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Top 87 attractions you must visit in North Holland

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About North Holland

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

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Albert Cuyp Market
Albert Cuyp MarketAlbert Cuypstraat, 1073 BD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Street Markets

This is the largest and most popular outdoor market in the Netherlands, with 260 stands operating six days a week selling everything from Vietnamese spring rolls to freshly made stroopwafels. The market is the busiest in all of the Netherlands and claims to be the largest daytime market in Europe.[3] It is also an important tourist attraction. The famous Dutch Stroopwafels are prepared fresh here.

Allard Pierson
Allard PiersonOude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. It is situated at the Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Artifacts from the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire are curated and exhibited in this museum.

AmstelparkArent Janszoon Ernststraat 1, 1083 GA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amstelpark is a park in Amsterdam-Zuid. The park includes a labyrinth, a café, a restaurant, two galleries, an orangery, a petting zoo and a mini-golf course. It also has a variety of plant species from around the world and also the Amstel train, which runs through the Rosarium, the rhododendron valley and the Riekermolen. There is also a Japanese garden too.

Amsterdam Museum
Amsterdam MuseumKalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam, Netherlands

A majestic museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, one of Amsterdam's 15th-century city gates, which says about the history of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits various items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time. Many of the original furnishings of the city orphanage are on display. The museum has on display paintings, models, archeological findings, photographs, but also less likely items such as a playable carillon, a Witkar and a replica of Café 't Mandje.

Amsterdam Pipe Museum
Amsterdam Pipe MuseumPrinsengracht 488, 1017 KH Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to smoking pipes, tobacco, and related paraphernalia. It presents an overview of fashion and design in smoking pipes. The exhibition spans a period of 2,500 years, with exciting objects from five continents. In the meantime, the museum has been renovated and looks radiant again.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Amsterdam Tulip MuseumPrinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum was founded and sponsored by a local bulb company. It traces the history of the tulip in the Netherlands. From the origin of the tulip in Central Asia, to the Tulip Mania, to cultivation and modern hybridization in the Netherlands. Also visit the Flower Bulb Shop and view other tulip related items.

Anne Frank House
Anne Frank HouseWestermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

ARTISPlantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artis, is a zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands and one of the oldest zoos of mainland Europe. Be amazed by the many species living side by side in the Forest House and Bird House. Discover the tiniest organisms at Micropia, the world’s only microbe museum. Take a trip through space inside the Planetarium. Watch the giraffes, zebras and springboks intermingling on the Savannah.

Basilica of Saint Nicholas
Basilica of Saint NicholasPrins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

BloemenmarktSingel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Street Markets

The Bloemenmarkt Flower Market is a floating market located on Singel. Founded in 1862, it is sited in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on the Singel canal between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city's southern canal belt. The present-day market is a big tourist attraction selling not only fresh cut flowers, but bulbs which can be exported directly overseas. The stalls are a great place to buy gifts & souvenirs of Holland and Amsterdam.

Body Worlds Amsterdam
Body Worlds AmsterdamDamrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Brouwerij 't IJ
Brouwerij 't IJFunenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

Brouwerij 't IJ is a small brewery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in a former bath house named Funen, next to the De Gooyer windmill. The brewery was opened by Kaspar Peterson, a former musician, in October 1985 and was one of several small breweries that opened in cities around the Netherlands in response to consumers' dissatisfaction with beer brewed by the larger companies. It brews eight standard beers and three seasonal beers, besides limited edition beers. Circuit Zandvoort Circuit ZandvoortBurgemeester van Alphenstraat 108, 2041 KP Zandvoort, Netherlands
Man-made Structures- Other

Circuit Zandvoort, known for sponsorship reasons as Circuit Zandvoort, and previously known as Circuit Park Zandvoort until 2017, is a 4.259 km motorsport race track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line. It returned to the Formula One calendar in 2021 as the location of the revived Dutch Grand Prix.

Cobra Museum
Cobra MuseumSandbergplein 1, 1181 ZX Amstelveen, Netherlands

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. The collection of the museum consists of key works by artists associated with three art movements, Vrij Beelden (1945), Cobra (1948–1951), and Creatie (1950–1955).

Dam Square
Dam SquareDam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Town Squares

Dam square is one of the most famous destinations in the city center of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. The square street connects the main artery streets Damrak and Rokin and provides passage to the main shopping streets of Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk

De Appel
De AppelSchipluidenlaan 12, 1062 HE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Centres

De Appel arts centre is an international institution for contemporary art, fulfilling a key role in the arts in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. It served as a platform for the events in international modern art, but also as a research centre, publishing house, educational institution, an art library and an artistic archive.

De Gooyer Molen (windmill)
De Gooyer Molen (windmill)Funenkade 5, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

The De Gooyer Windmill in Amsterdam is an impressive eight-sided wooden mill built upon a stone foundation and is the tallest wooden windmill in the Netherlands. The Gooyer consists of a stone foundation topped by a wooden octagonal body. The mill is owned by the municipality of Amsterdam and is not open to visitors. Although the blades are functional, they no longer operate any grinding mechanism.

De Zaanse Schans
De Zaanse SchansKalverringdijk Schansend, Kraaienest, 1509 AZ Zaandam, Netherlands
Outdoors- Other

The Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that's fun for all ages. It offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Netherlands' industrial past with its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood.

Diamant Museum
Diamant MuseumPaulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is a museum located at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 2007 by Ben Meier of Coster Diamonds. The permanent collection consists of diamond jewelry and gives background information about diamonds.

Dungeon Amsterdam
Dungeon AmsterdamThe Amsterdam Dungeon, Rokin 78, 1012 KW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Man-made Structures- Other

Amsterdam Dungeon attraction is a horror theater show. Walking through the Dungeon, you get to see short performances accompanied by sound, smell and light effects. Most of the show happens in almost complete darkness, with actors barely visible, so the main attraction is the thrill of the unknown, terrifying and old fashioned.

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