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Best things to do in Amsterdam

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“If you love the nature you cannot miss one of the most known park in Amsterdam! In Vondelpark you always find groups of Dutch people as the sun shines in the sky. Stop to Spiegelgracht by the Tram 19 and enjoy the sun! ”
1383 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless more Dutch masters.”
1347 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.”
888 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“For architecture lovers! The main building (1973) was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, a famous Dutch architect. The new part (1999) was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Enjoy Vincent van Gogh paintings + temporary exhibitions all year round. A must see! ”
800 locals recommend
Market
“Nice local market in “de Pijp” where almost everything is sold. Also a nice place to buy groceries if you want to cook at home.”
816 locals recommend
Aquarium
“An amazing Natural Zoo is waiting for you at 9 minutes walking as you step out the Tram 19 to Alexanderplein.”
516 locals recommend
Food Court
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“De Foodhallen is a must go for any food lover. A hall with many high quality food stands in an old tram station. Make sure you go with an empty stomach and do not leave until you have tried at least eight different stands! Our favourites are, of course, the traditional Dutch bitterballen; the dim sum; The Butcher burgers (but please check my recommendation for The Butcher on Albert Cuypstraat); and the oyster bar! There is live music on some days, so please check the website for what's on.”
668 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Tell me what you drink and you'll be unravelling the story of your culture... By the Heineken Experience you'll be walking the footsteps of those who believed in dreams, and learning something you never knew... By the Tram 19 stop to Vijzelgracht and enjoy your beer! ”
413 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Traditional Amsterdam brewery - with bar - next to the famous Gooyer Windmill.”
700 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
359 locals recommend
Plaza
“the major museums are all located on this square, also the iconic I AMSTERDAM letters.”
419 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the best area for shopping! All cool Dutch brands have their boutiques here, next to more famous brands like Cos, Free People, Filippa K and vintage stores.”
742 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Many famous singers started their journey here. Lenny Krawitz being one... set in a church, this venue is quite something.”
545 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderfull views from inside to IJ. For lunch, diner, movies and just to be.”
678 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Cool café/restaurant close to the ferry. Really nice food, very nice view over the Ij. Stop by for a drink, enjoy the view and in summer the terrace on the waterfront. Good to combine with a visit to Europe’s biggest flea market: Ijhallen!”
625 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
277 locals recommend