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

Museums & galleries

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...

Attractions & sights

With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is rich with fascination sights. From ancient churches t...

Canal cruising

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

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 Nightlife Ticket

Get two days' entry to more than 20 different Amsterdam nightclubs for just €10.
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New Land

Architecture Almere Cris Toala Olivares
Explore the Netherlands' youngest cities, Almere and Lelystad. The area is rich with modern architecture, maritime heritage and untouched natural spaces.

24H West

Theatres, museums, shops, hotels and clubs open their doors and put on a special programme of activities during 24H West. The 2018 edition of 24H West takes place on 27 October.

Haarlem City of Culture

As Haarlem celebrates the anniversaries of two of its major theatres, the city rolls out a celebration of arts and culture, with a fantastic schedule of performances and special exhibitions.