27 Unique & Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam

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If you’re currently wondering what to do in Amsterdam, I’m really sorry.

This post is about to make your life really difficult.

Why? Amsterdam is one of those cities that has a little something for everyone, whether your idea of fun is getting drunk on a boat with bottomless cheese cubes, or darting from museum to museum until your sanity begs for mercy.

… Which of course, makes choosing pretty difficult.

But don’t worry! After five unforgettable trips to this beautiful city, I’m a bottomless pit of recommendations and honest opinions, meaning yes – I’m ready to slander some of the so-called “best things to do in Amsterdam” as recommended by most travel guides because (to be very honest with you) I don’t think they best capture the essence of this magical Dutch city.

So, read on for a list of Amsterdam’s top fun and unique activities, from a crazed Amsterdam superfan who won’t quit until everyone sees how wonderful it is.

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1. Hop on a canal cruise

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Looking for THE best, most “Amsterdammy” thing to do during your visit? My friend, it’s time to hurl yourself on a boat.

Is it painfully cliched? Sure. But if there’s one touristy thing you treat yourself to in Amsterdam, a canal cruise is non-negotiable.

It’s the best way to admire the city and get a quick overview of its famous picturesque canals, plus, for bonus fun points, you can book REALLY indulgent ones like this bottomless wine and cheese cruise (which I can vouch for, having done it myself recently!) or this pizza cruise.

My tip? Go at sunset. It’s just dreamy.

2. Visit the Red Light District

Okay, I couldn’t make a list of the most unique things to do in Amsterdam without including the Red Light District, so I’ll get it out of the way.

The Red Light District is an infamous and oft misunderstood part of Amsterdam known the world over for legal prostitution, sex workers in windows, erotic performances, erotic shops and even a whole museum about the history of prostitution.

To be honest, I don’t think this area is a particularly exciting place to visit, unless you’re really into tourist crowds, vape shops, dodging public urination, and the ever-present scent of Mary Jane. Or… you know, actual prostitution. In which case, go wild.

… but hey, the Red Light District is truly one of those things that most visitors feel they need to check off their list. So go, indulge your curiosity, but don’t get your hopes up – I doubt a visit here will be the highlight of your trip.

NOTE: If you want some more context to the Red Light District along with a tour of the city’s famous “coffee shops”, this experience might be what you’re looking for.

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3. Gorge on Stroopwafels

Now, for something a little more my speed – the utter perfection that is the Dutch Stroopwafel.

If there’s one treat you need to try in Amsterdam, make sure it’s this one!

Stroopwafels are a very thin cookie-like treat that are made by sandwiching two thin waffle wafers together with caramel in the middle. They originated in Gouda and are absolutely delicious, especially if eaten while still warm.

As a purist, I must implore you to try a plain one rather than one of the more ‘aesthetic’ ones coated in chocolate and other toppings. A truly excellent Stroopwafel will shine just fine on its own… and they don’t need to be fancy or expensive either.

My personal favourites are the big multipacks you can buy from the supermarket, but shhh – don’t let the foodies know I told you that.

Stroopwafel, Amsterdam

4. Stuff your face with all manner of fried snacks

Amsterdam is known as a city of vice and indulgence, and if your indulgences come in the form of mysterious things deep-fried to oblivion, I have great news!

Dutch food is a true wonder. From chocolate sprinkles on toast for breakfast (Hagelslag) to tiny bite-sized pancakes doused in sugar (Poffertjes), there is no caloric limit to what these magically tall people consume.

Some of the best treats though are the fried ones, and honestly, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam, I’d like to suggest a grand tour of the Netherlands’ most prized snacks:

