things to do in amsterdam

There are so many things to do in Amsterdam, we aren’t able to put them all in one post. But, we listed ten of our favourite to do things. Of course, some of them are cheesy, but others definitely unique. What are the things that you would like to do? Let us know in the comments!

1. TAKE THAT CHEESY CANAL PICTURE

We all know you want to. Don’t be ashamed of it. Take one, ten or hundred pictures of you (and your, friend, mum, dad, lover) with the canal backdrop. It makes a gorgeous picture and an easy souvenir for when you head back home again.

2. FEEL LIKE A REAL ‘AMSTERDAMMER’

Yes, there are plenty of highlights to visit in Amsterdam. Though everyone wants to feel like a local when they’re on a trip, instead of just being around them. Get to know the real contemporary culture and go on a (private) guided tour with us. Maybe you’d like to experience the up-and-coming Amsterdam Noord neighbourhood?

3. WINE AND DINE IN THE SKY

One of our favourite restaurants is Moon. Here, you can have a fancy dinner with a panoramic view. This restaurant makes a 360 degrees spin in two hours. The signature chef of this restaurant is Jaimie van Heije, a well-known chef in the Netherlands.

licorice dutch candy

4. GO ON A DUTCH SWEETS HUNT

Everyone knows the stroopwafel. This delicious Dutch waffle is hard to miss in Amsterdam. For true daredevils though, we recommend liquorice. We’re curious if you like it! Another, less famous, cookie is our spiced biscuit: speculaas. You’ll probably like that one instantly!

5. DO A LITTLE DANCE, HAVE A LITTLE RAVE

Amsterdam is loaded with a lot of great clubs where you can dance the night away. You might have already heard of Escape, Melkweg, Panama or Paradiso. But did you know that there’s a great (techno) club in an old school building? At ‘de School‘ you can dance until you can’t in the basement of what used to be a school.

6. VISIT SMALL VILLAGES BY BIKE

Near Amsterdam are a lot of typical Dutch small villages with lots of meadows and cows around them. You can easily visit them by bike. We can show you around during a three hour or full day tailor-made tour, if you like. It is our favourite on this “Things to do in Amsterdam” list, even though it’s not in the city.

7. GO TREASURE HUNTING AT A VINTAGE MARKET

It is the biggest flea market of Europe: the IJ-Hallen. You will find this market every two to three weeks, at the NDSM area. A great event for everyone who loves a flea market, good bargain or treasure hunt. Not a market kind of person? There are also tons of vintage shops at the nine streets: Laura Dols for instance.

8. FIND THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE NEON LIGHTS

Neon lights are, without a doubt, our favourite city lights. Fortunately, there are many of them in the city. You can find this ‘and breathe’ sign at the outside of the Kimpton de Witt hotel. Do you want to find more? There are a lot near the Rembrandt square.

9. BUY YOURSELF SOME TULIPS

Every room needs flowers. Why not having flowers in your room during your city trip? Tulips are typical Dutch, but the flower stands in Amsterdam have limitless bouquet options. A great way to make your hotel room or rented apartment feel like it is your own place.

10. VISIT LOCAL BREWERIES

The Heineken experience is probably one of the most visited beer experiences in Amsterdam. If you are a real beer lover though, there are a lot of local breweries you should explore. Enthusiastic beer makers are looking forward to let you taste their beer. Let us take you to several local breweries on a three hour tailor-made tour and let us know what you’re looking for in a beer.

OTHER GREAT THINGS TO DO IN AMSTERDAM

Of course there are a lot of other great things to do in Amsterdam. You can visit a contemporary art exposition in the MOCO, have drinks in one of our many cocktail bars or just wander around the city and be surprised by beautiful back alleys. The options are uncountable!

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