Top 5 Places To Visit In Amsterdam

In this article, Max Lang-Orsini, a resident in Amsterdam, will show you the top 5 best places to go and see when you visit Amsterdam!

Places To Visit In Amsterdam

Amsterdam has made its mark not just in the Netherlands, or even Europe, rather worldwide. Its stunning 17th-century architecture has become one of the most notorious tourist locations and rightfully so. With one of the largest collections and variations of history, Anne-Frank to Van Gough, day trips to Amsterdam become very worth your money.

Van Gogh Museum

With huge demands from all over the world, Van Gogh’s artwork has all been placed in a museum dedicated to him and his artwork. The famous artwork Almond Blossom are hung here alongside other famous pieces such as; The Bedroom. You can visit this museum on Museumplein 6, 1071, DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands, right next to the Stedelijk Museum & Moco Museum. Once you’re done visiting Van Gogh’s Museum, there are others right next door such as the Stedelijk Museum.

Outside view of Van Gogh Museum

Anne Frank House

One of the most famous and talked about World War II victims has an entire history based on their running and hiding from the Nazis. She and her family hid in hiding spots they built from behind bookshelves to walls everywhere in their home. 

She lived in Amsterdam where they were trapped by the Nazi Germans all the way back in 1942. Her family was caught and since they were arrested and transferred, Anne wrote diaries often documenting her experience and what was going on around her for the following months until she was later captured.

You can visit her journey and how she was extremely clever in hiding at the historic Anne Frank House. You can see photos, videos, iconic items, hear audio tapes and quotes from her in this dreadful time. Prinsengracht 263 – 267, Westermarkt 20, 1016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Have a look at Anne Frank’s timeline and see what you can learn.

Outside of The Anne Frank House


For those who are into artwork, the Rijksmuseum is for you. If the Van Gogh museum wasn’t good enough, The Rijksmuseum is full of artwork from various famous past artists. With over 200 paintings This museum presents itself with many famous titles, such as; Johann Vermeer, Jan Willem Pieneman, Vincent Van Gogh and Jan Asselihn, these are just a few to name. Rijksmuseum is located in Oud-Zuid; Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Outside of the Rijksmuseum

A’dam lookout

A’dam Lookout is an observation deck platform that gives you a birds-eye view of everything in Amsterdam. Its unrealistic beauty does make it unique with its eye-popping views of the historic city centre, the famous canals and canal cruises, the stand-out royal palace alongside the incredible landscape. Everything stands out here at A’dam Lookout, giving you all the more reasoning to book on one of the highest swing decks in Europe.

A panoramic view from the A'dam Lookout

IJ-Hallen Market

Located behind the Dam Square (Town Centre) you will come across one of Europe’s largest flea markets! 5 minutes away from Dam Square, you can get many bargains from hundreds of stalls. They sell a huge variety of items and products, from souvenirs to vintage clothing, this place you can get big value for your money, there’s no reason not to go!

People at the Amsterdam Flea Market