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