Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam

Make the most of your holidays in one of the most picturesque European cities by exploring its top 10 landmarks, including the best museums.  

Top 10

Rijksmuseum

The Museum of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum, features the largest Dutch art collection in the world. Every year, it welcomes two million visitors.

Canals

What would Amsterdam be like without canals? The city’s river system is extremely charming and unique. Learn about the numerous waterways.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is the second most visited museum in Amsterdam with over two million visitors every year.

Houseboats

The winding canals of Amsterdam house over 2,500 houseboats. Learn how and why canal barges were transformed into permanent houses and their day to day.

Volendam

Volendam is a charming fishing village to the northeast of Amsterdam. It is considered one of the most picturesque places in Holland, attracting thousands of tourists.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is where the German-born adolescent Anne Frank hid and wrote her dairy during World War II. It is now a historic house museum.

Coffee Shops

In Amsterdam, specialized coffee shops can sell cannabis, also known as marijuana, and other substances that are illegal in most other countries.

Begijnhof

Established in 1346 to house the Beguines, a religious order from the North of Europe, Begijnhof is home to the oldest building in Amsterdam and an underground church.

Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is one of the most visited areas of the capital. Lit by bright red lights, women stand or sit behind various window displays offering their services.

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience is an interactive tour around the original Heineken brewery, where visitors will discover the history and evolution of this famous beer.