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Enjoy some helpful tips from Sean and Allison at Joy Ride Tours on all things Amsterdam & beyond.

Hemp and Hash Musuem

Hemp and Hash Musuem

This museum offers visitors extensive documentation on the historical and modern uses of cannabis, as well as its medicinal, religious and cultural applications. Insider tip: Joy Ride Tours offers fantastic Cannabis Tours!

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

The hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary is a well-known museum. See where eight people spent years in hiding and learn about those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is among the original objects on display. Insider tip: Make a reservation online and skip the long line.

The New Church

The New Church

De Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), located on Dam Square, is famous for its exhibitions. World Press Photo is held there annually, and shows change regularly throughout the year.

Museum of Bags and Purses

Museum of Bags and Purses

This museum displays the history of the handbag from the late Middle Ages up to the present. The collection provides a fascinating picture of how the bag has changed over the centuries in terms of function, form, material and decoration.

Jewish Historical Museum

Jewish Historical Museum

Religion, culture and history of the Jewish people in the Netherlands and its former colonies are the main focus of the museum's collection. The museum has over 13,000 works of art, ceremonial items and historical objects. Insider tip: Additional objects in the stored collection can be viewed via the website.

Rijks Museum

Rijks Museum

Opened in 2012 after ten long years of renovation, the Rijks houses masterpieces from Rembrant and Vermeer. It is also the only museum in the world with a bike path through its center! Insider tip: Lovely cafe inside with good people watching.

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