Things to do in Amsterdam


With world-class museums, quirky festivals, inspiring theatre, live music, laid-back bars and exquisite restaurants, Amsterdam offers an everlasting abundance of ways to keep you entertained!


Perhaps the best reason for visiting Amsterdam: it's excellent variety of world-class museums. Whether it's the century-old marvels of the Rijksmuseum, the masterful mind of Vincent van Gogh, or the fascinating modern and new age arts of the Stedelijk Museum; no holiday to the land of tulips, windmills and canals is complete without gazing at our unmatched art.


No wonder our city has been graced with the honorable nickname: Venice of the North. The streets of Amsterdam would not be as beautiful without the stunning backdrop of it's 165 canals. Take an unforgettable boat trip on the Prinsengracht, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise on the Keizersgracht, or gaze at our capitol from a unique view from the seat of a private boat cruise. Satisfaction guaranteed.


Simply put, Amsterdam offers an abundance of wonderful attractions and jaw-dropping sights. Whether you are young, wild and free, an experienced culture seeker or anything in between: this city has it all. Easily reachable on foot or, how else, on a rented bicycle. Venture outside the city limits to explore our renowned windmills, tulip fields and fishing villages.


Our capitol is a lovely place to discover on your own. However, Amsterdams true jewels are best discovered through our many experts. Walking tours, bus trips and boat adventures will show you the secrets of the city, and the hard-to-find gems far beyond our city borders.


There are many sides to Amsterdam, although none more sensational than our sky-high level of culinary standards. With over 4500 locations to tingle your senses, you will not leave here hungry or thirsty. Experience Dutch 'gezelligheid' in our typical 'brown bars', dine like a royalty in one of our nine Michelin-star restaurants or travel the world in the astonishing variety of international kitchens.


Innovation and creativity is what Amsterdam is all about. Browse our trendy districts, like The Pijp and 'The Nine Streets', for young, international designers, offering their promising up-and-coming brands. But don't miss out on the high life in the Kalverstraat and the Nieuwendijk either, home to the world's greatest fashion outlets and big brands.


Escape the hustle & bustle of the city chaos and flee into the realms of relaxation. Amsterdam is blessed with an extensive range of high quality beauty centres and wellness treatments. From short but intense massages to multiple days of heavenly pampering, find all you need right here.


Ready to get moving? Come to Amsterdam for a run in our beautiful parks, a game of world class soccer in the Amsterdam Arena or a high-energy bicycle ride along our picturesque canals. Try stand-up paddleboarding on our historic waters, maybe even ice-skate on them in the wintertime or release the gymnast in yourself in of our buzzing Freerunning-spots. Or, venture outside the city for even greater adventure. Every activity you can think off is up for grabs!


This century old city is a never-ending goldmine for lovers of architecture and design. Each 17th-century canal house is unique and worthy of a gaze, but there is so much more. The iconic style of Amsterdam School runs through the city. Other historic elements, like Renaissance and Gothic, flow hand-in-hand with modern-day masterpieces. See it to believe it.


Thought Amsterdam was only fun for aging adults and party-seeking youngsters? Think again! The range of kid's theater shows, playful restaurants, fun activities and creative children's stores is bound to excite kids of any age. Visit the renowned ARTIS-zoo and spend some unforgettable family time in Amsterdam!


Fancy a sunny walk in the park, a Dutch pancake in the forrest or a romantic picnick in the great outdoors? You've picked the right city. Nature lovers can eat their heart out in and just outside of Amsterdam. Famous for it's beautiful parks, Amsterdam is one of Europe's greenest cities. Short trips out of the city are rewarded with glowing dunes, marvelous national parks and the world-famous flower fields.


With its picturesque canal network, rich history and vibrant cultural scene, the capital of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most unique city des...