Get Inspired / Netherlands Amsterdam Highlights, Netherlands Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Netherlands Amsterdam Highlights, Netherlands story by: Mike Williams Rembrandt Square (REMBRANDTPLEIN) – Named after the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt it was originally the Botermarkt (Butter Market) and was established in 1668. These days it’s a buzzing nightlife centre with hotels, clubs and cafés. A cast iron statue of Rembrandt stands in the middle of the square. Flower Market – On the Singel Canal where the flowers are displayed on floating barges, this is one of most colourful and fragrant places in the city. Museum quarter – Two of the big drawcards of this area are the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Van Gogh houses the largest collection of his paintings, along with drawings and letters, and the Rijksmuseum features a famous collection of Rembrandt works. Jordaan – A funky area that is popular with students and well-to-do business people. It has loads of atmosphere, narrow streets and picturesque canals with lovely little shops, restaurants and bars. Anne Frank’s House – A really moving exhibition in the house where Anne and her family hid. Especially of interest if you’ve read her diaries. Magere Bridge (SKINNY BRIDGE) – One of Amsterdam’s 1280 or so bridges. Built in the 1600s it is a traditional Dutch draw-bridge and opens approx every 20 minutes. Must be seen from the water and is striking especially in the evening when it is lit with fairy lights. Brow n Cafés’ – These are to the Dutch like a local pub to the British. A casual place where you can grab a bite and a drink. The term “brown” comes from the dark wood and stained walls that supposedly owe their hue to years of smoking patrons. Verzetsmuseum – Is a permanent exhibition recreating atmosphere the occupation by the Nazis created in World War II. Old photographs, objects, films & posters all help you image what Amsterdam would have been like during this time.' > Click here to view all out HOT deals to the UK and Europe Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Foodie's Paradise: Escape to Europe Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How's this for cruising!? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.