Nestle in the street-side Koepelcafe to enjoy two of Amsterdam’s greatest pleasures – a good drink and people watching.
With so much to do in this vibrant city, it’s a good thing that the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is located where it is — just a few minutes’ walk from Central Station as well as some of the city’s best attractions. You can stroll, or like a native, bike to one of Amsterdam’s many museums or explore its network of canals by riverboat — or via the city’s many and varied cafés, bars and restaurants. Our Navigator Lourens has all the information and local knowledge you’ll ever need at his fingertips. The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel does not only offer a great place to stay, but also an unique place to meet. The hotel offers a total of 16 meeting rooms with more than 1500 square meters. Meetings and events of up to 650 attendees take place in the unique 17th century domed monument, the Koepelkerk.
- Plush Bedding
- Personal Navigator
- JOYA NYC fragrance
- 24-Hour Fitness Center
- Pub Koepelcafe with Outdoor Terrace
- 17th Century Church for Events & Meetings
- Hotel-Owned Boat Dock
- Parking Garage
- Evenings at Renaissance
- SCOSSA restaurant with Italian kitchen
J.D. William's Whisky Bar
Choose from over 50 varieties of premium whiskey perfectly paired with Asian-style tapas at this trendy bar. Try their Silly Sally cocktail.
A true whiskey connoisseur's haven, J.D. William's Whisky Bar offers the ideal venue to linger over a snifter of fine single malt or craft cocktail in the company of fellow enthusiasts. The crimson-lit shelf behind the bar is their hallmark trait, displaying a globe-spanning collection of liquors. The contemporary chic décor is uncluttered, featuring marble-topped counter seating and sparse wooden tables. Each Glencairn crystal tumbler of whiskey is served with filtered water for the purest experience. You'll find an eclectic collection of labels from craft distilleries to renowned brands like Chichibu, Laphroaig, Jack Daniel's, Glenlivet, Black Dog, Knappogue Castle and Hazelburn here. Team up your drink with delightful bar eats like Korean-style rib-eye tacos or edamame falafel tacos. Opt for bourbon-glazed pork ribs and chicken karaage for something more substantial. Head over on a Tuesday for their weekly "Taco Tuesday" night.
Address:Prinsenstraat 5, Amsterdam, 1015 DA
phone:+31(0)20 362 0663
Shop fairtrade products; this is a nice shop if you are looking for footwear out of the ordinary.
Shop for unisex footwear from Cusco, Peru. This is the place in Amsterdam to buy your very own fashionable high quality handmade footwear from Peru.
Address:Hazenstraat 67, Amsterdam, 1016SN
phone:+31 6 26653580
This museum and shop will tell you everything you need to know about Amsterdam's painted cows.
The Cowmuseum honors the Cow Parade, an art installation that has taken place in more than fifty countries around the world. Large sculpted cows are painted by local artists and then placed throughout a city. In Amsterdam's Cowmuseum, visitors can learn about this incredible public art project and pick up their own miniature painted cow to take home with them as a souvenir.
Address:Leliegracht 4, Amsterdam, 1015DE
phone:+31 20 772 2013
The name says it all: FISH! Looking for an experience and not just a regular dinner? Walk inside and you won't regret!
Pesca is a unique experience in Amsterdam, a trendy and new spot that is sure to excite. Their mission is to make fish affordable again in a nice and cosy atmosphere, they not only want you to enjoy their food, they want to give you a perfect evening.
Address:Rozengracht 133, Amsterdam, 1016LV
phone:+31 20 3345136
This wine bar offers over 100 different kinds of wine from all over the world; walk inside and indulge your senses.
Stuyvesant is located in the former headquarters of the Dutch VOC. This building dates back to 1624. You're sure to find a wine you love from their impressive selection of new and old world wines.
Address:Haarlemmerstraat 75, Amsterdam, 1013EL
phone:+31 20 530 9848
Check out this Dutch restaurant with an atmosphere consisting of past and modern styles.
