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Top 10 Things To Do In Amsterdam, According To A Local

Amsterdam is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in Europe. There truly is something for everyone as the city holds a variety of things to do and see that would appeal to a broad range of people. Beyond all the activates to do within the city, Amsterdam is also very charming. Even just spending a whole weekend in Amsterdam wandering the streets and admiring the colorful and unique architecture is lovely.

However, when visiting Amsterdam, you are going to want to experience all the city has to offer and try to do quite a few things to get the full Amsterdam adventure. That is why I have come up with a list of the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam that will appeal to a wide range of visitors. Whether you are a fan of culture, fashion, food, or partying, you will find something on this list for you, and maybe you can try something else out for a new experience outside of your comfort zone!

Visit Vondelpark

Vondelpark is the most famous and frequented park in Amsterdam and is a must-visit while in the city. You can sit here and have a picnic or just watch all the people bike and walk around. It really is beautiful. 

Go To A Street Market

Amsterdam is full of street markets that have all sorts of clothing, gadgets, and treats. Try to check out Albert Cuyp Markt or Westersraat street market.

Eat A Stroopwafel

The most famous sweet from Amsterdam is a stroopwafel, which is a waffle and caramel treat that is delicious. You need to try one!

Go Shopping On The 9 Streets

The nine streets in Amsterdam is a famous area of the city known for its nine streets that are full of the best boutiques and restaurants in the city. Spending some time strolling around them is a lovely way to spend some time.

View The Tulips

Amsterdam is known for its tulips, and you can find them all around the city. However, the amount and where you can find them depends on the time of year, and be sure to check out this post with everything you need to know about finding tulips in Amsterdam.

Swing From The A’DAM Tower

The A’DAM Tower is a famous tower in Amsterdam Noord that has a giant swing from the top of it. This swing is open to the public for a quick swing over the edge of the building. This experience is both thrilling and exciting and will show you a beautiful view of Amsterdam from above.

Go To A Museum

Amsterdam is a city overflowing with culture, and the primary way this is shown is through all its museums. Here you can find the famous Anne Frank Museum, the Rijksmuseum’s, the Van Gogh Museum and many more!

Rent A Bike

Renting a bike in the city is a must. This is the best way to see the city and immerse yourself in Dutch culture.

Go On A Canal Cruise

The best way to see the city in the quickest amount of time is with a canal cruise. This is a much safe way to see the city than biking, and it will also give you some great information about various points in the city.

Explore The Canals At Night

The canals of Amsterdam are stunning and need to be explored. But once the sun sets the canals light up and become even more beautiful. This is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam at night that is both romantic and magical.

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