Things to see Amsterdam

Things to see Amsterdam

What has to be on your list to see when visiting Amsterdam?

You could spend a lifetime in Holland’s capital and still not see it all, but there are definitely some things to see in Amsterdam that no visitor should miss. Below you will find the top 6 things to see when visiting Amsterdam.

  1. Anne Frank House: Inside this small museum you can see where Anne Frank, who wrote a journal that became a best-seller, hid with her family from the Nazi’s during World War II. There is a audio guide available in nine languages.
  2. Amsterdam canal cruise: Enjoy the city while you are floating over the water. The Amsterdam canal cruise is very popular so book your ticket in advance to avoid waiting.
  3. I Amsterdam letters: If you are looking for a great photo opportunity, go and look for the I Amsterdam letters. These letters are iconic for the city and are worth searching for when visiting Amsterdam.
  4. Rijksmuseum: This is one of the biggest museums Amsterdam has to offer. Here you can find masterpieces of Vermeer, van Goch and Rembrandt. Try to come before 10am or after 3pm to avoid the crowd.
  5. Begijnhof: Are you searching for a tranquil oasis in the centre of Amsterdam? Walk to this place that consists of some houses that are built around a courtyard. In the 14th century religious women lived here together in a community.

Other things to do: Amsterdam day tours

You can find a lot of exciting things to see in less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The Keukenhof day tour for example, brings you to the flower growing region where you can see millions of flowers blossom. This view is especially beautiful when you visit Amsterdam in spring. Another popular day tour in Amsterdam is visiting Volendam. This picturesque town lies 20 km north of Amsterdam and it gives you an Old Holland feeling with its windmills and harbour.

Book guided excursions through Amsterdam if you are a first-time visitor

If you are eager to really get to know the city then you should book a guided excursion through Amsterdam. A canal cruise is one of the most popular excursions in Amsterdam. You can also hop on a bike for a cycle excursion. That way you can experience the city like a real local.

Celebrate at Amsterdam Dance event or visit concerts in Amsterdam

Are you in Amsterdam during Amsterdam Dance Event? This is a five-day music festival and conference held in October. This event is organized by the ADE foundation. During ADE there are 450 events in Amsterdam and roughly 2200 artists will play in 115 clubs. If you are into festivals, this one in Amsterdam is not to miss. Do you like it more to be present at a concert? Amsterdam has numerous theatres, clubs and stages where you can visit concerts in Amsterdam. The offered concerts are various and will suit every taste.

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Hello I am Norman, Born and raised in the Amsterdam area in the Netherlands. I am a private guide and content writer how would love to show you my city. Experience the city as a local, get to know the amazing history and learn about the Dutch way of living!

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