Best activities in Amsterdam

Check out the top activities in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. science center NEMO
1. science center NEMO
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149 local reviews
2 Oosterdok, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 3233
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Grace
Activities for Young and Old
Ifigenia
Great place for kids & adults with a lot of inter active activities. Free if you get aMuseum card.
Reinier
It is a museum, but it is more like an adventure for kids. Lots of activities. And the view from the terrace a…
1. science center NEMO
1. science center NEMO
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149 local reviews
2 Oosterdok, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 531 3233
Grace
Grace
Activities for Young and Old
Ifigenia
Ifigenia
Great place for kids & adults with a lot of inter active activities. Free if you get aMuseum card.
Reinier
Reinier
It is a museum, but it is more like an adventure for kids. Lots of activities. And the view from the terrace alone is worth a visit.
2. Vondelpark
2. Vondelpark
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1063 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
Establishment
Juel
The main park of the city, large and very green. Gets rather full on a nice day, but always bursting with acti…
Frank
Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is comparable with Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York, albeit slightly sma…
Tom & Colleen
Whether you just want to walk around, ride a bike, or have a picnic Vondel Park has it all. There are many act…
2. Vondelpark
2. Vondelpark
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1063 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
020 624 1111
Juel
Juel
The main park of the city, large and very green. Gets rather full on a nice day, but always bursting with activity. There are two cafes insi…
Frank
Frank
Amsterdam’s Vondelpark is comparable with Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York, albeit slightly smaller in size. This beautiful p…
Tom & Colleen
Tom & Colleen
Whether you just want to walk around, ride a bike, or have a picnic Vondel Park has it all. There are many activities going on here so be su…
3. Westerpark
3. Westerpark
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344 local reviews
Westerpark, Amsterdam
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Piet
We love recommending this park -- while, don't get me wrong, Vondelpark is fantastic, Westerpark has more of a…
Linda
A lively park with cafes, restaurants, cinema. You can have breakfast at De Bakkerswinkel or order a pick-nick…
Manon
I can't emphasis it enough: best park in Amsterdam! And so close to the house. Great hang out with a lot of ac…
3. Westerpark
3. Westerpark
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344 local reviews
Westerpark, Amsterdam
Piet
Piet
We love recommending this park -- while, don't get me wrong, Vondelpark is fantastic, Westerpark has more of a hip and local vibe. There ar…
Linda
Linda
A lively park with cafes, restaurants, cinema. You can have breakfast at De Bakkerswinkel or order a pick-nick basket, rent a boat or have a…
Manon
Manon
I can't emphasis it enough: best park in Amsterdam! And so close to the house. Great hang out with a lot of activities. Check out the Sunday…
4. Erasmuspark
4. Erasmuspark
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98 local reviews
Erasmuspark, Bos en Lommer
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Erik
Nice park for all sort of activities, chilling an barbecuing
Juliette
!0 minute walk to this kids- friendly park: on the way you will find a great playground area with a small city…
Larissa
Easy going park that sometimes hosts cultural activities such as music or art festivals.
4. Erasmuspark
4. Erasmuspark
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98 local reviews
Erasmuspark, Bos en Lommer
Erik
Erik
Nice park for all sort of activities, chilling an barbecuing
Juliette
Juliette
!0 minute walk to this kids- friendly park: on the way you will find a great playground area with a small city farm. Also in this park, you …
Larissa
Larissa
Easy going park that sometimes hosts cultural activities such as music or art festivals.
5. Westergasfabriek
5. Westergasfabriek
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87 local reviews
Westergasfabriek
020 586 0710
Establishment
Cornelia
Stunning old factory buildings now used for fancy coffee, theeplaces, small arthouses, theathre, moviecenter &…
Jan-Tjalling
Concerts, food markets, cultural shows and lots of different kind of activities. Nice park to bbq in.
Ben & Julia
Westerpark, great park in terms of activities and some nice bars nearby. Always a lot of fun things to do!
5. Westergasfabriek
5. Westergasfabriek
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87 local reviews
Westergasfabriek
020 586 0710
Cornelia
Cornelia
Stunning old factory buildings now used for fancy coffee, theeplaces, small arthouses, theathre, moviecenter & more nice cultural activities…
Jan-Tjalling
Jan-Tjalling
Concerts, food markets, cultural shows and lots of different kind of activities. Nice park to bbq in.
Ben & Julia
Ben & Julia
Westerpark, great park in terms of activities and some nice bars nearby. Always a lot of fun things to do!
6. Tropical Museum
6. Tropical Museum
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144 local reviews
2 Linnaeusstraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 568 8215
Establishment
Vanessa
Museum of the tropics where you can explore the cultures of the world, with great activities for children
Tessa
This museum offers many activities for children (and their parents).
Marike
Interesting for the childern and interesting to see how our colonial past has influenced both us as the countr…
6. Tropical Museum
6. Tropical Museum
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144 local reviews
2 Linnaeusstraat, Amsterdam
Closed now
020 568 8215
Vanessa
Vanessa
Museum of the tropics where you can explore the cultures of the world, with great activities for children
Tessa
Tessa
This museum offers many activities for children (and their parents).
Marike
Marike
Interesting for the childern and interesting to see how our colonial past has influenced both us as the countries we have occupied.
