Surroundings

The brand new 3-star hotel The ED Amsterdam is centrally located in the city center of Amsterdam. Located in the popular district "Oud West", the hotel is the perfect base to discover Amsterdam West, Museum Quarter and the Vondelpark. The Leidseplein with its terraces, the famous Amsterdam museums for culture and the Vondelpark for relaxation: all of the highlights are within walking distance.

Events (4)

15 MIN

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Every summer, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre puts on extraordinary shows and concerts, ranging from dance and youth theatre to cabaret, classical music and pop music. The venue hosts both established names and hot new talent. All shows are free of charge.

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre
10 MIN

Open Monuments day

On the Open Monuments Day you get a chance to discover hidden treasures as the doors of important buildings, monuments and private homes open to the public, all free of charge

Open Munuments day
10 MIN

Turn on the lights

Each year, the Bijenkorf department store on Dam Square puts on a large display with over 400.000 LED lights to showcase the decorations on and around the handsome 19th century building, and fireworks in the square. This has become one of the traditional markers of the beginning of the festive season in Amsterdam.

Food & drinks

15 MIN

De Hallen

The Hallen are located in the middle of Oud-West just behind the Kinkerstraat and adjacent to the Ten Katemarkt. Since 1905, the place has served as a tram depot for decades and since 2014 De Hallen has been a vibrant center for fashion, art, culture, hospitality and craft.

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15 MIN

Vondelpark 3

In the heart of Amsterdam's most famous park you will find Kitchen & Bar Vondelpark3, the restaurant in the former Vondelpark pavilion. At Vondelpark3 you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or a drink daily in the atmospheric restaurant or on the terrace.

15 MIN

Cafe Waterkant

A tropical place for sunbathing, dancing, drinking and eating at the Amsterdam waterside that is Waterkant.

4 MIN

Café Americain

A visit to the most iconic café of Amsterdam is a real must. In the famous Art Deco café at the Leidse Square you can count on classic dishes with a twist, delicious cocktails and good coffee. From early in the morning till late in the evening.

Café Americain

Museums

10 MIN

Rijksmuseum

8,000 masterpieces tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to Mondriaan, presented surprisingly in an impressive building with the highlight being the Hall of Fame. 

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15 MIN

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum makes the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, and the artwork of his time, accessible to as many people as possible to inspire and enrich them. The Museum is prestigious, excellent and inspiring. These core values function as an ethical compass and are the core of the organisational culture at the museum.

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Relaxation

10 MIN

Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is perfect for walking, cycling or just sitting on a terrace and watching people passing by.

20 MIN

The Dam

De Dam is a square in the centre of Amsterdam. It is the historic heart of the city and the location of many events of national significance.

8 MIN

De Melkweg

The Melkweg is a pop venue and cultural centre featuring live music, club nights, photography, film and festivals. It is situated in an old sugar refinery and dairy factory on the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam, behind the Leidseplein and next to the Stadsschouwburg.

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5 MIN

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

The Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam is the Dutch home of theatre. The pre-eminent cultural hangout in the heart of the city on the Leidseplein. Where the great national, and international, troupes feel right at home. And you, the audience, can enjoy being in attendance for an evening of substance. Everyone is warmly welcome. Young and old, theatre connoisseur to 'first-timer'. Their doors are always open!

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6 MIN

De la Mar Theater

The DeLaMar Theatre is located around the corner of the American Hotel. Just like the hotel you can find it in the heart of Amsterdam and it has with a history that will amaze you. The DeLaMar Theatre has two spaces, with 1500 chairs and is known for its amazing plays.

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10 MIN

Paradiso

Paradiso is a music venue located in an old church on the Leidseplein. Paradiso also organises more than 1000 programmes at various locations throughout Amsterdam. These events reach more than 600,000 people every year. The podium is not only for music. From political debates to fashion shows and from scientific discussions to book presentations: For almost 50 years now, it has been a place where performing artists, visual artists, opinion-makers and the public come together. 

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Shopping

15 MIN

The 9 Streets

Between the Leidsestraat and the Raadhuisstraat, there is the charming area called ‘The 9 Streets’, so named after the nine cross streets that connect the main canals.

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10 MIN

PC Hooftstraat

In this most chic of shopping streets in Amsterdam, ‘the P.C.’ for those in the know, you will find, amongst other things, shops of the most expensive brands such as Dior, Prada and Chanel. Fun to walk through sometime!

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