Lt. Cornelis is a new hotspot for Dutch food. The menu is a modern take on Dutch cuisine. The restaurant is attractively decorated, where they have combined the past with the present successfully.
Address:13 Voetboogsteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 XK
Spend the afternoon learning about Amsterdam's canals.
This beautiful museum will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the canals, how they were built and how they are maintained.
Address:Herengracht 386, Amsterdam, 1016CJ
phone:+31 20 4211656
Looking for the perfect gift? At &Klevering you will always find something unique.
&Klevering has a great collection of gifts that are appropriate for everyone. Here you can pick up home decor, gifts for kids, or even something for yourself. You name it and they will have it.
Address:Haarlemmerstraat 8, Amsterdam, 1013ER
Black and Blue
Boasting a very relaxed atmosphere, this is not your typical steak restaurant.
At Black and Blue they prepare their organic steaks on their own specially developed Josper charcoal grill. Black and Blue is one of those places were you quickly feel at home whenever you dine here.
Address:Leliegracht 46, Amsterdam, 1015 DH
phone:+ 31 (0)20 6250807
A spectacular view awaits you when you climb this tower.
Built in 1638, this famous tower is the highest church tower in Amsterdam. With the great views and the carillon that is played by hand several times per day, de Westertoren is more than worth a visit.
Address:Prinsengracht 281, Amsterdam, 1016 GW
De Appel Arts Centre
This modern art museum and exhibition space embodies the city's fast-paced energy with its innovative and experimental temporary exhibits.
One of Amsterdam's foremost institutions, the De Appel Arts Center is a vibrant hub of activity. The center hosts a number of contemporary art exhibitions through the year, showcasing both established and up-and-coming artists. Exhibits are not limited to any one medium but span everything from painting to sculpture and videos. Performances, lectures and temporary pieces are an integral part of the experience, creating an aura of innovation, learning and discovery for art enthusiasts and professionals alike. This museum is a must visit for all those interested in non-traditional art in all its forms.
Address:142 Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, 1011 AT
phone:+31 (0)20 625 5651
Louis is a great example of a relaxed and cozy café.
Louis has a great location in the heart of Amsterdam. During the summer the terras in front of the door provide a great view over the singel canal. But what makes Louis especially great is the atmosphere, fun staff, and of course the delicious food.
Address:43 Singel, Amsterdam, 1012VC
The menu at this small local breakfast and lunch hotspot will surprise you.
Vinnies uses only organic food from local sources. Everything from their salads to their bread is made with the best ingredients. The menu includes gluten-free dishes and a selection of vegan meals.
Address:Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS, Amsterdam
phone:+31(0)20 233 28 99
In De Wildeman
Fancy a beer? This former beer distillery offers over 250 kinds of beers and it is definitely worth a visit.
In de Wildeman is a true beer hall in the heart of the city center. They won't play any music so that you can speak with your friends and enjoy intimate conversations.
Address:Kolksteeg 3, Amsterdam, 1012PT
phone:+31 20 6382348
Van Stapele Koekmakerij
When you walk into this tiny cookie shop you have the feeling of going back in time.
For months this shop has been looking to create the perfect recipe, constantly trying different types of chocolate, sugar and other special additives. Then finally, after numerous attempts, they knew that they found the most delicious chocolate cookie in the world!
Address:4 Heisteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 WC
One of the oldest ''brown pubs'' of Amsterdam.
Café Papeneiland has a long history that dates back to 1642. In it's cellar you find the end of an escape tunnel that's comes from the other side of the canal where there used to be a hidden Roman Catholic Church.
Address:2 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam
Tales & Spirits
Located in a very small alley, Tales & Spirits is a real hidden gem.
It's not only the great cocktails but it's the whole package, ambience, food, and a fun crowd, that makes Tails & Spirits a place where you can easily linger for hours.
