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Recommended attractions in Amsterdam


Amsterdam
Albert Cuypmarkt, Albert Cuypstraat, The Pijp
The largest market in Amsterdam, Albert Cuypmarkt has a little bit of everything. You never know what you'll find here.
Hours:  9:30AM to 5PM
Monday through Saturday

All Amsterdam Transport Pass
The All Amsterdam Transport Pass or Dagkaarten (day ticket) includes unlimited transportation on public trams, buses, metro, and canal buses. It also includes discounted admission to museums and other attractions. The passes are available at Tourist Offices, Canal Bike kiosks, and participating attractions.
Web:   www.gvb.nl/english/travellers/ticketsandfares/amsterdam-transportpass.html
Day pass:   22EUR

Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127
This museum which is part of the University of Amsterdam complex documents more than 3,500 years of culture with art and objects from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Turkey, and the Middle East.
Phone:  02.05.25.25.56
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Tuesday through Friday; 1PM to 5PM Saturdays and Sundays
Web:   www.uba.uva.nl/apm/FrameSet2.html
Admission:   5EUR

Alto Jazz Café, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115
This jazz club off Leidseplein is one of the best in town. Top acts from throughout Europe play live jazz and blues nightly. No credit cards.
Phone:  62.63.249
Hours:  9PM to 3AM Monday through Thursday and Sunday; 9PM to 4AM Fridays and Saturdays

Amsterdam Diamond Centre, Rokin 1-5
The Amsterdam diamond dealer has a good reputation for quality and service.
Phone:  62.45.787
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Friday through Saturday; 11AM to 6PM Sundays

Amsterdam Tourist Information Office (VVV), Stationsplein 10
Additional branches of the VVV are located at Schiphol Airport, inside Central Station, and at Leidseplein 1. The one in the train station is usually the most crowded. You can pick up a Holland Museum Pass (valid for 1 year, free admission to more than 400 museums in Holland, surcharge for special exhibitions may apply), or an Amsterdam Pass (includes the use of public transport (tram, bus and underground), free admission to over 20 Amsterdam museums, a free canal tour, a voucher booklet for 25% discount on several attractions and restaurants, and a pass guide). You can also purchase a transportation pass, pick up a map, and information on what?s going on here.
Phone:  09.00.40.04.040
Hours:  9AM to 5PM daily
1- day Amsterdam Pass   31EUR Museum Pass: 29.95EUR
Transport Pass:  22EUR

Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Amsterdam Historical Museum), Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359
Located in a 17th-century building that once housed an orphanage, this museum charts Amsterdam?s history from 1275 to the present. With it?s courtyards and galleries, the building itself is appealing and overall, it?s much more interesting than others museums in this category. But then the city?s history is a fascinating one.
Phone:  02.05.23.18.22
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Monday through Friday; 11AM to 5PM Saturdays and Sundays
Web:   www.ahm.nl
Admission:   6EUR

Anne Frankhuis, Prinsengracht 267
Even those who have read Anne?s moving Diary will be amazed that eight adults spent more than two years hiding in the cramped quarters here between June 1942 and August 1944. The museum was recently expanded and in addition to Anne?s "house," there are exhibits about the war and the persecution of Jews. The wait to get in can be longer than an hour, but there?s usually no waiting after 6PM.
Phone:  02.05.56.71.00
Hours:  9AM to 9PM daily from March 15th through September 14th; 9AM to 7PM daily from September through March
Web:   www.annefrank.nl
Admission:   7.50EUR

Barney's, Haarlemmerstraat 102
One of Amsterdam?s better "coffee shops," Barney?s a frequent "Cannabis Cup" winner. In addition to marijuana, you can also get breakfast here. No credit cards.
Phone:  62.59.761

Begijnhof, Gedempte Begijnensloot
This pretty cluster of houses connected to the history museum was once the residence of the Beguines sisterhood, founded in the 14th century. The last sister died in 1971, but you can visit the courtyard, garden, and secret Catholic church during the day time. It seems a million miles from the bustle of the city, which is just steps away, and provides a glimpse at 16th- and 17th-century religious life.
Phone:  02.06.25.88.53
Hours:  Quiet visits okay before sunset

Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 213
Amsterdam?s former stock exchange now houses a cultural center with two concert halls. The Netherlands Philharmonic and Netherland Chamber Orchestras perform here. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.70.466
Hours:  Box office is open from 12:30PM to 6PM Tuesday through Friday; 12:30PM to 5PM Saturdays; and 75 minutes before performances
Web:   www.beursvanberlage.nl
Tickets from:   8EUR

Bike City Amsterdam, Bloemgracht 68
You can rent bikes and accoutrements and get information about cycling in Amsterdam here. You?ll need a passport and a deposit to rent. And be sure to lock the bike securely.
Phone:  62.63.721
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily from spring through fall
Web:   www.bikecity.nl
Bike rentals from:   8.50EUR

Bimhuis, Piet Heinkade 3
Performance schedules for this leading jazz venue are available on Bimhuis?s web site. Tickets are available the day of performance at the box office and at local ticket outlets. You can often see great acts here. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.78.82.150
Hours:  Box office is open from 7PM to 11PM on performance nights
Web:   www.bimhuis.nl
Admission from:   14EUR

Bloemenmarkt (Flower market), Singel, between Muntplein and Koningsplein
Amsterdam?s floating flower market is an absolute must see. It?s gorgeous any time of year and the flowers sold by the 15 barge-based vendors are a good value.
Hours:  9:30AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday; 11AM to 5PM Sundays

Boerenmarkt, Westerstraat/Noorderkerkstraat
Amsterdam?s organic farmers? market is a must for foodies. You can usually get samples, especially of the delectable cheeses, and there?s often some kind of entertainment.
Hours:  9AM to 3PM Saturdays

Boom Chicago, Leidseplein Theater, Leidseplein 12
Kind of the Dutch version of Second City, Boom Chicago is currently running three different shows. All are zany laff-riots and incorporate improv and audience participation. They?re clever, funny, and comedy fans will enjoy an evening here.
Phone:  02.04.23.01.01
Fax:  02.04.20.74.23
Web:   www.boomchicago.nl
Tickets from:   18.50EUR

Canal Bike and Canal Bus, Weteringschans 24
Canal Bus operates three lines with eleven stops on Amsterdam?s canals that can pretty much get you wherever you want to go. You can buy a pass for all three, or a ticket for the blue line only. The company also rents "Canal Bikes" which are pedal boats you can rent from one dock and drop at any of their four other conveniently located docks.
Phone:  020.62.65.574
Fax:  020.62.41.033
Hours:  Canal buses run from around 10AM until around 6PM daily
Email:  info@canal.nl
Web:   www.canal.nl/uk
Canal bus from:   16EUR
Canal bike rentals from:  8EUR

Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-6
Many world famous soloists and orchestras list the Concertgebouw as their favorite venue. The acoustics are superb and there?s not a bad seat in the house. The Concertgebouw Orchestra performs here from September through mid-June and there?s an impressive roster of guests throughout the year. There?s a summer concert series and Saturday matinees.
Phone:  020.67.18.345
Hours:  10AM to 5PM daily; box office is open from 10AM to 7PM daily
Web:   www.concertgebouw.nl
Tickets from:   12.50EUR

Coster Diamonds, Paulus Potterstraat 2-6
The Amsterdam diamond dealer has a good reputation for quality and service.
Phone:  020.30.55.555
Hours:  9AM to 5PM daily

De Admiraal, Herengracht 319
This tasting house has comfy over-stuffed chairs and a nice patio. They serve liquors from the Van Wees distillery. Credit cards are accepted.
Phone:  62.54.334
Hours:  4:30PM to 11PM Monday through Saturday

De Bijenkorf, Dam 1
Amsterdam?s leading department store has great clothes, terrific housewares and just about anything else your heart desires. The location on Dam Square is convenient to everything.
Phone:  020.62.18.080
Hours:  11AM to 6PM Mondays; 9:30AM to 6PM Tuesday through Saturday; open Thursday and Friday until 9PM; noon to 6PM Sundays

De Ooievaar, Sint Olofspoort 1
This tasting house is convenient to Central Station and Dam Square. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.42.08.004
Hours:  11AM to midnight daily; open until 2AM Fridays and Saturdays

