Amsterdam's compact center holds an incredible variety of top-notch museums. Get on a rental bike, water taxi, or hop-on hop-off bus, and make your way to these essential cultural attractions.
This is Holland
Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam, 1031 KS
Visitors are guided through two introductory stages before entering the flight simulator, which uses cinematic visuals, sounds, smells, and wind, to create the illusion of free flight. Book your ticket in advance to guarantee entry at a time that suits you, or take advantage of package deals that combine THIS IS HOLLAND with other integral Amsterdam experiences—such as a canal cruise or the A’DAM Lookout—for a discounted price.
Things to Know Before You Go
THIS IS HOLLAND is ideal for travelers with limited time in the Netherlands.
People who are pregnant, shorter than 100cm, or younger than four years of age are not permitted to ride the flight simulator.
Do not ride the flight simulator if you suffer from motion sickness or balance disorders.
Wheelchair users must be able to transfer into the ride seat independently or with the help of a personal companion.
How to Get There
THIS IS HOLLAND is located directly across the IJ bay from Amsterdam Centraal. A free shuttle connects the station with Buiksloterweg station on the river’s north bank and departs every few minutes. There’s a paid parking lot between THIS IS HOLLAND and the EYE Film Institute.
When to Get There
The attraction opens daily, except major national holidays, with extended hours during summer. The whole experience takes about an hour, making it ideal for a rainy day. Be aware that the attraction can get very busy, especially after midday, so book tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line.
An Afternoon in Overhoeks
With such a high concentration of attractions, it’s easy to spend an afternoon just exploring the Overhoeks area. You can follow up your flight experience with a ride on Europe’s highest swing at the A’DAM Lookout and take time to browse the EYE Film Institute’s exhibitions, before unwinding with a drink in one of the A’DAM Toren trendy venues. Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s creative scene at the Tolhuistuin culture hub.
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