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Amsterdam NorthAmsterdam

Cross the river IJ to find one of Amsterdam’s most artistic and innovative neighborhoods, with trendy facilities and art hubs in former warehouses and ultra-modern buildings.

Rent a bike and hop on the ferry at the back of Centraal Station to explore the wide open spaces of Amsterdam North. On your way to the neighborhood’s historic working-class row houses you’ll find eye-catching architecture and quirky art studios. At night, visit funky cafés and bright restaurants and attend a theater or music festival.

Today’s dynamic atmosphere of Amsterdam North is the result of reclaiming disused industrial sites and squatted warehouses to create a cultural precinct. Former factories now house artists’ collectives, museums and dining halls, while others have been leveled to make room for stylish apartment blocks.

In the midst of this urban renewal stands the huge A’DAM Tower, transformed into a 24-hour, multi-use recreational and residential project. See a movie at the nearby EYE Film Institute, which is a film museum, art gallery and archive all in one. Visit the Op Zeezand building, a former industrial estate with views over the river IJ, to attend On the Roof, a series of summer concerts.

Step back in time in the Museum Amsterdam Noord (MAN). The neighborhood museum is located in a century-old communal bathhouse in one of the first “tuindorpen” (garden villages) of Amsterdam.

Explore the NDSM Werf, where galleries, studios, bars and live events spaces have taken over an abandoned shipyard. Don’t miss the 3D Print Canal House, which is the result of 3D-printing all materials, piece by piece. Even the accommodation here is quirky: Crane 13, the former rusting landmark of the wharf, has been turned into the tiny but luxurious Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel, while the Amstel Botel is a floating 3-star hotel in the IJ harbor.

There are several passenger ferries, which each dock in different areas of Amsterdam North, so be sure to check the final destination of your ferry. With so much to do in Amsterdam North and each short ferry trip being free of charge, you can keep coming back to this eclectic part of Amsterdam.

Top hotels in Amsterdam North

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ClinkNOORD - Hostel
ClinkNOORD - Hostel
2 out of 5
Badhuiskade 3, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €48 per night

Located in Amsterdam North, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eye Film Institute, Dam Square and Royal Palace. Madame Tussauds and Herengracht Canal are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (690 reviews)
An affordable option for an expensive city

"It was about what you would expect from a hostel. Clean, hospitable. Keep in mind that you will have to board a ferry (free) to cross the river to reach the hostel, which runs pretty regularly."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

ClinkNOORD - Hostel
YOTEL Amsterdam
YOTEL Amsterdam
3.5 out of 5
Asterweg 27-37, Amsterdam, NH

Located in Amsterdam North, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eye Film Institute and NDSM Werf. Dam Square and Royal Palace are also within 2 miles (3 km). ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)

"Great hotel little walk to centre great would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

YOTEL Amsterdam
Botel
Botel
3 out of 5
NDSM Pier 3, Amsterdam
The price is €39 per night

Located in Amsterdam North, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of NDSM Werf, Anne Frank House and Dam Square. Royal Palace and Madame Tussauds are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (765 reviews)

"It was a good price for a very basic stay. Nothing fancy and fulfilling breakfast to begin your day exploring."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Botel
BUNK Hotel Amsterdam
BUNK Hotel Amsterdam
Hagedoornplein 2, Amsterdam

Located in Amsterdam North, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Eye Film Institute, Dam Square and Madame Tussauds. Royal Palace and Anne Frank House are ...

BUNK Hotel Amsterdam
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam - NDSM Wharf
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam - NDSM Wharf
4 out of 5
NDSM-Plein 28, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €95 per night

Located in Amsterdam North, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Anne Frank House, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Artis and Dam Square. Heineken Experience and Flower ...

4.3/5Excellent! (748 reviews)

"The friendly and helpful staff, unique location and great facilities make this place a great pick."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam - NDSM Wharf
Sir Adam Hotel
Sir Adam Hotel
4 out of 5
Overhoeksplein 7, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
The price is €160 per night

Located in Amsterdam North, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eye Film Institute, Dam Square and Royal Palace. Madame Tussauds and Herengracht Canal are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (570 reviews)

"Hotel was lovely. Quick ferry to centre which you never have to wait on. Only downfall was the room being small."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Sir Adam Hotel

Popular places to visit in Amsterdam North

Eye Film Institute
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Eye Film Institute

Immerse yourself in the real magic of the movies at this shrine devoted to the wonders of cinema, housed in startling futuristic architecture. 

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this brave and famous Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II and recorded her world-famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

This modern museum houses the world’s largest collection of the legendary Dutch master painter who led a troubled life and never saw his work become famous.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

This palatial building full of Dutch paintings and international artifacts is the country’s largest public-funded museum.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Amsterdam’s iconic square, with its cobbled stones and grand historical buildings, is a lively gathering place and venue for protests and celebrations.

Heineken Experience
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Heineken Experience

4.5/5(478 reviews)

Learn how a well-known Dutch beer is made, then drink a sample at this famous former brewery.

Top things to do in Amsterdam North

Live guided tour Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague from Amsterdam
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Live guided tour Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague from Amsterdam

84% of travellers recommend
€87
Per adult
THIS IS HOLLAND Flight Experience Tickets
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THIS IS HOLLAND Flight Experience Tickets

94% of travellers recommend
€16
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus to Zaanse Schans, Edam & Volendam
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus to Zaanse Schans, Edam & Volendam

86% of travellers recommend
€28
Per adult
Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour from Amsterdam
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Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour from Amsterdam

92% of travellers recommend
€50
Per adult
Guided half day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
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Guided half day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

94% of travellers recommend
€35
Per adult
Windmills, Flowers and Hidden Treasures Tour incl. Lunch
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Windmills, Flowers and Hidden Treasures Tour incl. Lunch

€95
Per adult

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Canal Ring showing a river or creek, a marina and a city

Canal Ring

4.5/5Wonderful!(972 area reviews)

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Canal Ring
De Pijp featuring heritage architecture

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4.5/5Wonderful!(133 area reviews)

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De Pijp
Amsterdam-Zuidoost showing boating and a river or creek

Zuidoost

4/5Very Good!(206 area reviews)

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Zuidoost