Museums

Gettin’ “cheesy” with it – a guide for all the foodies looking for a legen-dairy experience in Amsterdam

If you’re well-familiar with names like Edam, Gouda or Maasdam, and if terms like Mimolette, Maaslander or Leerdammer do ring more than a bell, then you’re in the right place to be delighted. The short list below contains some of the most worthy places to visit if you don’t want to become cheesed off by your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Day Trips: Historical Habits at the Zaanse Schans

Escape the bustle of the city and discover a forgotten world at this picturesque village, renowned for its traditional Dutch architecture, authentic atmosphere and of course, its iconic series of working windmills.

National Museum of Spectacles – A 700 year journey of fashionable eyewear

Located within Amsterdam’s exclusive 9 Streets, this fascinating museum exhibits a 700 year history of spectacles. The National Museum of Spectacles is a family run business, which allows visitors the opportunity to journey back in time and explore the changing styles and fashions of eye wear.

Amsterdam’s Hidden Treasures – Our Lord in the Attic Museum

Renowned for its heaving tourist crowds, raucous atmosphere and infamous window displays, Amsterdam’s boisterous Red Light District is the last place you would expect to find one of the capital’s most enchanting cultural gems, Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, a remarkable museum drenched in history, charm, and above all, inimitability.

Amsterdam’s Torture Museums

If you have a penchant for all things creepy, gothic and frankly downright painful then be sure to pay a visit to either of the city’s torture themed museums – yes, there really are TWO!

I Amsterdam City Card – A cheaper way to enjoy an action-packed short stay in Amsterdam

Are you planning on a busy short stay in Amsterdam filled with days full of excursions and travelling, or even only visiting three main attractions? The I Amsterdam City Card is the ideal way to enjoy all the things you want to do during your leisure or business stay in Amsterdam but for less and with three validity periods: 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Amsterdam Art Galleries

As with any modern city Amsterdam has art galleries and plenty of them! Maybe it’s because of the Dutch fondness for the painted medium or their many prolific artistic sons, but it can be said that Amsterdam has art for all.

The Erotic Museum – Your Personal Guide to Intense Pleasures

Placed in the heart of the Red Light District in Amsterdam, right next to the famous windows where you can directly interact with gorgeous working young ladies, the Erotic Museum pleases the eyes and fantasies of its visitors through a fully fledged display of sex related objects and stories. Take a stroll from your apartment to the Museum so you can charge up your libido and imagination for more intense hedonistic encounters later on.

Amsterdam Dungeon – A fun, yet scary adventure back in time

Ideally located within the heart of the city centre and just minutes away from the bustling Dam Square, the Amsterdam Dungeon allows visitors the opportunity to journey back in time and explore some of the city’s more terrifying history. Live actors, fantastic special effects and a roller coaster ride make this attraction an interactive, exciting and, at times, quite frightening experience which should not be missed.

Ajax Experience, Amsterdam – An hour of interaction and entertainment

Conveniently situated upon Amsterdam’s bustling Rembrandtplein, just minutes away from the city centre, the Ajax Experience offers an entertaining insight into one of the Netherlands’ most successful football clubs. Filled with interactive activities, oozing a wealth of history and providing a chance to marvel at the club’s extensive collection of silverware, the Ajax Experience is an attraction definitely worthy of a visit.