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Amsterdam Landmarks and Historic sites

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Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Oude Kerk
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The Oude Kerk is the oldest church in the city, it guards inside the tombs of illustrious personages of the city. Characteristic is the bell tower that at the stroke of every quarter of an hour it plays a melody with a delicate chime of 47 bells.

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Address: Oudekerksplein 23 + Share


2 Amsterdam Centraal
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Rank: 23 About 207

One of the major railway hubs in the Netherlands used by more than 250,000 passengers per day is also the starting point of Amsterdam Metro lines 51, 53, and 54. Established in 1889, it has an arched roof about 40 meters, manufactured in cast iron

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Address: De Ruijterkade / Prins Hendrikkade + Share


Royal Palace
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Rank: 31 About 207

The Royal Palace is located on the Dam in Amsterdam. It is not Queen Beatrix’s place of residence but she occasionally receives important guests there. Then the red carpet is rolled out and the Dutch flag flies above the Palace. When ...

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3 Old Church
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Rank: 39 About 207

Living up to its name, the Old Church of Amsterdam, to the locals known as the Oude Kerk, is indeed the oldest church in town.  Sanctified in 1306, the building itself is located in Oudekerksplein...

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4 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
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Rank: 65 About 207

  The Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk) in Amsterdam was built between 1852 and 1854 as a Roman Catholic oratory church. It still operates regularly, and is one of the more important buildings...

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Address: Keizersgracht 218b, 1016 DZ Amsterdam, Netherlands + Share


5 St. Nicholas's Church
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Rank: 67 About 207

Positioned in the very heart of Amsterdam, the Church of St. Nicholas (Sint Nicolaaskerk) reflects the structural innovation of famous architect Adrianus Bleijs.  The church’s appearance and layout is a...

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Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 159, Amsterdam, Netherlands + Share


West Church (Westerkerk)
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Rank: 70 About 207

The West Church, also known as Westerkerk, was officially opened in 1631 and is one of the oldest churches built for the Protestant services. Rembrandt, who was one of the most famous painters in...

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Artis Zoo
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Rank: 71 About 207

Artis offers many possibilities for an enjoyable and exciting day out. You can take a look at animals from all parts of the world. Or you can visit the Geological Museum, the Zoological Museum, the Plant Houses, the Aquarium or the...

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6 Nieuwe Kerk
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Rank: 74 About 207

Circa 1490, Nieuwe Kerk church in the impressive Piazza Dam where you can get married and are crowned sovereign of the Netherlands. The last successful in 1980, was Queen Beatrix.

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Address: Dam + Share


Park
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Rank: 75 About 207

VONDELPARK Close to the Leidseplein and the Museumplein is the most well known, most visited and largest park in Amsterdam. There is always something to be done in the Vondelpark: walking, skating, listening to...

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7 La Westerkerk
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Rank: 87 About 207

It has the highest tower of the city, 85 meters, it is also mentioned in the diary of Anne Frank, whose house is nearby. This can be seen only when there are organ concerts, the church houses two organs of the Baroque period.

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Address: Prinsengracht 281 + Share


8 The Whale
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Rank: 89 About 207

It is very special building, consisting of 226 apartments on 12 floors. The outer surfaces are completely coated with zinc, while every detail, the inclination of the walls to windows, was designed to optimize the brightness of the interior.

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Address: Baron G.A. Tindalplein + Share


9 De Rode Hoed
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Rank: 95 About 207

On the Keizersgracht canal sits this lovely building dating from the 17th century building that houses several cultural initiatives and events. It's called De Rode Hoed, or the red hat, and takes its curious name from a hat maker who lived there.

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Address: Keizersgracht 102 + Share


10 The Portuguese Synagogue
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Rank: 174 About 207

It's the oldest synagogue in the Dutch capital and the only one still used to celebrate religious functions. It houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the Jewish community of Amsterdam in the seventeenth century to the German occupation....

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Address: Mr Visserplein 3 1011 RD + Share


11 Torture Museum
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Rank: 192 About 207

Human ingenuity applied to tools to extract confessions. Wheeled medieval spiked chairs and presses that will make you feel the atmosphere that marked obscure feudal Europe into a museum by the eerie charm.

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Address: Singel 449 1011 AC + Share

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