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Local areas guide - Amsterdam, Holland

A look below at the various areas within Amsterdam


Centraal Dam, Museum Quarter

When you are looking to book a vacation or holiday rental or hotel in Amsterdam; or when you are planning activities, it certainly to help to know the different areas of Amsterdam. Below a guide to the main local areas of the city.

Centre Dam (Centraal Dam and Dam Square)

One of the most popular areas and very central and close to the main attractions. Read more about the Centraal Dam area...

Museum Quarter

The museum quarter is a popular area for cultural tourism and home to 3 of the worlds Local attractions in Jordaantop museums. The Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseu being two in the Museum Quarter. Read more about the Museum Quarter in Amsterdam....

Nieuwe Zijde area

The Nieuwe Zijde area has some fascinating cultural attractions and architecture, in addition to some great bars and restaurants. Learn more about the Nieuwe Zijde area of Amsterdam...

Amstel area

The Amstel area of the city is an area famous for its river and also known for its beer and museum. Amstel area guide...

Canal Ring

A very popular area with tourists and one which is the centre for many of the top attractions including the Anne Frank Museum. Canal Ring guide....

Jordaan area of Amsterdam

The Jordaan area is excellent for shopping and is popular with students and quite a young crowd. Jordaan area guide...

Red Light District

One of the areas many tourists cannot but help take a look at and which gets a lot of attention in the guide books. Learn more about Amsterdam's Red light District.


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