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Activities & Attractions

Discover Amsterdam! Where else can you take a canal cruise, visit a working windmill and see elephants – all in one day?


Amstelpark is located within walking distance of the hotel. Inside the park you will find a maze, petting zoo, a large playground, restaurants, minigolf, beautiful gardens and even kangeroos. Amstelpark is truly a magical place for young and old.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling is one of the best ways to get around Amsterdam, and no visitor should leave without experiencing the city’s world famous bike culture. Exploring the city on a bike lets you see more in a day, while blending in with the locals at the same time. Hire a bike at our front office and experience Amsterdam the local way. Our staff is more than happy to help you find a scenic route along the canals.

Canal cruises

Canal cruises are on of Amsterdam’s popular attractions. For anyone visiting for the first time, it’s an excellent introduction to the city’s many sights. There are a number of departure points throughout the city and tours are available in multiple languages, provided by a number of different operators. Whether it’s a one-hour tour, a hop on, hop off-all day or a romantic candlelight cruise, there are plenty of options for every occasion!

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s best known- historical figures. Anne and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis for more than two years in a house on the Prinsengracht. Anne was eventually deported to the Bergen-Belsen camp, where she later died at the young age of 15. Today Anne’s spirit lives through hear diary and the huge number of visitors who come to Amsterdam every year to learn more about her short life. You can visit the house where they lived in hiding at the Prinsengracht.

NEMO Science Museum

If you’re travelling with the young ones, NEMO Science Museum should be on your list! NEMO introduces young and old to the world of science and technology. Its five floors are filled with continuously updated exhibitions, workshops and performances, making it a favorite of kids in Amsterdam. Everything is interactive so everyone can join in with the fun and learning!

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums of the world, attracting visitors from every corner of the globe. The museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh – more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. For both locals and far-travelling visitors, the Van Gogh Museum is a unique and inspirational experience. Visit the museum to see his instantly recognizable impressionist works such as the ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘the Almond blossom’.


No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the Rijksmuseum. Since it first opened its monumental doors over 200 years ago, the museum has been one of the country’s center points to learn and enjoy Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and beyond. The Rijksmuseum has a broad collection of Rembrandt, Vermeer and other well-known Dutch masters. However, it is not just Dutch collections on show, the museum also boasts an impressive collection of other European and Asian art.

Beyond the city center

Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and its own variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Discover Amsterdam’s hidden treasures through its neighborhoods. Go beyond the city center and experience more of the local life our staff is more than happy to give you suggestions.

Novotel Amsterdam City ☆☆☆☆

Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 721 91 79
Fax: +31 20 646 28 23

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