We all know that Amsterdam is a place for Party and Raves. I am sure that whosoever goes to Amsterdam wonders about the things to do and places to see in Amsterdam. So, I have compiled a list of places you could go to. I have visited these places back in 2018 and trust me, Amsterdam is an amazing city. So here my recommendations for places to see in Amsterdam. Also checkout our complete Amsterdam travel guide on how to move around, stay and explore the beautiful sity.
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THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN AMSTERDAM
Here comes the best part, we are sure. We all go on vacations to get the best out of what the place has to offer, and Amsterdam certainly has the most to feast your eyes on. Let’s get onto all the places you would love visiting while on your Amsterdam trip.
MUSEUMS to see in Amsterdam
The highlight of Amsterdam is a variety of museums and you will understand the reason of fame once you visit them.
The Anne Frank House
This is on the top of the list for all the right reasons, and you know why. This is the exact place where ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ takes place in real-life. You get to go through the attack, where the Frank family hid during World War II from the Nazis. You will have to pay €10.50 and make sure you book the tickets in advance because they are a major sellout.
Amsterdam Sex museum
Yes, this place is exactly what the name suggests. Situated in the infamous Red-Light District, this is one of the most visited places in the entire Netherlands. This sex museum will give you a good laugh.
Another one with the literal translation of the name. You will get to see the torture in all the horrible ways ever known to mankind. Will definitely send chills down your spine. Let us say, it is definitely not for the fainthearted.
Van Gogh Museum
This is one of the museums that is sure to be on the bucket-list of everyone. From little-known contemporaries to famous artists, this place has a massive collection. This is an extremely popular tourist destination, so you might have to book the entry in advance. The admission will cost you €19.
We recommend you pay a visit on last Friday of the month, because of a special event called Vincent. Every event has a different theme with young artists being the limelight. Again, this is a popular event, so the tickets sell out early. But regardless of the event, this place is among the trended Places to see in Amsterdam.
Rijksmuseum (Museum of the Netherlands)
Otherwise known as the museum of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum is the center of Dutch history and art from as late as the Middle Ages. It houses collections of all the famous Dutch artists. You will have to pay €20 to get inside the museum.
Museum of Lord in the Attic
This is an interesting museum. It is a beautiful Catholic church housed inside an attic. It was built in the 17th-century canal house in secret in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red-Light District. You can go inside for €12.50.
Stedelijk Modern Art Museum
This place is famously known for its bathtub-shaped exterior. There is a lot of contemporary and modern art alongside a unique design inside. You can get the ticket for €18.50.
If you are a photography lover, be sure to check out the Foam Photography Museum and the Huis Marseille Museum. The former will be for €12.59 and has big and upcoming photographers showcases, while the latter has rotating exhibitions for €9.
It is relatively a new museum but has art from notable artists like Keith Haring, Dali, and Banksi among others. The admission is for €15
The Amsterdam Museum
The Amsterdam museum is located in a former orphanage. It covers the history from the 1500s to the present. You can get the ticket for €15.
Dutch Resistance Museum
The Dutch Resistance Museum is a peek in life under Nazi control and the role of the Netherland in the underground resistance movement. The admission is for €11.
PARKS to Visit in Amsterdam
Another one of Amsterdam’s attractions for the tourist is its serene and beautiful parks. Let’s take a look at all the ones you have to necessarily go to when on your vacation.
It is a city square cum park situated in front of the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Be sure to stop by it and relax off your load while going around the city’s main museums.
Oosterpark is situated in the eastern part of Amsterdam. It was built in the 1890s and has the classic English garden, streams, ponds, children pool and a lot of places to take a casual stroll around.
It is the largest and most popular park. Housed around 110-acres, it gets millions of visitors due to a beautiful landscape. The park has ponds, manicured gardens, lawns, breathtaking walking paths, playgrounds and a lot more. It is perfect for your relaxing picnic time after all the hardcore sightseeing around the city.
This is your must-visit park because Frankendael isn’t as busy as the other parks in Amsterdam. If you are in the area, do visit it because it has some amazing walking trails, ponds a beautiful old mansion with a mesmerizing garden.
It is located right next to Albert Cuypmarkt, which is Amsterdam’s largest street market. You will definitely visit the market, so do come by the park to relax and take the fresh air.
MARKETS to Explore in Amsterdam
When in Amsterdam, do visit these flea markets as well. You won’t only be able to get your hands on all sorts of souvenirs, but will also be able to buy fresh and prepared food.
Albert Cuyp Market
It should be a must-visit because Albert Cuyp Market has it all. From vintage clothing to prepared foods and fresh produce, this market has been housing the bests since 1905. Visit as many vendors as you can, and get the best deal available.
On Mondays and Saturdays, this open-air market has all sorts of doodads and vintage knickknacks. It also has organic produce in the majority too.
Commonly known as the Amsterdam Flower Market, it is the only floating flower market in the world. It has almost all sorts of flowers throughout the year, but Spring and Summer are the best seasons. If you want to buy Netherland’s fresh tulips, do pay a visit. Though this market has tourists year long, we recommend you visit it, because it will be a sight to watch.
IJ-Hallen Flea Market
IJ-Hallen is the biggest flea market in all of Europe. You can get the entry for €5. Keep in mind it is only held once a month on the weekend, so do check it out if it falls in your schedule or not.
PARTY LIFE IN AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam has a solid party life. Be it for Marijuana, a tour around the famous Red-Light District or the nightlife throughout, there is a lot that Amsterdam has to offer. We all know marijuana is the biggest tourist attraction. There is one thing you need to know. The places the sell pot are called ‘coffee shops’. You just have to go inside, look at the menu and decide what you have to order. If you have any questions, you ask and they answer, it is as simple as that. Do not buy any sort of drugs from random people on the street, as that is illegal and super shady as well.
Coming to the Red-Light District, it is a popular tourist attraction. You will see a lot of tourist groups going out and about. Keep in mind you shouldn’t ever capture the pictures or videos of the girls. There are bouncers hiding in plain sight and they won’t mind breaking your camera. But the Redlight areas is among the Top Places to see in Amsterdam