The American Hotel is located right in the centre of the cultural heart of Amsterdam. The area immediately surrounding the hotel is full of attractions! From various museums, theatres, innumerable shops, restaurants, cafés and so much more!

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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

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. 


11 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.



The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. In 2013, the completely renovated Rijksmuseum opened its doors to the public to show off its breath-taking building, surprising interior, gorgeous exhibits, vibrant events and extensive facilities for young and old. And, of course, don't forget... the famous painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, 'de Nachtwacht - The Night Watch' is hanging here!

15 MIN

Heineken Experience

Maybe one of the most well-known products of The Netherlands: Heineken beer. The Heineken Experience tells you how Heineken beer has become the brand that it is nowadays. A true must-see for beer lovers.

Heineken Experience




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. Our podium is not only for music. From political debates to fashion shows and from scientific discussions to book presentations: For almost 50 years now, we have been a place where performing artists, visual artists, opinion-makers and the public come together. 


DeLaMar Theatre

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.



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'. Our doors are always open!


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.

10 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. 



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



Holland Casino

If you are looking for a bit of relaxation, Holland Casino is the place to be. Holland Casino Amsterdam Centrum is located in the middle of the entertainment area and close to a lot hotspots in Amsterdam. 

Heineken Experience


13 MIN


It is one of the most well known shopping streets of Amsterdam: the Kalverstraat. The street is one kilometer long and it contains shops, shops and more shops. In the street you can find all famous brands. So, success is guaranteed!

15 MIN

The 9 Streets

Between the Leidsestraat and the Raadshuisstraat, 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 shopping street of 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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