Photo: © Kirkandmimi via Pixabay

Things to do in Amsterdam

What are you planning to do in Amsterdam? There are plenty of opportunities to keep busy for a few days. You can take a canal boat tour and watch the houseboats, for instance. Stroll through the Begijnhof, along the squares or the Wallen in the Red Light District. And don’t forget to visit city parks like the Vondelpark or Hortus Botanicus.

What to do in Amsterdam

Sights to see

Canals of Amsterdam

The best of the iconic canals of Amsterdam.

Sights to see

Begijnhof Amsterdam

Visit the Houten Huys and hidden church in the extraordinary Beguinage in the center of Amsterdam.

Sights to see

Amsterdam’s squares

Where will you find the best terraces and the greatest markets? Read more about Amsterdam’s squares here.

Sights to see

Houseboats in the Amsterdam canals

Find out what it’s like to live on a houseboat in Amsterdam and explore these unique accommodations.

Sights to see

Oude Kerk Amsterdam

Amble through the sacred spaces of Amsterdam’s oldest building, now an adventurous art museum.

Sights to see

Dam Square

In contrast with the old days the Dam is now a peaceful square which is home to scores of pigeons and street artists.

Sights to see

De Magere Brug

The most famous bridge in Amsterdam: de Magere Brug.

Sights to see

Defense Line of Amsterdam

An oasis of tranquility at only 15 kilometers distance from Amsterdam.

Architecture

Amsterdam Central Station

Watch our live webcam at Amsterdam Central Station now and get an impression of this extraordinary 19th century building before you travel.

Sights to see

Westerkerk

Visit the protestant church of Amsterdam.

Sights to see

Eastern Docklands

Renowned architects changed the old docks and port buildings into a modern residential area of Amsterdam.

Discover the top things to do in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has many attractions. The city is known for its centuries-old canal belt, floating flower market, and its red light district. Discover the beautiful squares and neighborhoods that will tell you more about the city’s history as well.

Nature in the city

Would you like to get away from the city bustle for a while? Go to one of the city parks, such as Vondelpark, the Hortus Botanicus or Amsterdamse Bos.

Special transport

Do you want to see all the sights while moving through the city in a special way? Cycling is a great option, of course, but you can also explore the canal belt by pedal boat or tour boat.

City parks and urban gardens of Amsterdam

Nature

Vondelpark

Enjoy tranquil greenery, cultural activities and laidback café bars in Amsterdam’s largest city park.

Attractions

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Discover more than 4,000 plant species at the Hortus Botanicus.

Nature

The Amsterdamse Bos

The forest of Amsterdam to relax and unwind.