Things to do here
With the multi-year renovations of the city’s major museums complete, the focus for many visitors is once again on Amsterdam’s rich artistic and cultural past. The city's renowned nightlife is still a major draw but its famous canals and timeless architecture offer a glimpse into Amsterdam's storied past as a global economic powerhouse.
- Street food means one thing in Amsterdam – fries – with ketchup, mayo or mustard. Debates rage about the best ‘Frites Haus’ but many agree that Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx at Voetboogstraat 31-33 is amongst the best.
- For a traditional Dutch dining experience look no further than Greetje near the Montelbaanse Tower. This friendly restaurant offers Dutch cuisine at its very best. Phone: + 31 20 77 97 450.
- An Amsterdam institution, the art deco American Hotel is beloved by locals and visitors alike. The hotel’s 175 non-smoking rooms are divided in Classic American Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites and three special suites.
- For an immersive local experience try Mauro Mansion. Located in a 16th century canal house, it’s the perfect place to start exploring Amsterdam.