Food & drinks

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
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15 MIN

Cafe Waterkant

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

Waterkant
WATERKANT
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.

De Hallen
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Museums

20 MIN

Hermitage Museum Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam is a museum where various art exhibitions can be seen from various museum collections. There is always an exhibition from the collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, with over three million objects one of the world's largest museums.

The Hermitage Museum
Hermitage
15 MIN

Museum The Canal House

Museum Het Grachtenhuis is a museum on the Herengracht in Amsterdam dedicated to the 17th century Amsterdam canals. Here you can see the origin of the canals and its beautiful houses.

Het Grachtenhuis
Het grachtenhuis
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. 

Rijksmuseum
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.

Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

Relaxation

5 MIN

Vondelpark

Walking, cycling, picnicking. You can do it all in our backyard, the Vondelpark. Or just have a drink on a terrace and relax.

Vondelpark
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.

De Melkweg
De Melkweg
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.

Theater De la Mar
DeLaMar Theater

Outside activities

5 MIN

Canal cruise

Discovering Amsterdam from the water gives a completely different view of the city.

Rondvaartboot
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!

Stadsschouwburg
Stadsschouwburg
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. 

Paradiso
Paradiso

Employee tips

20 MIN

Best french fries in town

Eat like a local, discover the delicious French fries.

We Dutchies love it!


Tip from Carla - Receptionist

French Fries
Frites met mayo
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. This is where the city of Amsterdam started.

Tip from Vera - Receptionist

De Dam
15 MIN

Het Blauwe Theehuis

Discover an oasis of peace in the Vondelpark. Although called "tea house", it is now a beer tasting place for Brouwerij 't IJ where you can taste delicious beers from this local Amsterdam brewery.


Tip from Eduard - Receptionist

Tap room 't blauwe theehuis
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20 MIN

Our dear Lord in the attic

Hidden in the heart of Amsterdam's city center is a small miracle: Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Visitors discover a rare, well-preserved canal house from the Golden Age. A surprisingly beautiful museum


Tip from Waseem - Receptionist

Onze lieve heer op solder
Onze lieve heer op solder
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.

Tip from Hans - General Manager

Vondelpark3
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Cycling

1 MIN

Discover Amsterdam per bike

Rent a bicycle from ED and discover Amsterdam in a super relaxed way. Cycle as a real local through the busy city or just in your relax modus through the quiet Vondelpark and stop at a terrace or a museum.

Dame op fiets Vondelpark

Fitness

8 MIN

Fitness

After a day in Amsterdam still energy left for the gym? Take a look at Splash or ask our reception for fitness options.

Fitness
Fitness

University

20 MIN

University

The University of Amsterdam is 20 minutes walking from The ED.

Universiteit Amsterdam

Park

5 MIN

Vondelpark

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


Vondelpark

Train Station

20 MIN

Central Station Amsterdam

Amsterdam Centraal Station is het grootste station van Amsterdam. Voor The ED neem je de tramlijnen 2, 11 en 12. Dichtsbijzijnde halte voor The ED is Leidseplein. Niet alleen om te reizen maar zeker de moeite waard om dit mooie gebouw te bekijken.

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Shopping

15 MIN

De Bijenkorf

Shop till you drop! Amsterdam's largest department store is over 150 years old and is still worth visiting. You shop the most beautiful brands and you can also eat delicious food on the top floor.

De Bijenkorf
De Bijenkorf
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.

The 9 streets
Negen Straatjes
20 MIN

Albert Cuyp Market

Looking around the famous Albert Cuyp market is actually a must, you discover so many new products and you can eat delicious food in the restaurants nearby.

Albert Cuyp Market
Albert cuyp markt
15 MIN

Magna PLaza

Magna Plaza is a small shopping center with a nice food court in the old post office of Amsterdam. Just looking inside is worth it.

Magna Plaza
Magna Plaza
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!

PC Hooftstraat
PC Hooftstraat (Redactionele bronvermelding: Tupungato / Shutterstock.com)