Top Historical Places in Amsterdam

Are you looking to explore the history of Amsterdam through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Amsterdam including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Amsterdam. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Amsterdam ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Amsterdam, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Amsterdam for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Amsterdam with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Jewish Cultural Quarter

    Museum, Monument, Synagogue

    Located inside the famous old Jewish quarter in Amsterdam, the Jewish Historical museum plays a significant role in retelling the history of Hewish community and culture.It is one of the must see amsterdam toursit attraction. This area is built upon the site historic synagogues and Holocaust-era events which were left deserted after the Jews were deported to Auschwitz and Sobibor. Inside ...Read more
  2. Verzetsmuseum

    4.4 (8544 Votes)

    History Museum, War Memorial, Architecture

    Verzetsmuseum is a Dutch resistance museum in the destination. The museum is famed for its iconic looks and great architecture which makes it a must go Amsterdam tourist attraction. The museum was chosen as the best historical museum in the destination and sees a lot of tourists all the year round. The destination is good if you want to know more about the Dutch people in World War II as it foc...Read more
  3. Anne Frank House

    4.4 (16665 Votes)
    Anne Frank House

    Heritage Building

    Anne frank house Amsterdam located on the Prinsengracht canal, close to the Westerkerk. Anne franks house is the building where Anne hid with her family during one of the blackest period of the History World War II. She hid there for two years and then the hiding place got betrayed and the people were sent to concentration camps. Although the building now it converted into a mus...Read more
  4. Royal Palace

    4.5 (8891 Votes)
    Royal Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    If you are interested in royal life and want to see that from close, then this is the most crucial place for you. The palace is actually open to public and that is why, you can check the royalty of the city from close quarters. Needless to mention, that, this will be a view and a tour which will be able to impress you immensely. Along with that, you also need to know that, there are a lot of th...Read more
  5. Amsterdam Arena

    4.4 (1650 Votes)
    Amsterdam Arena


    Amsterdam Arena is one of the biggest arenas in the destination and is known and known well for its picturesque setting and great views. The destination is a must visit if you are one who loves sports. The arena was built between 1993 and 1996 and has been in the limelight ever since. The arena opened its doors to the general public on 14 August 1996. An astonishing 140 million euros were used ...Read more
  6. Portuguese Synagogue

    4.4 (249 Votes)
    Portuguese Synagogue

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Synagogue

    Portuguese Synagogue is also known as the Esnoga, or Snoge and is a magnificent 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in the city of Amsterdam. The destination is famed among tourists for its architecture and is visited by travellers all year round. Visit the destination and witness for yourself the splendor and beauty of the synagogue and take a walk through history. The place was completed in 1675...Read more
  7. Bimhuis

    4.6 (230 Votes)

    Arena, Entertainment, Performance, Stage Show

    Bimhuis is a charming part of the Muziekgebouw complex and is a renowned destination for events which are related to Jazz. If you do get a chance to visit it during an event then missing out on the opportunity is not advised. The place has some of the best Jazz events in the whole of Amsterdam. So if you are a fan of Jazz you will simply love this place.
  8. Ziggo Dome

    4.5 (392 Votes)
    Ziggo Dome

    Arena, Entertainment, Performance, Stage Show

    Ziggo domeis a charming 17000 seater multi use arena in the city of Amsterdam. The stadium is named after the famous Amsterdam cable provider Ziggoand is said to be one of the best arenas in the area. If you are in the region try and take out some time to visit this arena and attend a show or two. The destination is also a host to the renowned Ziggo Dome Awards.
  9. Noorderkerk

    4.4 (60 Votes)

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Noorderkerk is a picturesque 17th century Protestant church and is famed for its architecture and design. There are many Noorderkerk churches that you can visit in the towns of Hague, Hoorn and Kampen. Visit the destination and indulge in religiousness and spirituality to have an experience that you can enjoy with your family and friends. The church was built between 1620 and 1623 and sees thou...Read more
  10. Hollandsche Schouwburg

    4.4 (411 Votes)
    Hollandsche Schouwburg

    Monument, War Memorial

    This used to be one of the most important and famous theatres in Amsterdam and that’s why, it should be there on your list of attractions. Along with that, this place is also one of the most important war memorials in the city. During the World War II, this place was used by the Nazis as an assembly and now it has turned into a monument for those Jews who had been deported and killed by t...Read more
  11. Homomonument

    4.3 (688 Votes)

    Landmark, Memorial, Monument

    Homomonument is a memorial in the center of the city of Amsterdam. The monument of Homomonument is to commemorate all the people of the gay and lesbian community that were persecuted because of their sexuality. The monument stands as a reminder of what happened in the past so visiting the structure becomes a must. Take out some time and pay the place a visit and feel a glimpse of the past throu...Read more
  12. Hortus Botanicus

    4.4 (1010 Votes)
    Hortus Botanicus

    Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Historical Site, Picnic Spot

    The meaning of the name is ‘simple’ and it is a botanical garden. This is one of the oldest botanical gardens of the city and the country. It was established in the year 1683 and since then it has enriched itself by bringing more and more trees, plants and bushes and many such things. The basic reason behind setting up this garden was the need for medicinal plants to deal with the p...Read more
  13. Het Schip

    4.5 (27 Votes)
    Het Schip

    Architecture , Heritage Building

    Het Schip is a stunning building in the city of Amsterdam. The building has gained its popularity due to the iconic architecture and whole looks of the building. The building is made in the early architectural fashion of Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture and has been a hot spot for tourists since then. The destination makes a good place for photography and videography as well.
  14. Montelbaanstoren

    4.4 (373 Votes)

    Landmark, Historical Site, Tower

    Montelbaanstoren is a charming tower on the bank of the canal of Oudeschans in Amsterdam city. The tower was built in 1516 for the purpose of defending the city. The great tower holds a lot of historical importance in the city and was designed by the renowned Hendrick De keyser. Give the destination a visit and be mesmerized by its charm and grandeur that will leave you in awe of the city.
  15. National Monument

    4.4 (40 Votes)
    National Monument


    Anyone visiting Amsterdam must definitely visit this place. The National Monument of Dam Square marks a significant and important phase of Netherland’s history. Established in 1956, it bespeaks of the terrifying times of the World War II and is dedicated to its victims. It was beautifully created by Dutch architect J. J. P. Oud and draws a lot of visitors, especially historians, from all ...Read more