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art’otel Amsterdam sits loud and proud in the middle of the historic city centre, opposite Amsterdam Central Station, set within breathtaking historic canal belt surroundings.

Small but perfectly formed, the city is perfect for visiting on foot. All the main highlights are within walking distance, but even better, the unique – and specially selected – highlighst below, are too. And if street art is your thing, join our walking tour in collaboration with Street Art Amsterdam, every Saturday at 11:00, starting in our gallery. Find out more here.

A rather bold choice is to explore the city as a true Amsterdammer, by bike. Riding a bike through the busy but quintessential canal belt is simply mesmerizing. Prefer to go more quiet? Head of to Vondelpark and get a glimpse of a Picasso Original.

In any case, if you feel like venturing slightly further afield, make sure to not miss a few of the below highlights of Amsterdam.

Essential attractions of Amsterdam include:

Royal Palace (0.7 km)
Located just a few blocks from art’otel amsterdam on the Dam Square you will find the Royal Palace Amsterdam, originally built in the 1600s as a town hall. This historic landmark is still used by the Dutch royal family on special occasions, but is open to the public for the remainder of the year.
Anne Frank House (1.3 km)
The house where Anne Frank and her family hid during the German occupation of 1942 is preserved to convey the historic environment in which she wrote her world-famous diary.
Jordaan (1.4 km)
Formerly home to the great artist Rembrandt, the Jordaan District is an upscale area characterised by art galleries, eateries, speciality shops and beautiful, historic buildings.
9 Straatjes (9 Streets) (1.7 km)
This unique shopping area is located in the heart of the iconic canal network.
Westerpark (1.8 km)
Formerly home to a 19th-century factory, this area has been revitalised and redeveloped into a beautiful park and event venue.
Leidse Square (2 km)
Leidse Square is a bustling area filled with activity late into the night. Home to a number of shops, cinemas, a casino, bars, restaurants and even street performers, it’s a must-see for any visitor.

Unique highlights focusing on art and architecture:
– Moco Museum
– Original Picasso statue in Vondelpark
– FOAM
– Huis Marseille
– Original Keith Haring Street Art (Willem de Zwijgerlaan)
– Torensluis
– Trippenhuis
– Zevenlandenhuizen
– FOAM
– Museum van Loon

Shopping:
– 9 streets
– Haarlemmerstraat
– Noordermarkt
– Westermarkt

Greenery:
– Westerpark – Westergas
– Vondelpark
– Aan het IJ

 

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