Address:5 Lijnbaansteeg, Amsterdam, 1012 TE
phone:+31 6 55 35 64 67
Come peruse their unique selection of home decor, which focuses on a raw, unrefined aesthetic.
Set apart from more polished selections at other home decor stores, the mission behind Raw Materials is to bring a touch of unrefined beauty into the homes of shoppers. Unpolished, rough-edged home accents make up the bulk of the selection at this unusual store, whether the pieces are made from wood, metal or upcycled materials. For shoppers who want to retain a feeling of naturalness within their living space, Raw Materials is the perfect opportunity to bring a one-of-a-kind piece into your home.
Address:229 Rozengracht, Amsterdam, 1016 NA
phone:+31(0)20 421 3893
290 Square Meters
One of the first shops in the world to sell exclusive NikeID shoes, it offers limited edition pieces, customized apparel, and accessories.
290 Square Meters is famous in fashion circles as one of the rare retailers that stock customized Nike, Freitag, Arc'teryx and Levi’s merchandise. It attracts international travelers and locals alike for its exclusive offerings and limited edition series of footwear, jewelry, perfumes, books and apparel. Its fashion department is renowned for personalized NIKEiD sports shoes. Situated in an old bank vault, it houses both an art gallery and a retail space that offers a delightful fusion of fashion and culture. It stocks labels such as Plethora Magazine, Iron Heart, Bleu de Paname, Garbstore, Andersons and Dagmar. Shop for Selvedge denims, shorts with quirky prints, athletic t-shirts, trendy tops, woven scarves, hats and gloves. It also sells old issues of niche magazines, backpacks, biking equipment, computer accessories and stationery.
Address:3 Houtkopersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam, 1011 NK
phone:+31(0)20 419 2525
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Housed in a historic 19th-century building, this museum offers a unique space to immerse yourself in contemporary photography and art.
Discover avant-garde works by established artists and young talent at Foam. This dynamic art house on the canal is a renowned cultural institution that hosts four major expositions each year, as well as 16 smaller exhibitions on various themes. Discover the multiple facets of photography through interactive workshops, lectures and guided tours. Artists who have displayed their works here include Noémie Goudal, Nerhol, Pieter Hugo and Guy Tillim. The museum features a bookshop, cafe and a library. This is a must-visit for professionals, art enthusiasts and amateurs alike.
Address:609 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, 1017 DS
phone:+31(0)20 551 6500
This modern restaurant features a tea bar, organic salad bar and a seasonal menu that changes routinely. Try their Vegan Rainbow Bowl.
Steps from the Noordermarkt, this 20-seater eatery features country-meets-contemporary decor with light wood flooring, whitewashed walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Savor an array of green salads, home-made soups, desserts, fair trade coffee, smoothies and organic wines here. Opt for the organic chicken gado gado with pak choi, basmati rice, organic egg, green beans and pickled cucumber, or the smoked halibut salad with baby spinach and Asian ceviche - they are rumored to be excellent. Team up your meal with a robust Zweigelt, refreshing coconut water or an energizing power smoothie. Save room for sweets, the vegan sticky toffee pudding is quite a revelation.
Address:34 Westerstraat, Amsterdam, 1015 MK
phone:+31(0)20 370 2733
Bickers aan de Werf
This cozy restaurant offers great options for either lunch or dinner, located on a small marina in the city.
This place has a nice atmosphere and an excellent staff that is sure to impress. The owners have a passion for cooking and crafting dishes made with local products. You are sure to leave satisfied.
Address:Bickerswerf 2, Amsterdam, 1013KX
phone:+31 20 320 2951
Located in the heart of the Jordaan area, this amazing store is all about Amsterdam.
At Haas you will find only things created by people from Amsterdam, so if you are looking for a great slice of Amsterdam to take home with you, Haas is the place to go.
Address:Elandsstraat 121, Amsterdam, 1016RZ
phone:+31 20 6238507