Things to do in Amsterdam

The best sights, attractions and things to do

Amsterdam I love. Marvel in all its 17th century beauty. Known for its abundance of cyclists, artistic beauty, canals, gable houses, windmills and culture, it’s always a top visit for any tourist. When visiting, here are must things to see and do while in Amsterdam. So hop on your bike, walk or drive. Discover this great city. We hope you have an Amsterdam good time.

Amsterdam Museums

Amsterdam Museum

Home to a variety of world famous museums and galleries, you cannot help but visit the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedelijk Museum. Located in museum square, The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. Founded in the 1800’s the museum has over 8000 objects on display from art and history. The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular to visit in Amsterdam and the world. Dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the museum is home to over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. Stedelijk Museum is one of the most innovative and interesting museums of modern art in the entire world. Situated within museum square, the museum displays works from the 20th and 21st century of modern and contemporary art and design. The museum displays the works of Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and many more.

Spring Time in Amsterdam

Spring time in Amsterdam

One of the best times to visit Amsterdam is in the spring. Marvel at Mother Nature has she awakens Amsterdam into a colorful vibrant city. Looking for tulips or your favourite flower? Visit the world-famous Amsterdam flower market where you are bound to find something you like. Another top attraction is the flower strip. From Leiden to Haarlem, colourful arrays of flowers are on display for your enjoyment. The best time to visit is from mid-March to mid-May. Another big attraction is the Keukenhof Gardens which displays an impressive 7 million bulbs over 32 hectares.

Amsterdam Guided Tours

There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam that sometimes it's hard to decide on that to do. Guided tours or excursions can help. How about a canal cruise? Whether you are a first time visitor or a returning visitor, Amsterdam has 165 canals that gives you a stunning view of the city. Up for a bike ride? Do as the locals do and hop on a bike and take a bike tour. Travel in and around the city and discover interesting spots like Jordaan quarter, the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt’s house and many more. Finally, what would Amsterdam be without doing a walking tour? Pack some great walking or running shoes and take a Amsterdam walking tour. Visit the popular Jordaan district, The Royal Palace and the famous Red Light District. If you are a foodie, there are also Amsterdam Food Tours which helps you get to know Amsterdam in a tastier way. Lastly, don’t forget to try some of the many cheeses the Dutch have to offer.

Sightseeing in Amsterdam

What is Amsterdam without sightseeing? Grab a map, your camera and shoes and discover the rich history of Amsterdam. Visit The Anne Frank Museum and discover the life of Jewish Holocaust diarist. Visit the biggest church in Amsterdam, The West Church (Westerkerk). With its bell tower soaring 85m high, tourist can climb the Tower and enjoy a truly unique view of Amsterdam from its balcony. Rembrandt House is a historic house and museum of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. For 20 years, the artist live and worked in this house. Discover and experience the works of this great painter. The Royal Palace is the Kings residence when visiting the city. It was originally built as the city hall for the magistrates of Amsterdam. In the 17th century it was the largest secular building of Europe. The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, is one of the world’s oldest botanical and a top tourist attractions in Amsterdam. With more than 6000 different plants it is great place for tourists who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shopping in Amsterdam

What would any visit be to this city without going on a shopping trip? Amsterdam has an abundance of trendy boutiques and major shopping stores. If you are looking for a retail fix, here are some areas and places to visit. The Nine Streets within the canal district offers a wide variety of vintage and designer shopping, hidden cafes, restaurants, galleries and authentic shops. With over 200 retailers tourists will be sure to get their retail fix. The P.C. Hooftstraat within the museum district offers luxury shopping with brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more within a few short block. De Bijenkorf Luxury Department Store has grown into one of the largest in the Netherlands. Offering designer and luxury brands, there is everything you need under one roof.

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