To Do – To See

Amsterdam is a metropolitan with a lot of things to see or to do. You can go to one of the many and famous musea, see Amsterdam by (guided) bike tour,  visit ‘De Jordaan’ a part in the centre of Amsterdam where the city started over 735 years ago, relax in one of the parks, have a beer or coffee at a terrace and look at the people cruisin’, visit a theatre or concert or just a small act in a small comedy-house, visit the Red Light District, smoke your joint in a coffee shop, listen to real Amsterdam music in one of the many cafe’s or just walk through Amsterdam and see his beautiful canals, Golden-century-houses, animals, people and all other things. Wow, so many things to see and do. And it’s just Amsterdam, ‘s worlds smallest capitol (well almost…)
Amsterdam is thé place to visit!

I’ve made a selection of places to see or do in Amsterdam.
Please avoid the TikTok hypes and lines, they are not worth waiting for.

Overhoeksplein 5
(area: North) Just take the Buiksloterweg-ferry behind the Central Station (it’s free)
The old Shell-headoffice has a new destination now; The A’DAM tower.
At app. 100 meters high there is a skydeck and a marvelous bar and restuarant.
You will get a faboulous view over Amsterdam and the surrounding areas (you can see Almere or Utrecht).
Order a premium ticket online and have the fast lane to the most beautifull point of bird-eye view over Amsterdam. Every visitor will get a digital photo to remind you to this visit!
Don’t forget the buy tickets for the sensational swing! It will get you ‘Over The Edge’! Daredevils and thrill seekers will swing 100 meters above the ground, back and forth over the edge of the tower with Amsterdam below their feet. Enjoy the unrivalled view over our capital city, while the adrenaline flows through your body. The swing is for the ones with the real strong nerves!!! Nope, just kidding!
PS; Several photo’s I’ve made can be seen at the binoculairs in front of the windows at the Madam-restaurant on the 20th floor.
Have a drink at the bar and say hello from Photodam to the friendly staff!
You can visit the A’DAM Lookout daily between 10:00 – 22:00. (last entrance 21h.)
Museumstraat 1
(Area: Museumsquare, near Vondelpark) Tram lines 16, 24 or 3
Visitors from all around the world has seen ‘The Nachtwacht, Rembrandts most beautifull painting, but there is more beautifull art! Over 800 years of art will be shown in 80 rooms. It will over have 8000 pieces of art.
The Rijksmuseum is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 h.
FYI: The Stedelijk Museum & Van Gogh Museum are at the same square
The Anne Frank House
Prinsengracht 263-267
(Area: City Centre, near Westerchurch) Tram lines 13, 14 or 17
Anne Frank, she is world famous about her dairy she wrote during World War II.
See the place where Anne Frank went in hiding and read more about occupied Netherlands
Openinghours: (Closed on Yom Kippur)
March 15 through October 31: Daily from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, (Saturdays from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm). In July and August the museum is daily open till 10:00 pm. November 1 through March 14: Daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (Saturdays from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm).
Avoid having to queue by buying tickets online for a timeslot
 Anne Frank huis
 Albert Cuyp daily food & commodities market
Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat & van Woustraat.
(Area: De Pijp) Tram lines 4,16, 24 or 25
A real Amsterdam market with fish, meat, grocery, clothings and many more goods you need to see!
Locals will get their shopping because a lot of bargains are here to get. At the end of the day the real bargains will come but can you wait that long?? Also at this market a lot of foreign food and goods like Maroc, Turkish or Carribean. Visit The Albert Cuyp if you’ll see a real Amsterdam Market (since 1905!) Over 260 marketstands in the longest marketstraat of The Netherlands!
Typical Amsterdam sense of humour and laid back atmosphere.
Every day, no market on sunday.
Albert Cuypstraat (market @ Daytime)
Special Beers bar Craft & Draft
Overtoom 417
(Area: Oud-West) Tram line 1, 10 minutes walk from Leidseplein
At the Overtoom, next to Fondue & Fondue, you can find a great beerbar with 40 fresh beers on draft.
The most tasty crafted beers on tap, from lager to IPA and more.
Open: Every day from 16:00 – 01:00 (weekend till 03:00)
Say hello from Photodam to the staff!
Eetsalon van Dobben
Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 9
(Area: City Centre, near Rembrandtssquare) Tram lines 4, 14
A typical Amsterdam ‘Eetsalon’ where the real dutch ‘van Dobben Croquette’ was founded. But not only the rolls with the ‘van Dobben Croquet’, also rolls with: warm vlees met satesaus, Broodje Half-om, Broodje Ei met Ui, Broodje Osseworst, Uitsmuiter, Broodje…. You’ll name it, they make it! Typical Amsterdam Sandwiches but great meals too at van Dobben! There is a ‘van Dobben’ near the Albert Cuyp market too. Van Dobben: since 1945!
Open: Every day from 10:00 h.
The Red Light District
Oudezijds Achterburgwal and alleys
(Area: City Centre, near Central Station) 3 minutes walk from Central Station
The Red Light Districs of Amsterdam are free to visit, well; if you stay outside! This is one of the places Amsterdam is famous for.
Do enjoy a walk across the alleys and the red-lighted-canals.
If you are looking for more, just ask the princess of your dreams what the price is for your moment of fame and happiness! (€ 100.– will do). Please don’t make pictures of these sexworkers. Your camera won’t be the first who’s going to swim in the canal, No return policy!
You can see more at my website about the Red Light Districts of Amsterdam (18/21+)
BTW. Purple light in the windows means HE, even if it looks like a SHE…
Cafe ‘t Spui-tje
Spuistraat 318

(Area: City Centre)
Friendly staff, crumpy old cat Franky and the biggest & exclusive collection of Rum on the menu. Ask bartender and owner John anything about Rum and he will tell you all about it an give you advice. Nice brown-cafe, decorated with a lot of Frank Sinatra, with tasty beers on draft. You can find me here after my eveningwalk to get a nice & cold La Chouffe from draft!
Open daily: Mon/Tue/Wed from 15:00 h. Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun from 12:00 h.
Say hello to the staff from me!

But there is more in the Big City! Find all the information and places you want to see in Amsterdam at the Tourist Information office opposite the Central Station.

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