  • Frieten: Frieten or patat are both Dutch words for fries (or chips) and this is another thing the Dutch do very well. The traditional Dutch serving of fries comes with mayonnaise or you can order ‘patat oorlog’ (which means potato war!) which will come with a mix of mayonnaise, sate sauce and raw diced onions, OR patat speciaal which comes with curry sauce, mayonnaise and (optional) diced onions.
  • Bitterballen: Bitterballen are small, round, deep-fried balls of a kind of beef stew that’s been coated in breadcrumbs, usually served with some mustard to dip them in. There are other varieties to try as well though, including vegan bitterballen.
  • Kroketten: A kroket is mainly a bigger version of bitterballen, with a meat stew coated in breadcrumbs and shaped like a sausage, then deep fried. It originates from the French croquette, but this is the Dutch version!
  • Kibbeling: Kibbeling is the Dutch answer to fish and chips, only they coat the small fish pieces in a very thin marinade/batter and deep fry them rather than using a thicker beer-type batter. They are also delicious, especially with some fries and the typical mayonnaise-based garlic sauce that they are served with. It’s kind of like tartar sauce but not exactly.
  • Frikandel: This is sort of like a Dutch hot dog, although they don’t look as appealing as they actually are! Frikandel is a type of minced-meat sausage that’s usually deep-fried rather than cooked in a pan or on the BBQ. They’re often served with curry sauce on a bun as a broodje frikandel (frikandel sandwich), in pastry a bit like a sausage roll or frikandel speciaal where you just get a sausage topped with diced onions and curry sauce.
  • Kaassoufflé: Think of a crumbed and deep-fried kroket (only flat), and it’s filled with gooey cheese!

5. Get your culture on at the Rijksmuseum

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Let’s take a break from the fun foodie Amsterdam must-dos and move onto a bit of culture, starting with what is quite possibly Amsterdam’s most famous cultural institution: the Rijksmuseum, AKA the national museum of the Netherlands.

The Rijksmuseum is to Amsterdam as the Louvre is to Paris. It’s an astounding collection of 8000+ pieces representing centuries of Dutch art and history, all housed in a grand building that will give you neck pains from all the inevitable oohing and ahhing.

BUT – and I say this with love, do not force yourself to go to the Rijksmuseum if you’re not particularly interested in art and history.

It’s expensive, busy, and quite a time commitment, given the museum’s massive size. If you only have a short time in Amsterdam, I might recommend stopping by to admire the building’s exterior, then focusing on some of the other activities on this list.

If you do decide to go though, here’s my tip – visit just before closing to avoid crowds and don’t miss the hidden library!

PS: One of my favourite Amsterdam fun facts is that there’s actually a branch of the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam Schipol Airport – the first museum to be opened in an airport!

If you’re more into modern art then the nearby Stedelijk Museum may be more your speed – it’s dedicated to modern art and design, with lots of bold and interesting installations.

6. Head to the Van Gogh Museum

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Located a nerdy skip away from the Rijksmuseum is another one of Amsterdam’s most famous cultural must-dos: the Van Gogh Museum.

This is one spot I’d recommend to anyone who is familiar with Van Gogh and is a fan of his work. After all, this is world’s largest collection of his works, with hundreds of paintings, drawings, and letters on display for your nosy perusal.

While here, not only do you get to treat your eyeballs to some of the most famous and well-known paintings in history, they’re all contextualized beautifully with tidbits about Van Gogh’s life story.

If you’re easily moved like me (or perhaps just hormonal – also like me), then this Amsterdam must-do may make you a bit emotional. Bring tissues.

7. Stop by the world’s largest street art museum

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STRAAT is one of the coolest museums in Amsterdam – hands down. It’s located across the River IJ and about a ten-minute (free!) ferry ride from Amsterdam Centraal in the hip NDSM-Werf neighbourhood.

Once you get there, look for the giant mural of Anne Frank and then head inside what was once a ship-building warehouse to see a massive museum dedicated to street art. This huge space is filled with equally large canvases, along with some quirky installation art and sculptures – including a truck hanging from the ceiling with murals on each side of it!

The pieces on display here are truly breathtaking and there are more than 160 artworks by over 150 artists from all around the world. There’s even a cool interactive art piece in one of the side rooms and the café looking out over everything is also a great spot for some refreshment.

8. Visit a quirky museum

Okay, listen – if I were to continue listing every single Amsterdam museum as a must-do, we’d be here for weeks, and I’m sure you want to get back to your loved ones in a timely manner, so let’s just summarize some of the funnier, weirder ones I think you might like.

