participate in the audio tour for visually impaired visitors, hearing impaired visitors can purchase the written version of the audio tour.

How do I reach? Located a 20-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station, Anne Frank House can be reached by tram 13 or 17 for those who prefer public transport. After getting on the tram, you will get off at Westermark!

1 Adult: 10.50 €, 10-17 Years: 5.50 €. I Amsterdam Card: Free. Museumcard: 0.50 €.

1 April – 1 November: 09:00-22:00, 1 November – 1 April: 09:00 – 19:00, open until 22:00 on Saturdays.

5. Electric Ladyland

electric layland

Where is here? Electric Ladyland, located in Jordaan, one of the lively and old districts of Amsterdam, is the world’s first and only museum dedicated to fluorescent art. 5 minutes from Anne Frank House, there is a permanent fluorescent mineral collection in the museum.

Why should I go? Everything in the museum consists of fluorescent works of art from the 1950s and other bright and striking works from the 1950s, where you can see many colors together. There is also a separate section in the museum where visitors can create illuminated works of art. The name of this part isknown as “Fourescent Environment” .

How do I reach? It is just a 5-minute walk from the Anne Frank House. By tram from Amsterdam central station, number 13, 14, 17, 20. By bus, you should get off at the 3, 21, 170, 171, 172 “Westermarkt” stop.

Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Ages 12 and over: 5€, Ages 0-11: Free. Museumkaart: Valid

It is open from 14:00 to 18:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.

**The museums of Amsterdam do not stop counting… You can examine the rest of the museums in our article on the historical places of Amsterdam, which reflect the deep-rooted history and cultural heritage of the city .

– Amsterdam Canals

Dozens of canals of Amsterdam have caused the city to be called the “Venice of the North” . “Amsterdam’s 17th century Canal Ring”, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List , is described as “outstanding universal value” by Unesco . Taking a canal tour in Amsterdam is one of the things you should do as soon as you get to the city. There are 165 canals with a length of 100 km in the city. Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Prinsengracht are the most touristic ones and the channels where boat trips are made…

6. Keizersgracht

keizersgracht

Where is here? One of Amsterdam’s most important and widest canals isknown asthe Keizersgracht (Emperor’s Canal). Around the 31 meter wide Keizersgracht, you can have the chance to see the historical houses of Amsterdam, which fascinates with their magnificent architecture.

Why should I go? On the other hand, you can seethe Orthodox Church located here, and if you are visiting during the winter months, you can ice skating on the completely frozen canal and take great pictures on the magnificent historical bridges! oravailable in areas where you can take more photos

Around the canal, the Photography Museum, Museum Van Loon, Felix Meritis and the Netherlands’ first photography museum, House Marseille, are worth seeing.

The best way to see the Keizersgracht Canal; 1-hour Canal Tour starting from the Anne Frank House. Emperor’s Canal Tour . ** Renting a bicycle and touring around the canal will be both a pleasant exercise and a much cheaper alternative to travel.

7. Herengracht

herengracht

Where is here? Known as the city’s most important canal, Herengracht is located at the place where Amsterdam’s wealthiest merchants, businessmen and mayors lived in the 17th century. Even today, the canal area, which is seen as more elegant and somewhat elite compared to other parts of Amsterdam, starts with Herenmarkt, the famous square of the past that serves as a children’s playground today. The Merchant’s House, built on three hills here, which is considered a national historical monument, is also one of the tourist attractions.

Why should I go? On the other hand, you can see the oldest house in Amsterdam (built in 1590) while wandering around the canal. The second of Amsterdam’s 4 main canals, Herengracht is known for its beautiful canal houses. Gouden Bocht, located around the canal, is the most prestigious section of Herengracht, home to the beautiful facades of the rich and famous merchants of the 17th century.

It is also home to the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje , the world’s largest bag museum, and the Het Grachtenhuis museum, which tells the history of the Amsterdam canal region . On the other hand, one of the most important reasons that you must visit the canal is that 432 buildings that have been accepted as “national heritage” are located in this region. E.g; House Bartolotti is the city’s most famous building, built in 1622.

