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Top 87 attractions you must visit in North Holland

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

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Electric Ladyland - Museum of Fluorescent Art
Electric Ladyland - Museum of Fluorescent ArtTweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Electric Ladyland is a museum located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is devoted to presenting art, minerals, and manufactured items that fluoresce under ultraviolet light. The museum displays a permanent collection of fluorescent minerals, fluorescent artwork from the 1950s and other glowing artefacts. They also have a “Flourescent Environment” where visitors can participate in creating a sculptural piece of illuminated art.

Erotic Museum
Erotic MuseumOudezijds Achterburgwal 54, 1012 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is a museum dedicated to sensuality, kink, and X-rated art and objects. Learn the history of the Red Light District and see some unusual sex-centric exhibitions. The museum includes other attractions as well, such as a collection of John Lennon's lithographs, erotic photos, and a version of the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that contains a 'twist'.

Eye Film Museum
Eye Film MuseumIJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Frans Hals Museum
Frans Hals MuseumGroot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem, Netherlands

A majestic museum, which was established in 1862. In 1950, the museum was split in two locations when the collection of modern art was moved to the Museum De Hallen. The main collection, including its famous 17th-century Frans Hals paintings, for which the museum is named, is located in the former Oude Mannenhuis on the Groot Heiligland.

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
Grand Hotel Amrâth AmsterdamPrins Hendrikkade 108, 1011 AK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luxury Stays
Iconic Buildings

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam is a 5-star deluxe hotel situated in the monumental Shipping House. Housed in a 100-year-old building that served as HQ for a number of shipping companies and is now a national monument. Its zany design sparked a whole new school of Dutch architecture. Period features abound, bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy, there’s a quiet bar, and you’re close to Centraal Station.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in AmsterdamOudezijds Achterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is a museum located in De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to the museum, more than two million visitors have visited the exhibition since it opened in 1985. The museum also focuses on how hemp can be used for agricultural and industrial purposes, even including clothing accessories and cosmetic products made from hemp fiber. In 2012 the museum opened a second location in Barcelona, the Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum.

Heineken Experience
Heineken ExperienceStadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

The Heineken Experience is an attraction located at Heineken's® first built brewery in Amsterdam's city centre. This is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer. The industrial facility was built as the first Heineken brewery in 1867, serving as the company's primary brewing facility until 1988 when a more modern, larger facility was constructed on the outskirts of the city.

Hermitage Amsterdam
Hermitage AmsterdamAmstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the world famous Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant. It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2.

Het Amsterdamse Bos
Het Amsterdamse Bos1182 DA Amstelveen, Netherlands

Amsterdamse Bos is Amsterdam’s largest park and recreational area. The lush forests and grassy meadows offer plenty of space for a relaxing picnic with family or friends, and the park is crossed by many kilometres of well-marked walking and cycling paths. The park was mainly built in the early 1930s, mostly by the unemployment relief. Annually, almost 4.5 million people visit the park, which has a size of 1,000 hectaresand is approximately three times the size of Central Park in New York City.

Het Schip
Het SchipOostzaanstraat 45, 1013 WG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

Het Schip housing complex is a world-famous example of the Amsterdam School. The complex in the architectural style of the Amsterdam School was designed by Michel de Klerk in 1919. It originally contained 102 homes for the working class, a small meeting hall, a post office, and an elementary school. Since 2001, the former school and post office are used as a museum about the Amsterdam School.

Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter)
Holocaust Memorial & Dutch Theater (Jewish Cultural Quarter)Plantage Middenlaan 24, 1018 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hollandsche Schouwburgis a museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The building originates from 1892 and was used as a theatre for many years during the early 20th century. During German occupation the theatre was used as a deportation centre– Jews from Amsterdam and surrounding areas were obligated to report there before being taken to Dutch transit camps and finally to Germany.

HomomonumentWestermarkt, 1016 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Hortus Botanicus AmsterdamPlantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Botanical Gardens

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is one of the world's oldest botanical gardens. The garden's initial collection was amassed during the 17th century through plants and seeds brought back by traders from the Dutch East India Company for use as medicines and potential commercial possibilities. A single coffee plant in Hortus's collection served as the parent for the entire coffee culture in Central and South America.

Houseboat Museum
Houseboat MuseumPrinsengracht 296K, 1016 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

A unique museum, which gives you get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to live in a houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. The museum is located in the “Hendrika Maria”, a former cargo ship built in 1914. The cargo hold is now a cosy living space featuring all the conveniences and a surprising amount of space and comfort.

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
Huis Marseille, Museum for PhotographyKeizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's 1st photography museum. It is housed in two 17th century canal houses and has a library, museum store and its own collection. The museum is housed in a residence built around 1665 for a French merchant, and contains 13 exhibition spaces and a restored room in Louis XIV style; the building was restored and the museum extended into the adjacent building in 2007–2013.

IJ Amsterdam
IJ AmsterdamIJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

IJburgIJburg, 1087 JB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iconic Buildings

IJburg is a residential neighbourhood under construction in Amsterdam, Netherlands. is situated in the IJmeer and is being built on artificial islands which have been raised from the lake. The Haveneiland, Rieteilanden, Steigereiland and Centrumeiland are already inhabited as of 2004. It is part of the municipality Amsterdam-Oost and also contains the Diemerpark, one of the city's largest parks.

Jewish Historical Museum
Jewish Historical MuseumNieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Jewish Historical Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands to focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. A unique picture is given of Dutch Jewish life in all its facets, then and now. The museum has an extensive multimedia collection. From paintings to films and from utensils to 3D presentations. In addition, there are always one or two temporary exhibitions. Within the Jewish Historical Museum is another special location, especially for children: the Children's Museum.

KattenKabinet (Cat Cabinet)
KattenKabinet (Cat Cabinet)Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Galleries

The KattenKabinet is an art museum in Amsterdam devoted to works depicting cats. It specializes in art representing cats. There is an aura of specific sense humor not only in the theme of this museum, but also in a way this museum has been presented to the visitor. Sculptures, paintings, posters and books about the felines are exhibited in a serious, professional way - almost too serious not to provoke a smile on a visitors face.

LeidsepleinLeidseplein, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Town Squares

Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. It lies in the Weteringschans neighbourhood, immediately northeast of the Singelgracht. It is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden; it served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic. Today, modern traffic travels through the square and side streets are packed with restaurants and nightclubs.

Map of attractions in North Holland