Amsterdam Summer Guide
Visiting Amsterdam in Summer? Lucky you! This city offers so many fun acitivities in summertime, you’d wish the season never ends. Let me tell you all about it in my Complete Amsterdam Summer City Guide.
When cruising through the canals, enjoying epic sunsets on gorgeous rooftop bars and drinking a glass of wine on a sunny waterfront terrace sound like music to your ears, than make sure to keep on reading.
I’m convinced you’ll love summer in the city just as much as I do!
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Top Activities in Summer
Summer in the city! Let me show you all the fun things you can do when visiting Amsterdam in summertime.
Luxury Canal Cruise
Sit back, soak up the sun and let a trendy open boat with captain show you the historic waterways of Amsterdam. Book your tickets in advance.
Rent A Bicycle
Be like the locals and hop on your bike! It’s the perfect way to explore the city and takes you right through all the parks and neighborhoods. Rent your bike in advance.
Top 3 Hotspots by the water
Treat yourself to a refreshing beer, sparkling wine or yummy cocktail at one of these gorgeous waterfront bars in Amsterdam.
This waterfront bar has one of my favorite terraces to enjoy a drink and some yummy comfort food after work. Pick a spot, soak up the sun and enjoy all the boats passing by.
Inspired by beautiful Paramaribo, Waterkant is the best place in Amsterdam for some for tropical sunbathing, dancing, drinking and eating at the waterside.
Café de Ceuvel
Café de Ceuvel offers a veranda, hammocks and a beautiful ship-wharf waterfront terrace. This sustainable café is a great hotspot for yummy food, drinks, and good music.
Summer Bucket List
1. Take a dive in the Amstel
Did you know that there are a lot of natural outdoor hotspots to enjoy a refreshing urban summer swim in Amsterdam?... Read more
2. Visit Artis at Night
Every Saturday in June, July and August the Royal Zoo Artis stays open until sundown and offers some great spots to eat and enjoy music. You can round off the evening with a special guided tour of the park at twilight… Read more
3. Enjoy a show at the Vondelpark Open-air Theatre
Every summer you can enjoy a great program packed with festivals, dance, cabaret, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music at the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre… Read more
4. Go for cocktails & Sunsets at the Skylounge
Discover the city from a great height while you sip on a delicious cocktail. The best sunsets can be seen from the rooftop bar at SkyLounge Amsterdam… Read more
5. Rent a canoe at the Amsterdam Forest
The Amsterdamse Bos is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day. Go for a swim, rent a canoe and end the day with a yummy barbecue… Read more
Picnic in the Park
Discover all the great parks Amsterdam has to offer. Listed here are the most popular and gorgeous ones, all with great spots for a picnic or barbecue.
The Vondelpark is a beautiful large urban park and a great spot to discover on your bike. Inside you will find a playground, many eateries and even an open-air theatre with various special summer performances.
Westerpark is known for its energetic and creative vibes and offers great spots to picnic and barbecue. The park is adjacent to the Westergas cultural complex where you can enjoy various shows, festivals, and delicious foods.
Oosterpark is considered Amsterdam’s most multicultural municipal park and hosts a great variety of colorful music festivals during the summer. Bring some wine, pick a nice spot by the pond and get your tan on!
Summer Ready Hotels
Take a refreshing dive in a rooftop pool or go for a tan in the park. These hotels are situated at the perfect spots for you to optimally enjoy summertime in Amsterdam.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark
Conscious Hotel Westerpark is located inside the vibrant Westerpark and close to some of the best bars in Amsterdam. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy the city during summertime!
Sir Adam Hotel
Set in the brand new A’DAM tower in Amsterdam, Sir Adam Hotel offers a stunning 360-degree view on the city. By far the best spot to enjoy some epic sunsets!
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam is in the heart of the