Anne Frank House
Westermark 20, Amsterdam
+1 020 556 7105
Tour the actual 17th century canal house where Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution. This is a truly powerful and moving experience that contextualizes the Holocaust while showing the effects it had on regular people like Anne Frank and her extended family.
A must! Floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the best ways to see the city. For a simple hour-long cruise walk up to any of the boating companies docked in the city center and hop on. Or ask your hotel to arrange a private tour or candlelit dinner cruise. Take a canal cruise early on in your trip as it is an easy, scenic way to get a handle on the city.
Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
+1 020 674 7000
The Netherlands national museum is home to hundreds of Dutch old masters and is a true must-visit. This is where you’ll find Vermeer’s “Milkmaid”, Van Gogh’s “Self-portrait” and Rembrandt’s iconic “Night Watch” amongst 8,000 other Dutch masterpieces.
The Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6, Amsterdam
+1 020 570 5200
The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of Van Gogh in the world. Besides the famous paintings of sunflowers and irises you can also see his famous self-portraits, sketches, and personal letters that give an intimate glimpse into his tortured life.
Walk, bike or picnic in Amsterdam’s largest and most popular park with a playground, beer garden, several restaurants and a rose garden.