Top 5 Things to Do in Amsterdam

It’s no secret that Amsterdam is one of the most exciting places on this Earth to visit.

With its rich history, artistic legacy, intricate canal system, and abundance of museums, you will find that there is so much to do and see in the time you are there to visit.

To help you design an itinerary for your vacation, we’ve decided to write out a list of the top 5 things to do while you’re in Amsterdam.

1. Take a historical canal ride.

Boat tours are some of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam.

Since there are hundreds of canals throughout the nation that were created just for travel, there is no reason not to give this popular attraction a try.

During your gentle water ride, you’ll get to view some of the country’s most detailed architecture and most beautiful landscapes.

2. Tiptoe through the Tulips (or other flowers).

Amsterdam takes great pride in its bulb flowers, especially tulips.

Visit the amazingly vibrant bulb flower park in Lisse if you wish to see the tulips in all their glory.

If you happen to miss the tulip season, don’t worry.

There are plenty of bulbed flowers that grow year-round at the park.

3. Visit one of the many spectacular art museums or history museums.

One of the best things to do in Amsterdam is to enjoy paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, or other world-renowned artists or revisit history by walking into the Anne Frank House, where you can see the secret annex where Anne hid during World War II.

4. See history come to life at Zaanse Schans

A short taxi or public bus ride away from Amsterdam, this living history museum features many working windmills that show how these mills were used to pump water, mill grain, make oil, grind and mix pigments for paint and clothing, and sawing wood. There is a klompenmakker (a wooden shoe maker) who will be happy to fit you with your own set of clogs, and some great photo opportunities.

5. Last but not least, you mustn’t leave the country without trying some of its authentic Dutch cuisine.

My personal favorite thing to do in Amsterdam is enjoy local gastronomy. One of the top choices is pannekoeken, or pancakes. These can be sweet, but more often have savory toppings and are a filling comfort-food meal that is perfect for fueling your next walk or bike ride through the city.

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