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    Top Things To Do In Amsterdam

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      Local guide showing a tourist around Amsterdam on a sunny day
      Local guide showing a tourist around Amsterdam on a sunny day

      Wondering what to do in Amsterdam?

      Amsterdam is a gabled gem teleported from the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age and embellished with quaint coffee shops, humble markets, cozy restaurants, and stylish stores all chilling out along the iconic canals. The things to do in Amsterdam range from the classic to the cutting-edge. You could soak up centuries-old architecture, browse a floating flower market, sample Dutch delights at an old cheese shop, or visit cool cocktail bars and tiny tasting rooms in the trendy Jordaan. No matter where your Amsterdam tour takes you (whether by foot, boat, or bicycle) you won’t ever be far from phenomenal food, treasure-packed museums, and an intoxicating nightlife scene.

      Tourists posing near the Amsterdam city sign on a sunny day
      The five faces of Amsterdam

      The things to do in Amsterdam can differ greatly depending on where in the city you are. Amsterdam-Centrum is a hotspot of historic landmarks, cozy pubs, and narrow canals; edgy Amsterdam-Noord, once used for heavy industry, is today a haven for the city’s cool kids and artists. Leafy Amsterdam-Zuid is home to high-end boutiques and wealthy neighborhoods, while Amsterdam-Oost, loved for its residential vibe, is lined with beautiful 19th-century buildings. Diverse Amsterdam-Wes, on the other hand, is a street food nirvana with a global gastronomy scene and plenty of exciting things to do.

      Tourists relax in a lush green park on a sunny day in Amsterdam
      Highlights and hidden gems

      From artistic attractions like historic architecture and the Van Gogh Museum to the provocative red-light district and nightlife scene, there are countless reasons the city lures so many types of travelers to its tightly-packed streets. You won’t need to search high and low for famous things to do in Amsterdam, but it’s the lesser-known landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals that make the city such a memorable destination. A private tour with a local is the perfect way to uncover the true spirit of the city (and experience some of the best things to do in Amsterdam in the process).

      Amsterdam local introducing a tourist to delicious street food in their city
      The best of Dutch delicacies

      For anyone visiting the city, sampling Dutch delicacies should make the top of your list of things to do in Amsterdam. Sit-down dinners in upmarket restaurants are great, but Amsterdam’s most iconic bites are ideal for on-the-go snacking on a tour of the city. Small, crunchy bitterballen, cubes of fresh Dutch cheese, and crispy thick-cut fries – all typical local cuisine – are served in perfect tasting portions at the city’s humble markets brimming with simple street food. Save a little room for later, because one of the best things to do in Amsterdam is downing a beer at a centuries-old pub.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Great tour with Rajaa. She has a different perspective on many things which made the day fascinating. Have her take you for coffee and apple pie, it was delicious.

        September 2022

        Jim N

        He clearly knew the history of every place we went. Did not overburden us with facts. Had lot of local information about the Amsterdam as we walked.

        September 2022

        Panduranga R

        Anna is a great ambassador to this city. Although her adopted city- sincerely seems to love it. Things went so smooth and easy. Experienced so much in such a relatively short period of time. The trip was longer than scheduled and she accommodated all my interests. Thanks to C U and especially Anna.

        September 2022

        Terry O

        We enjoyed visiting the essential places in Amsterdam in one day. Rajaa knows in a very comprehensive way the history and events of each point, and he was always attentive to us. The communication was excellent during the planning and practice, and she adapted to our preferences and needs. We are delighted with the service.

        September 2022

        JAIME P

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