Enjoy some helpful tips from Sean and Allison at Joy Ride Tours on all things Amsterdam & beyond.
The Stedelijk opened in 2012 after an extensive renovation. The collection is very international and focuses on design as well as art. See if you can spot the bathtub. If you don't see it, ask a local!
The world's first and oldest sex museum, also called the Venus Temple. A leading museum on the theme of sensual love with an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, recordings, photographs and even attractions. Insider tip: Bring a camera for this one.
The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658 is now a museum. It also contains an excellent collection of his etchings and paintings. Insider tip: Examine the interesting findings from Rembrandt's cesspit and find out why his bed is so short.
The Oude Kerk often hosts exhibitions, and we love the bells that sound every 15 minutes. Insider tip: Try to see a concert in the church as the acoustics are heavenly. If not, go into the Puccini shop at the backside of the church and get a chocolate!
Housed in two perfectly restored historic canal buildings from 1662, the museum houses the oldest Bible printed in the Netherlands (1477) and the first Dutch authorized translation of the Bible (1637). The museum even has aromas to help bring Bible stories to life for visitors.
It's the new kid on the block museum-wise, but there is a lot to learn about how the Amsterdam canals were created and you can find it here. Insider Tip: The back garden offers a view into the shared space that is usually hidden by the building facades.
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." - Ernest Hemingway