A cultural trip, full of museums, wonderful architectures, and unique experiences, Amsterdam is definitely a place to visit if you go to Europe. Take a look at the list of places I have prepared for you to visit!
BEFORE START, BUY A CITY CARD
One of the best ways to save money (that’s my style) and time, is to buy a City Card. With this one, you have entry free to the main museums, unlimited public transport, and a lot of local discounts.
Buy your city card here
FREE WALKING TOUR
A guide will take you on a tour on the most relevant places in the city, while telling you the history and culture of it. And the best of all, it’s FREE!
Click here and book your free walking tour!
GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
In a city that has more bikes than people, about 800.000, cycling is a lifestyle, is safe and super comfortable. So be a good tourist and go cycling!
But beware, bicycle traffic is just like cars, you need to follow the same rules when pedaling or driving.
Book a Bike tour here
RIDE AROUND ARTY JORDAAN
With an architecture that will take you into one of those old-European movies, this neighborhood is full of art galleries, antique shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s super worth it to visit.
Tip: Go to one of the 9 streets and leave the map, just get lost!
Address: Tweede Goudsbloemdwarsstraat 19, 1015 JX
The place has activity almost all day with outdoor exhibits, markets and a lake that in winter becomes an ice skating rink.
Address: 1071 DJ Amsterdam
TAKE A CANAL TOUR
Created in the 17th century, the Amsterdam canal, besides being one of the city’s postcards, is one of the things that leave the city with that wonderful magical air. You can go on a boat tour, there are a lot of options, and it’s easy to find an agency that does it.
Tip: You can take a free tour here: I amsterdam City Card
ANNE FRANK HOUSE
One of the strongest stories I read about World War II was Anne Frank’s diary, a shocking royal diary that tells the story of the atrocities committed at the time. And the house where she wrote the diary and where she hides from the Nazis is a museum today.
To see the museum you can just go and try your luck getting in, the queue is huge and no entry is guaranteed, or you can, and should, buy the ticket in advance here: Click here
Address: Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam,
Price: Adults € 10, Children (10-17) € 5
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NAZI HISTORY IN THE CITY
To know more about the nazi history in the city, you can book to learn more about it. The tour includes the Museum of Jewish History, the Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Auschwitz Monument, the Docker statue and more
P.S: The tour will end at Anne Frank House, but it not includes the ticket for it
Book a historical tour of Amsterdam here
DRINK A BEER IN ONE OF THE WINDMILLS
There are only 8 windmills left in Amsterdam, the easiest to visit is the Gooyer in Oostelijke Eilanden, and besides being super cool they make the wonderful craft beer that you can drink on one of the beautiful outdoor terraces., with 30 minutes tasting and with a guide.
Address: Funenkade 5, 1018 AL Amsterdam
Book a tour to the Windmills here
VISITI THE “EYE” IN IJ
On the south of the Amsterdam River, behind the Central Station, is one of Amsterdam’s best known sights, the Eye. There are permanent art exhibitions at the place, but the cool thing, for me at least, was the view.
Get your free ticket here: Click here.
Address: IJpromenade 1, 1031
TAKE THE MOST ICONIC PHOTO: I AMSTERDAM
The signs are always traveling around the city, and always in great places for that travel photo!
Check here to see where they are: Click here
COFFEE SHOPS AND RED LIGHT STREET
These items I left last because I think the fame of the city speaks for itself. This is definitely a place to go. But I didn’t go, ok Mom, I promise you that I stayed in my hostel reading the bible and drinking water every night <3
Book a tour of the Red Light Street
Contribute to the environment
- Take your trash
- Collect rubbish if possible
- ALWAYS PRESERVE THE NATURE