Visit one of the just eight remaining windmills in Amsterdam. This isn’t just any windmill – for under the sails of this striking landmark is Brouwerij 't IJ, an award-winning artisan microbrewery with a large outdoor drinking terrace and 30-minute guided tasting tours.
Distance from hotel: 2.5km
the Jordaan’s narrow streets and quaint buildings now make up one of Amsterdam’s most desirable quarters, dotted with independent art galleries, antique shops, courtyard gardens and atmospheric bars and restaurants.
Distance from hotel: 1.7km
One of the citys more local shopping areas is called ''de negen straatjes''. This is a quaint warren of cobbled streets that connect the main canals between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstraat. Here you’ll find over 200 retailers, including a fine selection of independent boutiques, vintage shops and specialty stores selling everything from designer dresses to handmade cosmetics. This shopping area resides in the earlier mentioned Jordaan area!
Distance from hotel: 1.1km
Take a day trip to an authentic fishing village called Volendam. In this village you can see the traditional wooden buildings/homes and sample the freshly caught seafood. While there you can take a trip back in time with a visit to Volendams museum. It houses a quirky assortment of artefacts, traditional clothing and life-sized dioramas, which give you an idea of life in the 19th century.
Distance from hotel: 23km
The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills.
Distance from hotel: 18km