Amsterdam is famous for its canals, beautiful houses and ‘coffee’ shops. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe as it’s a great country brimming with amazing culture and incredible night life. Read more to find out some of the amazing places to visit and food to savour while you’re traveling in Amsterdam.
The canals of Amsterdam are a city symbol and of great cultural and historical value.
Amsterdam has a vast array of water canals over 100km in length, around 60 miles. These 165 canals divide the city into a series of small islands connected by over 1200 bridges.
Amsterdam Canal Cruises is an online platform for all canal cruises in Amsterdam. A day in Amsterdam isn’t complete without a cruise through the canals of Amsterdam: romantic during the evening with dinner or during the day with the kids. The best way to start of your journey in Amsterdam is by boat.
Night views, simply amazing.
PLACES TO VISIT
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam
Beer off the tap into a glass made of ice is about the most delicious beer you can find. Gloves and jackets will be provided as it’s -9C inside. 3 drinks will be provided for each entrance.
The nougat vodka shot was lovely and tasted like Nutella. Having shots out of a glass made entirely of ice is definitely an amazing experience.
Amstel 194, 196, 1017 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Perfect presentation for the history of the Heineken Beer. The Heineken Experience allows the visitors to learn the whole process of beer manufacture, from the raw product until its packaging. Very futuristic and advanced. I like how the tour was a self guided tour and I never felt rushed around.
Notice my name!
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood in the Dutch town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam. Historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village.
The Zaans Museum has regional costumes, model windmills and interactive exhibits on chocolate making. Artisan workshops demonstrate rare handicrafts such as wooden clog carving, barrel making and pewter casting.
The Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that’s fun for all ages. Open year round, Zaans Schans is a free outdoor park with a collection of historical windmills.
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. A true treasury of beauty and awe inspiring creations spanning across centuries. A perfect example of what humanity has to offer.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam.
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
A small Christmas market is held every December in front of the Rijksmuseum at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. You will discover all kinds of gadgets, Christmas accessories, live entertainment and finger-licking food in the cozy winter chalets.
Sports enthusiasts can even take a break from their Christmas shopping for a round on the ice rink.
De Bijenkorf Amsterdam
Amazing brands under one roof. Easily accessible for a completer shopping experience. It’s very organized and well presented. Most of the brands are top tier high end brands which sell authentic products.
Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Royale Palace of Amsterdam
The Palace is placed at the King’s disposal and is active use by the Dutch Royal House. Most of the year, the Palace is open for visitors.
Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Beautiful park in the centre of Amsterdam. Even in the winter Vondelpark is amazing to walk around.
Good for cyclists and joggers.
Leidseplein is a buzzing nightlife hub centered around Leidseplein Square, where crowds are entertained by street performers and the surrounding bars and restaurants are always busy.
Local theaters, such as the neo-Renaissance Stadsschouwburg, present classical music, stand-up comedy and musicals,
FOOD TO EAT
Definitely the best fries i had on my trip to the Netherlands. Love how they can make fries that stay so crisp for so long yet so tender and floury just beneath the surface. Their sauces are amazing too! Love it.
Damrak 41, 1012 LK Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Seafood Bar
Seafood lovers should definitely not miss out this place.A huge restaurant with a wide selection of fresh and well prepared seafood.
I’m a big fan of king crabs! Fresh and delicious!
The lobster soup is great with plentiful chunks of real lobster.
Spui 15, 1012 WX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
I didn’t know what a Stroopwafel was before I visited Amsterdam, but I’ll say it is a delicacy that you should taste before leaving! Plenty of options for stroopwaffle. Perfect combination of crunch from the waffle and softness from the caramel.
Kalverstraat 190, 1012 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amazing views across Amsterdam city whilst sipping on an amazing cocktail. Fantastic lounge bar with spectacular city view.
Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fabulous little restaurant for a real Dutch food adventure. Stamppot is one of their signature main courses. The real Dutch “stamppot” of mashed potatoes with vegetables served with a sausage of butcher Louman, a meatball & bacon.
Rozengracht 251, 1016 SX Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Pantry serves fresh homemade dishes based on traditional recipe. Fillet of Sea bass steamed with fresh green herbs and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Leidsekruisstraat 21II, 1017 RE Amsterdam, Netherlands
They have a nice variety of sweet and salty pancakes. Dutch pancake with apple crumble was really good! The apple crumble was the best part!
Prins Hendrikkade 48, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copper pipes & wood-panelled walls adorn this cozy bar serving over 100 beers from Dutch breweries.
Herengracht 90, 1015 BS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sea Palace Restaurant
A 3-story floating pagoda-style restaurant on Lake IJ serving Cantonese, Sichuan & Beijing dishes. Amazing view as it sits on the water and you can look out and see the lights of Amsterdam.
Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Soup and Zo
Soup and Zo is a culinary takeaway soup shop in the center of Amsterdam. IF you want something light, healthy and easy to digest kind of food that’s tasty, this is the place. After a couple of big nights in Amsterdam, this place certainly balances things out.
Jodenbreestraat 94, Amsterdam, Netherlands