Amsterdam is alive, and it provides every visitor and local a place to call home. Through the city appears quite large, it is actually made up of a number of small villages, each characterized by warmth and authenticity.
All the beautiful places in the city are within walking distance of each other. The small streets of de Jordaan and the red light district in the centre is full of fantastic and unique shops.
The Oud-Zuid area is famous for its wide range of luxury shops and museums where the master works of Rembrandt, Van Godh and Vermeer hang side by side.
Each area within the ring of Amsterdam is well worth visiting.
Hop on- Hop Off
The unique bus and boat service is the perfect way to discover Amsterdam at your own pace. You will get to see interesting sights, such as Jewish cultural Quarter, the Westerkerk and Magere Brug.
Where to find art & antiques
If you collect antiques or modern art, the spiegelkwartier is the place to go. Just across the bridge opposite the Rijksmuseum you will find the historic neighborhood with its typical Old Dutch houses. The area has been the heart of the national art and antique trade for the past eighty years and has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
There are very few places in the world where you will find such a stunning variety of art and antiques.
Where to shop & explore
The Museum Quarter is home to the three most important museums in Netherlands; the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijik museum and the Van Godh museum.
It is Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide range of artefacts that reflects more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including jaw dropping paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and countless more Dutch greats.
Van Godh Museum
Van Godh is the second most visited museums in Netherlands. The museum has the largest Van Godh collection in the world; 200 Paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by Van Godh and colleagues from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Moco Amsterdam is hosting a legendary exposition of Pop Art Protagonist Andy Warhol and the anonymous street Art- legend Banksy.
During the exposition more than 80 works of both artists are on display. One of the main attractions is the 3*4 meter ‘Benfield’ from Banksy.
For over 40 years, Shoe Baloo has made a name for itself as the leading retailer of high end designer’s footwear, bags and accessories. The multi brand store carries more than twenty five luxury brands such as Valentino, Gucci, Fendi, Prada and Givenchy.
Where to eat & drink
Dining in Amsterdam Zuid is absolute dream. The district narrow streets are lined with cozy restaurants that effortlessly combine delicious food with outstanding service. Moreover, its distance from Amsterdam’s bustling city center ensures that its nightlife moves at more relaxed pace meaning that eating out in Zuid is always pleasantly relaxing.
Nightlife in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a city with legendary nightlife. There are plenty of bars, cafes, coffee shops and clubs throughout the city center. There are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house.
The liveliest areas are the Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein, and of course the famous Red Light District. The nightlife in Amsterdam is a lot safer than many foreigners believe it to be.