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Iconic – Papeneiland

Amsterdam Papeneiland View

Papeneiland means Pope Island, this little corner of Amsterdam was called that because when Amsterdam went Protestant in 1578, this patch stayed predominantly Catholic, albeit discretely so! Below the buildings in the photo, right on the corner, is a little cafe called… Cafe Papeneiland which is well worth a pop in for a beer or…

Iconic – Southern Church

View at the Southern Church

This is one of those picture postcard spots of the city, so much so that it was painted by Monet and if you stand on this draw bridge to take a photo of the church, you will be right in the middle of Monet’s painting! Ta da…

The Zuiderkerk was the first church…

Panoramic – EYE – Film Museum Bar/Restaurant

View on at the EYE

I’ve put this in the views section, not the Museums section as it has unparalleled views over the water behind Central Station.

The bar & restaurant are in the museum but free entry and have an amazing view. The super modern building is made up of glass and angular white walls and throws…

Panoramic – SkyLounge at the Double Tree Hilton

Inside SkyLounge

The rooftop bar of the Double Tree Hilton Hotel has the most amazing views of the old city center. The hotel is the glass wedge-shaped building to the east (left) of Central Station. Head through the reception to the elevator and up to the 11th floor. Check the prices on the drinks menu before ordering,…