De Rokerij, Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 41
This "coffee shop" near Leidseplein is cozy and has better decor than most. It?s also open late. A selection of marijuana and hashish are available. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.29.442
Hours:  10AM to 1AM daily; open until 3AM Fridays and Saturdays

Dogtroep
Founded in 1975, Dogtroep is the big daddy of Amsterdam?s experimental theater groups. They play all over the world, and if they?re in town when you?re here, check it out.
Phone:  020.63.21.13.9
Hours:  See web site for performance schedules
Web:   www.dogtroep.nl

Erotic Museum, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54
Only in Amsterdam can you see a history of erotica down through the ages.
Phone:  02.06.24.73.03
Hours:  11AM to 1AM Sunday through Thursday, 11AM to 2PM Friday and Saturday
Admission:   5EUR

Escape, Rembrandtplein 11
This techno/house club can -- and does -- pack in 2,000 sweaty dancers. Despite that, there are still often long lines at the door. The Saturday night "Chemistry" is huge. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.21.111
Hours:  11PM to 4AM Thursdays; 11PM to 5AM Fridays and Saturdays, 11PM to 4:30AM Sundays
Web:   www.escape.nl
Admission from:   10EUR

Friday Night Skate Amsterdam, Vondelpark
As many as 3,500 in-line skaters meet in front of the Film Museum at Vondelpark for a 9- to 12-mile skate through the city. You can get more information from the rental shop in Vondelpark.
Hours:  8PM Fridays
Web:   www.fridaynightskate.com

Gassan Diamond BV, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-5
The Amsterdam diamond dealer has a good reputation for quality and service.
Phone:  020.62.25.333
Hours:  9AM to 5PM daily

Greenhouse, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191
Probably the best known of Amsterdam?s "coffee shops," Greenhouse is known for the quality of its marijuana and the superiority of its decor. There are a couple of other locations -- one in the Pijp and one in Waterlooplein. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.71.739
Hours:  9AM to 1AM daily; open until 3AM Fridays and Saturdays

Grey Area, Oude Leliestraat 2
This "coffee shop" run by two Americans is extremely popular with Americans. A frequent "Cannabis Cup" winner, it has a reputation for good quality marijuana,
Phone:  02.04.20.43.01
Hours:  Noon to 10PM Tuesday through Sunday

Hash-Marihuana-Hemp Museum, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148
Quite possibly more than you ever wanted to know about cannabis sativa.
Phone:  02.06.23.59.61
Hours:  11AM to 10PM daily
Web:   www.hashmuseum.com
Admission   5.70

Heineken Brewery, Stadhouderskade 78
Though they quit brewing beer here in 1990, the building dates from 1868. You can take a guided tour at scheduled times and sample one of Holland?s best known exports. It?s a good idea to get there a little early.
Phone:  02.05.23.96.66
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Tuesday through Sunday
Web:   www.heinekenexperience.com
Admission:   10EUR

Het Proeflokaal Wynand Fonkink, Pijlsteeg 31
Open since 1680, this atmospheric tasting house doesn?t seem to have changed much since then. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.63.92.695
Hours:  3PM to 9PM daily

Holland International, Prins Hendrikkade 33A
This company offers a variety of canal cruises with and without meals. From a simple day cruise for 8.50EUR to a four-course dinner cruise for 69EUR. Reservations are required for brunch or dinner.
Phone:  62.27.788
Hours:  Cruises leave every 30 minutes between 10AM and 6PM daily in summer; dinner cruise at 7:30PM; two-hour candelight cruise at 9:30PM; Brunch cruises Saturdays and Sundays at 11AM
Web:   www.hir.nl
Canal cruise from:   8.50EUR
Candlelight cruise:  25EUR

Ijsbreker, Weesperzijde 23
This jazz and contemporary classical music venue on the banks of the Amstel River is especially nice on a warm summer night. Schedules are available on their web site. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.66.81.805
Hours:  Box office is open from 9:30AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday and 60 minutes before performances; club is open 10AM to 1AM daily; open until 2AM Fridays and Saturdays
Web:   www.ysbreker.nl
Admission from:   10EUR

iT, Amstelstraat 24
Amsterdam?s leading gay club attracts a lively mixed crowd most nights, though Saturdays are men only. The closest thing to Ibiza this side of the Channel. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.50.111
Hours:  11PM to 4AM Thursday; 11PM to 5AM Fridays and Saturdays

Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish History Museum), Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
Located in four historic synagogues that have been connected and restored, the Jewish History Museum provides a fascinating look at Amsterdam?s Jewish culture using photographs, paintings, religious artifacts, and interactive exhibits. The museum also leads walking tours of the Portuguese Synagogue nearby.
Phone:  020.53.10.310
Hours:  11AM to 5PM daily
Web:   www.jhm.nl
Admission:   6.50EUR

Kef, French Cheesemakers, Marnixstraat 192
Abraham Kef has been selling cheese from his shop in Jordaan for more than 40 years. The goat?s cheeses are especially good.
Phone:  62.62.210
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Tuesday through Thursday; 9AM to 6PM Fridays; 9AM to 5PM Saturdays

Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), Dam
Holland?s Royal Palace was originally the city hall. It became the palace in 1808 and you can tour the Empire style Council Room, Citizens? Hall, and Burgomasters? Chambers.
Phone:  02.06.24.40.60
Hours:  The Palace is currently closed for renovations. Expected to re-open early 2008.
Web:   www.koninklijkhuis.nl/index.jsp
From:   0

Kunst and Antiekcentrum de Looier, Elandsgracht 109
With more than 80 dealers, this indoor antique market is the city?s best. You?ll find everything from furniture to jewelry here and since it?s covered it?s great on a rainy day.
Phone:  02.06.24.90.38
Hours:  11AM to 5PM Saturday to Thursdays
Email:  info@looier.nl
Web:   www.looier.nl

Lovers, Prins Hendrikkade
Lovers rents all kinds of boats, and operates several kinds of canal cruises including dinner and candlelight cruises. Reservations are required for dinner and candlelight cruises.
Phone:  020.53.01.090
Fax:  020.53.01.099
Hours:  Cruises every 30 minutes from 9AM to 6PM daily; dinner cruises at 7:30PM; candlelight cruises at 9PM
Email:  info@lovers.nl
Web:   www.lovers.nl
Canal cruise from:   9EUR
Candlelight cruise:  24EUR

Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A
Once a milk factory, Milkweg has been going strong for years. There?s a different format almost every night, with reggae, house, and jungle alternating. Sometimes there are live acts, followed by Djs. There?s no door policy, but you may have to purchase a one month membership for 2.50EUR to get in. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.53.18.181
Hours:  Call for times
Web:   www.melkweg.nl
Admission from:   6EUR

Museumboot, Stationsplein 8
The Museumboat makes six stops convenient to Amsterdam?s most popular museums. Tickets can be purchased at any stop and offer discounts on museum admissions. Handy for museums that are a little off the beaten path. The main dock is at Staionsplein.
Phone:  02.05.30.10.90
Hours:  Boats leave every 30 minutes between10AM to 5PM daily in summer; every 45 minutes off season
Web:   www.lovers.nl/museumbo.html
Full-day Tickets:   14EUR

Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum), Kattenburgerplein 1
This museum charting the history of Holland?s nautical heritage is one of the best of its kind. You can explore a replica of an East India Company three-masted clipper, the 18th-century ship Amsterdam, and the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior.
Phone:  020.52.32.222
Fax:  020.52.32.213
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Tuesday through Sunday; Also open Mondays in summer
Email:  info@scheepvaartmuseum.nl
Web:   www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl
Admission:   9EUR

newMetropolis Science and Technology Center, Oosterdok 2
This innovative museum has dozens of interactive exhibits exploring the universe. You can create a power grid, steer a supertanker or explore the inner workings of the brain. The building was designed by Renzo Piano who did the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the views from the roof terrace are terrific.
Phone:  09.00.91.91.100
Hours:  10AM to 5 PM daily in July and August; 10AM to 5PM Tuesday through Sunday off season
Web:   www.e-nemo.nl/
Admission:   11.50EUR

Nieuwe Kerk, Gravenstraat 17
This 15th-century church next to the Royal Palace isn?t the most impressive you?ll ever see, but it attracts nearly half a million visitors a year to see its temporary exhibitions. Queens Wilhelmina, Juliana, and Beatrix were all crowned here. It?s also a nice place for an organ recital. Admission varies depending on the exhibition.
Phone:  02.06.38.69.09
Hours:  10AM to 6PM daily; organ recitals Sundays evenings and Thursday afternoons from mid-June to mid-August
Email:  mail@nieuwekerk.nl
Web:   www.nieuwekerk.nl
From:   0EUR

