Things to do in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is the 17th century capital of the Netherlands.

Its historic buildings, stunning museums, beautiful canals, and historical landmarks such as Anne Frank House make it a unique city.

This Dutch city built on reclaimed land gets around 20 million tourists every year.

If you are in Amsterdam for a longer period, it is better to purchase the I Amsterdam City Card.

Discover the top tourist attractions in this beautiful city with our list of the things to do in Amsterdam.

Keukenhof Gardens

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Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam attract more than 1.5 million tourists annually.

These Tulip fields in the Netherlands are open for visitors only for around 60 days every year.

At the seasonal Keukenhof gardens, visitors get to see more than 7 million flowers, including 800 different kinds of tulips.

Is Keukenhof worth it?

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Keukenhof is totally worth it, and we all must visit it at least once in our lifetime. 

Every year, in the sixty days that the Keukenhof Gardens are open more than 1.5 million visitors walk through the gates at an average of 25,000 per day. 

Check out the ten other reasons why Keukenhof is a must visit destination.


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Rijksmuseum is 800 years of Dutch art and history in one place.

This Art Museum has around 8000 paintings, portraits, sculptures, weapons, clothes, dolls, etc displayed in its 80 galleries.

Van Gogh Museum


Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the 19th-century painter Vincent Van Gogh and is one of Amsterdam’s most visited museums.

During his peak Van Gogh worked on 900 paintings in 10 years – that’s one painting every four days.

Heineken Experience


At the Heineken Experience, Amsterdam you have an interactive walk through the streets of the Heineken world.

Housed inside the historical Heineken brewery, this Museum takes you on an exciting journey with surprising behind-the-scenes.

Amsterdam Zoo


Amsterdam Zoo was founded in 1838 and is one of the oldest Zoos in the World.

Around 1.5 Million tourists visit the Amsterdam Zoo every year. It is popular with both kids and adults alike.

Anne Frank House

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Anne Frank House is today a Museum, but it once served as home to the struggling families during WWII.

The Museum lets you experience the times described in the diary of the young girl, Anne Frank.

Stedelijk Museum

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Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is the largest Dutch Museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The Museum’s collection covers the last 150 years of art and includes masterpieces by world-renowned artists.

A’dam Lookout


A’Dam Lookout is an observation deck that offers breathtaking panoramic views of Amsterdam.

Besides the observational deck, there is an adrenalin-rushing swing.

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