Amsterdam Sights

Hidden Amsterdam

Lesser-known attractions and strange or unique places of interest not typically found in a travel guide and which are known only to a few.

De Hallen

cultural and culinary centre in Amsterdam West, nearby the centre

Schuttersgalerij
(Civic Guard Gallery)

impressive Civic Guard paintings from the Golden Age

Begijnhof

Begijnhof (Beguinage)

an enclosed courtyard with 2 churches and charming houses dating from the early 14th century

De Koffieschenkerij

authentic coffee bar in former sacristy of the Oude Kerk, with picturesque terrace in monastery garden

Our Lord in the Attic (museum)

a hidden church tucked away in the attic of a 17th century merchant house.

Bethaniënklooster
(Convent of Bethany)

a cloister nestled in the oldest area of Amsterdam, where you can listen to chamber music.

Hofjes

Hofjes (Almhouses)

Almshouses (or inner courtyards) are collections of small apartments around a central courtyard, built for the elderly.

Museum Vrolik

anatomical and embryological museum with probably the largest collection of human deformities of the body in one place

Amsterdam Neighborhoods Explained

Amsterdam is broken up into districts or boroughs (stadsdelen), which are further divided into neighborhoods. Read more


Jordaan Quarter

Discover the many picturesque streets of the Jordaan with its hidden gardens.


Famous Amsterdam Churches

Famous Amsterdam Churches
Sint Nicolaaskerk, Zuiderkerk, Westerkerk, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk