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Classic Dutch Meal by the Amstel River

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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise

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Amsterdam's Icebar Xtracold with Optional Canal Cruise

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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam's top sights on this 1-hour canal cruise. See the Golden B...

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Amsterdam Super Saver 1: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip and Amsterdam City Tour

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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Trip to Delft and The Hague

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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise

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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

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Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour

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Discover the story of Amsterdam on a 2 or 3-hour private walking tour, and learn how it grew from a muddy village on the...

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Holocaust Series: The Jewish Quarter

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Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with an Italian Guide

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 3 hour

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...idered the center of the world. Pedal along the Canal Belt: Jordaan, Vondelpark, Museumplein, the Amstel River and more.

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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam 5-Hour Combined Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

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...arted some 750 years ago, with a dam in the Amstel River. This is the very heart of Amsterdam and home to many of the ci...

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Half-Day Private Jewish Walking tour in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam: Private Beer Tasting Tour

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The Amstel, Amsterdam

The Amstel River is an arterial waterway in Amsterdam, flowing over a 31 kilometre route from its origins at the confluence of Aarkanaal and Drecht into the IJ Bay.

The Amstel River is an arterial waterway in Amsterdam, flowing over a 31 kilometre route from its origins at the confluence of Aarkanaal and Drecht into the IJ Bay. Amsterdam is named after the river, as the city developed from a small fishing village which settled on its banks during the late 12th century. There are several bridges across the river such as the Magere Brug, and various pretty landmarks on its banks - Nationale Opera & Ballet, and Hermitage. Take a leisurely cruise on the Amstel to get out into the Dutch countryside near Amsterdam, or bike along its banks to admire the scenery.


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About The Amstel

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amstel and Nearby Sights on Map

Rembrandtplein

Rembrandtplein, named after the famous Dutch artist, has a statue of the painter in the middle

Museum Van Loon

The Museum Van Loon is a 17thcentury canal-house alongside the Keizersgracht, named after the Van Loon family that resided here in the 19th-20th century

Amsterdam City Archives

Housed in the monumental Brick Expressionism style De Bazel, the Amsterdam City Archives preserves official documents, letters, photos, drawings, maps, prints and audio-visual records tracing the history of the city

Cat Cabinet

The KattenKabinet or Cat Cabinet is a cat museum displaying feline art from times long before lolcats and Grumpy Cat took over the internet

Bloemenmarkt

The Bloemenmarkt is the world's only floating flower market, with florists and garden shops set up on moored barges on the Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

The Willet Hothuysen mansion on the Herengracht Canal is now part of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum

Torture Museum

The Torture Museum is certainly offbeat, with exhibits showcasing the history of different torturous techniques used over the centuries

Allard Pierson Museum

The Allard Pierson Museum, run by the University of Amsterdam, houses a Mediterranean archaeological collection of antiquities, art and artifacts from 4000 BC to 500 AD, including exhibits from ancient Egypt, the Near East, ancient Greece and Mesopotamia, Etruria, and the Roman Empire

Schutters Gallery

The Civil Guards Gallery or Schuttersgalerij houses portraits of 17th-century Dutch aristocrats

Artplein-Spui

The Spui Square in Amsterdam hosts a weekly outdoor art market on Sundays, where a group of about 25 contemporary Dutch and foreign artists from SAIA’s (Stichting Amsterdam International Artists) pool of 60 display their works