8. Prinsengracht

Prinsengracht canal

Where is here? Prinsengracht, which forms the 4th part of the city , is known as the third of Amsterdam’s 3 main canals and the canal outside the center. The construction of the canal, which started in 1612, took its current form with an expansion project that lasted 50 years. When the project was completed, the city reached 4 times its original size.

In the 17th century , “Eenhoornsluis” (Unicorn Lock) was built to control the water level in the canals and to protect the city against the sea . The structure, which was used as a sea lock in the Port of Amsterdam in those years, became used to protect it from floods and sea overflows after the construction of the canal.

There are many places you must see around Prinsengracht. On the opposite road from the canal’s starting point, you can reach Papeneiland Café, one of the oldest cafés in the city. The cafe is famous for its story. So much so that a tunnel was dug from the cafe floor to the Postthorn Secret Church in the 17th century. ( If you stop by the cafe and ask the bartender politely, he can show you the tunnel entrance by taking you down to the basement today. )

Posthorn Church, on the other hand, is known as the secret church. Due to the prejudices against Catholics in the years when it was built, fearful citizens built a secret church for themselves. For this reason, you can reach the Posthorn Church through hidden tunnels from many parts of the city.

Why should I go? The interesting structures you will see around Prinsengrecht are endless. Amsterdam’s narrowest house is located at this very point. The Boat Museum , the region’s famous brewery “Red Deer”, the city’s most interesting hotel “Hotel Pulitzer”, and the Anne Frank House are places to visit near the canal.

9. Singel

singel

Where is here? Singel, one of the oldest canals ofthe city, was created as a ditch in the city center between 1428-1450 and this ditch was expanded over the years and took its present form. The 1 mile long canal has a straight walkway where you can take the most enjoyable walk in Amsterdam. On the other hand, there are around 280 houses worth seeing around the canal.

Why should I go? The canal, which has 11 historical bridges, especially the “Torensluis”, the widest bridge of thecity, isalso home to thefamous floating flower market Bloemenmarkt and the most famous district of the city, the Red Light District . Finally, don’t forget to come to Singel and stop by the narrowest house in the world! ( Singel will appear in 7. )

– Squares And Streets

10. Dam Square

roof square

Where is here? Dam Square, the meeting point of countless visitors to Amsterdam, is the city’s most famous square. You can easily reach Dam Square when you follow the crowd of tourists from Amsterdam Central Station to Damrak.

Why should I go? Located in the square, which is the end point of important streets such as Nieuwendijk , Kalverstraat and Damstraat, the National Monument, the Royal Palace, the “New Church” built in the 15th centuryand the famous shopping street De Bijenkorf are the places you should visit…

The Amsterdam National Monument, towering in the eastern part of the square, is an obelisk built in 1956. The statue, which welcomes large crowds at the Remembrance Events of the Netherlands on May 4 every year, was built in memory of the Dutch soldiers who were martyred in World War II. On the main pillar of the artwork; It consists of two male statues and chained male figures representing members of the Dutch resistance. Seeing and photographing the monument is free. Commemorative events held in the city every year are also held around the monument.

11. Red Light District

red light district

Where is here? Amsterdam’s most mysterious and dangerous area known as the Red Light District , today Although not as dangerous as the old one, with quite a sympathetic atmosphere. There are many brothels, museums and erotic shops in the region.

Why should I go? On the other hand, you can come across the city’s most entertaining night entertainment venues and cafe restaurants serving delicious meals in this area. Although the Dutch government legalizes prostitution, prostitution on the streets is strictly prohibited. In Amsterdam, general housewives gather customers by standing at the windows of the houses and performing shows to passers-by. The name Red Light District derives from the red neon lights that highlight the 300 windows where women work.

The Red Light District can be visited 24/7 as it is a residential area. Window brothels are only closed for 2 hours between 06:00 and 08:00 in the morning. Most bars and clubs in the area are open until 04:00 on weekends . Restaurants are closed for cleaning only for 1 hour.

Things to consider in the Red Light District; Drug use (!)  Although drugs are seen as legal in Amsterdam, only coffee shops are allowed in the city. The use of marijuana on the streets and elsewhere is prohibited. Drug dealers make illegal sales in the Red Light District. Therefore, if you are caught buying or using heroin, cocaine and other illegal substances in the area, you could face jail time.

