Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Le Pub
  • Melkweg: music venue near Leidseplein, one of the prime nightlife squares in Amsterdam (Techno Tuesday was lit)


  • Van Gogh Museum Exposition Wing / Kisho Kurokawa
  • Stedelijk Museum Addition / Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Chanel Store “Crystal House” / MVRDV
  • Stadgenoot Pavilion / Steven Holl
  • Bimhuis / 3XN: live music venue
  • Movenpick Hotel / Claus En Kaan Architecten
  • ARCAM / Rene Van Zuuk: Amsterdam Center for Architecture
  • NEMO Science Center / Renzo Piano: science museum
  • Openbare Bibliotheek / Jo Coenen: this seven story library is asbsolutely beautiful, and even has a seventh floor cafe with outdoor seating and views of the city
  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam / de Architekten Cie
  • Bicycle Flat / VMX Architects
  • Anne Frank House: where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis
  • Westerkerk Church: the biggest church in Amsterdam


  • Vondelpark: public park located near the Museum Quarter
  • Museum Quarter: district that includes the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, and Stedelijk Museum
  • Rijksmuseum: Dutch national museum dedicated to the history and arts of Amsterdam
  • Canal District
  • Flower Market: floating flower market
  • Beguinage: living community for single women
  • Amsterdam Museum: previously a convent and orphanage
  • Dam Square: town square known for the famous nearby building, the Royal Palace
  • Royal Palace: built as a City Hall in the 17th century, the building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and alter the Dutch Royal House
  • Jordaan: district known for its beautiful houses, shops, and restaurants
  • Westerdok Apartments / MVRDV
  • Kop Van Diemenstraat / TEKTON Architekten
  • Silodam / MVRDV
  • EYE Film Institute / Delugan Meissl
  • IJ Tower / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • NDSM: a former industrial area that now hosts live music performances and other cultural events
  • Pllek: restaurant made of old shipping containers; hands down the most hipster place we went
  • Crane Hotel Faralda: a crane that was converted into a three bedroom hotel
  • Amsterdam Centraal Bus Station / Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Victoria Hotel: oldest hotel in the city, built around two houses that wouldn’t sell their land
  • Red Light District: district famously known for its prostitution as ladies stand in red-lit windows
  • St. Nicholas Church: the city’s major Catholic Church
  • Canal Cruise: the easiest and most touristy way to see the city’s canals
  • Sky Lounge: on the top floor of the Double Tree Hotel, this lounge has some of the best views of the city


  • Wyzoco “Oklahoma” / MVRDV
  • ING House / MVSA Architects
  • Olympic Stadium: stadium built for the 1928 Olympics
  • “The Rock” / Erick van Egeraat
  • Elicium RAI / Benthem Crouwel
  • Marken Island: houses built on stilts
  • Volendam: touristy village with fresh stroopwaffles
  • Schermerhorn: charming countryside complete with many windmills
  • Jacobshoeve: cheese farm
  • The Whale Housing / de Architekten Cie



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