  • The Pipe Museum | Included in I amsterdam Card: The world’s largest collection of elaborate pipes, tucked away in a little pipe shop. Run by volunteers. Super cute and quirky.
  • The Upside Down Museum | Buy Tickets: Exactly what it sounds like, this museum has been designed so it seems like you are upside down in all the rooms! It’s a wonderful spot if you want some cute and quirky photos for the ‘gram.
  • Kattenkabinet Cat Museum | Buy Tickets: This museum is dedicated to art depicting cats, and it’s absolutely packed with all manner of feline-themed items. From ancient Egyptian cat statues to posters, magazine covers and even a costume from the musical Cats, any cat-lover won’t want to miss this one!
  • Our House: An immersive museum experience dedicated to dance music with exhibitions on the history of dance music along with installations, immersive shows and DJ-curated exhibits.

9. Photograph your heart out

Amsterdam is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities in Europe. Narrow, crooked houses squished against each other, lining picturesque canals as an endless stream of bikes glide over bridges like some kind of utopian postcard?

Honestly, one of the best things to do in Amsterdam is just stare at everything. And drool. I’d be happy spending days doing just that.

But if you’re wondering where exactly to drool, here are some can’t miss photo spots:

  • Damrak: Just outside Centraal Station is the avenue known as Damrak. Here is where you can get a shot of the famous “dancing houses”, a set of crooked canal houses just behind some water where lots of canal tours depart.
  • Dam Square: Amsterdam’s most famous square. Visit the inside of the Royal Palace if you can (buy tickets), but otherwise beware of pigeons here… they are awful!
  • Jordaan: The neighbourhood known as Jordaan is to the west of the city centre, and is known for being one of the prettiest areas of the city. Here are many cute cafés, restaurants, boutique shops, hotels and homes lining canals, making it a lovely spot to wander around.
  • Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug): Amsterdam is known for having many bridges crossing all the canals, but the Magere Brug (which means skinny bridge in Dutch) might be the most famous. This picturesque little wooden bridge featured in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, and at night it’s lit up by lots of little lightbulbs, making it very cute and romantic.

10. Stop by the Anne Frank House 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a list of unique Amsterdam experiences without mentioning the famous Anne Frank House, by far one of the most solemn but important places that the city contains.

Anne Frank was a German-born Jewish girl who was living in Amsterdam when the Nazis invaded, and subsequently spent two years hiding with her family in tiny concealed rooms at the place where her father had worked.

She kept a diary during this period, which was published posthumously by her father (the only member of the family to survive the war) after the family was discovered and she died at a concentration camp.

This book, The Diary of a Young Girl, is one of the most well-known books in the world, and when you’re in Amsterdam you can actually visit the building and rooms where Anne spent those years of her life in hiding.

This was by far one of the most memorable stops on my first visit to Amsterdam, and now (almost a decade later) I can still remember the way it felt to walk within those same four walls where Anne penned her famous diary over 70 years ago. A tough, but important place to visit!

11. Have a bumble through De Negen Straatjes (the Nine Streets)

The Nine Streets are located within the Jordaan right in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site section of canals. This area is most popular for the many independent boutiques, art galleries and cosy cafés, making it a prime destination for some shopping – or just window shopping.

Many of the businesses are located in original canal houses, making it much more charming and traditional than other shopping areas in the city centre. Some of the attractions located within the Nine Streets include the Museum of the Canals, Huis Marseille – a museum for photography, cute (and delicious) cafés like Pluk, as well as a number of lovely hotels.

When it comes to shopping, make sure to visit De SnuifDuif, which translates to ‘the snuff pigeon’ but is actually a luxury perfume boutique rather than a tobacco shop! If you’re into vintage clothing, head to Laura Dols which specialises in 1950s fashion.

12. Enjoy an amazing view

There’s no shortage of places for a view in the city, which is why one of my favourite simple things to do in Amsterdam is simply hunt for the best one!

Here are some spots for the best Amsterdam views:

  • NEMO Science Museum Roof Terrace: The highest square in the city, with great views! PS: The museum is great for kids too, and included in the I amsterdam Card.
  • OBA Library Rooftop: Sweeping views over the city from the café on the top floor, and free to visit!
  • A’dam Lookout: The observation deck on top of A’dam Toren (Amsterdam Tower), which is located directly across the river from Amsterdam Centraal Station.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Skylounge: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel next door to Amsterdam Centraal has a gorgeous rooftop bar called the Skylounge, which is perfect for enjoying a cocktail and some bar snacks while watching the sunset.

