This striking neo-Gothic building, refurbished to the tune of €375 million, houses masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age (think Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals). To make the most of the collection, we recommend downloading the museum app and its interactive audiovisual guide. If you’ve worked up an appetite – there are 8,000 objects on display here, so it’s inevitable – make sure to check out the Michelin-starred restaurant and café on site.
There is no shortage of awesome things to do in Amsterdam. This compact city packs a huge cultural punch, after all, with world-class museums, and iconic nightlife and glorious parks waiting to be explored, alongside innovative restaurants, inspiring cafes and that whole coffeeshop scene. If you’re visiting Amsterdam, expect to have an itinerary that is bursting at the seams.
With that in mind, it is important to establish just what the best attractions in Amsterdam are. The Dutch capital is fabulously accessible and many of the top spots are located in and around the centre, from the city’s ‘Big Three’ museums to the picture-postcard architecture in and around the canals. Falling in love with Amsterdam is inevitable, don’t bother fighting it.
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