The ultimate Amsterdam bucket list

14 things to see and do

With so many things to see and do, it can be tricky to know where to begin in Amsterdam. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time seeing the Dutch capital, these are some of our favourite things to do and great things to tick off your list. 

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1. Rent a bicycle and cycle by the canals

2. See Sunflowers IRL at the Van Gogh Museum

3. Satisfy your curiosity and venture into the Red Light District 

4. Get on the water and see the city from a canal boat

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This picturesque, hip city has something for everyone, from beautiful canals and architecture to fascinating museums and galleries. Enjoy coffee and culture with a city break in Amsterdam.

5. Be brave and give the local snack of herring a try

6. Feel tempted to buy everything at the shops in De Negen Straatjes

7. Join the creatives drinking craft beer at Westergas

8. Take the free ferry to NDSM and find flea market gems

9. See the annexe where Anne Frank lived

10. Be wowed by major art heritage at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum

11. Examine some well-known Amsterdam culture at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum 

12. Tuck into exemplary street food at De Hallen

13. Smell the tulips at Bloemenmarkt’s floating stalls

14. Pretend to be royal at the Koninklijk Paleis

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