The Old Centre
In the oldest part of Amsterdam you can still browse through medieval streets. The city of Amsterdam was built around the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam's oldest building dating from 1300. In this part of Amsterdam every stone tells a story!
It's home to the main downtown shopping areas and attractions such as the Royal Palace, Old Church, Amsterdam Museum, Madame Tussaud's, and many canal-boat piers. This makes the Old Centre, right in the heart of the city, an attractive place to stay. On the other hand it can be very busy, filled with traffic, noise, and entertainment venues. If you seek tranquility, the Old Centre is not the place to find it.
Zeedijk, one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam.
De WallenAmsterdam's famous Red Light District in the Old Centre is a top tourist attraction
Photo Tour »Old City Centre of Amsterdam
Allard Pierson Museum archaeological museum
Amsterdam Dungeon museum, theater, theme park
Begijnhof enclosed courtyard from the 14th century
Beurs van Berlage
Nieuwe Kerk 2nd oldest church in Amsterdam
Oude Kerk Amsterdam's oldest parish church
Our Lord in the Attic hidden Catholic church
Red Light District
Spui the cultural books square of the Netherlands
nearby Lunch places