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5 Best Things To Do In Amsterdam

What started as a small fishing village back in the 17th century, today Amsterdam is one of the most popular cities in the world. It grew immensely to become the capital of the Netherlands, one of the top financial centers in Europe and a multicultural city that is filled with fascinating history, colorful festivals, rich museums and dazzling architecture that can be discovered in many different ways. Amsterdam probably has hundreds of activities to do but to make the long story short and break it down to five best things to do, then these would be it!

Canal Tour

Combining 165 canals, thousands of bridges and more than 100km in distance, taking a relaxing canal tour and revealing Amsterdam from different and unique angles is without a doubt one of the best things you can do!

Sit back and enjoy the scenery, picturesque architecture with some interesting history and charming sites.

Choose from an extensive variety of boat operators and cruises, ranging from private ones to disco boats and more. Combine fun, education, and sightseeing while gliding through the historic waterways of Amsterdam.


We all know that Amsterdam is a city filled with art, history and all kinds of interesting museums, but if there was one must-visit museum, then hands down, it would be Rijksmuseum.

The largest and most visited museum in the Netherlands, holds a mind-blowing collection of more than one million objects, with thousands of them being on display.

Here, in art and history lovers paradise, you will find objects dedicated to the arts, crafts, and history from the years 1200 to 2000 alongside with small Asian collections and thousands of painting from Dutch Golden Age.

Red Light District

The most famous red light district of them all, also known as De Wallen is located in the oldest part of the Amsterdam.

Wait for the evening and watch it become alive, brightened by red lights. A former inner-harbor is now home to many sex shops, gay bars, brothels, coffee shops, strip clubs and more.

But it has way more beyond that, and if you are not interested in that kind of things it is still definitely worth it to explore the historic red light district.

This is where you will find some of the oldest buildings and churches in Amsterdam and it is a part of the beautiful historical center with medieval streets, beautiful architecture and charming atmosphere with many other attractions such as art galleries or dungeons if you decide to go for something different.

Rent a Bike

Amsterdam being one of the most bike-friendly cities on the planet and having more bikes than people says it all. Renting a bike and joining the local culture of cycling is a must!

With separated and comfortable bike lanes, you will easily reach every part of Amsterdam with a delightful adventure with even ferries allowing to take a bike on board for free.

It is your golden opportunity to stay active on your holiday and discover Amsterdam at your own pace with lots of unexpected highlights and sites to admire.

Vibrant Nightlife

If you’re looking to dance the night away and have some serious fun after the sun goes down, then you are in the right place!

Amsterdam is home to some world-renowned DJ’s and a truly vibrant and nightlife that is full of energy, unique places and simply cannot be missed.

From famous cocktails in places like House of Bols to unique bars made completely out of ice and clubs that will give you an unforgettable night in Amsterdam.

Go out, have fun and enjoy one of the best nightlife cities out there. Amsterdam has it all!


  1. If you are planning to visit Amsterdam again, make sure you see Nationale Opera Theater. I saw Mata Hari in 2017 and it was amazing!

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