Shops - Only in Amsterdam E-mail
Amsterdam - Amsterdam Shopping

These shops are unique to Amsterdam.

Volendam E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam

VolendamWant to experience authentic Dutch heritage? Hop on a bus in Amsterdam and travel 30 minutes north to the charming fishing village of Volendam. Visitors can walk around the bustling harbor to see colorful boats and have photos taken of themselves dressed in Dutch costumes with striped clothing, high-pointed bonnets and wooden clogs . A stroll around the old village offers many attractive sights such as historic houses built on stilts and a beautiful 17th century church. Visit the Volendam Museum to learn about the village’s history and see artifacts, vintage furnishings and folk art.

Location:  Volendam

Volendam website

Alkmaars Cheese Market E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam

Alkmaars Cheese MarketA 40-minute train ride from Amsterdam will bring visitors to Alkmaar and its famous cheese market tradition that dates back to 1593. Every Friday between April and September, visitors can watch while costumed cheese traders re-enact a centuries-old practice of weighing more than 2,000 cheeses, stacking them on sled-style carriers and loading them onto trucks. This colorful and lively event is so popular and fun to watch that it draws about 100,000 spectators annually. What’s more, there are plenty of stalls surrounding the market where visitors can buy Dutch cheeses like Gouda and Edammer.

Location:  Alkmaar

Alkmaars Cheese Market website

Gouda E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam

GoudaGouda is famous for its cheese market, which is held every
Thursday morning in the spring and summer months in front
of the Gouda City Hall. It's fun to watch the local farmers
selling their cheese.

Location:  Gouda

Gouda website

Delft E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam


Delft, about one hour from Amsterdam, is the home of Delft, the blue and white pottery made in and around Delft and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.
Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, ornaments and tiles.
It's easy to walk to all the sites within the old center of Delft,
including the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), perched right on the
lovely Markt (Main Square), and the Oude Kerk (Old Church)—
where Delft's favorite son, the painter Vermeer, is buried—plus
the elegant Museum Het Prinsenhof, a 15th-century convent
that's now a Delft history museum.

Location:  Toeristen Info Punt Kerkstraat 3 (Markt) 2611 GX Delft  

Delft website

Zaanse Schans E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam

Zaanse SchansA 20-minute drive, half-hour bus ride, or hour bike ride northwest of Amsterdam, you'll find Zaanse Schans, an enticing outdoor Dutch history museum on the Zaan river—basically a mini theme park of eight windmills, a cheese-maker, a jenever (Dutch gin) tasting room,
a pannenkoeken (pancake) restaurant, and other examples of typical Dutch life, all connected by a pathway that's perfect for biking or strolling.
You can also take a ferry around the entire area, gazing at the sights from the sea.

Location:  Schansend 7  1509 AW Zaandam

Zaanse Schans website


Madurodam Miniature Village E-mail
Amsterdam - Beyond Amsterdam

MadurodamLocated in Scheveningen, The Hague, Madurodam is a 1:25 scale model of a Dutch city. It features traditional Dutch buildings and famous landmarks from around the country. Buildings, markets, canals, windmills, Schiphol Airport, the Port of Rotterdam, Dam Square, the Delta works are all perfectly replicated to the smallest detail. Instead of being a static miniature city, Madurodam is actually full of life. The windmills turn, airplanes land at the airport, trains run through the park and the boats are floating.

Location: George Maduroplein 1  2584 RZ Den Haag

Madurodam website

Museum of the Canals E-mail
Amsterdam - Museums

Museum of the CanalsThe permanent exhibition of the Museum of the Canals is open
the entire year round on the first floor of the museum. In five
interactive rooms, you can witness the history of Amsterdam
and its canals, where clever use of multimedia brings the
story of the canals to life.

Location: Herengracht 386

Museum of the Canals website

Multatuli Museum E-mail
Amsterdam - Museums

Multatuli MuseumEduard Douwes Dekker was a boy of simple descent who transcended
his environment. With the novel "Max Havelaar", he was immediately famous.
In the Multatuli House, the birthplace of Dutch largest 19th-century writer,
the museum and the Multatuli Society are established.
In the Multatuli-Huis you can see his furniture, utencils and books.

Location: Korsjesportsteeg 20

Multatuli Museum website

Amsterdam City Archives E-mail
Amsterdam - Museums

Amsterdam City ArchivesThe Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief Amsterdam)
preserves documents pertaining to the history of Amsterdam
and provides information about the city.
With archives covering a shelf-length of about 49 kilometres,
the Amsterdam City Archives is the largest municipal archive
in the world.

Location: Vijzelstraat 32

Amsterdam City Archives website

Heineken Experience E-mail
Amsterdam - Museums

Heineken ExperienceThe Heineken Experience, located in Amsterdam, is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer.
The industrial facility was built as the first Heineken brewery in 1867, serving as the company's primary brewing facility until 1988 when a more modern, larger facility was constructed on the outskirts of the city.

Location: Stadhouderskade 78

Heineken Experience website

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