Theft; If you want to visit the Red Light District, we recommend that you leave your important jewelry, especially your passport, in a safe in your hotel room. Unfortunately, extortion is a possible possibility on the secluded streets of the Red Light District at night.

Photographing (!)  Businesses in the area do not permit photography. You should prefer to leave your camera at the hotel. There’s a good chance the camera will be seized by the business, especially if you’re caught taking a photo near a brothel. There is little to no chance of getting it back.

12. Jordaan Quarter

jordaan quarter

Where is here? Jordaan, the most famous district of Amsterdam, is one of the destinations that you will definitely miss during your trip. Starting in Brouwersgrach ,just west of Amsterdam Central Station, the districtstretches around the Ring Canal between Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht , close to the Leidsegracht border.

Jordaan, which is shown as a touristic spot with its beautiful houses, restaurants and shops unique to the city, was built by the government in the early 17th century to meet the housing needs of the working class and immigrants.

The neighborhood, where a large refugee flow from many countries such as France , England , Spain and Portugal migrated during this period , also pioneered the emergence of the blended culture of Amsterdam with its multicultural population.

Why should I go? In the Jordaan, you can visit your luxury art gallery to the pleasant tunes of street musicians, and have thechance to taste the delicious dishes of Amsterdam at the patio restaurants. We recommend you to taste the varieties of pancakes and omelettes at Bloody Mary’s in the district, which is the stopping point of the people especially for breakfast and brunch.

For those looking for an alternative for breakfast, the places in and near Westerstraat are indispensable. On the other hand, the Boat House Museum (Woonbootmuseum) is one of Jordaan’s most interesting sightseeing spots. It is located in the Jordaan district, on Lindengracht Markt, where you can buy the famous cheeses of the Netherlands.

How do I get to Jordaan Neighborhood? Tram; The easiest way to get around the center of Amsterdam and the Jordaan District. From Central Station, tram lines 13 and 17 bring you to the Westermarkt stop at the start of the Jordaan district.

13. De Pijp Neighborhood (Open Markets)

de pijp

Where is here? De Pijp, Amsterdam ‘s most cosmopolitan and lively district , was built in the 19th century to alleviate the population explosion in Jordaan. We can say that the reason why De Pijp, whose streets you will always see a flood of people, is exposed to an influx of tourists every year, is that ithosts themost famous open-air market in the Netherlands , Albert Cuypmarkt . You can buy food, clothes, furniture and many artistic items in the market.

Why should I go? De Pijp, which has managed to be a cosmopolitan district with its multicultural population from the past to the present, has a lot of things to do. You can be sure to find the luxury restaurants of Amsterdam here too! We especiallyrecommend you to have a delicious lunch inauthentic Moroccan and Turkish restaurants . In addition to restaurants of different nationalities, Turkish, Indian and Spanish markets are also located at this location.

In terms of trip Sarphati Park, Heineken Museum , De Pijper in the sine qua non of ..

How do I reach? Tram; Lines 16, 24 from Amsterdam Central Station. If you have to get off at the Rokin and Vijzelstraat stops, De Pijp is a 20-minute walk away.

14. De Negen Straatjes Neighborhood

de negen straatjes street

Where is here? De Negen Straatjes, a neighborhood with less tourist density compared to other districts of Amsterdam , is a neighborhood full of specially designed shops and interesting streets where you can see more locals. The photogenic district where the heart of fashion beats; It consists of 9 small streets that fascinate the visitors with their shopping centers, special boutiques and cute cafes and is known as the most popular shopping area of ​​the city.

Why should I go? This shopping area, where the local people shop and meet their hairdresser and furniture needs, is of a kind that will meet all kinds of shopping needs compared to other districts… In fact, shops belonging to famous fashion brands are located in this location.

Streets You Must Visit; Berenstraat; Food and shopping street. The lingerie boutique of the world famous fashion designer Marlies Dekkers is very popular on this street. T’Zwaantje is the street’s most popular cafe/restaurant… You can also find many fashionistas stores on this street. On the other hand, Pinguin Markt, which sells basic food products unique to Amsterdam and provides service 7 days a week, is one of the places you can stop by for shopping.

