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

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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Castles & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating history of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the ancient castles that were once the homes of wealthy merchants.

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.

Oud-Zuid

Home to some of the world’s best art museums, Oud-Zuid (Old-South) is one of Amsterdam’s most elegant and well-heeled neighbourhoods, where impressive manors line leafy streets, and chic boutiques abound.