Best things to do in Amsterdam
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Fun things to do in Amsterdam in every month
It doesn’t matter which month you decide to visit Amsterdam – there’s always something to see or something to do. During some months you might need to bundle up a bit more so your ears don’t get cold during a canal cruise, while other months you need to have an umbrella with you – or buy a museum ticket and be ready to change your plans when it starts pouring down. Choose the month you’re visiting below – for each month we’ve listed up tons of things you can do in Amsterdam!
The best things to do in Amsterdam with Amsterdam Canal Cruises
If you’re looking for the best things to do in Amsterdam … look no further! At Amsterdam Canal Cruises, we offer a broad range of tickets for all sorts of experiences in Amsterdam. From walking in Anne Frank’s footsteps in the Jewish Cultural Quarter to checking out Van Gogh’s earlier work in his namesake museum, you can buy all those tickets here, at Amsterdam Canal Cruises. And of course, like our name suggests, we also offer tickets for incredible canal cruises in Amsterdam.
Whether you’re visiting Amsterdam for the first time or for the 14th time, we assure you the statuesque canal houses and bubbly spirit of the city will keep you enthralled. There’s just so much to see and to do! Of course you have to see the ‘classic spots’ such as Dam Square, the Red Light District at night, the Heineken Experience or the Anne Frank House. But there’s so much more to discover!
Visit a museum in Amsterdam
On a rainy day – and we can’t deny there are many! – you can for instance visit one of the many museums in Amsterdam. On days the Amsterdam weather isn’t your friend, you can learn everything about living on a East Indian ship at the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) or about science at the NEMO Science Museum. Are you more into art? Visit the Van Gogh Museum, or the Rijksmuseum with the largest collection of art in the country. Other interesting museums are the Rembrandt House Museum, the Heer op Solder Museum (“Lord in the Attic Museum”), the Moco Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Eating and drinking in Amsterdam
Of course, your time in Amsterdam isn’t complete without trying some of the typical Dutch foods, think of bitterballen or poffertjes! Or will you try herring in the traditional Dutch way? Tilt your head, hold the tail of the herring in your hand and enjoy! And if you love cheese, you’ll love being in the Netherlands. Book our Henri Willig Kaasproeverij, a cheese tasting with the best Dutch cheeses. Yummy! If you’re not the biggest fan of Dutch food, don’t worry. Amsterdam is an international city where you can enjoy a plethora of dishes from all over the world. From dim sum to dishes from Indonesia and Suriname, there’s a lot to discover.
And did you know that in Amsterdam craft beer is super popular? You’ll notice that in the bars and restaurants! Often you’ll spot sentences like ‘brewed in Amsterdam’ on your drink menu. You can even visit multiple breweries in Amsterdam.
See the canal belt
The Amsterdam canals are one of the most known attractions in Amsterdam. No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a boat tour on the canal ring. Gawk at the gorgeous old canal houses, see the Amsterdammers bike past you and listen to the history of this incredible city with a guide or audio guide. Looking for a canal cruise? We offer multiple fun boat tours for adults and kids! Check out our City Canal Cruise, our Kids Cruise and our Evening Cruise!
Enjoy more tours and attractions in Amsterdam
Are you looking for things to do in Amsterdam where you can really dó something? Then take a look at our tours! You can for instance choose one or make your own walking tour by combining a visit to some of the city’s main attractions. We recommend a visit to the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam and then walk a short distance to the Amsterdam zoo: Artis Amsterdam. These are both located in the neighborhood of the ‘Plantage’, so you don’t even need public transport. Of course, if you want to roam free in Amsterdam, that’s also a possibility. We recommend the Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp or the charming area of the Negen Straatjes (“Nine Streets”). It’s also worthwhile to take the ferry to North, where the former shipyard NDSM is now a fancy neighbourhood that monthly holds the biggest flea market in Europe!
Things to do in Amsterdam ánd outside of the city
If you’re visiting Amsterdam and you have some extra time, we recommend a day trip from Amsterdam. You can for instance visit the iconic Zaanse Schans during a half day trip or during the tulip season you can visit the Keukenhof gardens. Take a look at our tours around Amsterdam and plan your trip now!
All of the fun things to do in Amsterdam can easily be booked online on our website. What are you waiting for? Time to visit Amsterdam!