Wolvenstraat; There is a store selling Italian shirts on the street, where many boutiques are lined up one after the other, mostly for men, which is quite famous among the people. If you want to shop for clothes, Bendorff and Marchesi brands give the name of the shop you should stop by. On the other hand, there are hairdressers and beauty salons that are frequently visited by the local people on this street. For lunch, you can choose Restaurant Brix!

How do I reach? It is a 2-minute walk from the Royal Palace on Dam Square .

Kenta started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an Dutch company, he stepped into web research and news technologies and became a web enthusiast, which made him start Amsterdamfox.com. Kenta loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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Visit to Veteran Windmills: Zaanse Schans

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Visit to Veteran Windmills: Zaanse Schans… Amsterdam is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to traveling to the Netherlands, and this is one of the first places to visit in Amsterdam. Zaanse Schans is a place of fairy tale beauty beyond being a town in its own right… It is almost an open-air museum where you can taste the delicious Dutch cheeses, witness cheese making, and meet the village and farm life of the Netherlands.

Transport

About 20 km from Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is connected to the city of Zaandam. There are many alternatives for transportation from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans. You can reach the colorful windmills in just 15-20 minutes with a bus ride that takes approximately 40 minutes, or with the Koog Zaandijk train departing from Amsterdam Centraal Station for those who say they don’t have time. When you come to Zaanse Schans, be sure to get a map and find your route. If you wish, you can also stop by the bike rental point and evaluate the long and short tour options.

History of the Region

When you see the historical windmills and wooden houses, you feel that this place has a history of hundreds of years. The town of Zaanse Schans, one of the first settlements in the Netherlands, was built in the 18th century. Many houses have moved. Until 1993, village houses, farms, windmills, tiny ports and roads were built. In those years, windmills provided water drainage in the Netherlands, most of which was below sea level.

In Zaanse Schans, which had more than a thousand windmills in its time, there are 10 windmills under protection today, each of which is used for different purposes. In addition to paint production, woodworking, oil and cocoa production, you can visit some of the windmills that serve as warehouses for free, and some for a fee.

In Zaanse Schans, which is completely outside our understanding of the “village”, you come across houses with well-kept and glamorous gardens, museums with surprising history, and tiny shops.

MUSEUMS

Albert Heijn Museum Shop

Amsterdam, you are probably the birthplace of the Albert Heijn grocery chain, which you will see on every corner! This wooden house from that time is a cute place with its furniture and green color that will create a wonderful backdrop for the photos. The entrance to the market, which was established in 1887 and turned into a museum, is free.

Honig Breethuis House

In this house , named after the Honig family who lived here in the 1800s, you have the opportunity to witness the local village life of the Netherlands up close. You can also examine the home decoration from those years with many details.

The Zaanse Time Museum

is a museum that deals with the “clock” culture, which has undergone changes from centuries ago to the present day. Those who are interested in watches should definitely see it.

Zaanse Museum

This is exactly where that delicious chocolate smell comes from! Those who want to take a closer look at the history of biscuit and chocolate should definitely visit.

Bakery Museum

You can visit the historical bakery to learn about Dutch pastries and taste the famous Zaanse Schans bread. Plus, admission is free!

Jisper House

I’ve come this far, and for those who want to have a moment with traditional clothes, fisherman’s cottage Jisper House will be the right address.

Windmill Museum

The museum, which will open again in 2020, contains a lot of information about the windmills in the region and in general.

Windmills

De Huisman

De Gekroonde Poelenburg

A windmill where you can buy a windmill while enjoying a wonderful view from the terrace floor and tasting all kinds of spices downstairs. 

De Kat

is still one of the most famous mills used in paint production. The entrance fee is 4 Euros to witness the production of paint with the power of the mill and to look at the view from the terrace.

De Zoeker

Mill used in oil, dye and cocoa production.

De Bleeke Dood

The oldest windmill in the Netherlands, not the region. Bakers used to work in this mill to grind flour. In addition to these famous mills that must be visited until Zaanse Schans, there will be other windmills you will see, Het Jonge Schaap, Mini – mills De Ooievaar, De Bonte Hen, De Os.

