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Best things to do in Amsterdam-Centrum

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Hotel
“The most famous high end hotel of Amsterdam; a classis. Enjoy lunch or drinks and check out the 16th century architecture, ambiance and great view of the Amstel canal. ”
62 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
Hotel
“Great place to have coffee in the sun (terrace is facing the park) or have dinner.”
26 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
Restaurant
“Modern, compact spot serving clever gourmet burgers, along with lemonades & shakes.”
36 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
Bakery
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“Great bakery and cafe with outdoor seating. Spacious interior is good for children. Excellent sour-dough bread and good lunches.”
42 locals recommend
Train Station
“The Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. From the monumental Great Hall there is a wide view of what the museum has to offer.”
20 locals recommend
Synagogue
“At the heart of the Jewish Cultural Quarter stands the majestic Portuguese Synagogue. The building is still used for religious services, but it is also open to the public. It hosts frequent candlelight concerts. Hundreds of candles illuminate the perfectly intact 17th-century interior. Visitors to the smaller buildings in the complex will find treasure chambers containing a unique collection of ceremonial objects made of silver, gold, brocade, and silk. The world’s oldest functioning Jewish library is also here: Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.”
26 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
Café
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“Everything is organic in this restaurant, it's a hidden gem and it's delicious! Especially in the summer when you can sit on the terrace near the water... ”
33 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
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
Science Museum
“Fun interactive museum, check out how many microbes you exchange during a passionate kiss”
21 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“This is a great cosy park. It is recently renovated (2016) so it is in a great state! ”
15 locals recommend