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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam (Dam Square 20, Amsterdam) — Marie Tussaud, better known to the world as “Madame Tussaud”, sculpted her first wax statue, of the French writer Voltaire, in 1777; since then, her name and empire have traveled the world and introduced millions to her craft of ultra-realistic wax models. Madame Tussaud’s Amsterdam location was […]

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Maastoren

Maastoren (Wilhelminaplein 1, Rotterdam) — this skyscraper on the Maas is the tallest building in the Netherlands. The office complex consists of two elements, a high tower of 165 meters and a lower one of nearly 100 meters. There’s a parking lot from floors 2 through 10. The aluminum facade transitions to a lighter color […]

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Joods Historisch Museum

Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum)( Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1) — this museum is dedicated to Jewish history, culture and religion, in the Netherlands and worldwide. It is the only museum of its kind in Holland. First opened in 1932, and was initially housed at the Waag (Weighing House) on Nieuwmarkt square. Following the Nazi occupation […]

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Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam (a dependency of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg)(Amstel 51, Amsterdam) — The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Located on the banks of the Amstel River, the Hermitage Amsterdam is an exhibition space and cultural education centre with a focus on Russian history and […]

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Havenmuseum

Havenmuseum (Leuvehaven 50-72, Rotterdam) — The collection of the Havenmuseum clearly shows the port of Rotterdam between 1850 and 1970. Fully refitted historic transport ships, steam engines and ship motors bring bygone days to life. Over the years, the port’s activities have been moved to locations such as Botlek, Europoort and Maasvlakte, yet these new […]

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Euromast Tower

Euromast Tower (Parkhaven 20, Rotterdam) — The Euromast Tower is the highest observation tower in the Netherlands. At 100 metres, the tower provides a fantastic panoramic 360° view of the city and much further afield. Visitors who want to go even higher can take the Euroscope, a rotating lift, another 85 metres to the top. […]

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Cube Houses

Cube Houses (Kijk-kubus, Overblaak 70, Rotterdam) — the cube houses were designed by Piet Blom, who saw his design as a tree and the entire complex as a forest. Blom wanted to develop a village within a large city; a safe haven where various different functions could take place.   The Kijk-Kubus (Museum House) is […]

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City Hall

City Hall (Rotterdam Town Hall, Coolsingel 40, Rotterdam) — On 15 July 1915, Queen Wilhelmina laid the foundation stone for the City Hall on Coolsingel, opposite Stadhuisplein. The monumental building has a symmetrical design, constructed around a courtyard, with the main entrance in the middle. The courtyard, laid out as a small park, can be […]

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Beeldenroute Westersingel

Beeldenroute Westersingel (Rotterdam) — Along the Westersingel canal, which runs between Chinatown and the Museumkwartier, the Beeldenroute Westersingel (Westersingel Sculpture Route) displays various works of art from Rotterdam’s International Sculpture Collection. This sculpture route features 17 works by major sculptors such as Rodin, Carel Visser, Joel Shapiro en Umberto Mastroianni.

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Anne Frank Huis

Anne Frank Huis (Anne Frank House) (Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam) — where young Jewish girl Anne Frank and her family hid for two years during World War II. Today it’s one of the most popular attractions in Amsterdam, with almost a million visitors a year. Having fled from persecution in Germany in 1933, Anne, her sister […]