Around 750,000 people live in this part of North Holland.
Your entire family will have an absolute blast at the Madame Tussauds and the Eye Film Institute. Are the little ones still not worn out? Keep the adventure going with a trip to Zuiderbad and theater Tuschinski.
The little ones will be filled with awe on an excursion to the Artis. They'll get an up-close look at how its animals behave while learning about what it takes to look after them.
Gather your travel buddies and head on over to the Heineken Experience for a round or two. Their tap range is deliciously tempting, so make sure you free up the whole afternoon!
The Holland Casino is the place to go for high-stakes gambling and a sparkling atmosphere. Place a bet or two, have a beer and take in the sights and sounds.
Amsterdam has some gorgeous green spaces where you can find a wide range of flower and plant species. The Hortus Botanicus and the Historische Tuin Aalsmeer Horticultural Museum are where you want to head.
From a friendly ball game to simply relaxing on the grass, there are lots of reasons to head to a green oasis like Begijnhof or Museum Square. There's also lots of fun to be had at Amstelpark and Spaarnwoude.
Whether you're looking for tours or tickets to an attraction, Tourist information Center Monnickendam is the place to go. Its friendly team of local staff will make sure you get the most out of your visit to Amsterdam.
If you're a big believer in the rejuvenating effects that being close to the water can bring, you're in the right place. Het Ij and Prinsengracht are just a few of the peaceful natural waterbodies around here that you should add to your list. Don't forget to go and see the vibrant waterbirds at Singel and Emperor's Canal either.
Travellers that love the outdoors will have plenty to include in their itinerary. A day trip to Volendam Harbour and Sloterpark and Sloterplas is sure to recharge those batteries. Want to have a few options on hand? Western Islands is also worth stopping by.
If you're in need of a few quiet places to collect yourself and maybe discover a thing or two, you can't go past the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. Ask about walking tours or just study the interesting displays at your own pace. Want more? Also pencil in visits to the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.
Boats have played a large role in the past of many countries. See for yourself how the region was shaped by these courageous sailors at the National Maritime Museum. For even more interesting stories and artefacts, continue your voyage to the Het Scheepvaartmuseum National Maritime Museum and the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum.
Satisfy your inquisitive mind with a visit to the Nemo Science Museum. While there, don't forget to ask about any travelling exhibitions. Believe us, you won't want to miss a thing!
As everybody knows, our world is an unbelievable place. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the jam-packed display cabinets at the Tropenmuseum and the Allard Pierson Museum.
In a place that's brimming with excellent art exhibitions, the Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rembrandt House Museum somehow manage to stand out from the bunch. The Cobra Museum of Modern Art and the Electric Ladyland shouldn't be skipped either.
Calling all history fans! You can explore the rich and captivating past of this area at the Amsterdam Museum and the Dutch Resistance Museum. For an even deeper peek into times gone by, also check out the Jewish Historical Museum and the Zaans Museum.
To properly get a sense of the history of Amsterdam, take your time and experience Zaanse Schans and the University of Amsterdam. Why not also check out Munttoren and the VU University of Amsterdam?
Skinny Bridge and Blauwbrug are enduring crossings that should intrigue visitors that have an interest in civil engineering. Torensluis offers a way to take in the waters of Amsterdam from a third angle.
If you find it difficult keeping up with the Joneses, consider for a second the neighbours of Royal Palace. The striking façade and lavish furnishings of this famed residence would be near impossible to top!
The watchful turrets and impenetrable stone walls of Muiderslot were purpose-built to help guard its inhabitants from enemy invasion. This eye-opening architecture alone makes the trip worthwhile, not to mention the captivating history that lies within.
Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at New Church and The Old Church. In addition, enquire into touring Westerkerk and Zuiderkerk.
Don't grab your passport just yet, there's still lots to do! Have you paid a visit to the Public Library and Kalverstraat yet? You'll also find plenty to keep you busy at P.C. Hooftstraat and Amsterdam Chinatown.
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