In the apartment you’ll find several books and maps on Amsterdam. Below you already find some tips on things to do in the Nieuwmarkt neighbourhood, so you can already look forward to your visit to our capital!
General information on Amsterdam
The portal to Amsterdam: up to date information about museums, shopping, going out, attractions and events.
Gay life in Amsterdam.
Gay portal of the Dutch and for Amsterdam's visitors. Gayamsterdam is Amsterdam's official gay portal with tons of info and background info about gay amsterdam and dutch gay life.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Zeedijk 66. In just a 3 minute walk you can buy the freshest and most delightful bread, croissants and pastry.
Warmoesstraat 69. For breakfast, lunch and high tea.
Eatery Van Beeren.
Koningsstraat 54. One of those brown, sympathetic eateries. Simple, good meals for a nice price. If the weather is good you can dine in their beautiful French garden (but make sure you are early or make a reservation!).
Captein & Co.
Binnen Bantammerstraat 27. Favourite cafe amongst locals! Just outside the crowds of the Nieuwmarkt, also for dining.
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20. A nice place to hang out with the hip and happening. Their terrace gives an absolutely beautiful view on Amsterdam!.
For up to date information and reviews on the restaurants and cafes of Amsterdam.
MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS
Rembrandt House Museum.
Jodenbreestraat 4. This is where the famous painter lived! The museum is located in the center of Amsterdam, near the famous Waterlooplein and on a 5 minutes walk from the Studio.
Plantage Middenlaan 2. The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Just a stroll away from the Studio. A beautiful and very quite place in the middle of Amsterdam.
Dam 20. This famous 'museum' is located on Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam, on approximately a 10 minute walk from the Studio.
Paleis op de Dam.
The old city hall which is now Amsterdams Royal Palace in the heart of the city. On Dam Square, near Madame Tussauds.
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40. Artis, the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, founded in 1838. Artis is a beautiful place for adults and children. In an area of 14 hectares around 700 species of animals provide a magnificent overview of the entire animal kingdom.
Oosterdok 2. The largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in Nemo is connected to science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. Nemo is almost visible from the Studio.
Amstel 51. The Hermitage Amsterdam has an agreement with the Russian government to produce exhibitions together with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
Our Lord in the Attic.
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40. Is it a museum? Behind the characteristic facade of the house by the canal lies a largely original 17th-century home and a complete hidden church. This hidden church 'in the attic' was built during the Reformation, when Catholics were forbidden to hold public services. The museum lies in the heart of the oldest part of Amsterdam, in the centre of the famous, and infamous, red light district, just a few minutes walk from the Studio
To book a nice canal cruise, with a possibility to stop at one of Amsterdams’ famous museums. You can also choose to take the Evening Canal Cruise, Dinner Cruise or Candlelight Cruise.
Pathé De Munt.
Vijzelstraat 15. Want to chill out and watch a Hollywood blockbuster? Check their website for the newest releases.
SOME PLEASANT TRIPS FROM THE STUDIO BOOM
From Studio Boom it is a few minutes walk to Amsterdam Central Station, where you can take a train to other worthwhile towns in Holland. Some suggestions:
Within the hour you are in Delft (Delft's Blue), The Hague (the charming Binnenhof, government), Utrecht (old city), Gouda (cheese market), Haarlem (Frans Hals en Teyler's Museum), Leiden (oldest university and spectacular churches) or in one of the lovely villages at the IJsselsea, such as Marken or Durgerdam.
It takes just under an hour to the North Sea beach: Castricum or Bloemendaal is only about half an hour by train.
Bike rental: Orange Bike.
Geldersekade 67. Also guided tours.
Trains from and to Amsterdam:
Public transport in Amsterdam (metro’s, trams):