Things to do in Amsterdam

With world-class museums, family attractions, scenic canals and outdoor spaces, Amsterdam has everything you need for spending a perfect day in the city. 

Things to do in Amsterdam

There's never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. With our complete guide to unmissable experiences, you can explore the must-see attractions, delve into Amsterdam's history and make the most of the city all year around. Take in an exhibition at a famous museum, relax in one of the parks or go on a canal cruise. If you don't know where to start, check out our suggested itineraries for ideas of what to do over one or two days in the city. And don't miss ticking off the top 20 things to do in Amsterdam!

Want to skip the lines and get ahead? Book your tickets online for Amsterdam's major museums and attractions. 

 

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Routes

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Amsterdam for cat lovers

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Urban beaches in Amsterdam

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10 reasons to visit in autumn

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Top ten outdoor sports

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Unusual museums

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Top 10 views over Amsterdam

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Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

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Canal Cruise Ticket

The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam. Just purchase the ticket online, and get instant access to a 1 h...