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Amsterdam Tour – 2 Days Program & Important Informations

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Amsterdam Tour– 2 Days Program & Important Informations. Amsterdam is the ideal weekend getaway. When you’re bored, get on a plane, live like there’s no tomorrow. Those who have more time usually prefer to stop Amsterdam in 2 days and see other Dutch cities. That’s why we took a 2-day tour of Amsterdam to tell you how to best visit Amsterdam in 2 days.

First of all, although Amsterdam is not a very big city, many things will remain in the bench. Especially if you come in summer, the taste of the city will probably remain on your palate. Let’s face it, but there is no reason to drink cold water on it, because 2 days is actually not a bad time to both tour the city roughly and hang out like a bit of Amsterdam. If you’ve read our Amsterdam article, don’t be fooled (even if you haven’t, you should definitely read it). Don’t worry, we will not send you home without understanding the general feeling and rhythm of the city. 🙂 That’s why we planned the 1st day as more Amsterdam residents and the 2nd day as tourist attractions.

Preparations

1. We have prepared the ideal Amsterdam tour program according to our taste, but you may also want to touch up your own tastes.

2. Buy museum tickets online in advance!
All museums in Amsterdam also sell their tickets online. If you don’t want to sneeze, buy tickets ahead of time. We could only include 2 museums in this program: Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum.

3. The most enjoyable way to squeeze a lot into less time is to rent a bike. The way of the mind is one. So your first step is to get a bike. If you ask where to rent, you can get information from our article on Places to Visit in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Tour– 2 Days Program & Important Informations

Day 1 in Amsterdam

For both days, we have released programs that aim to squeeze a lot into less time. By our standards, we think the pace is reasonable. But if you say that I want to spread it during the holiday, you can delete a pen or two from the program.

Morning

First of all, pedal for a while to see and enjoy the great canals and the beautiful houses of Amsterdam. Especially if you come across a nice weather, grab a sandwich and sit on any bench you want, watch the boats passing by the canals and the people around and enjoy being in Amsterdam.

Then pedal towards Central Station and try to avoid the Leidsplein and Rembrandtplein areas as much as there are so many tourists there that it can be overcrowded. From there, take the free ferry that crosses the IJ River and docks at NDSM Pier. (Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay extra for your bike either.)

Afternoon

NDSM Pier is where the world’s first gigantic container ships were built. Nowadays, it has become a creative center that artists and galleries prefer and take part in. There is a beach bar called Pllek where you can drink coffee , we can recommend it, it’s a pretty nice place.

Once again, take the ferry, but this time in the direction of Houthavens, not in the direction of Central Station. Enjoy the view of the city as you cruise down the river on the ferry. There are many galleries and cafes in ” Westergasfabriek ” , which used to be a factory, you can take a look at them. This factory is next to Westerpark, one of the most beautiful parks in the city. If you have time, definitely spend time in the park.

Evening

As an alternative itinerary, you can cycle east of Amsterdam for about 30 minutes. It may be a good option to stop by Dappermarkt , where you can find the Surinamese dishes we mentioned . You can both taste Surinamese cuisine and visit Dappermarkt.

Then, after this full day, sipping a beer at Brouwerij’t IJ , one of Amsterdam’s most iconic breweries , can be one of the best ways to end the day. Of course, it is useful to be careful about the time, because unfortunately this place closes at 20:00.

Night

We say don’t leave without tasting Amsterdam nightlife. But don’t get carried away too much, a long day awaits you tomorrow.

Day 2 in Amsterdam

Today’s program may seem like it’s zigzagging, but there is a logical reason:
1. We recommend that you visit the Anne Frank House first thing in the morning, since it is possible to enter the Anne Frank House after 15:00 with online tickets and because of the terrifying queues.
2. Anticipating that you might want to spend the evening on Dam Square, which is the heart of everything, we wanted to present a plan that ends here.

