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July 3, 2007updated Oct 06, 2021

The 3 Best Things To Do In Amsterdam

By Chris Boyle

Don’t miss out on Amsterdam’s wealth of attractions, adventures and experiences

Van Gogh Museum

Few painters have received the widespread popularity and acclaim of Vincent Van Gogh.

One of the most celebrated Dutch artists of all time, Van Gogh is known for his vivid coloring, declining mental health and of course, the famous story involving the removal of his own ear. The Van Gogh Museum was opened in 1973 and has the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world. Some of the works on display include The Potato Eaters, Bedroom in Arles, The Yellow House and Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers. There are also letters by the painter, early drawings and some notable paintings from Van Gogh’s contemporaries.

Ciel Bleu

Style / Ambiance: The only two-starred Michelin restaurant in Amsterdam, Ciel Bleu mixes stunning views with delicious dishes to create one of Amsterdam’s finest eateries.

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Located on the 23rd floor of the delightful Hotel Okura, the restaurant offers sumptuous fare among elegant surroundings. Chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman use fresh, locally produced ingredients to create gastronomic masterpieces. Combined with impeccable service, the food on offer is likely to be one of the highlights of your holiday, but remember to book ahead; the restaurant’s popularity means that reservations need to be made well in advance.

Onno Kokmeijer, Executive Chef and Manager

+31 20 678 7450

Hotel Okura, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072

Jimmy Woo

It doesn’t matter how many people are inside Jimmy Woo; there’s always a line.

Easily one of Amsterdam’s hottest clubs (and one of the hardest to get into), Jimmy Woo attracts the famous and the wealthy. The décor is very oriental while the music varies nightly. You can expect anything from hip-hop to house and electronic to soul pumping out of the impressive sound system. Call ahead to request table service and ask your concierge to organize your entry on the guest list. Chic and trendy, Jimmy Woo is easily accessible from all the top hotels in Amsterdam.

+31 20 626 3150

Korte Leidse dwarsstraat 18, 1017

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