With world-class museums and music venues, from the Paradiso to the Concergebouw, plus an abundance of green spaces and family attractions, you’ll ne... Read More
With world-class museums and music venues, from the Paradiso to the Concergebouw, plus an abundance of green spaces and family attractions, you’ll never be stuck for ideas for things to do in Amsterdam—although with its beauty and laidback atmosphere, the city is the ideal place to do nothing, too.
Amsterdam is a pedestrian-friendly city, but it'd be a shame not to explore it as the locals do— by bicycle (you can rent one from AmsterBike, or take a guided tour). While you’re there, visit the Van Gogh Museum and check out its new wing. The museum includes around 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Holland's native son, as well as works by Van Gogh's friends and contemporaries. A tour of Coster Diamonds will tell you the incredible story of the city’s work in the diamond trade. What to do in Amsterdam between museums and tours? At the 120-acre Vondelpark, located near the Rijksmuseum, you can take in the gorgeous lawns, paths, and an open-air theater, as well as a Picasso statue.