Amsterdam - canals and culture

Untold Morsels
Jun 20
Discover Amsterdam, her romantic canals and fascinating art and history. Home of Vincent Van Gogh and the Dutch Masters, Amsterdam is a treasure trove for culture lovers.

Anne Frank House

Where Anne Frank hid and wrote her famous diaries

It's an emotional journey but you must visit the Anne Frank House. One of Amsterdam's most famous writers and citizens, she has inspired generations of readers with her optimism and hope in the face of persecution and tragedy. 

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart - Anne Frank

Tip - be sure to pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment - more information

Gourmet dinner overlooking the canals

Return to the canals for an elegant dinner overlooking the Brouwersgracht and Herengracht canals.

Acclaimed restaurant De Belhamel is the perfect spot to relax and ponder your cultural discoveries. This fine dining establishment has been awarded the prestigious Bib Gourmand award for six consecutive years.

In summertime, you can sit on the outdoor terrace and enjoy canal views in style.

Canal boat tour

See the city from its famous canals

Relax on board a canal boat or hop on and off canal bus that stops at the city's major tourist attractions - including Anne Frank’s House, Rijksmuseum and Bloemenmarkt flower market where row upon row of colourful tulips.  

You can buy a canal bus ticket for 24 or 48 hours - more information

Rijksmuseum treasures

Highlights include room upon room of portraits and paintings by Dutch masters and a series of elaborate dolls houses like the ones described in Jessie Burton’s best selling novel The Miniaturist

Do not miss the incredible Rijksmuseum Research Library which is surely one of the most beautiful in the world.

Be sure to pre-book skip the line tickets to avoid the long queues for the museum throughout the year

Coffee culture in Amsterdam

You don't have to venture far to find great coffee in Amsterdam. 

You don't have to venture far to find great coffee in Amsterdam. With strong dedication to the bean to brew process, Amsterdammers love their coffee. Excellent chains Stach and Coffee Company have branches all over the city for that all important cappuccino or flat white.

Van Gogh Museum

Over the course of his tragically short life, Vincent van Gogh created over 2,100 works of art. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam displays over 200 of these in a fitting homage to the Post Impressionist genius.

The museum is a must see in Amsterdam - more information including how to skip the line

Dutch pancakes - a time honoured tradition

A casual dinner Amsterdam style

Housed in a 17th century warehouse once owned by the Dutch East India Company, the Pancake Bakery serves up delicious Dutch savoury and sweet pancakes next to the Prinsengracht canal.

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