13. Visit the world’s only floating flower market 

On Amsterdam’s Singel Canal is a stretch of flower stalls that are all located on floating platforms on the water.

This Bloemenmarkt (which just means flower market) is the only floating market of its kind and a great spot to buy some fresh tulips, tulip bulbs or other tulip-themed souvenirs.

I’ll be honest: this is a very touristy spot… and for the most part, you don’t even realize you’re standing on a ‘floating’ market at all. Nonetheless, it’s a nice spot to quickly browse, especially if you’re aggressively into tulips.

14. Find some peace at the Begijnhof

Hofs (or hofjes – which means courtyards) are basically little gardens surrounded by homes and the Begijnhof is one of the most beautiful in Amsterdam, and the most famous.

It was constructed in the Middle Ages, which means it’s actually located below the modern street level, so you go through a little archway and down into a garden that’s hidden from the surrounding busy streets.

This particular hof was originally a Béguinage, which means it was housing for Beguines – religious women who lived in a community together but took no vows and had more freedom than nuns.

There are two churches located within this inner garden/courtyard area, including one which was constructed as a secret church after the first one was confiscated during the Protestant takeover of Amsterdam in 1578. Today you can visit either of these lovely churches or just enjoy some peace and quiet in the little garden area.

Keep an eye out for the black wooden building, which was one of only two wooden buildings to survive a fire in the 16th century, after which wooden houses were banned in Amsterdam. This one is the oldest wooden building in Amsterdam as it was originally constructed in 1528!

15. Snoop around a canal house

The ultra-slim canal houses of Amsterdam are one of the city’s signature elements, but do you know what’s better than gawking at them from afar?

… Getting to step inside one!

Of course, there are a few ways to do that, including…

16. Snoop around a houseboat

While we’re in a snooping mood, another distinct thing that makes Amsterdam Amsterdam is its multitude of unique houseboats. Plenty of Amsterdam residents live on these boats, as they’re a bit cheaper than an actual house.

Again, here are a few ways to check out the inside of one…

  • Staying in a houseboat yourself: There are many different houseboats that are available as temporary accommodation in Amsterdam, a quick Google search will help you find one that you like!
  • Visiting the houseboat museum: The Houseboat Museum is basically just a houseboat you can go into to have a look around, and it’s very small but it’s a good way to see what it would be like to live on one without actually committing to it.
  • Drinking and dining on a houseboat: Aside from a canal cruise (or the pancake boat!), there aren’t any bars, cafés or restaurants located on houseboats in Amsterdam, probably due to local laws. There is, however, one café called Café P96 where you can take your food and drinks from the main bar to the boat across the pavement and sit there to enjoy the canal. They’re only open for lunch or bar snacks and drinks though. The Botel (a boat hotel) in NDSM-Werf has its own bar but probably isn’t that exciting to visit unless you’re actually staying there.

17. Explore Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter

Looking for more offbeat things to do in Amsterdam? The area between Nieuwmarkt and Plantage was historically known as Jodenbuurt (the Jewish Quarter) and today there are a number of historically important preserved buildings here to explore.

The Jewish Cultural Quarter is an organisation that manages all the places that you can visit here and is dedicated to preserving Jewish culture in Amsterdam.

One ticket will gain you access to the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Historical Museum, The National Holocaust Memorial Hollandsche Schouwburg, the National Holocaust Museum and the Jewish Museum Junior which is especially aimed at young visitors.

You can also visit the library Ets Haim– Livraria Montezinos, the oldest active Jewish library in the world, as part of a guided tour. This entire area is very interesting to visit especially if you want to know more about the life of Jewish people in Amsterdam from ancient times until today.

18. Wander around De Pijp

De Pijp is another cool neighbourhood in the Oud-Zuid (old south) of Amsterdam, which used to be a working-class area but is now a multicultural and bohemian zone brimming with cafés, restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

It’s also home to the famous Albert Cuypmarkt, the largest daily market in Europe which takes place Monday – Saturday from 9.30am until 5pm and is an excellent spot to try some fresh local treats like stroopwafels, as well as affordable groceries, clothing and more.

