Amsterdam Sights

Hidden Amsterdam

Lesser-known attractions and strange or unique places of interest not typically found in a travel guide and which are known only to a few.

The indivisible part of the Dutch capital where more than 160 classic wooden homes still remain, on the other side of the River IJ. Bundled together in little photogenic streets alongside picturesque dikes like the Buiksloterdijk, Schellingwouderdijk and the beautiful Nieuwendammerdijk, all are easily accessible by bike.

De Hallen

cultural and culinary centre in Amsterdam West, nearby the centre

(Civic Guard Gallery)

impressive Civic Guard paintings from the Golden Age


Begijnhof (Beguinage)

an enclosed courtyard with 2 churches and charming houses dating from the early 14th century

De Koffieschenkerij

authentic coffee bar in former sacristy of the Oude Kerk, with picturesque terrace in monastery garden

Our Lord in the Attic (museum)

a hidden church tucked away in the attic of a 17th century merchant house.

(Convent of Bethany)

a cloister nestled in the oldest area of Amsterdam, where you can listen to chamber music.


Hofjes (Almshouses)

Almshouses (or inner courtyards) are collections of small apartments around a central courtyard, built for the elderly.

Museum Vrolik

anatomical and embryological museum with probably the largest collection of human deformities of the body in one place

Amsterdam Neighborhoods Explained

Amsterdam is broken up into districts or boroughs (stadsdelen), which are further divided into neighborhoods. Read more

Jordaan Quarter

Discover the many picturesque streets of the Jordaan with its hidden gardens.

Famous Amsterdam Churches

Famous Amsterdam Churches
Sint Nicolaaskerk, Zuiderkerk, Westerkerk, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk