1. Rijks Art Museum- One of the most important national museums in the Netherlands, the Rijks Art Museum is famous for its huge collection of important artworks documenting the greatness of Dutch culture. The museums houses works by artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jacob van Ruisdael among others.
2. Anne Frank House- The Anne Frank house is the historical house in which Anne Frank and her family hid during the years of the Jewish persecution which ultimately led to their destruction. The house is open to the public and a museum dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank operates within.
3. Efteling Park- A beautifully themed amusement park which contains attractions influenced by ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore, Efteling Park is one of the most magical places to visit in the neat Amsterdam.
4. Van Gogh Museum- A grand museum dedicated to the life and work of the post-Impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, who was one of the foremost painters of the 19th century, this museum is a must-visit when you’re in Amsterdam.
5. Amsterdam Canal Cruise- Cruising on the canals of Amsterdam on a gentle floating boat is one of the best experiences you can have in the city. The skyline of the city is visible in all its glory during the cruise, and takes on a wonderful aspect as the evening bears down upon it.
6. Dam Square- One of the most important landmarks of Amsterdam, the Dam Square is a large public square with several important buildings like the Royal Palace, the Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and the National Monument located around it.
7. The ice rink in front of I Amsterdam Letters- Located in front of I Amsterdam Letter, this open-air ice skating rink is a wonderful public attraction in Amsterdam. Of a wintery weekend, the rink is filled with people dancing around on the ice, skating, falling, laughing, and simply having a lot of fun. If you’re in Amsterdam for the winters, a stop at this rink is a must.
8. Jordaan District- A bustling and vibrant district, Jordaan is a great place to enjoy some wonderful dining and shopping experiences. There are many boutiques, pubs and eateries located around this district and the Noordermarkt offers tourists an exhaustive range of shopping stalls carrying everything from organic food to antique clothes.
9. Amsterdam Dungeon- A unique real-cum-fantasy attraction in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam dungeon is located inside a church and takes you through 500 years old dark Dutch history with its labyrinths, mirror-halls, torture chambers and spine-chilling characters.
10. Leidseplein Square- This square is renowned for its nightlife wonders, with a vast range of bars and pubs offering visitors party opportunities galore. Street performers and several theatres with stand-up comedy and musical performances add further relish to the square.
11. The Amstel River- The Amstel River is a beautiful river flowing through Amsterdam which makes for a very scenic place to enjoy oneself near. You can stroll along the banks of the river, cycle alongside it, or simply sit leisurely on the seats peppered alongside the river and enjoy its smooth flow.
12. Body Worlds Museum- Body Worlds is a famous global attraction which showcases real plastinated bodies which are used to guide people through the human anatomy. The instructors at the museum make exploring human biology a wonderful adventure, making a visit here an absolute must.
13. Rademakers Gallery- Rademakers Gallery is an art gallery devoted to the works of contemporary artists. It showcases both established and emerging artists and a visit to this place is a thought-provoking experience. The curators at the gallery help the visitors by providing context and insights into the artworks they exhibit.
14. Church of Our Lady- One of the most eye-catching structures in Amsterdam, the Church of Our Lady is a gothic structure that has attained the status of a Dutch Rijksmonument. Listening to the mass take place here is a grand experience not to be missed.
15. FoGuang Shan Holland Tempel- A unique attraction in Amsterdam, this Buddhist monument with its traditional Chinese architecture, featuring ornate ornamentation and special roof tiles, is a great place to visit. It offers a wonderful mediation centre as well as several special courses and guided tours.
16. The Torensluis Bridge- The Torensluis Bridge is a magnificent sight to behold in Amsterdam. One of the oldest and the widest bridges in the city with towers guarding it on both ends, the Torensluis bridge is a great place to stroll upon on a free afternoon. Several events and exhibitions are also held on the bridge these days.
17. Stedelijk Museum of Art- A museum dedicated to modern art, contemporary art, and design, Stedelijk features works from great artists like Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Lucio Fontana, and Gilbert & George, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas among others.
18. Bloemen Market- The world’s only floating flower market, Bloemen market is a unique place to visit in Amsterdam. Operated from houseboats, this market is a reflection of the vibrant culture of the city and its love of both its canals and its flowers. The fantastic perfumes floating in from the market make it almost irresistible to visit.
19. Royal Palace of Amsterdam- Standing tall in the heart of Amsterdam, the Royal Palace is a beautiful sight to behold. Its neo-classical architecture gives it a graceful and grandiose air and the interiors adequately compliment it. A guided tour of the grand structure is a great way to experience it.
20. De Riekermolen Windmill- Standing tall on the banks of the Amstel River, with Rembrandt looking on, is the historic De Riekermolen Windmill. This windmill, built in 1636, was an important polder drainage windmill in the country, and is today an iconic landmark of the city.
21. Science Centre NEMO- This immense science centre is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam. It offers visitors an interactive take on science, allowing for the hands-on experiment, virtual videos and immersive exhibitions, thus making for a fun and interesting day trips.
22. Bridge of 15 Bridges- Standing on the bridge where Reguliersgracht meets Herengracht, you will be able to see 14 bridges stretching out around you, making for a very appealing and picturesque sight. This is the Bridge of 15 bridges, one of the prettiest places to visit in Amsterdam.
23. Munttoren Tower- The Munttoren Tower is a historic tower in Amsterdam, a remnant of an old medieval structure. It is an important landmark in the city.
24. Rembrandt House Museum- This is the house where the great Dutch painter Rembrandt lived and worked for years. It is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam. The interior of the house has been recreated to resemble the 17thcentury décor and contains several sketches by the artist and some of his contemporaries.
25. Oude Kerk- Amsterdam’s oldest building, the 800-year-old Oude Kerk is a parish church of importance in the city. Its graveyard contains famous graves and is a peaceful and meditative place to visit. Attending a service in the ancient aisles of the church is also an unforgettable experience.
26. Natura Artis Magistra Zoo- Natura Artis Magistra Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in mainland Europe and houses a magnificent diversity of plants and animals. But such is its scope that the zoo also features an aquarium and a planetarium in addition to a large collection of artworks.
27. Muiden Castle - Located at the mouth of the Vecht River, the Muiden castle is a medieval castle near Amsterdam. The quaint and picturesque beauty of this castle makes it one of the loveliest places to visit in Amsterdam. Tour the castle with an experienced guide for the best experience.