The most desirable location for a self-respecting regent or mayor was the Gouden Bocht Golden Bend after Leidsegracht, developed after and now home to banks and insurance companies.
There are outdoor events and celebrations on the square all year, including a skating rink from November to February.
If you like none of them, you are free to leave without having to pay.
Begijnhof Also known as the secret garden with one of the two wooden houses still left in Amsterdam.
The ownership of the windows is divided between many small landlords.
For Lunchtime Concerts in the Recital Hall you will require a ticket, which is free of charge.
More adventurous visitors might be intrigued by the city's famous red light district, in the old town area, with its window displays and sex shops.
This place is a brewery and restaurant in one.
For a more elaborate overview also check out our blog post on things to do with kids in Amsterdam.
There are semi-open boat trips, in-depth cruises for people who want to see every unrequited love friend of the canals, dinner cruises, unlimited drinks cruises, cocktail cruises and no end of combined experiences.