Amsterdam: dare to explore this city!


Like Haarlem, Amsterdam is just a short car or train ride away. But what can you do once you’re there? There’s a lot more to Amsterdam than you think!

Of course, we all know the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank’s House, but there’s so much more to enjoy.

Here are a few of the best attractions that aren’t mentioned in all the tourist guides. And if you find something new, why not share it other Qurios guests?

Send it to us, or use the hashtag: #QuriosAmsterdam.

Amsterdam West

Old West and New West have a lot of exciting attractions to offer.

DE HALLEN and DENIM CITY Taste the best that Amsterdam has to offer at the Foodhallen. Inspired by the indoor food markets of Copenhagen, Madrid and London, a delicious variety of cuisines are presented in the atmospheric surroundings of Amsterdam’s former tram depot. Denim City is the place where expertise, innovation and professionals from the world of denim come together.

WESTERGAS At the beginning of this century, the land surrounding Westergas, a former gasworks site in Amsterdam West was decontaminated, and the buildings restored. It’s now a busy cultural complex in the Wester Park where there’s always something to do.

Amsterdam North

Trendy Amsterdam North is increasingly popular with Amsterdammers. Restaurants are popping up like mushrooms along the north bank of the River Ij and in the industrial sites of the old harbour. Here are our top tips for “Amsterdam Noord”:

EYE FILM MUSEUM The Eye Film Museum is dedicated to cinematography and is located on the north bank of the IJ, opposite Central Station. Great for a rainy day!

A’DAM LOOKOUT An observation deck with breathtaking panoramic views over Amsterdam. Up on the skydeck of the A´DAM TOWER daredevils and thrill seekers swing back on forth on ´Over The Edge´, Europe´s highest swing.

Experience an adrenaline rush and a bird’s eye view of our capital city as you swing over the edge of the A´dam Tower at a height of 100 metres. Amsterdam is literally at your feet!

Amsterdam East

We definitely recommend a visit to multicultural Amsterdam East. As well as the iconic windmill de Gooyer and the Amsterdam brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ there are a lot of hotspots that you really shouldn’t miss.

MOOIE BOULES It’s a food hall and boules pitch in one! Challenge your friends and family to a game and enjoy a drink and something to eat. A great evening out for all the family!

TROPENMUSEUM (Museum of World Cultures) A visit to the Tropenmuseum transports you to exotic lands without leaving Amsterdam. Wonder at the stories and exhibits from all over the world. Why not combine this with a visit to Amsterdam Zoo (Artis) which also located nearby in Amsterdam East?

Amsterdam South

Amsterdam South has always been considered the chicest part of Amsterdam. But there’s more to it than the beautiful Museum Square and its famous galleries.

MOCO MUSEUM This gallery offers a wide and unparalleled range of inspiring modern and contemporary art by artists with a unique take on today’s society.

MOVE Move is a new interactive attraction located next to the Olympic Stadium in an up and coming part of Amsterdam South where you can learn about the newest electric, self-driving cars and transportation in the future. You can ride prototype e-bikes and e-scooters and play games that broaden your understanding of mobility. Experience interactive exhibits, participate in workshops and learn about the latest insights and techniques in mobility in the city.