Best of Amsterdam

We’ve searched far and wide to bring the best of the best dining experiences, day trips and things to do in Amsterdam. Look no further for insider tips for finding the perfect flat white, ways to spend a rainy day or inspiration for date night.

Top 10 guides to the best of Amsterdam

Make the most of Amsterdam with these tips and recommendations for what to see and do. Our team of experts have eaten their way through the best breakfasts, located the most romantic hotels and explored the museums that you just can’t miss (a tough job, but somebody had to do it!). Browse top 10 lists by category below.

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13x breweries in Amsterdam

06 Jun 2018
Amsterdam is bubbling over with breweries, a boon for beer lovers. Whether you’re looking for bock, blond, stout or traditional beer brewed in a...

Amsterdam for all seasons

02 Oct 2018
Amsterdam is attractive all year round, whether it’s balmy and buzzy or crisp and cool. And no matter what time of year you visit, the city&rsqu...

All lit up

03 Dec 2018
As the holiday season blossom across Amsterdam, the city is set aglow with dazzling Christmas trees, strands of twinkling fairy lights, and hundreds o...

Skating in a winter wonderland

01 Dec 2018
During the holiday season, Amsterdam lives up to its picture-postcard image more than ever. The narrow, cobbled streets are festively decorated, the b...

Get inspired!

10 reasons to visit Amsterdam in winter

With cosy pubs, fairy tale architecture and plenty of events and activities to enjoy, Amsterdam glows with festive cheer during the winter months.

10 date nights in Amsterdam

Whether you’re contemplating a first date, or have been coupled up for years, try something more adventurous than a table for two with these unexpected date night ideas.

10 cultural highlights in Haarlem

Haarlem nightlife Toneelschuur Hans Guldemond
With a host of charming venues and fascinating museums, Haarlem offers an abundance of opportunities to discover real Dutch culture.

Top 10 juice bars

Quench your thirst and give yourself a health-boost just in time for the New Year with Amsterdam's best juice bars.

Amsterdam's best cakes

Treat yourself to something decadent, from traditional Dutch apple pie to layered cakes with lashings of icing.

Highlighted this month

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.