In addition to the world-famous historic Canal Ring, Amsterdam’s City Center district (‘Centrum’) is home to a host of renowned museums, charming and high-end shopping areas, fantastic culture and entertainment. In Amsterdam’s center, you will, of course, find the magnificent Canal Ring, but there is so much more besides. The inner city, for instance, is bursting with interesting museums. The diversity of the city center’s culture is vast, from the emotional Anne Frank House in the west of the center, through to the upbeat nature of Science Center NEMO in the east. In between, find an inspiring collection of art and history.
At walking distance from the Yoga Studio you find the major entertainment areas and public squares: Waterlooplein, Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. You’re very close to the Rembrandt House Museum and the two main cinemas: Pathe De Munt and Tuschinski. Besides the main shopping areas, you will find the independent innovators and inspiring market stalls, such as at Noordermarkt. Or get lost in the Jordaan or in the 9 Straatjes (Nine Streets) – lanes that link the canals and where the most exclusive and original shops can be found, just like in the Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk.
Your guide to visit, enjoy, live, and work in Amsterdam.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Below you’ll find all the resources you need to get started – from accommodation and excursions to renting a car or using public transport.
I AMSTERDAM CITY CARD
The official I Amsterdam City Card since – 1966. Get your trip off to a smooth start. Order your City Card online now and make the most of your time in Amsterdam, with free entry to the city’s top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay.
AMSTERDAM IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Hop on your bike.
Get lost in the arty Jordaan.
Soak up some culture in Museumplein.
Catch the ferry to Amsterdam North.
Take a canal cruise.
VEGETARIAN LUNCH AND DINING
Soup en Zo
Soup en Zo is a culinary take-a-way soup shop in the center of Amsterdam. All our soups and salads are freshly prepared daily. Seven days a week at least eight different soups are on the menu.
De Bakkerswinkel, a cosy place where it feels as if you are dining at a friend’s’. Tasty, high-quality products, home-made, so varied and appealing that you’re spoilt for choice.
“Each and every Puccini chocolate is meant to be a unique experience. Pure of Taste. When you eat chocolate, you should taste chocolate.” This has been the guiding vision of Puccini Bomboni, ever since they opened their first dessert shop on the Staalstraat in 1987.