Alternative tip: If you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, skip the tourist traps and shop for authentic Dutch design and quality Amsterdam brands at the Local Goods Store in De Hallen or the I amsterdam Store in Central Station.
Many of the attractions and experiences below are covered by the I amsterdam City Card - a handy visitor pass which gets you free entry to dozens of museums and attractions, plus free public transport for the duration of your stay. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals and attractions than by pedal power.
Cycling in Amsterdam is safe, enjoyable and invigorating - so join the locals and hop on your bike.
If you’re visiting Amsterdam in spring, then take the short 20-minute trip out to the world famous tulip fields (Bollenstreek) – stretching out in colourful stripes across miles of lowland fields between Haarlem and Leiden.
With over 30 parks to choose from, you’ll never be short of a picnic spot in Amsterdam.
There’s a never-ending selection of things to do in Amsterdam in any weather, with many of the most rewarding experiences to be found when you step out of the well-trodden tourist paths of the city centre.