Peter Korf de Gidts, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 28
This antiques store in the middle of antiques row stands out for its fine selection of Delftware.
Phone:  02.06.25.26.25
Hours:  11AM to 5:30PM Monday through Saturday

Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4-6
Rembrandt lived in this three-story house which dates from 1696 for 20 years. You can tour the house which is furnished in the style of the period and the new wing which exhibits 250 of the master?s etchings.
Phone:  02.05.20.04.00
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Monday through Sunday; 10AM to 9PM Friday
Email:  museum@rembrandthuis.nl
Web:   www.rembrandthuis.com
Admission:   7.50EUR

Rent-A-Bike Amsterdam, Damstraat 22
You can rent bikes and accoutrements and get information about cycling in Amsterdam at this location near Dam Square. You?ll need a passport and a deposit to rent. And be sure to lock the bike securely.
Phone:  020.62.55.029
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily
Web:   www.bikes.nl/gb/indexGB.htm
Bike rentals from:   3.50EUR

Rent-a-skate Amsterdam, Vondelpark 7
You can rent in-line skates and gear here and cruise around Vondelpark. The Friday Night Skate held each week is very popular.
Phone:  020.65.46.62.262
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily
In-line skate rentals from:   5EUR

Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1
This is one of the great art museums of the world. With 20 Rembrandts and 4 Vermeer, it has the finest collection of Dutch Masters anywhere. And the innovative ARIA computer system makes it easy to customize a tour based on which of 1,250 works of art in the collection that you want to see. The museum is currently under renovation, expected to be completed mid-2008. Until then some of the collection will be displayed in the Philips Wing
Phone:  02.06.74.70.00
Hours:  9AM to 6PM Daily; 9AM to 10PM Friday
Web:   www.rijksmuseum.nl
Admission:   10EUR

Rondvaarten, Kooy BV Rokin at Spui
Rondvaarten offers day cruise and candlelight cruises from their dock near Muntplein.
Phone:  020.62.33.810
Hours:  Cruises leave every 30 minutes between 9AM and 10PM daily; until 5PM off season
Canal cruise from:   9EUR
Candlelight cruise from:  24EUR

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel, Damrak 18
In case you missed the Erotic Museum, here?s another chance.
Phone:  02.06.22.83.76
Hours:  10AM to 11:30PM Daily
Web:   www.sexmuseumamsterdam.nl/index2.html
Admission:   2.50EUR

Sinners in Heaven, Wagenstraat 3-7
Far and away Amsterdam?s most sophisticated club. The interior design is top notch and the music is very danceable. Members get in first, so dress up and be prepared to wait. No credit cards.
Phone:  020.62.01.375
Hours:  11PM to 4AM Thursday and Sundays; 11PM to 5AM Fridays and Saturdays
Web:   www.sinners.nl
Admission from:   6EUR

Slijterij Tapperij Oosterling, Utrechtsestraat 140
In business since 1820, this tasting house near Frederiksplein is one of the better ones. Visa is the only credit card accepted.
Phone:  020.62.34.140
Hours:  Noon to 1AM Sunday through Thursday; Noon to 3AM Friday and Saturday

Stedelijk Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 13
The main museum is under renovation until 2008. The current location is Oosterdokskade 5, Post CS-building. Modern art lovers shouldn?t miss the Stedelijk which has the best 20th-century collection in the country. Major works by Cezanne, Monet, Kandinsky, Kirschner, Chagall, and Mondrian. Plus traveling exhibitions.
Phone:  020.57.32.911
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Daily
Web:   www.stedelijk.nl
Admission:   9EUR

Stoeltie Diamonds, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 - 175
The Amsterdam diamond dealer has a good reputation for quality and service.
Phone:  020.62.25.333
Hours:  8:30AM to 5:30PM daily

Take-A-Bike Amsterdam, Central Station, Stationsplein 12
You can rent bikes and accoutrements and get information about cycling in Amsterdam at this location in the Central Station. You?ll need a passport and a deposit to rent. And be sure to lock the bike securely.
Phone:  020.62.48.391
Hours:  8AM to midnight daily
Bike rentals from:   5EUR

Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2
The largest anthropology museum in the Netherlands, the Tropenmuseum reveals life in the tropics through a series of interactive exhibits. You can walk through a Brazilian rainforest, visit a village in India, or explore sub-Saharan Africa.
Phone:  020.56.88.215
Hours:  10AM to 5PM daily
Web:   www.tropenmuseum.nl
Admission:   7.50EUR

Vakzuid, Olympisch Stadion 35
This club has one of the cooler spaces in town under the grandstands of the 1928 Olympic stadium. The terrace overlooking the track is terrific and there?s a variety of musical format. The Sunday late afternoon/early evening Quincy Lounge is very popular. This is the spot for grown ups.
Phone:  020.57.08.400
Hours:  Noon to 1AM Monday through Thursday and Sundays; Noon to 3AM Friday and Saturday
Web:   www.vakzuid.nl
Admission from:   5EUR

Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7
With more than 200 of Van Gogh?s paintings hung in chronological order, the pyche of the tormented genius unfolds before you. This museum offers a rare opportunity to see such a huge and impressive body of work. Amazing and profound.
Phone:  02.05.70.52.00
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Daily; 10AM to 10PM Friday
Web:   www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Admission:   10EUR

Van Moppes & Zoon, Albert Cuypstraat 2-6
The Amsterdam diamond dealer has a good reputation for quality and service.
Phone:  020.676.12.42
Hours:  9AM to 5PM daily

Verzetsmuseum, Plantage Kerklaan 61
This interesting museum is dedicated to the efforts of the Dutch Resistance Movement during World War II. It also hosts temporary exhibits on related themes.
Phone:  020.62.02.535
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5PM Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Web:   www.verzetsmuseum.org
Admission:   5.50EUR

Vis a Vis
This experimental theater group plays in all sorts of venues. Their shows are known for outrageous production values -- huge sets, specials effects, creative lighting.
Phone:  29.44.15.586
Hours:  See web site for performance schedules
Web:   www.visavis.nl

Warner & Consorten
This theater company started by ten Amsterdan artists creates up to 20 shows a year and stages then in nonconventional spaces.
Phone:  020.66.32.656
Hours:  See web site for performance schedules
Web:   www.warnerenconsorten.nl

Waterlooplein Market, Waterlooplein
This huge flea market sells everything and then some. Great people watching too. No credit cards, so take cash.
Hours:  9AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday

Wegewijs, Rozengracht 32
You can buy more than 50 imported and 100 domestic cheeses at this well known shop in Jordaan.
Phone:  020.62.44.093
Hours:  8:30AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday; 8:30AM to 4PM Saturdays

Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 281
Though no one?s exactly sure where, Rembrandt is buried here. And Queen Beatrix was married here in 1966. But the real reason to visit is to climb the 277-ft. Tower. The views from there are the best in the city.
Phone:  02.06.24.77.66
Hours:  11AM to 3PM Monday through Saturday, April through September; tower is open from 10AM to 6PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from June through September
Web:   www.westerkerk.nl
Tower admission:   3EUR Admission to the church is free

Westermarkt, Westerstraat
This market in Jordaan sells all kinds of stuff, including fabrics, clothes, and watches. No credit cards, so take cash.
Hours:  9AM to 1PM Mondays

Willet-Holthuysen Museum, Herengracht 605
This 17th-century Patrician house was donated to the city of Amsterdam along with its contents in 1895. Today, it provides a wonderful glimpse of upper class life in Holland during the 17th century.
Phone:  02.05.23.18.22
Hours:  10AM to 5PM Monday through Friday; 11AM to 5PM Saturdays and Sundays
Web:   Www.willetholthuysen.nl/
Admission:   4EUR

Woonbootmuseum, Opposite Prinsengracht 296
This house boat museum is located in a commercial boat built in 1914. There are more than 2,000 houseboats in Amsterdam, and you?ll get a close look at the lifestyle here.
Phone:  02.04.27.07.50
Hours:  11AM to 5PM Tuesday through Sunday, March through October; 11AM to 5PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November through February
Web:   www.houseboatmuseum.nl/index.html
Admission:   3EUR