Morning

9.00 Anne Frank House

The museum, which was the house where she hid from the Nazis with Anne Frank, her father and 6 other Jews between the ages of 10 and 12, is the most anticipated and most striking place in front of Amsterdam. It really gives goosebumps. It opens at 09:00 in the morning, but it’s a good idea to queue at the door half an hour before. Otherwise, you turn your back every 2 seconds, there is a huge queue. As we said above, you must buy your ticket online. You cannot enter the museum after 15:00 with online tickets. The house is small, but it takes 45 minutes to read the articles and listen to the audio guide.

10.15 Rent a boat from MokumBoat and cruise the canals

Please do not visit the canals with touristic tours! Rent your own wand. Very enjoyable!

Pedaling from Anne Frank to Mokum Boat takes no more than 10 minutes. In our opinion, this is the most enjoyable thing to do in Amsterdam: to tour the canals by renting a 4-person battery powered boat. It costs only 6-8 Euros per hour. The renter we recommend to you may be a little higher because others are in this center while they are still out of town. These battery powered boats are incredibly easy to use, no sea experience etc. is required. You just have to be 18 years old. Make sure to bring your music and drink and enjoy it fully. 1 hour will be enough.
Address: Nassaukade 351, 1053 LZ Amsterdam Tel +31 20 210 5700   Click for location .

15 minutes of operations, even if the tour lasts for 1 hour, you will be on your bike again at 11.30. Next up is the Rijksmuseum. Waiting times vary a lot depending on the season. Let’s say you wait in line for 1 hour. The museum will continue for 2 hours. You may be very hungry when you come out. So it might be a good idea to eat beforehand.

Note: Believe me, there is nothing to be afraid of in renting your own boat. But if you say you want a touristic boat tour, there is the departure point of the Blue Boat company opposite the Hard Rock Cafe, 5 minutes walking distance from the Museumplein. From there, take a 75-minute canal tour.

Afternoon

11.40 – 12.40 Meal

There are a lot of food and drink options around, sit down to the one you catch your eye on. But if you want it cheap and fast, there is the fast food chain Febo ( click for location ) and Wok to Walk, which makes Asian food ( click for location ).

12.50 Rijksmuseum

Considering that the queues can be up to 1 hour long, we blocked 3 hours in the form of 1 hour at the door + 1.5 – 2 hours inside. The Van Gogh Museum and Rembrandt’s House (Rembrandthuis) are great, must-see places, but unfortunately there was only time on the schedule for one museum, so we had to make a heartbreaking choice and chose the Rijksmuseum. Because the Rijksmuseum is a more comprehensive museum, and if it will sprinkle some water on you, Rembrandt’s works are also on display. For example, Night Watch, one of his famous works, is in this museum. There is no line, you can try to follow Van Gogh.

15.50 I AMsterdam & Museumplein

After leaving the Rijksmuseum, you take a bike tour of the Museumplein. Unfortunately, we do not have time for other museums here. But if you want to make changes, you can get information about other museums here in our Amsterdam Museums article.
If you want to take a photo in the “I AMsterdam article”, it is here. 🙂

16.15 Flower Market

You can see the Flower Market called Bloemenmarkt and buy seeds or souvenirs for your loved ones. There are lots of shops. If you want to try patat, one of the Dutch delicacies, the buffet named “Vleminckx” is here. You can try the patat and its sauces. Also, the surroundings of “Vleminckx” and Bloemenmarkt are full of world-famous chain stores, so don’t waste your time, but keep in mind, this is a street like our Istiklal Avenue.

Evening

Dam Square is about 10-12 minutes away from that street, it is very likely that you will find yourself in Dam Square while walking around. There you will see the Nieuwe Kerk and the Royal Palace. De Biejenkorf is a shopping building with a market and shops, it is a very large and old building. If you want to shop, you can stop by.

You may run out of time, but if you do, Rembrandt’s House is also a 10-minute walk from Dam Square. We can recommend. Another alternative might be to take a quick look at Dam Square and switch to Red Light. The Red Light District is already quite a large area, there are coffeeshops and bars in it. Pop into any you catch your eye and taste the famous Dutch beers.

Dinner

If you don’t mind the budget, it will take you 3 minutes to pedal to the Cannibale Royale, where your inner carnivore will fall in love ( click for location ).

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10 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam to visit in 2022

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10 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam in 2022? Coffeshops are most famous places to go in Amsterdam. We have found the 10 best coffeeshops to smoking weed this year.

