Historical places to visit in Amsterdam Center

Have you ever wondered which places to visit in Amsterdam center? In this article, we will tell you about three historical places that are worth visiting in the central part of Amsterdam.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who lived in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation period. Her name is known worldwide for the stories she left in her diary during the occupation period.

Anne Frank museum, which is located between Amsterdam center and the Jordaan area  was opened in 1960 and it is a house where she stayed with her family during the occupation period. In the museum, you can view Anne’s famous diary and hinged bookcase behind which she was hiding with her family.

For the tickets and further information about this museum please check out the museum’s website.

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De Waag

De Waag was originally a part of three city gates that were built in 1488. In the 1600s these gates were transformed into a weighing house and this is how the name appeared. Over time many guilds were located in this building. Perhaps the most famous one is Theatrum Anatomicum which is a space for experimentation, observations and as a learning environment. Nowadays De Waag accommodates the Waag Society, which is the institute for art, science, and technology. Besides, there is also a restaurant located on the ground floor. And if you are looking for more places to eat, please read our article “Top 5 cafes and restaurants of Amsterdam Center“.

De Nieuwe Kerk

De Nieuwe Kerk is located right across from the Amsterdam Royal Palace on Dam Square. It was built in the 15th century and has located countless events over the years. Some of those events were the wedding and investiture of Willem-Alexander, the current king of the Netherlands. Nowadays it is the place for high-profile exhibitions about art, photography, and inspiring individuals and cultures. Tickets for De Nieuwe Kerk can be bought on the  official websiteYou can also use Amsterdam City Card  for this venue.

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Our hotel is located in Amsterdam city, just 5 minutes from the Amsterdam South metro station, which makes it perfect for reaching main tourist places. For the inspiration on what to visit in different parts of Amsterdam check out our articles below.