Things To Do In Amsterdam

You have likely stumbled across this article to find things to do in Amsterdam. Fear not, Amsterdam is full of entertainment and leisure centres for you to enjoy, leaving you no time to get bored.

What can you do in Amsterdam?

There are many things to do in Amsterdam, you’ll never find the time to get bored!

Tourist Locations

For those looking for the history of the dutch and the Netherlands, there is plenty of that to find. We did another article based on the Top 5 Places To Visit In Amsterdam where we went into depth about tourist locations such as; the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and the history of Anne Frank and how documented her running and hiding from the nazis in World War II. 

It is definitely a good day trip and you can take a guided tour.

Restaurants & Venues

In Amsterdam, there are many different venues and restaurants built for your entertainment.


Starting us off we have a music venue full of underground entertainment and new and up-coming talented artists attempting to make a great name for themselves.

This is only half of what this venue does. That’s during the night, but during the day it’s jam-packed with a community held classes, art workshop sessions, even a radio station down below and a tennis bar in the back giving you all the more reason to visit this venue.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ

One of the most notorious original microbreweries located in Amsterdam. If you ever feel the need to have a drink and relax, Brouwerij ‘t IJ will provide you with the luxurious taste of Amsterdam that they’ve consistently provided since 1985.

Another reason why you should give the Brouwerij ‘t IJ is the restaurant section. Their food and a hot summer day whilst enjoying their signature beers give you quite the sensation and feeling of relaxation!

EYE Film Institute

This modern iconic venue across from the city centre belongs to the EYE Film Institute. For those who love film, this place is for you. For those who aren’t, this place is also for you! It houses more than just a cinema, it’s also home to a museum, restaurant, cafe and even a place for your kids to spend time running around in an educational way.


Westergasfabriek is sometimes shadowed by other parks, but this deserves the attention equally as the others. This is the best place to go out for a relaxing walk.

Westergasfabriek has three main parks, one of them being an ex-compound of industrial buildings. It has been converted into a diverse hub of many forms of entertainment. They vary massively from an art-house cinema to a microbrewery, to a coffee roastery to an arcade heaven paradise.


As a bit of trivia, it began as an old tram depot and has now become a trendy go-to place in oud-west. An extremely popular destination with more than 30 food stations and bars.

If you’re feeling a little bit hungry, Foodhallen is the best place to search for snacks to treat yourself with. Take your fancy and grab some doughnuts or grab some food from a smoking hot barbecue from a small fancy stall, perfect for when it’s a nice, hot and sunny day. Find out more about Foodhallen and what cuisines you could enjoy here.

I hope this article helps you find the perfect things to do whilst you’re out and about in Amsterdam and create memories that last with you forever! Amsterdam is a perfect place to enjoy yourself, it’s one of those things that everyone has to go at least once! Good luck on your adventures around Amsterdam, and have fun.

Written By: Max Lang-Orsini

Top 5 Places To Visit In Amsterdam

In this article, Max Lang-Orsini, a resident in Amsterdam, will show you the top 5 best places to go and see when you visit Amsterdam!

Places To Visit In Amsterdam

Amsterdam has made its mark not just in the Netherlands, or even Europe, rather worldwide. Its stunning 17th-century architecture has become one of the most notorious tourist locations and rightfully so. With one of the largest collections and variations of history, Anne-Frank to Van Gough, day trips to Amsterdam become very worth your money.

Van Gogh Museum

With huge demands from all over the world, Van Gogh’s artwork has all been placed in a museum dedicated to him and his artwork. The famous artwork Almond Blossom are hung here alongside other famous pieces such as; The Bedroom. You can visit this museum on Museumplein 6, 1071, DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands, right next to the Stedelijk Museum & Moco Museum. Once you’re done visiting Van Gogh’s Museum, there are others right next door such as the Stedelijk Museum.

Outside view of Van Gogh Museum

Anne Frank House

One of the most famous and talked about World War II victims has an entire history based on their running and hiding from the Nazis. She and her family hid in hiding spots they built from behind bookshelves to walls everywhere in their home. 

She lived in Amsterdam where they were trapped by the Nazi Germans all the way back in 1942. Her family was caught and since they were arrested and transferred, Anne wrote diaries often documenting her experience and what was going on around her for the following months until she was later captured.

You can visit her journey and how she was extremely clever in hiding at the historic Anne Frank House. You can see photos, videos, iconic items, hear audio tapes and quotes from her in this dreadful time. Prinsengracht 263 – 267, Westermarkt 20, 1016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Have a look at Anne Frank’s timeline and see what you can learn.

Outside of The Anne Frank House


For those who are into artwork, the Rijksmuseum is for you. If the Van Gogh museum wasn’t good enough, The Rijksmuseum is full of artwork from various famous past artists. With over 200 paintings This museum presents itself with many famous titles, such as; Johann Vermeer, Jan Willem Pieneman, Vincent Van Gogh and Jan Asselihn, these are just a few to name. Rijksmuseum is located in Oud-Zuid; Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Outside of the Rijksmuseum

A’dam lookout

A’dam Lookout is an observation deck platform that gives you a birds-eye view of everything in Amsterdam. Its unrealistic beauty does make it unique with its eye-popping views of the historic city centre, the famous canals and canal cruises, the stand-out royal palace alongside the incredible landscape. Everything stands out here at A’dam Lookout, giving you all the more reasoning to book on one of the highest swing decks in Europe.

A panoramic view from the A'dam Lookout

IJ-Hallen Market

Located behind the Dam Square (Town Centre) you will come across one of Europe’s largest flea markets! 5 minutes away from Dam Square, you can get many bargains from hundreds of stalls. They sell a huge variety of items and products, from souvenirs to vintage clothing, this place you can get big value for your money, there’s no reason not to go!

People at the Amsterdam Flea Market