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Explore Amsterdam from the top 6 business hotels in town

From the charming canal belt (grachtengordel) to the lively Red Light District, and from buzzy Rembrandtplein to the more peaceful suburbs of the Oud Zuid – Amsterdam has a district and a pace to suit every traveller. The Best Culture and Nightlife this Side of a Canal

The Jordaan - a district of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands

The area is bordered by the Lijnbaansgracht canal to the west, the Prinsengracht to the east, the Brouwersgracht to the north and the Leidsegracht to the south.

Germany elements in Amsterdam

The ties between Germany and Amsterdam are almost as old as the Netherlands capital city itself. In 1323, Amsterdam was given the right to levy tolls on imported beer and the city became the centre of the thriving beer trade with Hamburg. The beer traders from Hamburg may well have been the first foreigners in the fledgling city of Amsterdam. Since 1600, Amsterdam has been a favourite tourist destination for German visitors, which becomes apparent from many travel journals. German visitors are still ranked at an honourable third place on the Amsterdam Tourist Barometer.

Amsterdam museum bike route on Google maps

Visit the best of Amsterdam's galleries, homes and museums on this classic short loop through the city centre.

Amsterdam: Europe’s most popular gay destinations

Besides being known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Amsterdam has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations for gay and lesbian visitors. The city’s relaxed and tolerant attitude to different lifestyles is a major draw, as is the international atmosphere where English is widely spoken.
Amsterdam has dozens of gay bars, dance clubs, saunas, bookshops, restaurants and hotels. The majority of the city’s gay and lesbian hotspots are concentrated near the Reguliersdwarsstraat, Kerkstraat, Rembrandtplein/Amstel and Zeedijk/Warmoesstraat.

Jewish Amsterdam

Amsterdam has historically been the center of the Dutch Jewish community, and has had a continuing Jewish community for the last 370 years.

Belgium in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has age-old ties with Belgium, known as the Southern Netherlands until 1830. After the fall of Antwerp in 1585 – when this city was ruled by Spain – many citizens from the Southern Netherlands fled to the free north. Amsterdam was popular among them, because it rapidly developed into an important merchant city.
The tradesmen of the Southern Netherlands, who were often rich and had a wealth of experience, were more than welcome here. Amsterdam’s prosperity in the 17th century (the Golden Age) can be attributed to the fall of Antwerp and the immigrants from the Southern Netherlands to a large extent. Amsterdam is still very popular with visitors from Belgium.


Concert Hall of the 21st Century. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2005.

Top 10 highest reviews for hotels in Amsterdam

The 10 top-rated hotels in Amsterdam are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating by Vistholland. Here you can find rates, photos and information about the top-rated hotels Amsterdam hotels.

Amsterdam - hotels on Google Maps offers 670 hotels in Amsterdam. Places of interest: Attractions Madame Tussaud's Amsterdam Conference centres Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre Landmarks Dam Square Rembrandtplein Nieuwe Kerk ....

Birdsview museum buildings on Museumplein - Museum square - Amsterdam

Museum quarter in Amsterdam RijksmuseumNestled south of Leidseplein is the plush 19th century Museum quarter (Museumplein). Unashamedly, Museum quarter is the pinnacle of sophistication and home to the three major and most important museums in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum makes this an art lover’s paradise par excellence. Without doubt, any culture vulture will be in their element in this recently renovated quarter. Also, in amongst the stylish hotels and cafés, lays the majestic Concertgebouw.

Amsterdam 2013

Throughout 2013, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will be home to many special celebrations. Besides marking the 400th anniversary of Amsterdam’s canals, many iconic institutions will also commemorate special jubilees.

Outline of Amsterdam on Google Maps

Amsterdam fans out south from the Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The oldest area of the town is known as de Wallen (the quays). It lies to the east of Damrak and contains the city's famous red light district. To the south of de Wallen is the old Jewish quarter of Waterlooplein. The medieval and colonial age canals of Amsterdam, known as Grachten, embraces the heart of the city where homes have interesting gables.

5 things you might not know about Amsterdam

It's likely you've seen a picture of Amsterdam's winding waterways. Perhaps you've heard it's home to almost as many bikes as residents. Or maybe you're aware of its tolerant and laid-back atmosphere.

USA - The United States in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has very old links with the United States. In 1780, John Adams opened the first American embassy in the world in Amsterdam. However, the first contacts with Amsterdam were actually much older. In 1609, Henry Hudson left Amsterdam’s Schreierstoren in his ship De Halve Maen. After a long journey, he reached the island of Manhattan where he founded Nieuw Amsterdam, which later became New York City.

Funny facts Amsterdam

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the latest estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents! Have a look at the list below for more interesting and unexpected facts and figures about Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: One of Europe’s most popular gay destinations

Besides being known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Amsterdam has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations for gay and lesbian visitors. The city’s relaxed and tolerant attitude to different lifestyles is a major draw, as is the international atmosphere where English is widely spoken.

