The Best Things to do in Amsterdam

By Dana Perkiss

Featuring charming canals, unique experiences, urban parks, and lively markets, it’s no wonder why people love to vacation in Amsterdam.

If you’re in need of some inspiration on what to do in Amsterdam, keep reading for some of the city’s best activities and attractions!

Explore Jordaan

This trendy neighborhood in Amsterdam has risen in popularity thanks to its array of cute boutiques, lively bars, and cool restaurants. Most notably, Jordaan is also where Rembrandt lived during the last years of his life, making it a particularly fascinating place to explore for art-lover’s.

The Van Gogh Museum

Boasting the world’s largest collection of works by Van Gogh, this museum is definitely a must-visit in Amsterdam. More than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 letters by Van Gogh are shown in this museum, as well as some work by other artists including Monet.


Next to the Van Gogh Museum resides the Rijksmuseum, which showcases an extensive collection from Rembrandt as well as other Dutch painters, including Frans Hals. It holds thousands of art works and is the largest museum in the whole country.

Take a Canal Cruise

Enjoy a different view of Amsterdam by treating yourself to a canal cruise! You can either join a tour boat or rent one yourself for a self-guided tour (providing you can drive a boat).

The Heineken Experience

For fans of beer, head to The Heineken Experience for a fun, interactive tour of this former brewing facility. Learn the history of how the beer was crafted, how the company transformed, and, of course, taste some of the delicious beer.

Escape in Vondelpark

Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or simply get away from the noise of the city, Vondelpark is the place to go. It’s the largest green space in Amsterdam encompassing 47 hectares with stunning fountains, sculptures, and more.

Feast at Foodhallen

Indulge your taste buds at the delightful Foodhallen, featuring over 20 stands of delicious cuisine and four bars with craft drinks. From savory dumplings to juicy tacos, this food hall in Amsterdam has something for every palate!


You may also like to read about:

Travel Guide to Amsterdam, Netherlands

20 Free Things to do in Amsterdam

9 Amazing Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

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