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IJ Amsterdam - Things to Know Before Visiting

IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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About IJ Amsterdam

IJ is a body of water, formerly a bay, in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is known for being Amsterdam's waterfront. There are several theories about the origins of the IJ. Perhaps it began as a stream, following a breakthrough in the dunes of Castricum. More likely, the IJ is a remnant of a northern arm of the Rhine delta.

Attractions Near IJ Amsterdam

Eye Film Museum
Eye Film Museum0.42km from IJ Amsterdam

Eye Filmmuseum is a film archive, museum, and cinema in Amsterdam that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The building features two gallery exhibition spaces, one 300-seat cinema, two 127-seat cinemas, and a fourth intimate cinema of about 67 seats. It composes of various visual and interactive elements. Suitable also for kids.

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel
Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel1.12km from IJ Amsterdam

The Sexmuseum or the Temple of Venus is a sex museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A special museum in the field of love with an extensive collection of erotic images, paintings, visual material, objects and much more. Before the opening of the Temple of Venus, there was a museum about everything, but the historical and artistic sides of sex remained underexposed.

Basilica of Saint Nicholas
Basilica of Saint Nicholas1.16km from IJ Amsterdam

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station. The church is built on a previously urban site, necessitating a northwest-southeast axis to be adopted, rather than the standard east-west axis. The main facade is flanked by two towers, with a rose window in between.

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic Museum - Former Hidden Catholic Church)

This is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum in the city center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Catholic Church was built on the top three floors of the canal house during the 1660s. It is an important example of a "schuilkerk", or "clandestine church" in which Catholics and other religious dissenters from the seventeenth century Dutch Reformed Church, unable to worship in public, held services.

Body Worlds Amsterdam
Body Worlds Amsterdam1.32km from IJ Amsterdam

Body Worlds is a traveling exposition of dissected human bodies, animals, and other anatomical structures of the body that have been preserved through the process of plastination. Gunther von Hagens developed the preservation process which "unite subtle anatomy and modern polymer chemistry. More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition.

The Oude Church
The Oude Church1.37km from IJ Amsterdam

The Oude Church is the is Amsterdam’s oldest building founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578, it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam's main red-light district. The square surrounding the church is the Oudekerksplein.

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.