WELCOME TO AMSTERDAM CANAL DISTRICT

The Amsterdam Canal District, a remnant of the Golden Age, forms the heart of Amsterdam and offers a diversity of cultural highlights. All hotels, restaurants, museums and shops on this map are housed in historical buildings within the Amsterdam Canal District. They will give you the chance to experience Amsterdam’s energetic atmosphere that has been established over the past 400 years. Book directly at your hotel an exclusive cruise in a classic saloon steamer or take a trip on one of the open boats of Canal.

Events

21
APR
2020
31
DEC
2020
Gassan 75 year anniversary
01
JUN
2020
29
NOV
2020
World Press Photo 2020 De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
26
OCT
2020
29
NOV
2020
Talking Heads Museum van Loon
26
OCT
2020
31
JAN
2021
In the Presence of Absence Stedelijk Museum
26
OCT
2020
10
JAN
2021
Willem Diepraam, 50 years of Photography Rijksmuseum
10
DEC
2020
03
JAN
2021
Amsterdam Light Festival Amsterdam

Hotels

Wake up energized and refeshed in one of Amsterdam Canal Districts comfortable hotels

Restaurants

Enjoy an outstanding lunch or exquisite dinner in one of our lovely restaurants

Museums

Get acquinted with our culture in Amsterdam Canal District’s fine art galleries or museums.

Shops

Unique shops and boutiques: take home delightful gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

Boats

An unparalleled view of our Amsterdam Canal District. One of the nicest ways to visit our canals

Districts

Distinctive areas to explore. Discover our recommendations in our Canal District.

PARTNER: GASSAN

For the highest quality diamonds, luxury watches and jewelry, visit GASSAN Diamonds! GASSAN has played a crucial role in the history of Amsterdam as diamond City. It was established by Samuel Gassan in 1945, just after the Second World War, as a business specializing in the import and export of raw and cut diamonds. Today GASSAN Diamonds is located in a beautifully restored diamond factory built in 1879. Here, various tours are organized for circa 350.000 visitors a year. Here, visitors can view the diamond polishers at their craft, while multilingual guides explain how to turn rough diamonds into dazzling brilliants. In addition, GASSAN is also an official dealer of Rolex watches, and is very proud of its own unique patented cut: the GASSAN 121.

Different ways to experience Amsterdam as the Diamond City

Discover the history of diamond craftsmanship on the free Diamond Experience tour, where guides will lead you through the diamond factory and explain about carats, colors, clarity, cuts and the GASSAN 121. GASSAN also offers a VIP tour through the diamond factory and the in-house Rolex boutique which includes a glass of champagne, a goodie bag and the chance to chat with a certified Rolex watchmaker. Or take a seat behind the grinder yourself with the Diamond Polishing Experience, where you can apply the final facets to your own diamond!

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