There are also plenty of Syrian, Moroccan and Surinamese restaurants here, along with Islamic butchers, as well as Surinamese, Spanish, Indian and Turkish delicatessens and grocery stores. Basically, if there’s a food you want, you can probably find it in De Pijp!

Sarphatipark is the lovely green park in the middle of the neighbourhood if you want to go for a walk, otherwise, I recommend checking out Woof & Me (a dog-café!), the Armoury Bar for board games and cocktails, MOAK Pancakes for truly epic pancakes or Coffee & Coconuts for some good coffee.

19. Venture out to Amsterdam-Noord

In the complete opposite direction is the neighbourhood of Amsterdam-Noord, which is directly across the river from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Luckily you can reach it in about three minutes via a free ferry, and from there you can explore A’dam Toren (Amsterdam Tower), the Eye Film Museum and This is Holland.

A’dam Toren features the fabulous viewing platform I mentioned earlier, as well as a swanky revolving restaurant, a cool cocktail bar up high, a hotel, an underground nightclub and a burger joint with foosball and ping pong tables!

This is Holland is a really fun 5D ‘flight simulator’ experience, where you get to ‘visit’ lots of places in the Netherlands in one place! The Eye Film Museum is also really interesting if you’re interested in the history of film.

If you go further via the metro to Noord ‘proper’ you’ll also find a large shopping mall with plenty of Asian supermarkets and restaurants. This is a more residential area so there aren’t any major tourist attractions, but it’s good if you’re trying to hunt down some authentic ingredients or just want to shop at a big Mediamarkt, Hema or Decathlon.

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20. Check out NDSM-Werf

A bit further up the river via a different ferry (it leaves from the same spot as the ones to Noord, so make sure to check the sign) is NDSM-Werf, a former ship-building yard.

This is where the STRAAT street art museum is located in an old ship-building warehouse, but there are a number of artsy attractions and hip places to eat and drink here as well.

NDSM-Loods for instance is a kind of warehouse city where there are lots of little artistic businesses inside another former ship-building warehouse.

There are some great cafés in this neighbourhood as well, including Pllek inside old shipping containers, the Noorderlicht Café, Blast Galaxy which is an old-school arcade hall with games and cocktails or Cannibale Royale for the hard-core carnivores.

NDSM-Werf is also where lots of cool events take place, from dance music festivals to the largest flea market in Europe!

21. Peek Inside the Fascinating Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder

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Looking for something a bit more offbeat to do in Amsterdam? Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder is home to a fascinating secret church, one of many “clandestine churches” that popped up in the 17th century when Catholics weren’t able to worship in public anymore due to the rise of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Built into the top floors of a canal house, this secret attic church is one of the most interesting secrets of Amsterdam, and the audio guide tour which leads you through the many floors offers fascinating insight on the history of the house and what life was like back in the day.

Really, this is one of the few museums where I listened to every number on the audio guide! It’s that good. I highly recommend it.

22. Get cozy in a brown café

One of the funniest quirks about Amsterdam is that they call the places where you go to get weed a coffee shop and the place to get coffee is a café. Then there’s what’s known as a brown café, which is basically like your local pub!

Brown cafés are informal neighbourhood spots that serve beer and usually simple traditional meals. They’re called ‘brown’ cafés because of their typically brown interiors – think lots of dark brown wood and dim lighting. They’re usually much homier and more relaxed option than a posh cocktail bar, so if you’re looking for a chill place to wind down later in the evening, they’re a great option.

Some of the best ones include Café Chris in the Jordaan, Café Ruk & Pluk in Oost and In ‘t Aepjen next door to the Red Light District.

Wondering which one to prioritize? I can highly recommend In ‘t Aepjen. It’s located inside the other still-remaining wooden house in Amsterdam, and if you’re wondering why it’s filled with monkeys, that’s due to the historic fact that sailors used to buy beers with monkeys as currency here during the golden age of the Dutch Empire!

Apparently, there were so many monkeys running around that customers complained about the fleas and they were given to someone who put them in his garden, which then formed the beginning of Amsterdam’s Zoo. Now you can enjoy a drink surrounded by monkeys, without the fleas!

