Amsterdam My Top 10 Activities and why
Ever been to the capital of Netherlands? Famous for being the city of parties, it's also a historical city with different landmarks !
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How to come to Amsterdam?

Train, bus, car, plane! Amsterdam is a quite easy place to get to, wherever you are from, with lots of 

How to move around in Amsterdam? 

I recommend walking and cycling! You can get pretty much anywhere just walking actually. 

Top 10 Activities

1 - The Rijksmuseum

Looking for a big museum hidding a cute library? Yup, it's that one ! My ultimate goal was to find the famous library one can see everywhere on instagram, and it was quite a pickle to find it! I actually had to ask to a museum guide because it was so big and I got lost 

The library is well hidden, and actually quite small compared to what I was expecting, also it's part of the student library (they have a special access for studying) and you have to be quiet when you enter the area above their spot. Anyway I still got the famous picture haha

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2 - Anne Frank's hause 

Do you know Anne Frank? She was a jewish young girl, hosted and hidden by some people during the war. She wrote a famous journal about her days locked up under the roof, and it's a must to go on a tour when you visit the city. But CAREFUL! You should always book your visit at least 2 months in advance, or it's gonna be full. I was too late and could only take a picture from the outside unfortunately. But it's a good reason to go back right ;) 

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3 - Van Gogh Museum

If you are an art fan, you should definitely visit the Van Gogh Museum ! Famous artist, they have an impressive collection of his art in this gallery with explanations along with it. I recommend if you like art

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4 - MOCO Museum 

Do you know Banksy? The MOCO Museum is all about young artists with modern art - like graffitis ;) It's a small museum not far from the Rijksmuseum, and I really liked that they show something more understandable for young people :) 

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5 - Heineken Experience

Crazy about beers? Then it's you place-to-be ! The Heineken Experience includes a visit of the fabric, plus a tasting of 2 beers. You can book the visit in your preferred language. 

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6 - The Upside Down

The Upside Down is a fun museum for rainy days. Now present in almost every city, this kind of museum is always nice for a fun time! It's all about perspective 

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7 - Canal cruise

How can you come to Amsterdam and NOT book a cruise tour? Yes, it may be rainy. But also yes, they have covered boats ! Just joking, I would have loved to do it, but since it was rainy the whole time I was there I didn't get the chance. Another good reason to go back for a fun time on water! 

8 - Bloemenmarket

This is the famous flower market of Amsterdam ! Only on ... so book your trip right ;) 

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9 - Cycling trip

Same as the boat tour: riding a bike in the city is a must to live the Amsterdam experience ! You'll see more bikes than cars in this city, and you should always be careful when crossing a road and so on, because they really love having priority ! It's not to be taken lightly the art of riding a bike in Amsterdamn, trust me !

10 - Red light district

Last but not least, you may have heard about the Red light district. Totally different ambiance by night, this is where you can see prostitutes through the windows on both sides of the canal. It's a very strange area from my perspective, and choose wisely the person you want to go for a visit in this area 

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Extra tips 

The Xtracold Icebar in Amsterdam! Do you know about these bars where you freeze and everything is made of ice? Getting a cocktail with an entrance fee of 20 euros for like 30minutes inside? Yup, that's the one ! Book it in advance or you won't be able to enter before hours trust me. 

Set up a call if you have any further questions ;)

Anna, the french traveller <3 

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Amsterdam My Top 10 Activities and why
Ever been to the capital of Netherlands? Famous for being the city of parties, it's also a historical city with different landmarks !
8 Places • ago
Free

How to come to Amsterdam?

Train, bus, car, plane! Amsterdam is a quite easy place to get to, wherever you are from, with lots of 

How to move around in Amsterdam? 

I recommend walking and cycling! You can get pretty much anywhere just walking actually. 

Top 10 Activities

1 - The Rijksmuseum

Looking for a big museum hidding a cute library? Yup, it's that one ! My ultimate goal was to find the famous library one can see everywhere on instagram, and it was quite a pickle to find it! I actually had to ask to a museum guide because it was so big and I got lost 

The library is well hidden, and actually quite small compared to what I was expecting, also it's part of the student library (they have a special access for studying) and you have to be quiet when you enter the area above their spot. Anyway I still got the famous picture haha

Rijksmuseum
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2 - Anne Frank's hause 

Do you know Anne Frank? She was a jewish young girl, hosted and hidden by some people during the war. She wrote a famous journal about her days locked up under the roof, and it's a must to go on a tour when you visit the city. But CAREFUL! You should always book your visit at least 2 months in advance, or it's gonna be full. I was too late and could only take a picture from the outside unfortunately. But it's a good reason to go back right ;) 

Anne Frank House
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3 - Van Gogh Museum

If you are an art fan, you should definitely visit the Van Gogh Museum ! Famous artist, they have an impressive collection of his art in this gallery with explanations along with it. I recommend if you like art

Van Gogh Museum
@annaboom
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4 - MOCO Museum 

Do you know Banksy? The MOCO Museum is all about young artists with modern art - like graffitis ;) It's a small museum not far from the Rijksmuseum, and I really liked that they show something more understandable for young people :) 

Moco Museum
@annaboom
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5 - Heineken Experience

Crazy about beers? Then it's you place-to-be ! The Heineken Experience includes a visit of the fabric, plus a tasting of 2 beers. You can book the visit in your preferred language. 

Heineken Experience
@annaboom
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6 - The Upside Down

The Upside Down is a fun museum for rainy days. Now present in almost every city, this kind of museum is always nice for a fun time! It's all about perspective 

Upside Down
@annaboom
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7 - Canal cruise

How can you come to Amsterdam and NOT book a cruise tour? Yes, it may be rainy. But also yes, they have covered boats ! Just joking, I would have loved to do it, but since it was rainy the whole time I was there I didn't get the chance. Another good reason to go back for a fun time on water! 

8 - Bloemenmarket

This is the famous flower market of Amsterdam ! Only on ... so book your trip right ;) 

Bloemen Markt
@annaboom
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9 - Cycling trip

Same as the boat tour: riding a bike in the city is a must to live the Amsterdam experience ! You'll see more bikes than cars in this city, and you should always be careful when crossing a road and so on, because they really love having priority ! It's not to be taken lightly the art of riding a bike in Amsterdamn, trust me !

10 - Red light district

Last but not least, you may have heard about the Red light district. Totally different ambiance by night, this is where you can see prostitutes through the windows on both sides of the canal. It's a very strange area from my perspective, and choose wisely the person you want to go for a visit in this area 

Red light district Residence on ground floor
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Extra tips 

The Xtracold Icebar in Amsterdam! Do you know about these bars where you freeze and everything is made of ice? Getting a cocktail with an entrance fee of 20 euros for like 30minutes inside? Yup, that's the one ! Book it in advance or you won't be able to enter before hours trust me. 

Set up a call if you have any further questions ;)

Anna, the french traveller <3 

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CURATED BY
Hi ! My name is Anna and I'm a travel lover <3 I'm french, so most of my travels are around Europe, and I actually made a job of my passion, I work in a travel agency :) I lived and studied in France, Germany and Spain ! I love sharing my knowledge and you will love my tips on how to organize your travels from experience ;) So check out my guides ! And set up a call if you have more question :)
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