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.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Vondelpark
1926local recommendations
Kevin&Chantal
Kevin&Chantal says “The place to be, to see Dutchies chill out in the parc. Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amste...” ·
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2. Albert Cuyp Market
Albert Cuypstraat
989local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Albert Cuyp Market Renowned as being Europe’s biggest outdoor market, the Albert Cuyp Market, named ...” ·
3. iamb&b
330 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal
695local recommendations
Pauline And Paul
Pauline And Paul says “Our office is located overhere. During office hours from 9am until 5.30pm you're freely able able to...” ·
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4. Foodhallen
51 Bellamyplein
665local recommendations
Sacha
Sacha says “Located in the hip Oud-West neighbourhood, De Hallen is a brand new centre for the arts, crafts, fas...” ·
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5. Pllek
59 T.T. Neveritaweg
442local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterda...” ·
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6. Rijksmuseum
1 Museumstraat
1626local recommendations
Anita
Anita says “Source: Wikipedia. The Rijksmuseum (Dutch pronunciation: English: National Museum) is a Dutch natio...” ·
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7. Leidseplein
Leidseplein
800local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “One of Amsterdam’s most famous central squares, the busy Leidseplein, or Leiden Square, claims a pri...” ·
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8. bar Bukowski
10 Oosterpark
291local recommendations
Alba
Alba says “Bukowski is one of the Amsterdam Oost gems. Check this amazing cafe for breakfast and night drinks! ...” ·
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9. Winkel 43
43 Noordermarkt
288local recommendations
Jacqueline
Jacqueline says “Best apple pie with or without cream of the city, mabye of the country. Always busy. Very nice spot ...” ·
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10. Amsterdam Roest
1 Jacob Bontiusplaats
288local recommendations
Sarah Famke
Sarah Famke says “One of our very favourite spots. A couple of rundown industrial buildings (it used to be a gas facto...” ·
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11. De Biertuin Linnaeusstraat
29 Linnaeusstraat
313local recommendations
Ruben
Ruben says “De Biertuin is a restaurant located at Linnaeusstraat 29. They serve the best beers (of course IJ be...” ·
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12. Anne Frank House
263-267 Prinsengracht
1270local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) It is one of the 20th century's most compelling stories: a young J...” ·
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13. Bar spek
1 Admiraal de Ruijterweg
279local recommendations
Melissa
Melissa says “Coffee, bar, restaurant. Nice place at the waterfront. A friendly spot for a bite to eat or a drink....” ·
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14. Hannekes Boom
4 Dijksgracht
279local recommendations
Angelika
Angelika says “Just across the water from NEMO, yet a local secret, this laidback waterside café built from recycle...” ·
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15. Pacific Parc
23 Polonceaukade
276local recommendations
Ferry & Annette
Ferry & Annette says “A Dynamic, Open-Minded and Creative Place for Club and Live Music. Located in our 'backyard' Westerp...” ·
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16. Dam Square
Dam
725local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Dam Square Dam Square is the main city square in Amsterdam and is one of the most well-known locatio...” ·
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17. Wilde Zwijnen
23 Javaplein
269local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Very cosy restaurant, creative Dutch and tasty food. This place is incredible, make sure to call in ...” ·
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18. Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt
540local recommendations
Anna And Robert
Anna And Robert says “Have a super Saturday at Noordermarkt Take a stroll through the stalls and stumble upon fine antique...” ·
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19. Lokaal Edel
1 Postjesweg
250local recommendations
Paul
Paul says “A good restaurant with a big terrace. On the last friday of the month Edel turns in to the best part...” ·
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20. Café Restaurant De Ysbreeker
23 Weesperzijde
237local recommendations
Kevin&Chantal
Kevin&Chantal says “The "Spot" of the city with a view on the Amstel river. It's an all-day cafe-restaurant where Amster...” ·
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21. Van Gogh Museum
6 Museumplein
1079local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Van Gogh Museum Art lovers and Van Gogh fans must reward themselves with a visit to the Van Gogh Mus...” ·
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22. ARTIS
38-40 Plantage Kerklaan
944local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Artis Royal Zoo Established in 1838, Amsterdam’s happily family-friendly zoo was the first to open i...” ·
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23. Café Zurich
2b Mercatorplein
200local recommendations
Dennis
Dennis says “Zurich is a café restaurant at Mercatorplein. A funny, round building with a big terrace for in the ...” ·
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24. Heineken Experience
78 Stadhouderskade
712local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Heineken Experience A visit to the old Heineken brewery is paramount to brew-worshipers and beer lov...” ·
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25. Noorderlicht Café
102 NDSM-Plein
212local recommendations
Leandro
Leandro says “Nice vintage-style cafe in a greenhouse building, close to the ex-industrial area of NDSM. In the su...” ·
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26. Rembrandtplein
532local recommendations
Evy
Evy says “Rembrandtplein A far cry from its origins as a butter and dairy market, Rembrandtplein is now one of...” ·
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27. Zuiveringshal West
33 Pazzanistraat
195local recommendations
Jeroen
Jeroen says “"People come to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek to meet, work and relax. This beautiful city park, with...” ·
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28. The Blue Tea House
5 Vondelpark
191local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “When exploring Amsterdam you must not forget to explore the Vondelpark. Although often super busy at...” ·
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29. Waterkant
246 Marnixstraat
201local recommendations
Casper
Casper says “Waterkant Amsterdam is a cafe restaurant under the Q-park on the border of the city center and West....” ·
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30. Sarphatipark
37I Sarphatipark
378local recommendations
Siete
Siete says “Should you crave a brief respite while at Albert Cuypmarkt or are simply looking for a place to rela...” ·