Skip to content

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.

Market
“an excellent organic farmers market held on Saturdays at the Nordermarkt from 09h - 16h. The wild mushroom stall is wonderful and Le Perron sells great bread. The place to go for picnic supplies before you hire a boat and picnic on the canals”
530 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with nice restaurant, musea, kids place, to walk arround or Just to hang out on the grass”
349 locals recommend
Plaza
“Lots of bars and clubs there. Check out the Melkweg, Paradiso, Sugar Factory, Waterhole, Bourbon Street...”
348 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover 500 years of Dutch Maritime history as well as its strong links to today’s society and the society of the future. The collection of The National Maritime Museum is one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world.”
277 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.”
356 locals recommend
Market
“The biggest daily market of Amsterdam, here you will fresh fruit, food, flowers, clothes and all kind of stuff that you can find on a market. It`s very cosy and because there are so many different cultures it makes it extra special. This is one of Amsterdam oldest markets in history.”
401 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Photo Museum, check if the exhibition is what you fancy. Some amazing exhibitions, some less so.....”
385 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It just opened their permanent collect earlier this year, you will find lots of interesting contemporary art and design”
259 locals recommend
Park
“Medium size city park, relax, perfect to chill or to have a picnic. Many locals come to that park. It is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Very good neighborhood to hang out.”
336 locals recommend
Plaza
“If you wanna enjoy more clubs and bars, you should go to Rembrandtplein! This place has a lot of smaller clubs and lots of bars. It's very touristic but also fun!”
312 locals recommend
Real Estate Agency
“Our office is located overhere. During office hours from 9am until 5.30pm you're freely able able to store your luggage.”
106 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is 2 minutes walking from my appartment: The Jordaan is a neighbourhood of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is part of the borough of Amsterdam-Centrum. The area is bordered by the Singelgracht canal and the neighbourhood of Frederik Hendrikbuurt to the west; the Prinsengracht to the east; the Brouwersgracht to the north and the Leidsegracht to the south. The former canal Rozengracht (now filled in) is the main traffic artery through the neighbourhood. Originally a working-class neighbourhood, the Jordaan has become one of the most expensive, upscale locations in the Netherlands. It is home to many art galleries, particularly for modern art, and is also dotted with speciality shops and restaurants. Markets are held regularly at Noordermarkt, the Westerstraat (the Lapjesmarkt textile market) and Lindengracht. Rembrandt spent the last years of his life in the Jordaan, on the Rozengracht canal. He was buried in the Westerkerk church, at the corner of Rozengracht and Prinsengracht, just beyond the Jordaan. The Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II, is located on the edge of the Jordaan, on the Prinsengracht canal”
423 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 2
“The famous red light district - an experience for even the most conservative. Illuminating and a conversation starter - if you feel like debating the two sides of this topic.”
279 locals recommend
Science Museum
“NEMO Science Museum is a science centre containing five floors of hands-on science exhibitions. It is the largest science center in the Netherlands.”
322 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“The Kalverstraat is a busy shopping street of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The street runs roughly North-South for about 750 meters, from Dam Square to Muntplein square. The Amsterdam Museum is located in a former orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. The Kalverstraat is the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands, with rents of up to 3000 euros per square meter (2016).[1] In 2009 it was the 17th most expensive street in the world measured by rent prices.[2] The Kalverstraat is also the most expensive street in the Dutch version of Monopoly.”
299 locals recommend
Park
“Nice local park, not too touristic (yet) so in the summer you'll find families and friends here celebrating their birthday over a bbq. There are some nice restaurants/ parties/ bars in this area to visit in the evenings.”
281 locals recommend