Inspiring and different Amsterdam tips


Take a bike, and go to the trendy 'Negen straatjes’ area, the original Westergas fabriek grounds, the surprising North bank of the IJ.


And the lively Utrechtsestraat, the worldly Amsterdam Zuid district or one of the many refreshing concept stores Amsterdam is teeming with the Negen straatjes / Jordaan (trendy). 

negen straatjes area
Negen straatjes area


Bicycle to the Lindegracht on Saturday during the day to see a real, authentic Jordaan market.


Have a slice of apple pie at ‘Winkel’ at Noordermarkt. This is a real must! You will probably have to join the queue of people waiting outside, but the apple pie is the best in Amsterdam and more than worth the wait!


‘Winkel43’   Noordermarkt 43 


Walk past the Anne Frank Huis, Prinsengracht 267, (


Noorder markt
Noorder market

And don’t forget Elandsgracht, which features:


Het Vlaamsch Broodhuys

Elandsgracht 122,

• Tenue de Nîmes (clothing), Elandsgracht 60,,

• Burgermeester, for their fantastic hamburgers. Elandsgracht 130,


The grounds of the Westergasfabriek (to be a bit original)


Sunday market (not every Sunday!) A trendy market full of original hand-made products: ‘funky shopping’.

Visit to see the schedule of dates and the location).


Have lunch at Bakkerswinkel.

Bakkerswinkel Amsterdam West, Polonceaukade 1,


Have dinner at Rainarai, which has an incredible Nomadic kitchen. Polonceaukade 40,


Westergasfabriek BV, Polonceaukade 27,





The North bank of the IJ (refreshingly different)


Take the free ferry behind Central Station to the other side of the IJ. There are a number of ferry crossings that sail to several points on the other side of the IJ.


Visit the EYE film museum

Enjoy the museum, its stunning architecture, its four cinemas and its restaurant that boasts a breathtaking view.

IJpromenade 1,


Have lunch or dinner at:

• Café-restaurant Stork  Gedempt Hamerkanaal (opposite 96),

• Hotel de goudfazant  Aambeeldstraat 10H,



The IJ  Amsterdam
Central station Amsterdam



Utrechtsestraat, Hermitage, Waterlooplein & the Hortus Botanicus


You could combine some trendy shopping on Utrechtsestraat, a spot of culture at the Hermitage, and relaxing in the Hortus Botanicus with a visit to the flea market on Waterlooplein.



This is a lively street with lots of unique, striking shops: lifestyle, interior design, fashion, gifts, restaurants, delicatessens, music and book shops.


Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, situated on the Amstel river in Amsterdam.

Amstel 51,


Hermitage Amsterdam
Hermitage Amsterdam




Waterlooplein has been the bustling core of the city centre for more than a hundred years. The traders here deal in antiquarian books, second-hand clothes, bicycles, furniture and general bric-a-brac. The market is open every day apart from Sundays.


Waterlooplein 2, www.waterlooplein. amsterdam.





Waterlooplein Amsterdam
Waterlooplein Amsterdam

The hortus Botanicus


The Hortus Botanicus is Amsterdam’s botanical garden, and one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It’s one of Amsterdam’s major tourist attractions.


Plantage Middenlaan 2a,






 The Hortus Botanicus is Amsterdam
The Hortus Botanicus is Amsterdam


Amsterdam Zuid (places to see and be seen)


Vondelpark: a fun, happening park to go to for a walk.

Go for coffee in the centre of the park at ‘t Blauwe Theehuis’ (

Lunch at Traiteur/Brasserie ‘Van Dam’ or at Brasserie ‘de Joffers’:


• Traiteur/Brasserie ‘Van Dam’- Cornelis Schuytstraat 8-10

• Brasserie ‘de Joffers’   Willemsparkweg 163




Blauwe theehuis Vondel park Amsterdam
Blauwe theehuis Vondel park Amsterdam


Go shopping for all the big brands and designers on the PC Hooftstraat (

Have a drink (and a look around!) in the lobby of the designer Conservatorium Hotel

Van Baerlestraat 27


Go to ‘Loetje’ for a steak.

Sample the best steak in the Netherlands at‘Loetje’.

You will find Loetje on the corner of Johannes Vermeerstraat (52) and Ruysdaelstraat.




Sniffing up culture in Amsterdam’s Museum District, at the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum.


Take in some culture in the Museum District. Some museums you could visit:


• Van Gogh Museum -Paulus Potterstraat 7

• Rijksmuseum-  Museumstraat 1

• Stedelijk Museum-  Museumplein 10


The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. In 2013, the fully renovated Rijksmuseum reopened to the public with a breathtaking building, a refreshing interior, beautiful exhibitions, bustling events and many pleasant facilities for young and old.


Recommended: at Rijks Studio of the Rijksmuseum, you can save artworks for your collection, order prints of artworks for at home or make your own creation.


Also interesting :Things to Do in The Netherlands  Things to Do in Utrecht


Stedelijk museum
Stedelijk museum
Van Gogh museum
Van Gogh museum

Place for the night

 AmsterdamStay helps you to find the perfect rental for short or long-term stays in Amsterdam.

Or... visit Soest and stay! Its only 25 minutes drive* from the 'canal' capitals of Amsterdam and Utrecht,  overnight sleep in Soest is much cheaper, and always place,  your more than welcome.

* By train from Soest to Amsterdam 45 minutes, from Soest to Utrecht 28 minutes.


Visit also: our shop  Van Soest woonwinkel, " A unique selling point for sofas with removable covers available in 360 colors".

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