Amsterdam is a compact city and most of its main sights, attractions and points of interest can be reached easily on foot.
Take time to explore the historic centre of Amsterdam - picturesque canals, grand 17th century merchant houses, world-class museums, countless little side-streets with hip boutiques and independent shops. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a laid-back city.
Amsterdam has a lively cultural scene with festivals, theatres, concerts and cinemas - check out our What's On in Amsterdam section. You should also head out of the centre - spend a lazy afternoon in one of Amsterdam's parks or try out one of our self guided walks.
Amsterdam Map - tips on directions and getting your bearings in the city.
|Amsterdam Sights and Places:|
|Guide and map to Amsterdam's principal square.|
|Squares in Amsterdam|
|Overview of the main squares found in Amsterdam centre.|
|Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)|
|Amsterdam's most well known bridge.|
|A visit to NDSM wharf, Amsterdam|
|Former shipping yard now home to artists, exhibitions and festivals.|
|A short walk from Amstel Station to De Pijp|
|A lovely walk taking in the views along the river Amstel.|
|Walk from Amsterdam Central to Java / KNSM island|
|Modern architecture on the waterfront close to central station.|
Looking for a good view? See our Amsterdam Panoramas section.
|Cinemas in Amsterdam|
|Amsterdam has a rich variety of cinema locations.|
|Theatres and Concert Venues in Amsterdam|
|A look at theatres, music halls and concert venues around the city.|
|Parks and Gardens in Amsterdam:|
|Amsterdam's main public park and the city's green heart.|
|Parks in Amsterdam|
|A look at some of the many public parks around the city.|
|De Hortus Botanical Gardens|
|A wonderful place in Amsterdam to connect with nature.|
|Hidden courtyard garden oasis right in the centre of Amsterdam.|