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Top 7 Things to do in Amsterdam


Amsterdam is one of the cities in the Netherlands that offers lots of fun activities. The good thing is that most of these activities are cost-effective while some are absolutely free.

It’s best to plan your trip to reduce stress and enjoy the thrilling experience the city has to offer. You can compare different cheap hotels online and get the one that fit your needs and budget. 

Check out some of the interesting things to do in Amsterdam whether you’re traveling solo or in the company of your loved ones. 

1. Albert Cuypmarkt 

Apart from being the biggest market in Amsterdam, Albert Cuypmarkt is also the largest European street market that opens daily. It’s the surest place to get your souvenirs, local fresh foods, fashion, and art. It’s possible to snag a good bargain on second-hand items and connect with locals.

2. Festivals 

Amsterdam is popular for festivals and this is one of the reasons why it’s a top tourist destination. In fact, over 300 festivals which include food truck festivals are held annually in the city. Try to research about some of the festivals to know what to expect. 

This can go a long way to help you enjoy your stay in the city like a local. 

3. Rijkmuseum 

Amsterdam is unarguably the hub for world-class museums. There are other museums asides Rijkmuseum. They include Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. You will get to see the works of renowned artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer at Rijkmuseum. 

Look forward to the doll’s house a stunning painting which is known as The Night Watch. The museum has a mobile app and users have access to a free audio guide. 

4. Vondelpark 

Vondelpark should top the list of places to visit in Amsterdam, especially if you’re on a budget. This is because you will enjoy free entertainment in the form of shows, cabaret, music, and comedy.

The park is visited by locals and tourists. Visitors are allowed to have picnics with their friends and family members.  

5. Windmill tours 

Windmill tours offer a glimpse to the real Dutch life. The popular windmills in Amsterdam include Volendam and Marken windmills and de Gooyer windmills. You can get to the former via bike or a bus tour. 

Most tourists take a day trip to the de Gooyer for beer tasting tours as it has a brewery. 

6. Bike tour 

The majority of the people living in Amsterdam rely on bikes to move around. There are close to a million bikes in the city. You can opt for a bike rental service and participate in a bike tour.

Despite the fact that it’s an exhilarating experience, bike riding is safer in Amsterdam than in many countries. Book a bike tour to navigate places like Royal Placa, New Market, the city center and old church. 

7. Madame Tussauds Amsterdam 

Your trip to Amsterdam is incomplete if you’ve not visited the Madame Tussauds even if you’ve been to the ones in London and Berlin. You will get to see the wax figures of your celebrities and take pictures with them.