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In this Amsterdam Old South Guide we listed the best addresses in the art and museum district. On the Museum Square you find some of the best museums in Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum and MOCO Museum.
With its iconic buildings like the cities Concert Hall, Amsterdam Old South is the most upscale neighbourhoods in town. There are a lot of fancy stores and chic restaurants to discover. Popular streets for shopping in Amsterdam Old South are the Van Baerlestraat and Jacob Obrechtstraat. For designer boutiques the PC Hooftstraat is the place to shop.
In this Amsterdam Old South Guide we collected many addresses, but make sure to also check out our neighbourhood guide for De Pijp which is also part of the Old South district. One place not to miss there is the lively Albert Cuyp Market.
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TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ Okura Amsterdam: the feeling of Japan in the heart of Amsterdam Old South.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel TWENTY EIGHT: affordable studio’s and apartments for short stays.
☾ Jan Luyken Hotel Amsterdam: fairly new boutique hotel close to Museum Square
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam: one of the best hotels with the Vondelpark as its backyard.
HIGHLIGHTS AROUND MUSEUM SQUARE
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
⋙ Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
⋙ Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
⋙ 3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM TRAVEL GUIDE WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
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