water

Water is a huge part of Amsterdam’s landscape so it’s no wonder that life here is so closely entwined with it. Cruising on the canals is a favourite for young and old and is taken to another level during King’s Day and Amsterdam Gay Pride, swimming is a treat whether it’s in the sea or a city pool, there’s a wide variety of water sports on offer, and there are large-scale boating events like SAIL and HISWA.

Amsterdam canal tours

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and recla...

Swimming pools

Visit one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. In addition to large pools for swimming laps, most of these ...

Bloem

Entrepotdok 36
1018 AD AMSTERDAM
In a beautiful spot near the Artis zoo is café Bloem.

IJmuiden aan Zee beach

Kennemerstrand 174
1976 GA IJMUIDEN
IJmuiden aan Zee has one of the nicest beaches in the Noord Holland province. The extraordinarily wide beach has four pavilions th...

Westeinderplassen

Kudelstaartseweg
1431 GA AALSMEER
Take to the water and enjoy an adventure boating on the lakes and through the network of channels that link the Westeinderplassen....
Tip

Westerpark

Westerpark
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Located in Amsterdam West, the Westerpark is a wonderful place to walk, skate, relax or have a picnic with friends. This green exp...

IJmuiderslag beach

IJmuiderslag
1974 VW IJMUIDEN
IJmuiderslag’s wide, peaceful beach is located just south of the IJmuiden aan Zee beach. On part of the beach it’s possible for do...

Amstelpark

Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1
1082 LT AMSTERDAM
Located the southern edge of Amsterdam, Amstelpark is an expansive park filled with a multitude of flower gardens, a playground an...

Flevopark

Kramatweg
1095 KD AMSTERDAM
Flevopark is situated on the east side of Amsterdam. This large green park is the perfect place to relax, go for a jog, play some ...