Amsterdam is a hotbed of cannabis at the international level. The Dutch city is famous for its coffee shops that serves cannabis, the red light district, pubs and quirky museums strangers. The flexibility of the laws of the city it is possible that millions of tourists smoke each year. There are dozens of coffee shops to choose from. Some are authentic hot springs of bustling activity, while others are much more quiet. Each establishment has its own unique atmosphere, which means there’s one for every type of consumer.

To avoid that walk through the entire city looking for your ideal place to consume marijuana, we’ve made this list with the 10 best coffeeshops that offers Amsterdam for 2022.

1. BOEREJONGENS

The Boerejongens are considered as the best coffeeshops of Amsterdam, and they could be right. They have four local throughout the city, the Boerejongens West, the Center, the BIJ and the Coffeeshop amsterdam Sloterdijk. All who visit this string to match in the same thing: exceptional quality. Each one of the premises is flawless and has a decoration with wood is very elegant, in addition to lighting, antique style.

The budtenders are highly qualified, well informed and friendly. In addition, their suits three pieces and their bowler hats add to the sophisticated atmosphere. We know that there are things that can help or ruin the rush, and the Boerejongens bends over backwards to ensure that the experience is pleasant at all times. The chain has won many awards, including the Prize Captain hooter’s the Best Coffeeshop, and the Prize Zamnesia the Best Coffeeshop.

The Boerejongens account with a menu of first quality, and you receive all varieties from breeders legendary Amsterdam Genetics. You can choose between varieties of indica as the Tangerine G13, and the Green Magic G13, and sativa as the Blueberry Haze and Amnesia Haze.

Amsterdam best coffeshops BOEREJONGENS

2. DAMPKRING (COFFEESHOP AMSTERDAM)

The Dampkring is another coffeeshop high range. Is an 18-minute walk from the central station, so that you can soak up the city by the way. The Dampkring is distinguished from many of the coffeeshops in the streets of Amsterdam. Many of these establishments are dark, crowded, and sometimes even intimidating. The Dampkring has given back to this stereotype. The place is bright, spacious and clean. The decoration is based on arab sources, bohemian, and buddhists to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. In addition to this, the staff is helpful and very friendly.

Even consumers veterans will be surprised by the contents of the menu. There’s a long list of strains, including the Cheese, Sour OG, AK-47, Bubba Kush and Gorilla Glue #4. The menu describes the taste, the smell and the effect of each product: you will know exactly what you’re buying.

Amsterdam best coffeshops DAMPKRING

3. OLD AMSTERDAM

You’ll find the coffeeshop Old Amsterdam in a quiet part of the city. It is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploration, and tourism. You will feel the relaxed atmosphere and friendly from the moment you enter through the door. The founders have made a considerable effort to create a pleasant environment. The brick walls, the large portraits and works of art of the cathedral in the back wall make the relatively small space seem much larger.

The Old Amsterdam has an extensive menu. Sell some strains powerful, as the White Widow, the Mango Haze, the Blue Cheese, the Amnesia and the Hawaii Haze. If you smoke hashish also you will be pleased to see Nepal Cream, Golden Kashmir and Super Polm in the menu. If you’re not in terms of messing around a joint, you can always buy three joints for 12€.

Amsterdam best coffeshops old amsterdam

4. GREEN HOUSE CENTRUM

The Green House Seed Company, he founded the Green House Centrum. It is one of the cannabis businesses with world’s most successful and take care of many things. Produced the documentary series, Strain Hunters, and have been bred hybrid of genetic indigenous from all over the world. Genetic make-up of prime quality and has won a host of awards, including many first places of the High Times Cannabis Cup.

The Green House Centrum is one of the four coffeeshop in Amsterdam, and is located to the side of the canal of the red light district. The inside is warm and welcoming. There is a dim lighting, comfortable seating, and works of art psychedelic lining the walls. The place is frequented by all sorts of celebrities; it might even bump into Snoop Dogg!

The menu always exceeds expectations. You can choose between Haze genetics such as Super Silver Haze, the Panama Haze, and Hawaiian Snow. They also offer varieties of Green House Exclusive, among which you can find the Jack Herer and the GH Cheese.