23. Hunt for the tiniest houses in Amsterdam

Once upon a time, those paying attention while prancing down Westerstraat were treated with a quirky little surprise: tiny canal houses wedged between number 54 and 70.

Unfortunately, the houses are no longer there, but here’s a photo to help you visualize their charming cuteness:

24. Stop by the world’s first specialty condom shop

Amsterdam is known for its tolerant attitude to all sorts of vices, including drugs and prostitution, but the city is also serious about…… safety 😉

The Comdomerie opened in 1987, making it the oldest shop purely dedicated to selling condoms, and lubricant.

While you can get many of the regular brands you might expect or want, they also have a wide variety of novelty condoms (that aren’t meant for use, FYI), including Formula One car condoms, a Pink Panther condom and even Matryoshka doll condoms.

It’s perfect if you want a unique, funny and slightly risqué gift to bring home from Amsterdam for someone!

25. Visit Amsterdam’s largest park

Amsterdam has many lovely green spaces, but Vondelpark is the largest and most popular city park.

This park was opened in 1865 and covers 120 acres of space not far from Museumplein. It’s filled with biking and walking paths, as well as wide-open spaces for picnics, a number of cafés, playgrounds, ponds and statues, along with an open-air theatre.

In summer it gets very busy but any time of year is nice to explore the different pretty sections and it’s especially good for dog spotting, as many dog-walkers bring their clients here during the day.

PS: If you’re looking for more scenic green space, I’ve heard Westerpark is beautiful too!

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26. Enjoy Amsterdam’s “Secret Garden Days”

While there are a number of pretty hofjes (or gardens) in Amsterdam to visit, many of the most beautiful are hidden away in private residences.

However, if you happen to be visiting in summer, there is a three-day period known as the Open Garden Days where many of these ‘secret’ gardens are made accessible to the public!

More than 30 different canal houses open their gardens for three days each June (usually the third weekend of the month), and if you purchase a ticket then you can visit each house once during this Friday, Saturday and Sunday period.

You can purchase tickets for this event ahead of time on the Museum Van Loon website, and be prepared to be wowed by some of the most stunning private gardens in Amsterdam!

27. Attend a candlelight concert

And if you’re nosy like me and want to see inside more historic buildings in Amsterdam, here’s a fun hack for you – one magical way to experience them is by booking a candlelight concert!

Long story short: these are concerts they host throughout the year where pretty venues like churches and concert halls are decorated with a bunch of LED candles and have musicians play a gorgeous set list based on the evening’s theme (which can range from Taylor Swift and Coldplay to Hans Zimmer and Vivaldi).

The organizers kindly invited me to the Taylor Swift one in Vancouver recently and I was pretty much on the verge of tears the whole time – Bridgerton vibes to the max! Just be sure to get tickets in Zone A for the best possible experience, and arrive early as seating is first come, first serve within zones.

Click here to see their upcoming concerts in Amsterdam.

NOTE: The venue really matters a lot for these concerts though, so make sure you pick one that’s hosted somewhere beautiful!

Here’s a photo from one of their concerts I went to in Vancouver:

BONUS: Indulge your most shameless inner tourist

Lastly, it has to be said: for better or for worse, Amsterdam is a city that has tons of ‘made for tourists’ activities that most locals would sneer at (as they smugly glide past on their bikes).

But hey, my philosophy with travel is that so long as you’re enjoying it, it’s not a tourist trap, so with that in mind, if you’re still looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam, I’d like to list off some final touristy Amsterdam activities that you might find interesting:

  • Beer Bike Tour | Buy Tickets: You know those giant bike things where everyone is sitting at a mobile bar and also pedalling? You can do one of these while exploring the Sloterdijk district!
  • The Heineken Experience | Buy Tickets: Explore the birthplace of Heineken and tour the original brewery, with some tastings, of course!
  • Madame Tussauds | Buy Tickets: Get up close to famous Dutchies from history, and modern celebrities, made of wax at the Amsterdam Madam Tussauds.
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not | Buy Tickets: Also called “Amsterdam’s weirdest museum”, here you can see all sorts of curiosities and wacky art from around the world.
  • Amsterdam Dungeon | Buy Tickets: This is quite an entertaining way to learn about some of the darker aspects of Dutch history, with live actors and a labyrinth.
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