Barbara’s Best: Amsterdam

Barbara's Best

This week Barbara shares her recommendations from one of our travelers’ favorite cities from 2017 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Check out the list below for her take on this vibrant city’s top spots!


1. Museum Van Loon

This underrated museum is actually a gorgeous canal house where artifacts of the Van Loon family (Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company) are on display in a resplendent 18th-century atmosphere.

2. Droog

Delve into a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience at Droog, a conceptual design company.

3. Our Lord in the Attic

Step into this extraordinary Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, a Dutch Golden Age house with a church in its attic.


4. Conservatorium

An elegant, 5-star hotel with a historical facade and contemporary interior, the Conservatorium is located perfectly, right near the Museumplein.

5. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a luxury hotel composed of several 17th-century palaces picturesquely overlooking one of the city’s iconic canals.

6. De L’Europe

With a prime, central location, De L’Europe houses the two Michelin-star rated Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique in addition to excellent service.

7. InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam is an opulent landmark hotel currently celebrating an impressive 150 years since its opening.



8. RIJKS® 

RIJKS®, a Michelin-starred restaurant which belongs to the Rijksmuseum, offers a both a delectable and visually striking dining experience.

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