Amsterdam is a city filled with gorgeous canals, architecture, and fun culture. I took a girls trip to Amsterdam and fell in love with the charm of the city. There are cobblestone streets, waterways at every turn, and amazing restaurants. I was surprised at how much I loved the food – eating a warm Stroopwafel is a MUST! There are so many things to do when visiting Amsterdam.
Keep reading for the top 3 must-do’s when visiting Amsterdam. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to Amsterdam but don’t want to plan, check out my Amsterdam travel guide.
Top 3 Things To Do When Visiting Amsterdam
»Explore The Canals: One of my favorite things to do in Amsterdam was wander around the canals. The canals are arguably one of the most famous things about Amsterdam. You can spend hours wandering around admiring the houseboats and bridges. I also highly recommend taking a private canal tour! You’ll get to see the city by boat and really experience the canals.
»Immerse Yourself In Amsterdam’s History: Amsterdam is a city filled with so much history. It’s home to the iconic Anne Frank House and many world-famous museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. But, Amsterdam’s history isn’t just in museums. You can see so much of its history through the cobblestone streets and historic buildings and landmarks.
»Enjoy The City By Bike: To really experience Amsterdam like a local, you’ll need to experience it by bike. Amsterdam is one of the top “bike-friendly” cities in the world. Bike around the charming streets, squares, and neighborhoods like Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes) district. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city, Amsterdam also offers guided bike tours.
Looking for more to add to your Amsterdam travel guide?
If you’re traveling to Amsterdam and don’t have time (or patience) to plan, check out the ultimate Amsterdam travel guide. It includes recommendations for:
»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do
»Top places to eat & drink
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