See and do

With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theatre, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there's never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam!

Popular things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam museums

Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedel...

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...

By season

Spring, summer, autumn or winter... there's never a bad time to visit Amsterdam! Read on for things to do in every season. 

Sports and activities

Whether you enjoy being part of the action or prefer to observe from the sidelines, Amsterdam has lots to offer active adventurers and sports enthusia...

Parks & nature

For such a small city, Amsterdam is bursting with green. Discover where to spot wildlife, the best place for a picnic or get to know the city from the...

Bars & cafés

Whether you’re after soaking up the atmosphere of a traditional Dutch brown café, lounging in a city luxurious grand café, enjoying a summer cocktail ...

Routes

So you're in the Amsterdam Area, but you don't feel like planning a route out yourself. Not to worry: we've compiled the city's best routes for you – ...

Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

Get free entry to the city's top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay with this handy cultural pass.
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Canal Cruise Ticket

Canal Company Amsterdam
The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the Amsterdam Area.

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Uitmarkt

Uitmarkt Night Stage
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, entertaining theatre, music and film lovers alike on the weekend of 23-25 August.

Summer in Amsterdam

Enjoy countless festivals, urban beaches, picnics in the park, outdoor cinema and cool drinks on terraces this summer in Amsterdam.

NDSM

NDSM Wharf Amsterdam
A former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam Noord, the NDSM Wharf has blossomed into an enormous cultural hotspot.