Royal Palace in Amsterdam

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the king by Act of Parliament.

Amsterdam and bikes

Real Amsterdammers (citizens of Amsterdam) cycle. They even turn cycling into an art form, traversing the city with fully loaded bike crates and multiple child seats, their bikes bedecked with flower garlands. More and more visitors to Amsterdam also want to feel like an Amsterdammer and travel by bike – and for good reason: cycling is also the easiest way to see the city. Amsterdam is home to approximately 880,000 bicycles, which is more than the population of the city itself. 

Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 20 minutes (4.9 NM (9.1 km; 5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.

Amsterdam Beach

It’s a surprisingly short distance from Amsterdam to the sea. The nearby coastal towns of Zandvoort, Bloemendaal and IJmuiden, and the rolling dunes in between, will all put you in that delightful beach mood. Strolling, swimming, sunbathing, kite-surfing... whatever your pleasure may be, discover Amsterdam Beach! 

Amsterdam in Wikipedia (English)

Amsterdam, one of Europe's capitals, has many attractions for visitors. The city's most famous sight is the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, they are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Amsterdam Museumplein -Museum Square

The Museumplein  - Museum Square is a public space in the borough Amsterdam South in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Located at the Museumplein are three major museums - the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum - and the concert hall Concertgebouw.  The area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883. The Museumplein was reconstructed after a design by the Swedish/Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson in 1999. It now includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond can be transformed into an artificial ice skating area.

Negen Straatjes - Nine Streets

Negen Straatjes (Dutch for "nine little streets") is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It consists of nine side streets of the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam which have been promoting themselves with that name since the 1990s.

Amsterdam - general info

What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique. offices in Amsterdam was from origin a Dutch company and had the first office in 1996 in Amsterdam.
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Hotels close to Top Destinations in Amsterdam

Madame Tussaud's Amsterdam, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Nieuwe Kerk, Old church, Beurs van Berlage, Rembrandtplein, Dam Square, Historical Museum Amsterdam,

Dam Square - de Dam

Dam Square, or simply the Dam (Dutch: de Dam), is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city.

Top 15 interesting facts about Amterdam

1.If you land at Amsterdam's airport (Schiphol), remember that you are 4 meters below sea level. Actually, if there weren't any dikes, about a quarter of the Netherlands would disappear into the North Sea.

EYE Film Institute Amsterdam Netherlands

EYE Film Institute Netherlands is located in the Overhoeks neighborhood of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It includes a cinematography museum formerly called Filmmuseum, founded in 1952.

Top 10 Funny Facts About Amsterdam

1. During WWII the Dutch had to eat their own tulip bulbs to survive the "Winter of Hunger" - the bitter winter of 1944.

Amsterdam museums Google Maps

The Board of Amsterdam Museums (OAM) is a board of private and public museums in Amsterdam. The board became active in the 1980s. All members are registered museums and members of the Dutch Museum Association.

Things to do in Amsterdam on map - by Visit Holland

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Amsterdam - Architecture

Amsterdam has a rich architectural history. The oldest building in Amsterdam is the Oude Kerk (Old Church), at the heart of the Wallen, consecrated in 1306.



Amstel river Amsterdam

The Amstel is a river in the Netherlands which runs through the city of Amsterdam. The river's name is derived from Aeme stelle, old Dutch for "area abounding with water".

Vaarkaart Amsterdam is a Google Map designed to help you navigate the canals of Amsterdam

The site includes up-to-date information on locks, bridges and sections of canal that are currently shut for construction work or repairs.

North Sea Canal

The North Sea Canal (Dutch: Noordzeekanaal) is a Dutch ship canal from Amsterdam to the North Sea at IJmuiden, constructed between 1865 and 1876 to enable seafaring vessels to reach the port of Amsterdam.

NEMO science centre in Amsterdam

NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind.

The IJ Amsterdam

The IJ is a lake, formerly a bay, in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is known for being Amsterdam's waterfront. Sometimes it is wrongly considered as a river.

Top 7 - FAQ Cycling in Amsterdam

Below you will find an overview of frequently asked questions about cycling in Amsterdam. Bikes and cycling in Amsterdam:


The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares (120 acres) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, west from the Leidseplein and the Museumplein.

View the Age of Buildings in Amsterdam and the Netherlands on Google Maps

CitySDK has created a map that shows the age of a staggering 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands. Buildings on the map, throughout the country, are colored on the map by their age of construction.

Science Center NEMO

Science Center NEMO is a science center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam-Centrum, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and Kattenburg.

Unique TOP hotel in Amsterdam - the Dylan

This boutique hotel along the Keizersgracht canal is situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Dam Square is a short walk away. The restaurant has a Michelin star.

