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Best things to do in Amsterdam-Centrum

Aquarium
“I am not a big fan of zoo in general but this one is particularlt beautiful ”
514 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Hermitage Amsterdam is the only satelite museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, showcasing its vast collectins and spectacularly located on the banks of the Amstel river.”
258 locals recommend
Theater
“Carré is closely connected to the family Carré. This family group gave their first performances by the end of the 18th century and in 1863 they came to the Netherlands for the first time. In 1866 Oscar Carré finally got permission to build his first stone theatre, and on 3 December 1887 this building was officially opened. It was immediately a big success. At first Carré was only used during the winter, the winter circus of Oscar Carré then performed but during the rest of the year this group travelled and the theatre was empty. However, in 1893 the theatre was rented during the summer, which meant that there were performances during the entire year. Carré turned form a circus into a variété theatre (Dutch version of a Music Hall). After the dead of Oscar Carré in 1911 the theatre had a bad period. No profits were made even though several directors tried new things. Max Gabriël rebuilt the theatre, but this didn't work so he left only a year later. Boekholt brought a new program and new sorts of amusements, but this didn't work either. A business company whom brought back the circus entertainment went bankrupt. Finally (in 1924) two gentlemen named Benjamin and Content were able to make a profit with Carré. After Benjamin and Content, Alex Wunnink became the director. He was successful and brought many new shows, as well as a big profit.”
95 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
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“A small cinema not part of the big chains with a nice feel factor and a nice bar. Frequented by students.”
117 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Jewish Historical Museum (Joods Historisch Museum), part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, is dedicated to Jewish history, culture and religion, in the Netherlands and worldwide.”
72 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lunches, dinners & snacks in a lively cafe-bar close to the Skinny Bridge, plus event hosting. ”
83 locals recommend
Opera House
“Seeing an opera or a ballet in Amsterdam is—in a word—magical. Housed in the canal-side Stopera building, which is also home to Amsterdam’s City Hall, the Dutch National Opera and Ballet took on its current name in early 2014 to reflect the official partnership of the Dutch National Ballet, The Amsterdam Music Theatre, and De Nederlandse Opera (also renamed to the Dutch National Opera). In 2016, the Dutch National Opera and the Dutch National Ballet will share the stage for the first time in a production of Hector Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, directed by Sasha Waltz. The rest of the programming for 2016 and 2017 looks just as wonderful.”
51 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about the Dutch resistance in World War II. You'll see, hear and read fascinating stories about the exceptional as well as the everyday. Both interactive and non-interactive exhibitions.”
42 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great place to have coffee in the sun (terrace is facing the park) or have dinner.”
26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very nice local pub with a beautiful view on the Skinny Bridge and the Amstelcanal”
49 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“A variety of brunch food items with gorgeous (instagram-worthy) presentation. Located in the center of a garden and with all profits going to the non-profit Dignita, this is one of my favorite spots for brunch in the city.”
42 locals recommend
Playground
“Sort of a Candy Castle, but 10 times bigger. It’s enormous. For every age a different section. It’s below the popular Waterloo Square; underground. Tip: combine this trip with a small city tour and all the nice vintage stalls at Waterloo Plein. ”
52 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Serenity in the middle of Amsterdam? Yes, it's possible! Enjoy a good coffee, culinair lunch or have a fresh lemonade while enjoying the serene garden of Amstelhaven. ”
35 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Stopera is part of Amsterdams rich history is located in a beautifully cultural neighbourhood across from the Portugese Synagogue and very close to the Jewish Museum. ”
26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Unpretentious bar with laid back atmosphere. Excellent place for a beer and very good 'bitterballen' - the famous Dutch snack. Afterwards you can cross the street for dinner at The Plantage (zoo).”
21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Super nice bar on a great spot! Great for a late night drink as well as for a nice n’ simple dinner.”
26 locals recommend