Hen­drikje Cre­bolder, oth­ethedi­rec­to­rof de­vel­op­ment and me­dia at the Ri­jksmu­seum, shares her city favourites.

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I love con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­phy and Foam (foam.org) is great for na­tional and in­ter­na­tional names and up­com­ing tal­ent.

I like walk­ing over the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and re­lax­ing at Am­stelveld, a calm square in the mid­dle of Golden Age canal houses. There’s a lovely flower mar­ket there ev­ery Mon­day.

For me, live con­certs are the best mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ences. Go to Par­adiso (par­adiso.nl) or, to hear the ac­claimed Royal Con­cert­ge­bouw Orches­tra, head to The Con­cert­ge­bouw (con­cert­ge­bouw.nl/en).

Hor­tus Botan­i­cus (de­hor­tus.nl) in the Plan­tage neigh­bour­hood feels like a jun­gle in the mid­dle of the city. It’s an oa­sis of peace and a great place to have lunch.

Am­s­ter­dam No­ord is a lesser-known but beau­ti­ful area with amaz­ing con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture. Take a ferry across the IJ lake then rent a bike for a dif­fer­ent view of the city.

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