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Things to do in Amsterdam

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Do not miss the opportunity to walk inside an Amsterdam Park and Vondelpark is a really good option when you are in the city center. Take a great advantage of all good atmosphere that we have in this area in the city! ”
  • 1379 locals recommend
Art Museum
“just the place behind the museum. the bike road under the museum is allready nice. ”
  • 1345 locals recommend
Historic Site
“For the Ann Frank House please book your tickets in advance via their website. ”
  • 887 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Impressionist lovers can eat their heart out in this museum. Buy your tickets in advance online. ”
  • 804 locals recommend
Market
“A daily local Market, one of the biggest in Amsterdam. Here you can score a cheap handbag, local food and nice gadgets. The Albert Cuyp market is situated in the middel of the neighbourhood the Pijp.”
  • 825 locals recommend
Aquarium
“ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, the historical zoo in central Amsterdam | Things to do for all ages ”
  • 521 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Can't decide what you want to eat? This is the place to go to! Here you will find a dozen of small restaurants, where you order a small portion of food and eat it in a joint space. If your lucky there will even be live music! ”
  • 682 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great experience about the brand Heineken ! Buy your tickets in advance to save money on the entrance.”
  • 417 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
  • 357 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“9 streets in the west past of Amsterdam canal ring, beautiful houses, bridges, views, nice small little cafes, boutiques and little local shops, super nice for a stroll”
  • 761 locals recommend
Plaza
“the major museums are all located on this square, also the iconic I AMSTERDAM letters.”
  • 412 locals recommend
Museum
“The Dutch Film Museum. Amazing architecture and views overlooking the city. They have great expositions and movies. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant though, walk a bit further to TOLHUISTUIN for food. Can't miss this spot! ”
  • 685 locals recommend
Brewery
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“If you wanna drink a real LOCAL BEER INSIDE AN ORIGINAL DUTCH WINDMILL this is the nicest place to have a unique experience!”
  • 712 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“lovely park with plenty of great all day food options. beautiful playgroumd, petting zoo, ice creams in summer, a cinema, tony chocolonyncholate shop and festivals and events all year. ”
  • 624 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Feel like going to a concert? Check their website and book your dream night out!”
  • 544 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Nice restaurant with his own small beach. Take the boat (free) from central station to NDSM werf.”
  • 636 locals recommend

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Museum
“The Dutch Film Museum. Amazing architecture and views overlooking the city. They have great expositions and movies. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant though, walk a bit further to TOLHUISTUIN for food. Can't miss this spot! ”
  • 685 locals recommend
Brewery
“If you wanna drink a real LOCAL BEER INSIDE AN ORIGINAL DUTCH WINDMILL this is the nicest place to have a unique experience!”
  • 712 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Nice restaurant with his own small beach. Take the boat (free) from central station to NDSM werf.”
  • 636 locals recommend
Event Space
“Tired of walking de whole day? Catch a movie at "The filmHallen" Want to buy something authentic? Visit one of the small galleries. Or if you're in for a small (or big) bite, have a look at the Foodhallen, for sure there will be something you like to eat there!”
  • 439 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
“Popular beer cafe, huge selection of tap and bottled beers, great burgers and most famous roasted chicken in town.”
  • 346 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Perfect place for sunny days with a huge outdoor seating place right on the water, great beer selection, snacks and atmosphere in general! Also accessible by boat.”
  • 358 locals recommend
Music Venue
“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
  • 322 locals recommend
Café
“... and of course you will find a time to enjoy the famous and most delicious Apple Pie in the world! ”
  • 342 locals recommend

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