Amsterdam Canal Apartments

Two comfortable canal apartments in the heart of the historic city centre of Amsterdam

Activities and Fun

If you’ve seen everything in Amsterdam, you may want to have some fun climbing a tower or even the climbing wall or yes visit Artis the Royal Zoo!

Climb a Tower: zuiderkerk ★★★

Climb to dizzying heights by ascending the tower in your backyard: the bell tower of the Zuiderkerk (South Church) on Zuiderkerkhof. From this vantage point, you can get a bird’s eye view of your apartment, the Nieuwmarkt area and the whole city. In summer only. CLOSED DUE TO RESTAURATION

Nemo - New Metropolis

Science & technology museum on Prins Hendrikkade is packed with fun, educational, interactive attractions for all ages. The museum is housed in a striking waterfront building designed by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

De Klimmuur - Climbing Wall

On DijkSgracht 2 (near Central Station) is an indoor climbing centre where you and your kids can practice your rock-climbing skills. Beginners as well as more experienced climbers are welcome; wall heights vary from 3 up to 21 meters.

Hortus Botanicus ★★★★★

Visit this 18th century garden and look at the old trees and plants they brought back from all over the world since the 17th century. The place is very quiet and a 5 minute walk from your apartment.

Artis Zoo

Established in 1838 as the Royal Zoological Society. In recent years, the zoo has undergone considerable renovation and modernization. Artis includes an aquarium, planetarium, geological museum and botanical gardens.

On the water 1 ★★★

The canal tour is a must-do. It literally gives you a different perspective of the city. Many tours to choose from. Here are some alternatives. Explore the wet side of Amsterdam! For sight-seeing, there’s nothing like taking one of the canal boats, a fun experience for both kids and adults. Ferries from the rear side of Central Station, going back and forth to either Amsterdam North or NDSM island, are free and a short (5-15 minutes) trip. Take that one to NDSM it is longer and have a coffee at NDSM.

On the water 2: dinner ★★★★

What’s more, you can take a brunch cruise or (for the grown-ups) dinner cruise or candlelight cruise from Lovers on Prins Hendrikkade

Rent a canal bike, you can do this at several locations. Tourist favorite and a lot of fun, some even have small roofs to protect you from the sun or the rain.

Hop on and off through Amsterdam

A 1,5 hour hop-on hop-off canal cruise along Amsterdam’s most renowned museums and impressive attractions. ( You can go off and on)

On the water 7 Aemstelland

Here is the upmarket choice!

On the water for free ★★★★★

Ferries from the rear side of Central Station, going back and forth to either Amsterdam North (Eye museum) or NDSM island, are free and a short (5-15 minutes) trip. Take that one to NDSM it is longer and have a coffee or lunch at NDSM.