Location& to-dos

The Highlander Amsterdam is located in the lively heart of the historic centre of Amsterdam. The central station is at walking distance, as are the canals, the Dam, shopping areas and other tourist attractions. Our staff can tell you all about what to see and do in the area and beyond. Explore away!
 

Historic centre

 

Central Station

 

Shopping

 

Canals

 

The Dam

 

Lively area

What's nearby?

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    Lots to see
    & do around here

    Vibrant Amsterdam is home to countless bars, great restaurants and impressive museums. Our staff can tell you all about the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems in Amsterdam. Tell us what you’re in the mood for and we will tell you where to go!

    Below are a couple of our favourite places to eat, drink and hang out.

     
    Wine & dine

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    10-minute walk

    Pancake Bakery

    A traditional, local dish from the Netherlands is the “pannenkoek”, the Dutch version of pancakes. We even have them for dinner! Add any kind of topping, sweet or savoury. The pannenkoek is a true Dutch experience and one we strongly recommend you try when you stay in Amsterdam. The Pancake Bakery is a 10-minute walk from the Highlander Amsterdam.

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    12-minute walk

    Restaurant Vlaming Amsterdam

    Restaurant Vlaming is situated in the heart of the Jordaan, a must-visit area in Amsterdam. Here, you can enjoy Dutch and international cuisines in a relaxed, modern atmosphere. Restaurant Vlaming is a 10 minutes’ walk from the Highlander Amsterdam.

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    15-minute walk

    Restaurant Johannes

    Up for a surprise? Visit Restaurant Johannes, decide if you want 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 courses and let the chefs work their magic. You will surely be blown away by their creations! If you really want to have a unique night out, book a floating dinner. Take in the magnificent views of Amsterdam from the canals, while enjoying the chef’s creations. Restaurant Johannes is a 15 minutes’ walk from the Highlander Amsterdam.

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    18-minute walk

    Restaurant Moeders

    At Restaurant Moeders, you can enjoy traditional Dutch cuisine as made by “moeders”, moms. From soups to hotchpotch and from hachee to vlaflip: these traditional dishes will fill your belly with homemade comfort food. Restaurant Moeders is a 18 minutes’ walk from the Highlander Amsterdam.

     
    Museums

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    30-minute walk

    Rijksmuseum

    A trip to the Rijksmuseum is a must when you are in Amsterdam. It is home to 8,000 masterpieces that cover 800 years of Dutch art and history. In 2019, the year of Rembrandt, you can see all of Rembrandt’s works in a unique, celebratory exhibition.

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    30-minute walk

    Stedelijk Museum

    If you are more into modern art, the Stedelijk Museum is a great place to spend a day. With a base collection of more than 700 pieces of modern works, highlighting art and design from the 1880’s up to this day, as well as about 7 temporary collections to choose from, you will surely leave inspired.

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    30-minute walk

    Van Gogh Museum

    Step into the world of another Dutch master: Van Gogh. Discover the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works and learn all there is to know about the man, the artist and his works.

     
    Highlights

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    Canals

    Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometres of “grachten” (canals). The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht) were dug in the 17th century. Along the main canals, there are 1550 monumental buildings, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Get a whole new look at the city by taking a canal cruise!
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    40-minute walk

    Vondelpark

    Take a stroll, have a picnic or visit the open-air theatre. The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest park, spanning over 47 hectares (120 acres) near Museumplein. 10 million visitors come here every year!
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    5-minute walk

    Dam Square

    The town square of Amsterdam: this is where all the magic happens. The buildings, the artists, the people… From here, you can access the shopping area, the Red Light District, many restaurants and more. The Dam, without a doubt, is one of the most well-known and must-see locations in the city.

     
    Nightlife

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    15-minute walk

    Chin Chin Club

    The Chin Chin Club is more than your average night out: it is a total experience that houses a restaurant, three bars, private karaoke rooms and a night club!
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    23-minute walk

    Melkweg

    Amsterdam’s home of pop music and cultural centre with live-music, clubbing nights, photography, film and festivals. A must visit for a great night out!
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    15-minute walk

    Jimmy Woo

    One of Amsterdam’s most well-known clubs, Jimmy Woo houses the best DJs and the most exclusive events. Come in for a drink or dance the night away!