Below the ‘Noorderkerk’, one of the cities most beautiful squares, the Noordermarkt takes place on Mondays and Saturdays. This market has a tradition that originated in the 17th century. Together with other markets in Amsterdam the Noordermarkt was of great importance for the development and flourishing of the city in the golden age. Don’t miss out on the best apple pie of the city at Winkel 43.
The Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s best known almshouses. It consist of a group of houses built around a secluded courtyard and garden which provided modest homes for the Beguines – a group of unmarried religious women who lived together in a close community under vows of chastity.
The Moco Museum is a boutique museum with a wide range of inspiring modern and contemporary art. With artist like Banksy, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, visitors are offered an unparalleled collection of subversive art in which irony and humour are used to reflect on modern society.
Bernard Haitink once praised The Concertgebouw as the best instrument of the orchestra that it houses. The swampy fields just outside the city limits boasted a wonder of neoclassic architecture, The Concertgebouw. Nowadays, just like the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this fantastic concert hall enjoys worldwide renown.
The Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal and liquor store can be found in the in the Pijlsteeg, an alley behind the National Monument on the Dam square in Amsterdam. Wynand Fockink produces more than 70 Dutch liqueurs and jenevers which can be tasted in the authentic 17th century traditional craft methods.
Café Hoppe has been located on the Spui since 1670. The café has something unique, indescribable, that speaks to the imagination of many-young and old-who come back every time. Come along for a drink on a Friday afternoon and you’ll see what they mean.
Pllek is a sit back place across ‘t IJ for people to meet others, to get to know other cultures and insights. There is live music, international films, yoga classes, art expositions, workshops, mini-festivals and more during the whole year.
Van Stapele Koekmakerij
The cosy, warm atmosphere of the shop will briefly take you back to Amsterdam of yesteryear. The aroma of freshly backed cookies slowly drifts in the air, you hear the soft piano music and light reflected through crystal chandeliers sparkles down on rows of delicious homemade cookies.