Amsterdam has an abundance of outdoor art, including this sculpture…
Category: What to See & Do
Things to Do and See in Amsterdam
Do and see more in Amsterdam for less with the I amsterdam city card:
This card give you access to all major Amsterdam highlights:
More than 70 museums
City-wide public transport
Free bicycle rental
Free canal cruise
Discounts at restaurants, attractions, concerts
Amsterdam is a city best explored with a good helping of serendipity, aided by some pre-trip planning. There is so much to do and see, both on and off the beaten path.
The museums are a big draw, of course. So are the canals. A walk along the Prinsengracht or Brouwersgracht, for instance, will create lifelong memories (not to mention countless Instagram-worthy photos). And a canal cruise indeed remains one of the best ways to discover the city. It remains not just the most popular tourist attraction in Amsterdam, but in the entire country of the Netherlands.
Then there is the nightlife — anything from pubs and restaurants, to theaters and discotheques.
Ask people who have been there what to see and do in Amsterdam. You’ll get more tips and suggestions than you’ll have time for. But realize there’s something new to discover around every corner. A unique shop, a special neighborhood bar, a restaurant favored by the locals, and so on.
Start browsing these articles if you need some inspiration on what to do and see in Amsterdam:
Dutch distiller Bols is opening a museum dedicated to Jenever — the juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Flanders, from which gin evolved.
The Jewish Historical Museum is not satisfied with just presenting a historical survey it also wants to show how historical developments have influenced life today.
The Jewish Historial Museum in Amsterdam first opened its doors in 1932.
Things to see and things to do in Amsterdam for free.
Museum Het Schip is located in one of the best examples of the Amsterdam School architectural movement of the early 20th century.
Amsterdam museum: 17th century ‘hidden’ church, merchants house, and 17th century religious artefacts