List of tourist attractions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, one of Europe's capitals, has many attractions for visitors. The city's most famous sight is the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: grachtengordel), located in the heart of Amsterdam, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.




  • The Magere Brug is probably the most famous drawbridge in Amsterdam.
  • The Blauwbrug, which connects the Rembrandtplein area with the Waterlooplein area.
  • The Python Bridge, bridge connects Sporenburg to Borneo Island and won the International Footbridge Award 2002.


  • Johan Cruyff Arena, a football stadium, home to Ajax football club.
  • A'dam Tower, a 100-meter-high lookout near the IJ river.
  • Begijnhof, one of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam.
  • Portuguese Synagogue, impressive building founded by the Sephardic Jewish community in 1670.
  • El Tawheed Mosque, a mosque founded in 1986.
  • Homomonument, a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam commemorating all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their sexual orientation.
  • Millennium Tower, a 97.5-metre, 24-floor office building.
  • Olympic Stadium, built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics. It was designed by the architect Jan Wils.
  • The Amsterdam Metro, a metro system with five lines.
  • Public Library by architect J. Coenen on Oosterdokseiland, near Central Station. Has a wonderful view over the city.
  • Shan He Hua Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Europe built in the traditional Chinese style.
  • The Smallest House in Amsterdam, only 2.02 meters (6 ft., 7.5 in.) in width and 5 meters (16 ft. 4.0 in.) in depth.

Concert halls

Diamond factories

  • Coster Diamonds, one of the oldest diamond polishing factories in the Netherlands

Red-light districts


There are many squares (suffixed with plein) in Amsterdam. Here is a partial list of some of the better-known ones:

Open-air markets



  • Artis, the oldest zoo in the Netherlands.

Periodic events

See also


  1. "Red Light District in Amsterdam". Retrieved 19 December 2009.
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