Amsterdam best coffeshops GREEN HOUSE CENTRUM

5. AMNESIA

The Amnesia has earned his title. Probably, your short-term memory is impaired for several minutes when you come to this coffee shop. The prices in the Amnesia are relatively high in comparison with the competition, but there is a reason for it; the buds are compact, they are perfectly manicurados and loaded with trichomes. The local is located in the impressive Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht offers a large selection of vaporizers, and bongs available to customers. If you’re feeling particularly inclined to do so, don’t hesitate to play board games!

The decor is super relaxing. The dark furniture, the decorations purple and soft lighting set the tone. The menu has no waste. You will see varieties as the Killa Kush, LSD and Cookies Kush. If you are willing to effect psychedelic, test your edible award-winning, Amnesia, Time Bomb.

Amsterdam best coffeshops AMNESIA

6. 1E HULP

The 1e Hulp takes relaxation to another level. The decoration is inspired by the design of east asia, with colors bright red and the walls are covered with wood. The seats and tables are close to the ground, and the soft lights give just the right touch of lighting. In general, this coffeeshop is a very nice place for smoking. It is a must visit city.

Experienced users who want to overcome their level of tolerance will not have many problems. Offer moonrocks incredibly powerful and hot chocolate infusionado with 70mg of THC. If you are willing to put enough, test your WIFI OG, or the Lindsay OG. If you want something quiet, don’t miss the Pink Sunset and the White Widow.

Amsterdam best coffeshops 1e hulp

7. TWEEDE KAMER

The Tweede Kamer is a coffeeshop very respected, so much so that it is included in the Coffeeshop Awards 2019 Zamnesia. It is located in the center of Amsterdam and has been serving locals and tourists since 1985. The local made history as the first establishment of the city began to weigh and package your flowers, allowing customers to smell their products and to see them up close.

The Tweede Kamer has a classic décor and extremely comforting. The wooden tables, the bar and the lamps of character retro will give you a serious nature. The menu is extensive and has something for all tastes. You can choose between sativa as the Blackberry Glue Haze and Amnesia, and varieties of indica as the Girl Scout Choco and Choco Skunk.

Amsterdam best coffeshops tweede kamer

8. BARNEY’S COFFEESHOP

The Barney’s Coffeeshop was founded by the seed bank the legendary Barney’s Farm. This team of breeders has created varieties of prestige worldwide as the Cookies Kush, the Liberty Haze and Amnesia Haze. They have many local located throughout the Amsterdam, including the Barney’s Coffeeshop on Amsterdam Haarlemmerstraat. It is located in an emblematic building of 500 years old and has won many awards in the High Times Cup for offering an herb excellent and fantastic service.

The Barney’s Coffeeshop has a hybrid environment that combines a sense of meditation with touches futuristic. It is a bustling place, ideal to enjoy a few flowers in the company of friends. The menu is impressive, offering varieties powerful as the Blue Cheese, Laughing Buddha and Liberty Haze.

Amsterdam best coffeshops barneys coffeeshop

9. KADINSKY

The Kadinsky is a relaxing space and quiet. It is a coffeeshop ideal if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the streets of the city. Although it is one of the attractions of the place, the tones of dark gray color and poor lighting make it very easy to relax, take a break and devote a bit of time for you. The bar, located under several pockets, stands in the venue, and the large windows allow you to see the way people excellent.

Visit and test the Temple Ball Hash, Mango Haze and AK-47.

Amsterdam best coffeshops KADINSKY

10. 420 CAFE

The 420 Cafe is one of the coffeeshops in the middle of Amsterdam, which also means that it is one of the most accessible. It is a few steps from the central station and is the first stop for many smokers. The staff is friendly and casts a welcoming environment, in addition to the decoration of wood and the beams on the ceiling give you the feeling of being in a “pub”. It is a great place to sit and relax without more. Usually put a bit of rock music and a display that give documentaries about nature.

The menu will not disappoint. Test the White Widow, the 420 Haze and Blueberry. The 420 Cafe also offers porros already bundled of hashish and flowers.

Amsterdam best coffeshops 420 coffeeshop

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