The oldest zoo in The Netherlands, magnificent flora and fauna, interactive museums and the most fun shopping street can all be found in Amsterdam-Oost. All these places are within walking distance of Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark. Read about all the highlights of Amsterdam-Oost and discover why you need to visit this part of the city.

Nature’s wonders

Oosterpark

The Oosterpark has been a place to relax, exercise and enjoy nature for over a hundred years. The design by landscape architect Leonard Springer is inspired by the English landscape style. In the park you’ll find a winding pond containing a small island. You will also find sunbathing areas, a playground and a children’s play pond here. A special feature is the speaking stone. Every Sunday at 13:00h you can speak your mind here.

Opening hours: 24/7

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 2 km

Hortus Botanicus

In Hortus Botanicus you can enjoy the wonderful plants year-round. The Hortus started in 1638 as a medicinal herb garden. Doctors and apothecaries studied these here. Medicinal herbs can still be found here, but the gardens and greenhouses contain so much more. Admire plants we thought were extinct like the Wollemi plant, make sure not to stand too close to the carnivorous plant or watch the fluttering butterflies in the butterfly house.

Opening hours: Every day from 10.00 to 17.00 h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 2,6 km

Artis

The eldest zoo In The Netherlands can be found in the heart of Amsterdam. Be surprised by the many animals that live with each other at Artis. Watch giraffes along with zebras and kudus on the Savannah, see monkeys swinging around the historic monkey house and walk among tropical fish in the monumental Aquarium.

Opening hours: Every day from 09.00 to 17.00 h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 2,1 km

Go on a shopping spree

Czaar Peterstraat

The best shopping street in Amsterdam is the Czaar Peterstraat. Shops in a wide variety can be found here. Independent fashion boutiques, deli’s and interior design stores are just the tip of the iceberg. A must-visit is the Pindakaaswinkel. They sell many different kinds of peanut butter here and various related items for the real peanut butter fans. You’ll find the original gooey goodness, but also original flavours such as date and cinnamon or chili pepper and lemongrass.

Opening hours: Vary per store. The best shopping days are Friday and Saturday.

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 500 m

Dappermarkt

6 days a week the Dappermarkt is the place-to-be. Every day there is something new to discover here. There are over 250 stalls with vendors that change on a daily basis. Visit the Dappermarkt for your groceries, a new outfit or a remarkable piece of art.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 1,3 km

Waterlooplein

Go on a treasure hunt at the world-famous flea market on Waterlooplein. There are 300 stalls here with items such as vintage camera’s, second-hand books, jewellery, art and clothing. Also pay a visit to the food trucks for a (international) snack.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 18:00h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 2,8 km

The most entertaining museums

Scheepvaartmuseum

Immerse yourself in the maritime world at the Scheepvaartmuseum. You’ll find the largest collection in the world here. Step on an authentic VOC ship, visit a steamship, go on a virtual reality journey, discover the story of the whale and much more. The Scheepvaartmuseum is a fun-filled day for young and old.

Combine a visit to the Scheepvaartmuseum with an overnight stay in the Spa Room at  Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark. Here you will see a beautiful VOC ship on the wall.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 1,8 km

NEMO

Become fascinated by science and technique in NEMO. Here you will learn the basic principles in an interactive way. The visitors are invited to research and discover the world surrounding us. In this museum you’re constantly doing things – from experiments in the lab to the construction of technical products.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:30h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 2,9 km

Tropenmuseum

The Tropenmuseum is located in one of the most beautiful monuments of Amsterdam-Oost. Each object in the museum tells a human story. These stories are about universal themes such as grieving, celebrating, decorating, praying or fighting. You will become curious about the enormous cultural diversity in the world. In the Tropenmuseum you will discover that despite the differences we are all the same… human.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00h

Distance from Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark: 1,7 km

All the highlights of Amsterdam-Oost are within walking distance of Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark. Read all about this unique wellness hotel.

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