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Hospitable hotel in the middle of the highlights of Amsterdam

Hotel Citadel is located in the lively center of Amsterdam. Many places of interest are within walking distance: the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the Canal District of Amsterdam, and the Van Gogh museum. Are you looking for fun? Around the corner you will find the Jordaan, a hip working-class area with many cozy cafes.

Canal Cruise

No visitor should miss out on a canal tour of the splendid canals of Amsterdam. The canals, which were declared a UNESCO monument in 2010, aren't just a picturesque attraction, but were essential to defense and transport in 17th-century Amsterdam. With the arrival of the automobile, hundreds of canals were filled in nationwide to accommodate the new mode of transport, but Amsterdam has retained 165 of its historic canals, more than any other Dutch city.

National Museum (Rijksmuseum)

The largest and most important museum in the Netherlands. There are over two hundred exposition rooms. You can find all kinds of works, including Rembrandt's De Nachtwacht (The Night Watch). The collection covers more than one million pieces. The museum is owned by the state. Purpose of the Rijksmuseum: to show and explain Dutch history to as many national and international guests. You will find the Rijksmuseum at Stadhouderskade.

Begijnhof

A narrow, vaulted passageway leads to this charming quiet garden surrounded by old houses, in the very centre of town. The devout celibate Béguine nuns have been replaced by old ladies. The No.34 is the oldest house in Amsterdam. Entrance on Spui, just a step from the main commercial street Kalverstraat, is indicated by a carved sign. Entry is free.

Red light destrict / De Wallen

De Wallen is probably the most renowned prostitution area in the Western world. Window prostitution is marked by the red lamps which traditionally shine in front of the rooms. The red-light district is located on the eastern side of Amsterdam center and is a popular tourist area. De Wallen are situated in a historical part of the city, surrounded by the beautiful canals. Diverse nightlife and various museums are also to be found in this lively area.

Nieuwmarkt

By many considered the best Amsterdam city square. At just a fifteen minutes walk from Central Station. In the middle of the square is the Waag, a medieval building, which now houses a cafe-restaurant. Around the square you will find cafes and restaurants. Even the legendary Cotton Club is located there. If a ray of sunshine breaks through the terraces on the square are immediately filled.

Rembrandt Square

Large square in the center. Known as one of the entertainment centers of the city. There are dance clubs, theaters and cafes. There are also many terraces. Among others, the Reguliersbreestraat, Reguliersgracht Amstelstraat and Utrechtsestraat end at the square. Incidentally the square was formerly called Butter Market. Later, in 1876, was named after the famous painter Rembrandt.

Leidseplein

In the middle of Amsterdam lies the vibrant Leidseplein. Here you will find various bars, restaurants, clubs, and theatres. With the beautiful Vondelpark just a stone’s throw away, Leidseplein is an ideal place to spend time. There is plenty to experience here and it is no surprise that this bustling square in Amsterdam attracts thousands of tourists every year. Alongside daily entertainment you will also find an ice-rink here from the middle of November until the beginning of the New Year.

The Canal Ring

The name of the Amsterdam canals. In 1612 Amsterdam began digging three main canals: the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. As the city continues to grow, these canals were extended and new canals were built. These lie in a circle, as a kind of belt, around the center of Amsterdam. The canals reminiscent of the successful seventeenth century, also known as the Golden Age.

The Jordaan

Originally a typical working-class neighborhood. Even today one of the nicest parts of Amsterdam. The Jordan lies between the waters of the Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht. The neighborhood was built in the first half of the seventeenth century. Certainly at the end of the last century it became a popular neighborhood. Still, the neighborhood is a hotspot with many nice pubs.

Vondelpark

The city park in Amsterdam. Especially when the weather is nice, many people relax in the Vondelpark. You see people jogging, skating, relax, play football and much more. Based in Oud-Zuid. The park stretches from the Stadhouderskade to the Amstelveenseweg. Opened in 1865. Later named after the poet and play writer Joost van Vondel. There is also a statue of him in the park. Since 1996, the Vondelpark is a listed building.

Kalverstraat

De Kalverstraat is one of the most famous shopping streets in Amsterdam and is home to all the large chain stores and department stores. This well-known shopping street in Amsterdam is more than 600 years old. Between the store chains such as Mango, H&M and Zara, you will also find lunchrooms, restaurants and hotels. Kalverstraat stretches between De Dam and the Muntplein and is one kilometer long, with 15 side streets and alleyways.

The Dam Square

One of the main squares of the city. The Dam links the streets Damrak and Rokin. Known as the streets Nieuwendijk, Kalverstraat and Damstraat end on the Dam. Significant buildings on the square are: Madame Tussauds Wax Statue Museum, the Bijenkorf, the Royal Palace and the New Church. Do not miss the National Monument. This monument was established in 1956 to commemorate the victims of World War II.

Anne Frank House

A memorial to the Jewish girl Anne Frank and her family. Located at Prinsengracht 263-265. Since 1960 a museum. In the nineties, rebuilt and restored. Among the Secret House, where the Frank family lived during World War II, was completely restored to its original condition. So that everyone can get a better view of the situation in which Anne Frank wrote her famous diary.

Nine Streets

A nice shopping area, located in nine small streets in the center of Amsterdam. An absolute hotspot for alternative shoppers. You will find second-hand clothing stores, vintage shops, desigerboetieks and fashion brands. The streets are side streets of the major canals such as the Herengracht and Keizersgracht. The streets are called Berenstraat, Gasthuismolensteeg, Hartenstraat, Huidenstraat, Oude Spiegelstraat, Reestraat, Runstraat, Wijde Heisteeg and Wolvenstraat.

Van Gogh Museum

Museum dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Located at the Paulus Potterstraat and Museumplein (Museum square). You will find over two hundred paintings, five hundred drawings and seven hundred letters from the world-famous master. In addition, the collection of Japanese prints from Van Gogh can be looked at. A visit to the museum is on the agenda of any (international) tourist.