Two comfortable canal apartments in the heart of the historic city centre of Amsterdam
As you live very close to central station (just 90 seconds by metro) we recommend that you make some trips outside Amsterdam to see something more of The Netherlands.
Going West - Haarlem
Haarlem (15 min by train) Visit the Frans Hals Museum, which offers the best exposition on 17 th century painting in Holland, while most of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is closed for renovation, The Teylers Museum its way to World Heritage (this is the first and oldest museum in Holland), the St-Bavo church on Grote Markt and some of the many hofjes (closed courtyards with small houses from the 17th century). When you are tired and the weather is good continue by train (10 minutes from here) to the beach in Zandvoort (see sports and recreation).
De Keukenhof flower exhibit
Stationsweg 166a, Lisse. The Keukenhof is the place to see spring blossom between March and May. This park is unique, world famous even, and has been one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for sixty years now. All-in bus & entrance tickets available at the Tourist Information desk at the Central Staion and at Leidseplein.
Going North -Hoorn
Hoorn (35 min by train). Visit the birthplace of the owner. So the best small town in The Netherlands! Wonder around in small streets. What about the founder of the VOC; was he a hero or a killer? He is still on the main square. See the Regenten of the VOC gathering in the Westfries Museum (only surviving painting of them by Rotius). Visit the harbor. Look where the ships came/come in and see the Scheepsjongens van Bontekoe, on the outlook for there lost ship.
Going East - Kröller-Müller Museum
If you are a fan of Van Gogh go to the Kröller-Müller Museum in Hoenderloo, close to the city of Arnhem. Here are the best Van Gogh paintings, even better than those in the Amsterdam Van Gogh museum. The museum is located in the midst of one of the nicest nature reserves of the Dutch Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe. Take a free bike ride from the entrance towards the museum!
Near Arnhem are also the Open Air Museum with lots of traditional Dutch houses, wind mills and factories. Most of them are originals, having been moved to this beautiful park. Close by is the best Zoo and Safari park of Holland called Burgers zoo with a recreated Rain Forrest, a dessert as well as a huge aquarium. They can all be reached easily from Arnhem railway station.