Discover Amsterdam´s rich history from a Waytostay apartment
Amsterdam is the buzzing capital of the Netherlands, famous for the beautiful canals, picturesque houses, bikes and laid-back vibe. It's a multicultural melting pot with lots of things to do, where many free spirits feel at home. So, book an Amsterdam apartment and you can also experience all this!
There are a lot of highlights, and if you are staying a couple of days in an Amsterdam apartment you can see many of them. Stroll around or hire a bike to discover the famous sights and hidden pearls of Amsterdam.
Go for example on a romantic canal tour to see the Amsterdam Canal Belt from the water, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the Anne Frank House, the place where Anne Frank was hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Or go to one of the world known museums to see masterpieces of painters like Van Gogh and Rembrandt.
With Waytostay you'll always book a quality apartment in Amsterdam with an amazing location. You will be close to the Amsterdam landmarks and attractions but also experience the local vibe of the city. Enjoy Amsterdam in a unique way!
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Central Apartments in Amsterdam
For a great central location then the ideal place to rent an apartment in Amsterdam is in the neighbourhood of Dam. This historic area comes complete with medieval buildings and was once the location of a busy fish market. However, today the zone has modernised with department stores and tourist attractions nestled amongst the historic buildings. Anyone wanting to do a bit of shopping, will want to pass the hours floating from shop to shop in Magna Plaza, which is home to a number of exclusive shops in the former General Post Office building. If you are planning a family holiday in Amsterdam then Madame Tussauds is a treat for any kid, allowing them to meet the waxworks of their favourite celebs and famous figures.
The district has a rich history to tell and beautiful architecture making it a great location for a chance to witness some culture during a short stay in Amsterdam. Marvel at the Royal Palace which is one of three palaces owned by the King that sits proud over the surrounding area. The building is used for official receptions and Royal Events so definitely the spot to visit for any royalists out there. To experience a taster of the multicultural nature of Amsterdam then visit the Church of Our Lady which is a neo-gothic church now being used by the Syrian Orthodox and Surinamese Roman Catholic communities. The city experienced devastation during the Nazi occupation and a reminder of this is the National Monument on the Dam which is the city´s most important memorial to World War II and plays a key role in the country´s remembrance day. For a historical adventure then the neighbourhood of Dam is the spot for an apartment in Amsterdam.
Apartments in Jordaan
Known as the working class district of Amsterdam, the Jordaan was created to deal with the increased number of immigrants to the area in the 17th century; however is the perfect place to rent an apartment in Amsterdam for museum lovers. The most famous of these is Anne Frank´s House; which became a hiding place for the family during Nazi occupation and was the location from which her famous diary was written. A sombre place to visit; however worth-while as you will be able to learn about this troubled period of history as well as see the original diary which is part of the exhibition. Other museums in the area include the Theo Thijssen Museum where you can see a collection of manuscripts and drawings by the late writer as well as the Pianolamusuem which houses a collection of automatic pianos. However for a unique experience why not visit the Houseboatmusuem and experience a little sample of life on the world famous canals.
A trip to Amsterdam would be incomplete without a stop off in the excellent Noordermarkt. This trendy market is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike all coming from far and wide to grab some of the healthy foods on offer. This social phenomena and revolutionary market is a must visit as the atmosphere and vibe is out of this world. An Amsterdam apartment in Jordaan is a great choice for anyone looking for a gastronomic adventure in Amsterdam.
The Jordaan also has amazing architecture to explore when you rent an Amsterdam apartment, starting with the Westerntower which at 85 metres towers over all life below. This is the perfect spot to go to in the summer as the views from the first balcony are some of the best in the city. Afterwards you can discover the exquisite designs of the Northernchurch which was the second Protestant church in the Netherlands as well as being an example for the construction of many subsequent ones. Literature enthusiasts will also be able to delve into the largest collection of manuscripts and prints on the Hermetic tradition at Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. Whatever your interests, Jordaan has it all to offer as well as being a great location for an Amsterdam apartment.
Apartments in Oud-Zuid
Looking for a luxury apartment in Amsterdam then the neighbourhood of Oud-Zuid is for you. The area is known for being posh and home to many affluent residents, but is also the location for many green spaces including the famous Vondelpark. It gained popularity in the 60´s as being a ´hippie park´ but has so much to offer today for anyone looking a peaceful retreat. Stroll through the park at your leisure and take in all the nature that surrounds you in this tranquil spot. This is a perfect place for all the family as the kids will be kept entertained by the many playgrounds on offer. A taste of culture can also be gained in Oud-Zuid with the Rijksmusuem and Stedlijk Museumt right on the doorstep. Decadent is a word that sums up the area nicely and whether you want to shop in designer boutiques or dine in a chic restaurant then look no further than the luxurious shopping street of PC Hooftstraat. Oud-Zuid really is the ideal spot for Amsterdam accommodation during your short city break away.
The Cosmopolitan De Pijp
The vibrant district of De Pijp is a great example of the multicultural aspect of modern Amsterdam. The area is the perfect spot to rent an Amsterdam apartment for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the central areas of the city and experience a unique side to Amsterdam. Stay in the district of De Pijp and you will be taken on a worldly adventure as the streets of Albert Cuypstraat and Ferdinand Bolstraat play host to a multitude of different cuisines including Syrian and Surinamese. The perfect excuse to sample a range of delicious delicacies during your holiday in the Netherlands. However food isn´t the only thing to try in De Pijp with the Heineken Experience a must during your stay in Amsterdam. This beautiful red brick building is unmissable and includes a tour where you learn about the history of the product as well as the machinery required to bottle the beer. Once all is done and dusted you will be rewarded with the chance to sample a pint for yourself. How could resist an Amsterdam apartment in the impressive De Pijp?
Amsterdam Accommodation in Leidseplein
If the nightlife of a city is the motivating factor when looking for an Amsterdam apartment then the neighbourhood of Leidseplein is the place to go. Located in the middle of Amsterdam it is often regarded as the transport hub for the city as it is well connected to all the different districts, ideal for anyone looking to explore the local area. The busy square is the perfect place to sample the lively atmosphere of Amsterdam with music venues, clubs, and Irish pubs lining the streets. However, if you fancy a more chilled night then there are also relaxed bars and the city theatre; Stadsschouwburg to entertain you. Even during the day the square has so much to offer with street performers ready to show off their skills to passers-by. Rent an Amsterdam apartment in Leidseplein and you will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do.
Why book with us
Here at Waytostay we will not only offer a wonderful choice of hand-picked apartments throughout the city but also provide support before, during and after your stay. We pride ourselves on our dedicated customer service team who are always happy to help with issues and queries. When a customer indicates a recommendation or a problem with an apartment we will contact the apartment owner and endeavour to find a solution as quickly as possible. Not only this, but we have a multi-lingual team willing to offer any assistance communicating with the owner if they don´t speak your language.
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