Not to miss

If you like design, you’ll love…

Stedelijk Museum

The bathtub-shaped Stedelijk Museum has an amazing collection of modern and contemporary art. On display are masterpieces by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Malevich. Post-1945 artists include Lichtenstein, Nauman and Warhol.

Van Gogh Museum

Another highlight is the Van Gogh Museum, which holds 200 paintings and 500 drawings produced by the troubled genius.


Yes, you can see Rembrandt’s Night Watch and many other masterpieces including from Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and Steen. The newly re-opened Rijksmuseum has a collection of over 1 million objects.

RijksmuseumEye Film Museum

The Ferry to the Eye Film Museum

Take the Ferry behind Central Station to the new built Eye. It’s a five minute ride across the IJ river. Catch a film or visit the film museum.


Amsterdam’s architecture goes far beyond windmills. Take a walk and explore different facets of Dutch design:

Other fun things to do

Boom Chicago

Boom Chicago is American Improv at its very best. If you like to laugh until it hurts, then visit Boom.  We arranged a special discount of 15 euros per show. For reservations, mail or call 0900-BoomChicago.  Use the promo code: Interaction Design Conference.

Ice skating

Ice skating is the closest the Dutch come to a national religion. There are several ice skating possibilities. There are ice rinks by the Leidseplein, Museumplein and by the Jaap Edenbaan in the east part of town.


WaterloopleinAlbert Cuyp Markt

Dutch (design) shops are filled with whimsical items. Fun neighborhoods and shopping streets are:

Amsterdam City Centre

Further reading

Dutch things you may (or may not) want to eat

Chances are that wherever you live, there are no Dutch restaurants. Here’s why Dutch cuisine hasn’t conquered the world.