Explore Amsterdam with Crowne Plaza
Are you wondering what to do in Amsterdam during your trip and do not know where to start? Do not, worry we got you covered. In this article we will tell you about each neighbourhood and best places to explore in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Center is perhaps the most known part of Amsterdam. Here you walk around the canals of Jordaan, which is the historic area with little streets, boat houses and endless canals. Here you can see why Amsterdam is called Venice of the North and take pictures on many bridges.
One of the most famous and must-see things to explore in Amsterdam Center is Anne Frank house. In this museum you can discover all about the life of a Jewish girl who stayed in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation period.
And if you are in the mood for shopping, ‘9 straatjes’ (nine little streets) is your place to go. From jewellery stores to art galleries and shoe shops to fashion boutiques, here you can find everything you dreamed about.
Another great place to explore in Amsterdam Center is Dam Square. This historic square is home to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk, and the National Monument. It’s also a popular spot for shopping and dining.
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The West part of Amsterdam is famous for its gorgeous Westerpark, multi-cultural residential areas and culinary gems. Visit the most famous park of Amsterdam- Vondelpark. It was opened in 1865 and since then attracts thousands of tourists and residents every year.
Westerpark is another park which you should visit in this part of Amsterdam. Besides being the largest park of Amsterdam, it is also a cultural place with festivals such as Awakenings and Milkshake happening in its cultural complex Westergas.
The western part of Amsterdam is also known for its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods, such as De Baarsjes and De Pijp. These areas are home to a mix of cultures, with plenty of international restaurants and shops to explore. Amsterdam West is a perfect place for those who want to escape the crowds of the city centre and explore Amsterdam’s most local and authentic side.
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North is a modern part of Amsterdam located across the IJ. Here you can find several museums such as the Eye Filmmusuem. Visit A’dam tower, which is located right across Amsterdam Central train station. At the top of this tower you can find A’dam Lookout, which is the observation deck from which you can see the city’s historical center, the unique Dutch polder landscape and the most famous canals of the city.
Another must-see attraction in the North of Amsterdam is the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. This modern, architectural wonder is not only a museum but also a film archive, and a cinematheque. The EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a great place to visit for film lovers and those interested in the history of film.
Another great spot for urban exploration in Amsterdam North is the NDSM Wharf, a former shipyard that has been transformed into a creative and cultural hub. The NDSM Wharf is home to a vibrant community of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and it’s a great place to explore Amsterdam’s cutting-edge art and design scene.
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The vibrant South part of Amsterdam represents the artistic part of the city. Iconic museums, world class music venues, high-end shopping and innovative restaurants- you can find everything in this neighborhood.
One of the best places to visit in Amsterdam, the Museum Quarter, with the three most important museums in the Netherlands: Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Musuem and Van Gogh museum is also located in Amsterdam South.
Besides, De Pijp area with its cozy cafes, diverse restaurants and a lively nightlife is definitely worth your attention. Here you can visit several tourist attractions such as Heineken experience, which is the museum of Heineken beer. And if you are travelling with kids, you can visit a children’s petting zoo Kinderboerderij de Pijp.
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The vibrant South part of Amsterdam represents the artistic part of the city. Iconic museums, world class music venues, high-end shopping and innovative restaurants- you can find everything in this neighbourhood.
One of the best places to visit in Amsterdam, the Museum Quarter, with the three most important museums in the Netherlands: Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh museum is also located in Amsterdam South.
Besides, the De Pijp area with its cosy cafes, diverse restaurants and a lively nightlife is definitely worth your attention. Here you can visit several tourist attractions such as the Heineken experience, which is the museum of Heineken beer. And if you are travelling with kids, you can visit a children’s petting zoo Kinderboerderij de Pijp.
Interested? Check out more places to explore in Amsterdam South on this page.
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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 inspiration on what to visit in different parts of Amsterdam check out our articles below.