7. Amsterdamse Bos
7. Amsterdamse Bos
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107 local reviews
1 Kleine Noorddijk, Amsterdam
020 545 6100
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Daphne
Great park/forrest. Small pools for small kids, big pond/lake for big children and adults. Canoe and water cyc…
Sandra
One of the greatest parks of Amsterdam is actually a forest with many activities, expecially during summer.
Emine
You can rent a bike to ride through the forest to enjoy some fresh air. They have little places nearby where y…
7. Amsterdamse Bos
7. Amsterdamse Bos
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107 local reviews
1 Kleine Noorddijk, Amsterdam
020 545 6100
Daphne
Daphne
Great park/forrest. Small pools for small kids, big pond/lake for big children and adults. Canoe and water cycle rental, simple lunch spot a…
Sandra
Sandra
One of the greatest parks of Amsterdam is actually a forest with many activities, expecially during summer.
Emine
Emine
You can rent a bike to ride through the forest to enjoy some fresh air. They have little places nearby where you can rent a little boat. The…
8. Podium Mozaïek
8. Podium Mozaïek
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56 local reviews
189 Bos en Lommerweg, Amsterdam
Open now
020 580 0380
Establishment
Catrien
Sunny terrace the whole day. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks here! Also cultural activities duri…
Tamara
Cafe/theater/cinema. Fantastic breakfast/lunch place. Has lots of high-brow cultural activities throughout the…
Thomas
Theater plays, food, coffee, culture.
8. Podium Mozaïek
8. Podium Mozaïek
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56 local reviews
189 Bos en Lommerweg, Amsterdam
Open now
020 580 0380
Catrien
Catrien
Sunny terrace the whole day. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks here! Also cultural activities during the night.
Tamara
Tamara
Cafe/theater/cinema. Fantastic breakfast/lunch place. Has lots of high-brow cultural activities throughout the year.
Thomas
Thomas
Theater plays, food, coffee, culture.
9. Bloemendaal aan Zee
9. Bloemendaal aan Zee
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44 local reviews
Bloemendaal aan Zee, Bloemendaal aan Zee
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Elmer
Zandvoort is a popular beach destination located near to Amsterdam, with clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bar…
Tessa
With the Noordzee, Bloemendaal’s beaches and the coastal town of Zandvoort easily reachable by bike, the seasi…
Mark
Amazing scenery of the sand dunes - hard to believe that you're still in The Netherlands.
9. Bloemendaal aan Zee
9. Bloemendaal aan Zee
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44 local reviews
Bloemendaal aan Zee, Bloemendaal aan Zee
Elmer
Elmer
Zandvoort is a popular beach destination located near to Amsterdam, with clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities.
Tessa
Tessa
With the Noordzee, Bloemendaal’s beaches and the coastal town of Zandvoort easily reachable by bike, the seaside is just a short trip outsid…
Mark
Mark
Amazing scenery of the sand dunes - hard to believe that you're still in The Netherlands.
10. Amsterdam Roest B.V.
10. Amsterdam Roest B.V.
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113 local reviews
213-B Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam
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06 11286924
Establishment
Niels
A nice 'berlin-isch' place where you can go out. When it's good weather, you can sit outside at the wooden ben…
Felix
Awesome bar/club/beach(with water swing into canal among other activities)venue for huge events. Located canal…
Eric
Bit out of the way (tram 10 or 26), but you'll love it. Minimalistic and rusty. Fun place to hang out in a sof…
10. Amsterdam Roest B.V.
10. Amsterdam Roest B.V.
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113 local reviews
213-B Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam
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06 11286924
Niels
Niels
A nice 'berlin-isch' place where you can go out. When it's good weather, you can sit outside at the wooden benches at the 'beach' and they l…
Felix
Felix
Awesome bar/club/beach(with water swing into canal among other activities)venue for huge events. Located canal-side by a huge boat hanger wh…
Eric
Eric
Bit out of the way (tram 10 or 26), but you'll love it. Minimalistic and rusty. Fun place to hang out in a sofa inside or at table outside. …
11. Museumplein
11. Museumplein
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536 local reviews
Museumplein, Amsterdam
Route
Estanislao
Museumplein (or the museums square) is where you can find Amsterdam's biggest museums like the Rijksmuseum and…
Ruben
Drop by and see what's happening, summer: all sorts of activities, winter: ice-skating!
Ramona
Buy a saladbox at the supermarkt nearby and have a picknick on the lawn
11. Museumplein
11. Museumplein
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536 local reviews
Museumplein, Amsterdam
Estanislao
Estanislao
Museumplein (or the museums square) is where you can find Amsterdam's biggest museums like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. Also a v…
Ruben
Ruben
Drop by and see what's happening, summer: all sorts of activities, winter: ice-skating!
Ramona
Ramona
Buy a saladbox at the supermarkt nearby and have a picknick on the lawn
12. Pllek NDSM
12. Pllek NDSM
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230 local reviews
61 Tt. Neveritaweg, Amsterdam
Open now
020 290 0020
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Kim
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfe…
Marieke
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfe…
Richard
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfe…
12. Pllek NDSM
12. Pllek NDSM
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230 local reviews
61 Tt. Neveritaweg, Amsterdam
Open now
020 290 0020
Kim
Kim
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfect to meet up with friends for…
Marieke
Marieke
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfect to meet up with friends for…
Richard
Richard
I LOVE Pllek Amsterdam on the banks of the IJ in North. It’s such a creative hotspot! Pllek Amsterdam is perfect to meet up with friends for…