View Map of Amsterdam, larger view
- Book a hotel in Amsterdam
You can view their locations on a map. Wondering what area to stay in, or which hotels we recommend? See our Hotels Guide.
- Book a hostel in Amsterdam: Often less expensive. Group bookings possible as well.
Many of the articles in Dutch Amsterdam include links to — or have embedded — Google maps customized for each entry.
That way we can provide you with relatively uncluttered maps.
The map you see above is also powered by Google. As with all Google Maps, you can zoom in and move the map around with the options at the top left, or select a different view with the buttons at the top right. The markers shown are linked to pages within the Dutch Amsterdam website. We’ll be adding more markers as we go along.
This map is presented as part of our Amsterdam Guide, which provides basic tourist information.
Understanding Amsterdam Street Names
As in many other places, the names of streets, squares, lanes, markets, canals and neighborhoods often convey a historic meaning. Throughout Dutch Amsterdam we try and explain these names whenever we think doing so adds to your understanding of historic and modern Amsterdam.
Here, though, we’ll briefly tell you what the suffixes attached to the street-names mean — making it easier to understand the above map, or the map in your Amsterdam Guide Book:
|achterburgwal||rear fortified embankment|
|schans||earthen defense wall|
|voorburgwal||front fortified embankment|