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

The Concertgebouw is a concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch term "concertgebouw" literally translates into English as "concert building".

Top museums in Amsterdam to visit

This is a list of museums in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam: Ajax Museum, Allard Pierson Museum, archeological museum of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dungeon, Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank House, Appie Baantjer Museum ARCAM, Architecture Centrum Amsterdam

Anne Marie Frank House in Amsterdam

Anne Marie Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films.

Windmills in Amsterdam

Windmills are an iconic part of the Dutch landscape, and no trip to the Netherlands is complete without a visit to a windmill.

List of tourist attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, one of Europe's capitals, has many attractions for visitors. The city's most famous sight is the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, they are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

General information on electric transport in Amsterdam

Electric transport offers a cleaner, more sustainable and quieter alternative to conventional transport and as such, it is unsurprising that is booming on the world stage.

Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Centraal (code: Asd) is the central railway station of Amsterdam. It is also one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands and is used by 250,000 passengers a day, excluding transferring passengers.

General information on Coffeeshops in Amsterdam

In the Netherlands, a statutory distinction is made between soft and hard drugs. The policy means that the use of soft drugs (cannabis) is tolerated under strict conditions.

Canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has been called the "Venice of the North" for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.

Amsterdam is best cycling city

Amsterdam has once again topped the Copenhagenize Index, a biannual international study of the most bicycle friendly cities.

Amsterdam marks major milestones with 2013 celebrations

2013 promises to be a festive year for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. A number of the city’s most important cultural institutions are marking significant milestones and a range of special events have been planned throughout the year.

Top 7 hotels in Amsterdam

7 of the best hotels in Amsterdam on Google Maps: Conservatorium Hotel, De l'Europe Amsterdam, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Hotel Okura Amsterdam, The Dylan Amsterdam, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam,

Culture becoming increasingly important to visitors to Amsterdam

Research has revealed that visitors to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area are attaching increasing importance to the range of cultural activities on offer in the region, both as an initial reason to plan a trip to Amsterdam and in relation to how they spend their time once in the city.

Amsterdam municipality caters to a growing number of cyclists

Amsterdam will invest € 57 million in facilities for cyclists, until and including 2016. In the period until 2020, the municipality will construct 38,000 new bicycle parking places and at least 15 kilometres of red cycling paths on the most dangerous roads.

Amsterdam a top destination for 2013

Amsterdam has been named the second hottest destination in the world to visit in 2013 according to Lonely Planet. The annual list is compiled based on feedback from the popular guide’s online community, staff and writers.

Amsterdam friendly for bycicles

The green lines are specific tracks for the bicycles.

City of Amsterdam responds to rising numbers of cyclists

Bike paths along the busiest routes in Amsterdam city centre are currently too narrow for the rising numbers of cyclists that use them on a daily basis.

Dutch Sustainability with cycling in Amsterdam - a showcase on Google Maps

Content for the map is offered by Velo Mondial:The premier global network on Sustainable Urban Mobility has been succesful in making cycling glamorous.

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Vermeer - famous Dutch painter from Delft

Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.


Claire Morgan The Sound of Silence - Noord Brabants Museum

Claire Morgan - The Sound of Silence: 8 Oct 2016 t/m 8 Jan 2017.  This autumn, the Noordbrabants Museum will exhibit the intriguing work of a young artist from Northern Ireland, Claire Morgan. After successful exhibitions abroad, including in Britain, this will be her first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands.


Reflex Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of the work of Donald Baechler

Reflex Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of the work of Donald Baechler this September 2016. This will be the first extensive exhibition in the Netherlands for the world-famous American artist.


500.000 tulips in bloom during the 2nd edition of Tulp Festival in Amsterdam

500.000 tulips in bloom during the 2nd edition of Tulp Festival in Amsterdam 60 locations , 400 varieties, walking and bike routes.
For the second year in succession, Amsterdam will be decked in the most glorious colours, throughout April and May. During the Tulp Festival 2016 visitors can marvel at more than 500,000 brightly coloured tulips, of more than 400 different varieties, at 60 locations throughout the capital.


Netherlands Hotel Reviews by Real Guests

Netherlands Hotel Reviews by Real Guests. Recent reviews for Hotels in the Netherlands. See the reviews FULL Screen?


Hotels close to more then 900 landmarks in Holland

A long list of landmarks in the Netherlands. We have this list in alphabetical order to find the city of your choice. Aalden Golfclub de Gelpenberg Book hotels close to this landmark Aalsmeer Aalsmeer Flower Auction Book hotels close to this landmark Aalten Aalten Station Book hotels close to this landmark Abcoude Abcoude Station Book hotels close to this landmark Aduard Zuidhorn Station Book hotels close to this landmark Akkrum Akkrum Station Book hotels close to this landmark