Amsterdam’s 10 Best Activities

Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam

When you find yourself in the Netherlands, be sure to visit Amsterdam. This beautiful and culturally rich city has a variety of entertainment to offer.


To explore Amsterdam, walk or hop on a bike. With no less than 800,000 bikes there are more bikes than cars in the city. Cycling is safe, healthy and a lot cheaper than cabs.


City Amsterdam 10 Best ActivitiesGo on an art tour in Jordaan. As you wander through the cozy, narrow streets, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. You’ll be delighted to find a number of antique shops, art galleries, and courtyards.



When in the mood for some serious art, visit Museumplein, home to the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Museumplein features an enormous paddling pool which transforms to an ice rink in winter.


Canal Cruises

Choose one of many canal cruises. As you float through the canals a guide will point out all sorts of beautiful and interesting places.

Anne Frank

Visit Anne Frank’s house at the Prinsengracht. Due to its popularity, it’s recommended book a tour in advance or visit early in the morning.

Gooyer Windmill

If you’re in the mood for a beer, sample one of the organic beers in Amsterdam’s most easy to visit Gooyer windmill and enjoy a 30-minute guided tour.


Relax and go for a picnic in one of Amsterdam’s 30 parks. With 47 acres, Vondelpark is the largest, featuring an outdoor theater, restaurants, bars and a variety of attractions.


Go hunting for bargains or treasures at one of Amsterdam’s many markets. Held all over the city, you’ll find books, knickknacks, vintage items and more for next to nothing.

De Hallen

Feast your taste buds on a variety of food and drink at De Hallen. In this refurbished 1902 industrial building, upmarket street food vendors delight visitors with their tasty creations.


Last but not least, and something not to be missed, visit the Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam’s most famous location to buy tulips and bulbs. 
When looking for a place to stay try Amsterdam’s, Hostel Annemarie. A comfortable and affordable place in the heart of the city.