Starting as a small fishing village in the 12th century Amsterdam became a major center for world trade during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. It started the first stock exchange and was the pioneer of capitalism. It expanded rapidly during the 18th & 19th centuries. It’s social practice of non-conformism, tolerance and progressivism has attracted people from different countries. Its population is one of the worlds most diverse. The ambience of the inner city’s canals and architecture make it one of the most desirable cities to visit.

Regions of Amsterdam...
  • Binnestad
  • Canal District
  • Jordaan
  • Plantage
  • Zuid
  • West
  • Noord
  • Oost
  • Zuidost
Points of Interests in Amsterdam...
Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Amsterdam.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Centraal LandmarkTrain StationBinnenstadStationsplein
Royal PalaceLandmarkPalaceBinnenstadDam Square
Anne Frank HouseLandmarkBldg: HistoricCanal District
RembrandtpleinLandmarkMonument & SquareCanal District
Brewer's CanalLandmarkCanal StreetJordaan
De GooyerLandmarkBldg: WindmillPlantage
VondelparkParkCity ParkZuid
Museum Het SchipMuseumArchitecturalWest
EYE Film InstituteMuseumTheatreNoord
TropenmuseumMuseumEthnographic & CulturalOost
BloemenmarktShoppingFlowers: TulipsCanal District
Magere BrugLandmarkBridgeCanal District
Day Trips from Amsterdam…
  • Alkmaar
  • Enkhuizen
  • De Hague
  • Delft
  • Gouda
  • Haarlem
  • Hilversum
  • Keukenhof
  • Kinderdjik
  • Leiden
  • Muiden
  • Naarden
  • Rotterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Waterland
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Zandvoort
Amsterdam Tourism Links...
Transportation in Amsterdam...

Amsterdam has one major airport with alternative airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam the Hague. Those are both a minimum of 25-30 minutes from Amsterdam and no service to the US.

  • AMS – Schiphol International Airport – It is the home base for KLM Royal Dutch airlines with non-stop services from 20 US cities. As Europes 5th busiest airport there is an ample choice of flights to other European destinations . Located just 15 km southwest of the city center it can be easily reach by suburban train, bus, shuttle service or taxi.