Things to do in Amsterdam in 2017 include: rich night life, multiple live music concerts, important music festivals, and incredible architecture are what makes the city so unique. The city is not all about smoking pot - it offers multiple museums and art galleries and many different tours: by bike, walking, bus, canal cruises and day trips around Holland. Even just looking around, walking or biking your way through the center of the city is a unique experience. Your visit to Amsterdam will be a special one and we want YOU to have the best time ever. Amsterdam is a very beautiful , exciting city to visit. Lots of things to see and do and a rich culture and history awaits you.
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Plenty of clubs can be found in almost all neighborhoods. Amsterdam nightlife is especially busy from Thursday till Sunday nights. The clubs open after midnight and close between 4 and 5 a.m. In the summer there are more parties to go to and also during the weeknights there is more choice then off-season. The most well-known dance clubs are Panama and Paradiso. For the gay public there are also different choices like Exit and Vive-la-vie. Since the clubs open so late, most people start their night in a bar or coffee-shop.
There are all sorts of tours organized in Amsterdam. You can take organized bike tours, boat tours, bus tours and walking site seeings. It's an easy and pleasant way to see the highlights of the city and it's among the most kids friendly things to do in Amsterdam in 2015. Besides the organized group tours it is also fun to do a tour on your own. Just rent a bike, pedal boat or walk your way with the help of our organized tours with printable map.
The famous Red Light District in Amsterdam is something you must see. It is impressive, unbelievable and it may make you feel uncomfortable, amazed and everything at the same time. The red light district is a couple of streets long, right in the old center of Amsterdam. It attracts lots of visitors at night and is the best known "attraction" of Amsterdam. Something you will never forget.
The Canals are a famous attribute of Amsterdam and gave the city the nickname: "Venice of the North". The canals are more than 60 miles long and cover more than 25 percent of its surface. That makes Amsterdam the most "watery" city in the world. They give the city a charming and romantic view with all the small streets and bridges lining the canals. Especially in the evening when several bridges are illuminated. Amsterdam Canal Cruises are the most popular tourist attractions of the country. You can take boat tours or rent a boat yourself, but you can even rent pedal boats to pedal through the canals.
Like every big city, Amsterdam has a lot of different museums to offer for its visitors. There are more than 50 museums in Amsterdam. The most well-known museums:
The Dam Square is often called the heart of Amsterdam. In the middle you will find the National Monument, a remembrance of WWII, and on the side you will find the Royal Palace. Also on the Dam square are the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and Madame Tussaud's Scenerama. The Dam Square is mostly a meeting place or a place to enjoy the scenery of Amsterdam. Sitting at the base of the monument you will see busy streets where you can be amazed by the amount of bikers, trams, scooters and pedestrian jamming the streets.
The Leidseplein is well known for its pubs and terraces. On beautiful days it is crowded with people enjoying a drink on one of the several terraces. This is also a busy place to be on the evenings, especially in the weekends. The Leidseplein is a typical view of a Dutch city center, where all pubs are close together and people come to have a drink and good time.
The first impression of most tourists is the amount of bikes everywhere you look. Did you know the Central Station has a whole indoor parking garage of six floors ONLY for bikes? And take a moment to look at all the different kind of bikes you can see on the roads. It's a pleasure to watch!
There is no better way to explore Amsterdam then walking the
streets or (if you dare) take a bike and ride the bike paths. Biking is one of the best
things to do in Amsterdam in 2015! There is an extensive network of bike paths through the city, but
you are not alone, the bike paths are generally crowded with other bikes and
scooters. So don't stop in the middle of it to look at the buildings or ask the
Art has always been an important part of Amsterdam. A lot of well-known artists have been living here; Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer as the best known. Also nowadays, Amsterdam hosts a lot of young artists and art galleries can be found in a lot of neighborhoods. The best places to look for art galleries or mini museums are the Jordaan and the Spiegelkwartier.
In Amsterdam you can find all sorts of varieties about shopping. From unique boutiques, galleries, markets and general stores.
Antiques, Fashion and souvenirs can be found in many neighborhoods around the city center of Amsterdam. The best places to go are the Jordaan, Leidsestraat, Kalverstraat and the area between the Prinsengracht and the Herengracht.
The main eye catchers of Amsterdam are the bridges over the canals,
the narrow streets with the typical buildings, the streetcars, the
variety of people and languages spoken and the absence of most cities
famous skyscrapers. Just to be there and walk or bike your way around is
a fun and unique experience.
Have a stroll through the parks and a drink on one of the several plaza filled with tables and chairs to enjoy the outdoors and watch the street life. Visit one of the famous museums or opt for the lesser known museums and be surprised. There is a great variety of museums from sex and drugs to bags and purses and even a tulip museum. They are all fun to visit and very often they are located in typical Dutch buildings on the narrow canals.
Amsterdam 2 Go will show you tours around the city, ideas depending on your interests, printable city maps to find your way around and tips and ideas to eat and sleep.
With our help you'll sure have fun and learn about the most unique things to do in Amsterdam in 2015!