Category: Things To Do
It’s the end of May, but we’re already having a stretch of summer-like weather. Fortunately there are plenty of places to swim in Amsterdam — from official swimming pools and nature areas to wild swimming holes.
Plus: a look at the legality (and dangers) of swimming in the canals, rivers and channels. Updated!
Amsterdam is a walkable city. It’s small enough to easily walk to many of its tourist sights and attractions. While most visitors explore the city on their own, many book a Free Amsterdam Walking Tour.
But are those tours really free? If so, what’s the catch?
It’s never too early to start planning for King’s Day in Amsterdam: it’s the world’s largest street party.
Previously known as Queen’s Day, 2018 will mark the fifth King’s Day, in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
It’s actually a nationwide party, but Amsterdam definitely is the place to be.
The date: Friday, April 27, 2018.
Amsterdam is a freewheeling city, but — contrary to popular opinion — not everything goes. And even some things that are perfectly legal are best avoided. Here is our list of tips.
Opening May 14, 2016, A’DAM Lookout is Amsterdam’s only publicly accessible observation deck.
You’ll have fantastic, 360° panoramic views of Amsterdam and surroundings.
Plug: are you brave enough to take a ride in Europe highest swingset?
Updated! Europe’s highest set of swings — right atop the A’DAM Lookout’s skydeck — will open on August 26.
Whether you are here on a layover, a few days in between other places, or for an extended vacation, no visit to Amsterdam is complete without a canal tour.
Some say it is the best way to see the city. Others says it’s the best way to get from point A to point B.
Specialty tours are popular as well: dinner cruises, or tours with pizza, cheese and wine… whatever floats your boat.
Amsterdam is the most bicycle-friendly city in the world, says American travel agency Virgin Vacations. In its listing of “11 Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World,” Amsterdam ranks number one.
Small wonder. Amsterdam truly is bike heaven.
Founded in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands.
Guidebooks rightly refer to it one of the most pleasant city zoos around, as the whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.
The Vondelpark in Amsterdam is Holland’s most famous and most popular park. Among the rules for this busy park: no nude sunbathing. But you won’t believe what is allowed….
Things to see and things to do in Amsterdam for free.