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Things to do in Amsterdam

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Amsterdam. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Amsterdam attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Amsterdam to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Amsterdam.

  • AmsterBike

    Within walking distance of Amsterdam’s central station train depot, AmsterBike is conveniently located with options for product rental or full tour... More
  • Anne Frank House

    Located in the west end of Amsterdam’s canal belt, the Anne Frank House is open for hour-long tours. Groups are led through Otto Frank’s period-pre... More
  • Anno

    Although predominantly known for its cutting edge furniture and home decor, Anno Design also offers practical pieces that have wider, more cost-eff... More
  • Aviflora Flower Shop

    Tulip bulbs, seeds, and cut daffodils, roses, lilies, and more are for sale at this shop. Ask the shopkeeper for bulbs that are certified to pass U... More
  • Back to Life

    Licensed massage therapists offer 10- or 20-minute fully clothed chair massages; or you can wrap yourself in a waterproof blanket for an aqua massa... More
  • Bar at The Dylan

    Stationed within the Dylan Hotel, this elegant, brasserie-style bar is a popular spot for lunch, dinner, and business meetings over cocktails. The ... More
  • Bloemendaal aan Zee

    Summer’s mild days see chic Amsterdammers decamping for one of the many long, sandy beaches nearby: of these, Bloemendaal is far and away the coole... More
  • Bloemenmarkt

    This floating flower market is always filled with people, who come for the experience, colors, and fragrances, even if shopping isn’t on the agenda... More
  • Café Sound Garden

    This whitewash-and-brick building at Rozengracht and Marnixstraat sports a tall, skinny sign with “Sound Garden” in vertical letters, colorful spra... More
  • Club 11

    High atop the temporary HQ of the Stedelijk Museum, in the edgy eastern docklands, sits this anomaly of dining and entertainment: occupying a full ... More
  • De Bakkerswinkel, Amsterdam Centrum

    The bakery is filled with scrap-wood furniture of Piet Hein Eek. Come in for freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, and jars of jam. More
  • Domtoren Church Tower

    Don the walking shoes, pack a camera, and line up behind a guide to ascend the country’s most sky-scraping church tower. A symbol of Amsterdam, the... More
  • Droog Design

    Droog sells functional, everyday household items with unusual designs—including accessories, lighting, furniture and studio work—all of which aim t... More
  • Frozen Fountain

    "Welcome" is posted in five different languages above the tall windows of this canal-side store, selling furniture and home accessories in a large,... More

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