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    Soak up the spirit of the city with a visit to one of Amsterdam’s many galleries and museums

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The surrounding area is rich in both heritage and culture

Opposite Central Station, We are Amsterdam is the perfect base to explore the capital city. Situated within the famous canal district, the surroundings are rich in both heritage and culture.

Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, The Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam Museum, Leidse Square, Rembrandt Square and Vondelpark are within walking distance.

Take a stroll along the legendary canal network, peek at the treasures inside the Royal Palace, visit the infamous De Wallen red-light district or shop for keepsakes in De 9 Straatjes. Our prime location near the bustle of the Damrak is perfect for a cultural city trip, while corporate travellers benefit from the wealth of nearby business districts.

All guests can enjoy unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine in one of our bars, a soak in our spa, or with a plate of authentic local cuisine in one of our restaurants.

Whatever the purpose of your visit to the city, We are Amsterdam.

Sightseeing in Amsterdam

Royal Palace (0.7 km)
Located just a few blocks from art’otel amsterdam on the Dam Square you will find the Royal Palace Amsterdam, originally built in the 1600s as a town hall. This historic landmark is still used by the Dutch royal family on special occasions, but is open to the public for the remainder of the year.

Anne Frank House (1.3 km)
The house where Anne Frank and her family hid during the German occupation of 1942 is preserved
to convey the historic environment in which she wrote her world-famous diary.

Jordaan (1.4 km)
Formerly home to the great artist Rembrandt, the Jordaan District is an upscale area characterised by art galleries, eateries, speciality shops and beautiful, historic buildings.

9 Straatjes (9 Streets) (1.7 km)
This unique shopping area is located in the heart of the iconic canal network.

Westerpark (1.8 km)
Formerly home to a 19th-century factory, this area has been revitalised and redeveloped into a beautiful park and event venue.

Leidseplein (Leidse Square) (2 km)
Leidseplein is a bustling area filled with activity late into the night. Home to a number of shops, cinemas, a casino, bars, restaurants and even street performers, it’s a must-see for any visitor.

A’DAM Lookout (1 km)
Visit the 20-storey-tall A’DAM Tower for a 360 view of Amsterdam. If you’re a thrill seeker, climb aboard Over the Edge, a swing suspended 100 metres above the ground.

Amsterdam Museum (1 km)
View engaging exhibitions at this city-centre museum that takes a deep look into Amsterdam’s past, present and future.

Heineken Experience (2.5 km)
Created in Amsterdam, Heineken is one of the world’s most recognisable beers. You don’t want to miss the interactive brewery tour – it ends with a tasty finale!

Hermitage Amsterdam (1.6 km)
Peruse a breath-taking collection of rotating art and history exhibits at this museum. For shorter lines, visit between 10 am and noon or 3 and 5 pm.

Museum of Bags and Purses (1.6 km)
One of the city’s most unique attractions, this museum explores the history and future of handbags, showcasing more than 5,000 pieces dating from the 15th century to present day.
T: +31 (0) 20 524 6452

Rijksmuseum (2.6 km)
A perennial favourite of Amsterdam residents and visitors alike, Rijksmuseum boasts works by acclaimed artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Dyck and Rubens.
T: +31 (0) 20 674 7000

Van Gogh Museum (2.9 km)
One of the most brilliant artistic minds of the 19th century, van Gogh continues to awe the world at this museum, which features the largest collection of his works in the world.
T: +31 (0) 20 570 5200

Vondelpark (2.8 km)
An urban oasis, Vondelpark welcomes approximately 10 million annual visitors who come to jog, roller-skate, sunbathe, enjoy open-air concerts and more.