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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.

Historic Site
“No words needed to tell where this is about! But, tickets only available online and book on time because space is limited here!”
1243local recommendations
Art Museum
“The most famous Museum of Amsterdam! Watch here the worldwide famous painters Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and of course many more beautiful ancient art. *Be prepared, this museum is very popular so make a reservation in advance before you visit.”
1503local recommendations
Park
“Amsterdam’s most famous park. Whether you’d like to go for a walk, drink or run: you’ll always return happy from the great vibe!”
1862local recommendations
Souvenir Shop
“Amazing museum, amazing paintings, manageable collection. Horrible queues, essential to book in advance. Go as early as possible or it'll be packed once you get in.”
1005local recommendations
Market
“A big market to visit. In a very nice area of Amsterdam: called 'De Pijp'. I visit it many times for many reasons. And not only the market is a must to visit, but also the small streets and squares around this market are inspiring for food and drinks and shopping.”
1188local recommendations
Aquarium
“Lovely compact zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. Excellent for children. Nice cafes with reasonable prices.”
794local recommendations
Food Court
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“A collection of food with all over the world. A bit pricy and touristy, but quality not bad:) Also with filmhallen beside it, and Saturday markets sometimes in the hall.”
970local recommendations
Plaza
“the major museums are all located on this square, also the iconic I AMSTERDAM letters.”
842local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Shopping street with a lot of small cozy shops, away from all the big chains! ”
747local recommendations
Plaza
“The famous Dam Square! Go shopping or visit different tourist attractions, there is a lot to do here! ”
779local recommendations
Brewery
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“Nice local brewery under a Dutch windmill. Across the canal from it is a nice sandy playground for kids.”
709local recommendations
Brewery
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“Interactive tour through beer giant's history in former brewery, with a tasting room finale.”
787local recommendations
Museum
“Take the free ferry behind Centraal across the IJ river to the Film Museum. Really nice cafe at the museum and bike around and explore Noord's art studios and galleries.”
684local recommendations
Park
“Very populair park to chill in the grass and have breakfast, dinner or drinks. ”
614local recommendations
Plaza
“Lots of bars and clubs there. Check out the Melkweg, Paradiso, Sugar Factory, Waterhole, Bourbon Street...”
636local recommendations
Music Venue
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“Amsterdam Icon! Great place for concerts. Small tip for cheap people like me: if you have multiple coats or bags, use the lockers upstairs. It's 2 euros per locker and you can fit 3-4 coats in there easily. The wardrobe will cost you 2 euros per coat. ”
556local recommendations