101 Things to do in Amsterdam

Looking for fun things to do while visiting Amsterdam? Then make sure you check out this new extensive city guide with all my favorite thrillseeking, fun and educational adventures.

Keep reading to find out which canal cruises are fun to book, where to get the best views of the city and which museums you definitely shouldn’t skip.

I hope this guide will help you plan your best trip to Amsterdam and I can’t wait to hear about all about it!

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Attractions & Activities

Swing over the edge of the city, taste all the famous cheese or visit one of many amazing museums Amsterdam has to offer.


Enjoy the best 360° panoramic view of the city and swing a stunning 100 meters above the ground on Amsterdams’ newest attraction A’DAM Lookout. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Moco Museum

Moco is Amsterdam’s newest and coolest boutique museum and the go-to place for fans of modern and contemporary arts like Banksy and Andy Warhole. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Hortus Botanicus

Visit one of the oldest botanical gardens in the heart of Amsterdam. After discovering thousands of plants you can do some gift shopping and enjoy a nice lunch in the Hortus Store & Cafe.  

Save Big On Top Attractions

Get free entrance to the best museums and attractions plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport in Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card.


This is Holland

At This is Holland you can enjoy a unique 5D Flight Experience. Fly like a bird over Dutch landscapes and must-see locations and discover the beauty of The Netherlands from the air. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Royal Zoo Artis

Welcome to the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Say hi to all the cute animals and make sure to visit the Planetarium and Micropia to learn more about life on our planet. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.


This museum is a masterpiece by itself. Besides the gorgeous architecture you can find many famous paintings here, such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Amsterdam Museum Guide

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Top 5 Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

1. Dutch Authentic Boat Cruise

See the best of Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage Site from a 100-year-old salon Dutch boat with live commentary from your knowledgeable captain. Get tickets

2. Candlelight Cruise

Discover the canals of Amsterdam by candlelight on a romantic cruise with unlimited wine and traditional Dutch cheeses and charcuterieGet tickets

3. Small Open Boat Tour

Avoid the big crowds and experience Amsterdam like a local. This small open boat can reach the parts of Amsterdam’s 17th-century canal system that no other boats canGet tickets

4. Hop-On Hop-off Canal Tour

Stop off at all the major sights and hop back on when you’re ready for the next. With 6 stops, this tour will take you wherever you want to go. Get tickets

5. Pedal Boat Rental

Cycle through the water by yourself and explore the Amsterdam canal system with the ultimate freedom. Enjoy the unique perspective and try not to get lost in the maze! Get tickets

Typically Dutch Activities

We Dutchies love our cheeses! Have you tried them all?

Genever Tasting

Find out how genever conquered the world during the Golden Age at The House of Bols and enjoy a yummy cocktail in the revolutionary Mirror bar after the interactive tour. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Dutch Cheese Tasting

Taste five traditional kinds of Dutch cheeses during a Dutch Cheese Tasting in an authentic Dutch cheese shop and get educated by a hostess in traditional Dutch clothing. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

Heineken Experience

If you love Heineken than make sure to visit the original brewery in the city center. Enjoy a sensational interactive tour and get yourself a nice chilled beer afterward. Skip the line and book your tickets in advance.

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Exploring the City

Discover all the beautiful sights, neighborhoods and parks Amsterdam has to offer.


This cultural hotspot in Amsterdam is always buzzing. Unwind in the park, enjoy a nice meal in a cozy restaurant or experience Amsterdam’s nightlife in one of the many bars you can find in Westerpark.

Flower Market

Although it’s a pretty popular tourist attraction, I think the Amsterdam Flower Market is still worth a visit. Shop for some tulip bulbs and don’t forget to take some cute Instagrams with floral backdrops.

Red Light District

When in Amsterdam, you must visit the Wallen. Discover the secrets of the Red Light District at the Museum of Dutch Prostitution, where you can sit in the window under real red lights and pose for a photo.

Get Your Unlimited Travel Pass

Enjoy the ease of unlimited use of the GVB Public Transport System and take the tram, metro or bus to all your favorite hotspots. You can buy a pass for 1 to 7 days.


Museum Quarter

The most important museums can be found in the Museum Quarter of Amsterdam. Make sure to check out Museum Square and all the great architecture that surrounds it.

The Pijp

During the day you can enjoy some delicious Stroopwafels at the Albert Cuyp Market. At night this place transforms into the perfect cozy spot to enjoy a yummy local craft beer.


The oldest park of Amsterdam is the best spot to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Grab a coffee and watch all the locals walking their dogs and enjoying the sun.

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Top 10 Amsterdam Hotspots for Tea Lovers & Sweet Tooths

Fancy a cup of tea dear? Well, you’re in luck because Amsterdam counts plenty of cute tea hotspots and can definitely satisfy all your Chai and Matcha cravings. Keep reading to discover the best places for some truly delicious (afternoon) tea.

15 Most Instagrammable all-day Breakfast Places in Amsterdam

Craving some real Dutch pancakes, a big yummy milkshake or a healthy smoothie bowl? You’ll find all that and more in my Top 15 All-Day Breakfast Hotspots in Amsterdam!

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14 Most Instagrammable Food Spots in Amsterdam

From stroopwafels to avocado art and colorful bubble tea. These delicious snacks and dishes will definitely make your Instagram followers double-tap!

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Jewish Quarter

The Amsterdam Jewish quarter is located near Waterlooplein and known for its gorgeous architecture. Make sure to explore the 4 museums that tell you all about the cities’ Jewish history.


The area around Leidse Square has some great spots to grab a cheap bite to eat. Visit this place at night and you’ll be sure to find an awesome party going on in one of the many bars there.

Dam Square

Take a snap at the Dam Monument and enjoy the street performers on the big square. You can also visit the Royal Palace and Madame Tussauds if you’re up for it!


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